According to the Mayo Clinic, women are more prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs). The most common symptoms are as follows:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

What your symptoms may be a sign of, especially a UTI

It may well be that you have experienced or are experiencing one or a number of the above symptoms, which, after doing some online research, has led you to this page, particularly if you are more inclined to look for natural remedies to common ailments. This is good news, but rather than simply tell you that our ClearFlo MD is what you need, we’d prefer to explain why these would be sensible choice when looking for help with any of the following:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Bladder infection
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Recurring UTIs

Understanding how cranberry extract better helps with recurring UTIs, bladder infections and interstitial cystitis than antibiotics

Most UTIs in women are either in the bladder – known a cystitis, or in the urethra – known as urethritis. These infections are bacterial in nature, usually Escherichia coli (E. coli) being the culprit. These bacteria attach themselves to the body using an adhesin protein comprising pili which use fimbriae as the attachment mechanism. It has been shown that antibiotics are effective against most UTIs, but the downside of many of today’s antibiotics is that they can lead to an increased likelihood of a fungal infection – pretty much a case of ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire! Surely it makes more sense to reduce the risk of contracting a UTI than treating it once you have begun to suffer with the symptoms?

According to a research article in the National Center for Biotechnical Information, “cranberries work principally by preventing the adhesion of type 1 and p-fimbriae strains (particularly from E. coli) to the urothelium. Without adhesion, the bacteria cannot infect the mucosal surface.” Bingo! A natural way to reduce the likelihood of contracting a UTI while also avoiding the risk of getting a fungal infection.

ClearFlo MD for prevention of recurring UTIs

At Farr Labs we have an excellent natural supplement product, ClearFlo-MD which is ideal and have been proven to be beneficial for bladder health, especially good for reducing the risk of recurring UTIs. Why do we recommend supplements as opposed to cranberry juice itself? For two reasons. First, the sugars in cranberry juice mean a higher calorific intake (one cup of cranberry juice contains approximately 110 calories!) and second, a tablet is far easier to take to obtain the required high dose of critical ingredients in cranberries than drinking cartons of juice…

If you are unsure which of these two products may be best for you, don’t be afraid to get in contact with us and we will be more than happy to assist you with your choice.

Inflammation is a symptom of your body’s biological reaction to remove the cause of any harm. The body recognized damaged cells, irritants and pathogens, and starts the healing process, which in turn often creates swelling, or inflammation. However, as with most things where the body is concerned, not everything is simple and straightforward. Sometimes the healing process can take a long time, during which inflammatory conditions can persist.

Causes of inflammatory conditions

According to Medical News Today, three main processes occur before and during acute inflammation:

  • The small branches of arteries enlarge when supplying blood to the damaged region, resulting in increased blood flow.
  • Capillariesbecome easier for fluids and proteins to infiltrate, meaning that they can move between blood and cells.
  • The body releases neutrophils. A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell filled with tiny sacs that contain enzymes and digest microorganisms.

A person will likely become aware of inflammation conditions following the above three stages.

Inflammatory conditions are not always visible

Physical symptoms of inflammation are easy to see if the problem is ‘superficial’, i.e. on the surface of the body, which can include pain, redness, immobility, swelling and heat. This type of inflammation is often associated with wounds and infections. However internal organs also have a range of inflammatory conditions, some of which can become noticeable through extreme pain, while others can go unnoticed, directly. We say ‘directly’ as often there can be symptoms that can indicate chronic internal inflammation, including:

  • fatigue
  • mouth sores
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • fever
  • rash
  • joint pain

Chronic inflammation can be debilitating

Inflammatory conditions are classed as ‘chronic’ when they persist for months, or even years. This can be the result of the body’s failure to heal the cause, an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakes healthy tissue for a pathogen and attacks it, or long-term exposure to irritants, such as industrial chemicals. Medical News Today lists the following as examples of diseases and conditions that include chronic inflammation:

  • asthma
  • chronic peptic ulcer
  • tuberculosis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • periodontitis
  • ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • sinusitis
  • active hepatitis

The long-term effects of chronic inflammation can be very debilitating, wearing you down, slowly but surely. However other effects can be very severe, such as the development of certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis and periodontitis.

Inflammatory conditions can result in chronic pain

Inflammation causes pain predominantly because the swelling pushes against nerve endings. Thus, the greater the swelling, the greater the pain, often as a result of additional biochemical processes that take place. Pain itself can come in various forms such as a stabbing or pinching sensation, throbbing or pulsating, though in many cases it is simply constant and continual. This is when relief from pain is sought, whether it is through its severity and intensity, or simply through its annoyance.

Natural remedies for pain have huge advantages over pharmaceutical medications

Medications for inflammatory pain and for anti-inflammatory properties are classed as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Clearly, they are effective in the short term, but non-prescription NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are dangerous to use in the long term. They are known to increase your risk of developing a stomach ulcer, which can bleed and become life-threatening. Beyond this, NSAIDs can also exacerbate symptoms of asthma, cause kidney damage, or even lead to a stroke or heart attack. None of these side-effects are associated with natural remedies for inflammatory conditions.

Prourol is a tremendous natural remedy for tackling inflammatory conditions

Here at Farr Labs we specialise in only the highest quality natural remedies for a number of inflammatory conditions and cannot recommend Prourol strongly enough.

If you would like any additional information about our natural supplements for inflammatory conditions, or any of our other high-quality natural supplements, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.