Urika Flow is for those looking for ongoing bladder and urinary tract support, specifically helping to cleanse biofilm and help maintain bladder lining.
Urika Flow provides a synergistic blend of natural ingredients to maintain healthy urinary and digestive function, whilst also helping to support healthy immune function.
Freeze dried whole leaf Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a high-sulphur, cactus-like plant closely related to garlic and onions. Aloe has been used worldwide for centuries for skin and scalp care. It is also commonly used to help regulate healthy stomach acid and protein digestive enzyme levels, digestive function and bowel movement. It also helps maintain balance blood sugar levels, immune and liver function.
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in aloe helps cleanse the bacteria associated with urinary issues. A 2016 survey of approximately 20,000 people found that 92% of responding patients self-reported that they ‘experienced relief’ from Interstitial cystitis with concentrated oral aloe vera.
Aloe Vera has also been shown to increase the body’s production of glycosaminoglycan (GAG). The GAG layer plays an important role in shielding the tissue of the bladder from irritants in the urine.
D-mannose is a type of sugar that is related to glucose. It's found in many fruits (such as cranberries) and occurs naturally in the human body. As a food supplement, D-mannose is commonly used to help prevent certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and causing infection.
Studies have shown that D-mannose may help keep E. coli —the bacteria responsible for the vast majority of UTIs—from sticking to the cells lining the urinary tract. The prescence of d-mannose in cranberries is largely why people tend to drink cranberry juice in response to a UTI.
Known as “the golden spice”, the purported health benefits of turmeric have been praised for centuries in traditional medicines. Turmeric may help to support healthy liver function, healthy joints and may contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Curcumin's strong antibacterial properties make it suitable for those with urinary tract infections and it also supports healthy immune system function.
Curcumin has been shown to prevent biofilm formation in urinary pathogens by disrupting the much-needed communication between the bacteria. Not only does turmeric/curcumin destroy the bad bacteria’s ‘home’, but it also directly kills them by bursting theircell membrane (cytolysis). Finally, research has found it to support normal kidney function.
Black Pepper Extract as Bioperine
As well as aiding the absorption of nutrients such as Turmeric, Black Pepper may help to maintain healthy digestive function, liver, respiratory and nervous system, normal skin and a healthy immune system. It has been found to increase the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000x.
Olive Leaf Extract
The olive has been called the ‘tree of life’ since Biblical times. Olive Leaf Extract contains an active substance called Oleuropein, a phytonutrient flavonoid with high antioxidant activity. Amongst other characteristics, Olive Leaf Extract is an excellent immune system support, whilst also helping maintain healthy liver function and balanced gut flora.
The leaves of the olive tree have been shown in numerous studies to have antibacterial, antifungal and antibiofilm properties. Olive Leaf is effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria and therefore a useful plant for UTI support.
Fermented Soy-Bean extract (nattokinase)
Fermented soya is an excellent source of phyto-oestrogens, especially the active isoflavones genistein, diadzen and glycetein. Isoflavones help maintain balanced female hormone levels. By helping regulate hormones, phyto-oestrogens support balanced mood, body temperature, body water, libido, memory, energy and joint health.
Studies of fermented soybean (natto Extract) inhibit the formation of biofilms. Reducing biofilms helps prevent antibiotic resistant bacteria building up in the bladder. The soybean fermentation process adds friendly bacteria, turning fermented soy into a probiotic which might help in UTI treatment by outcompeting the UTI-causing bacteria in the bowel.
Pear Fruit Powder
Pear is a deciduous tree for the rose family. The pear tree or (Pyrus communis) is one of the most popular fruit trees known to mankind since prehistoric times. Very hardy, it can live to be over a hundred years old. It is a cultivated tree in Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Decoctions made from pear tree leaves and fruit skin have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. They help in providing UTI support and are commonly recommended by nutritional therapists in cases of cystitis, bladder diseases and disorders of the prostate.
Quercetin, Carnosol and Carnosic Acid, three compounds found in pears, have been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory action. Preliminary studies show pear juice may increase levels of anti-inflammatory compounds circulating in the blood while decreasing the levels of inflammatory compounds. Whole pear leaf and fruit powder are effective in boosting immunity and bring anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects thereby reducing soft tissue pain.
Proprietary Enzymes* (amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase, lactase)
Food enzymes support optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients, reducing stomach acidity and discomfort, restoring appetite, and assisting in balancing the body’s natural pH (acid/base) balance.