Cystistatin combines a unique botanical blend to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.
- Provides Support for Healthy Urinary Tract Function
- Supports Healthy Microbial Balance in the Urinary Tract
- Helps Maintain a Healthy Mucosal Surface in the Urinary Tract
- Promotes Healthy Immune Function
The role of the urinary tract is to produce urine, the carrier of waste materials from the bloodstream, and remove it from the body through the bladder and kidneys. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through the urethra or, more rarely, through the bloodstream. Women are generally at greater risk of this occurrence.
The leaves of uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) have been used for centuries in herbal medicine to support the health of the urinary tract. The medicinal portion of uva ursi is the dried leaves, which, in addition to providing arbutin, have methylarbutin, flavonoids, allantoin, tannins, gallic and ellagic acids, volatile oils and resins (urvone). Each of the components in uva ursi leaf work synergistically with arbutin to promote healthy bacteria balance in the urinary tract. Additionally, the components of the uva ursi leaf prevent the breakdown and improve absorption of the arbutin molecule. When arbutin remains intact, it is excreted through the kidneys and provides microbial support for urinary tract mucous membranes. Research has demonstrated uva ursi’s ability to promote microbial balance in the bladder and ability to flush out the urinary tract.
Berberine sulfate is an alkaloid sulfate extracted from the roots and barks of many plants and possesses microbial-balancing properties. Berberine sulfate’s main mechanism of action is blocking the adhesion of organisms to host cells. Berberine sulfate demonstrates excellent broad-spectrum support for maintenance of a healthy urinary tract.
Marshmallow root is a traditional irritation-relieving herb with a long history of use in coating the gastric lining through its mucilage polysaccharides, which swell when mixed with liquid. This provides a soothing property to mucous membranes. The irritation-relieving activity of marshmallow root results in the promotion of a healthy mucosal surface in the urinary tissues and membranes.
Celery Seed Extract
Part of the same family as carrots, parsley and fennel, celery seed has been used for centuries and is still in use today for its soothing and microbial-balancing qualities. Research has also demonstrated that celery seed increases urine production, resulting in a flushing of the urinary tract. Celery seed has been shown to reduce the membrane integrity of various microbes.
Bladderwrack is a perennial seaweed found along the shores of Europe and America that has been used to support urinary health. Bladderwrack has been used historically to naturally flush out urinary passages. It also promotes normal levels of inflammation in the bladder.