Uva ursi leaves have a long history of use as a tonic herb for the urinary tract, as uva ursi is known to reduce bacteria in the urine and reduce inflammation in the urinary tract. Based on the antiseptic action of the leaves, uva ursi was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary from 1820-1950.
Uva ursi supplements are used for urinary tract disorders, including infections of the bladder, kidney, and urethra; increased and/or painful urination; urine that contains excess uric acid or other acids; and inflammation of the urinary tract. Uva ursi is also sometimes used for constipation and diarrhea.
The uva ursi leaf contains the chemical arbutin, which is believed to assist in maintaining a healthy microbial balance within the urinary system. Uva ursi leaves also contain allantoin, a chemical found in aloe and which is traditionally used to treat irritation and assist in healing.
* This product is not recommended for frequent or long term use and should not be taken for more than 14 days continuously unless it has been otherwise recommended by your healthcare professional. If you are experiencing frequent urinary tract problems, see your healthcare professional.
Serving Size: 2 capsules, taken twice daily, ideally with food
Servings Per Container: 30
Precautions: Do not use this supplement if you are pregnant; Uva ursi may cause contractions resulting in early labor. Do not use while breastfeeding. This supplement is not appropriate for children younger than 12 years of age.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have kidney disease or are taking medications for any other condition since potential interactions with other medications may occur. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Individuals with thinning of the retinas should not use this supplement as uva ursi contains a chemical that can thin the retina in the eye, worsening the condition. Avoid use if you have this condition.
This product should not be taken for more than 14 days continuously unless it has been otherwise recommended by your healthcare professional.
Ingredients: Uva ursi leaf extract standardized to 20% arbutins (133.2 mg) 666 mg, Uva Ursi leaf 300 mg
Other ingredients: Plant-derived capsule (hypromellose), magnesium stearate
Does not contain dairy products, gluten, salt, soy, sugar, wheat, or yeast. Contains no preservatives and no artificial coloring or flavoring.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.