Kidney Support and Detox
Kidneys are arguably the most important organs essential for our overall health and vigour. Kidney filter approximately 200 litres of blood daily to produce about 2 litres of waste (urine). Kidney function also includes the regulation of the metabolic minerals, sodium, potassium, and phosphorous.
We filter everything: the air in our ventilation systems, the oil in our cars, and the water we drink. The difference between all these filters and our kidneys is that we replace or clean them on a regular basis; unfortunately, our kidneys don’t come with a lifetime warranty. Springtime is synonymous with cleaning; why not consider some spring cleaning for your kidneys?
There are many healthy natural and herbal products formulated to support renal function and keep the kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra cleansed and free of bacterial infection. Renal performance relies upon several factors: effective circulation of blood to and from the kidneys and nutritional support for diuretic function.
Uva ursi, also known as bearberry, is an excellent antiseptic that contains several actives that fight infection, including hydroquinone. Uva ursi contributes to a healthy urinary tract and can discourage kidney stone formation.
Parsley, the world’s most popular herb, is rich in volatile oils and flavonoids that act as a mild diuretic and provide relief when urination is painful. The volatile oils increase urinary output and are sought after for their antibacterial properties.
Ginger enhances peripheral circulation and has a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
Marshmallow is rich in vitamins and minerals and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, along with being a deterrent for kidney stone formation.
Juniper berry: the same volatile oils that give gin its distinctive flavor are effective as a urinary antiseptic and diuretic.
Juniper, Prince’s pine, and parsley improve diuretic function naturally.
Althaea, goldenrod, and buchu leaves reduce urinary tract inflammation.
Cranberry, birch leaf and corn silk prevent bacterial infection, cleanse renal tissue, and reduce the possibility of kidney stone formation.
Asparagus promotes cellular activity within the kidneys and increases rate of urine production.
The alkaloid piperine from black pepper extract is a strong kidney tonic; it intensifies the bioavailability of the ingredients within the formula.