What can I take for urinary discomfort this summer?
Published: 16 July, 2019 - Updated: 10 July, 2020 | 1'
Summer is here and we’re looking forward to laying in the sun and plunging in the pool or the sea, but we must take some precautions not to suffer from discomfort in the urinary tract. A recommended option consists in supplementing your healthy diet with cranberry-based food supplements.
Did you know that one out of two women undergoes some urinary discomfort at least once in her life and that they’re more frequent in summer?
If you feel burning, pain and a continued urge to urinate, you may be suffering from a temporary problem in your urinary tract. At this time of year, there are usually more cases of urinary discomfort due to sweating and repeated baths that lead to a wet genital area, what facilitates the proliferation of organisms.
To avoid such discomfort, it’s recommended to:
- Drink fluids to remove bacteria from the urinary tract faster.
- Change your swimwear after a bath to avoid excess cold and wetness in the sensitive area.
- Add food supplements to your diet to favour urinary tract wellness.
How to choose a food supplement for urinary discomfort?
There are cranberry-based food supplements. Cranberries are rich in proanthocyanidins (PACs), polysaccharides which, apart from their antioxidant action, exert a bacterial anti-adhesion effect (Yeap Foo et al, 2000; Cunningham et al, 2005) so that bacteria do not adhere, for example, to the bladder.
In choosing a food supplement for urinary health it is important to pay attention to its composition. A high concentration of PACs in cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is very important. According to different studies, the concentration of PACs in cranberry needed to inhibit the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract should be 36mg PACs—these should also be analysed according to the BL-DMAC method.
This is the case of the PACs in MARNYS® Cistomar that also adds the combined action of fructooligosaccharides and vitamin C, which contributes significantly to maintaining good health of the urinary tract.
MARNYS® Cistomar is sold in two formats: syrup, for fast-onset, high-intensity episodes of discomfort in the urinary tract, and vegetable capsules to reduce the frequency of such episodes.