UTI Magic Remedy
by Dr. Kailey Fargo
Over the course of their lives, most women will suffer with at least one urinary tract infection, or UTI. For those that have already had the unfortunate luck of contracting one, you will agree with me that they are one of the most unpleasant ailments. Although they are common, they are by no means normal! Women are more prone to them than men because of our anatomy. We have short urethras (the tube that links our bladder to the outside) and underwear that directly contacts our skin. These two factors make females the prime breeding ground for pesky bacteria that resides “down there.” Even with proper hygiene and cleansing, we are prone to bacterial growth within the urethra which leads to the all-too-common symptoms of a UTI.
Antibiotics are given easily for these types of infections but often do not handle the entirety of the bacterial growth, causing a cycle of what looks like recurring infections when really the original infection has never completely disappeared. A quick google search will tell you some generic things to do to help treat and prevent UTIs like wiping front to back, making sure you void after sexual activity, avoid fragranced soap, cranberry juice, etc. These things are all great; however, none on their own or even together are enough to truly handle the issue. As someone who has dealt with many UTIs in her past, I tried every natural and non-natural remedy under the sun. Nothing seemed to work until THIS.
In my mid-twenties I came across a protocol that changed my UTI trajectory forever. The supplement is called D-Mannose and the one I bought was from a brand called SolaRay. D-mannose is a simple sugar. That’s it! When ingested in large quantities, it coats the inner lining of the bladder and urethra, making it slippery so bacteria are unable to stick. This brand has an active component called cran-actin which acts similarly to the d-mannose, yet not quite as effectively when not paired together. The other piece to this remedy is good old vitamin C. Taking vitamin C in conjunction with the D-mannose will help rid the body of the unnecessary bacteria, once it has been released from the urinary tract. The ideal form of vitamin C is buffered, which is easier to digest and more absorbable. Simple right?
- At onset of first symptoms
- Take 2 d-mannose capsules (or 1000mg) every hour for the first 4 days, or until symptoms subside
- Take 1000mg buffered vitamin C three times per day for the first 4 days, or until symptoms subside
- Once symptoms disappear, or on day 5
- Take 2 D-mannose capsules (or 1000mg) three times per day for the next 3 days
- Take 1000mg buffered vitamin C once per day for the next 3 days
For those that are prone to UTi’s, my suggestion is to keep these things on hand so that at the very onset of symptoms you can start to up the supplements and attack the bacteria head on before symptoms get bad! Speaking from personal experience, this protocol is magic. It is truly the only thing that rid my body of the bacteria once and for all. Good luck!
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