Margaret's Picks for Kidney Support
Benefits: Nutritionally supports the health of the urinary tract. Helps deodorize urine.
How It Works: For centuries, herbalists have known the diuretic properties of cranberry. Scientific studies have concluded that cranberry juice contains substances that support a healthy urinary tract. Cranberries also help promote healthy digestion. Buchu helps nourish the urinary tract. Its powerful, penetrating aroma is akin to peppermint or camphor and helps keep the urinary tract healthy.
Ingredients: Cranberry fruit and buchu leaf extract.
Recommended Use: Take 1–2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Children: Take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily. Use daily to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.
NOTE: Do not take this concentrated formula in conjunction with uva ursi.
Benefits: Supports the urinary system. Possesses natural solvent qualities.
How It Works: Originally used by the Cherokee Indians for kidney support, hydrangea was introduced to early American settlers for similar purposes. Hydrangea is a bitter and a solvent herb. It nutritionally supports the urinary system and addresses mild edema associated with the menstrual cycle. It contains natural minerals plus silicon, flavonoids, resins and saponins.
Ingredients: Hydrangea root.
Recommended Use: Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily.
JP-X (100 caps)
How It Works:
Juniper berries support the urinary system and help the body maintain proper fluid balance. Uva ursi is also known to support the urinary system as it promotes urine flow and acts to keep the urinary system clean.
Dong quai root, juniper berry (cones), parsley leaves, uva ursi leaves, ginger rhizome, marshmallow root and golden seal root extract.
Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily.
Benefits: Strengthens the urinary system. Supports the structural system, specifically the bones. May help the body restore energy.
How It Works: This formula contains the same herbs found in KB-C but in a highly concentrated blend. Its Chinese name jian gu can be translated to mean “strengthen the bones.” It is designed to strengthen the water element. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this formula is used to nourish the kidneys and nutritionally support the urinary and structural systems, eliminating water and providing extra joint support. Chinese herbalists believe eucommia nourishes the kidney yang and the ligaments and bones. Eucommia has been used for centuries in the Far East for weakness. No single Western herb has been found to substitute for these qualities. Chinese herbalists also believe achyranthes relieves the body of excess fluids and strengthens it. They hold that achyranthes strengthens the liver, kidneys, bones and tendons. It has been used for convalescence, comfort and certain gynecological needs.
Ingredients: Concentrated extract of eucommia bark, cistanche stem, achyranthes root, dipsacus root, drynaria rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, morinda root, rehmannia root tuber, astragalus root, cornus fruit without seeds, dioscorea rhizome, epimedium leaf, ligustrum fruit, liquidamber fruit, lycium fruit, ginseng root, tang-kuei root and atractylodes rhizome.
Recommended Use: Take 1 capsule with a meal daily.
NOTE: Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care provider prior to taking this supplement.
Benefits: Supports the urinary system. Encourages proper water balance in body tissues. Supports body mechanisms designed to prevent (not cure) stone formation. Soothes the kidneys and bladder.
How It Works: This formula nutritionally supports the urinary system, specifically bladder and kidney health. Juniper berries are antiseptic and promote proper kidney function and flow of digestive fluids. They also support the urinary system as it works to maintain proper fluid balance. Parsley supports digestion and kidney function. Uva ursi has been used for generations for kidney health. Dandelion root encourages normal kidney function and contains many minerals important to the urinary tract. Chamomile contains volatile oils to encourage cleansing action in the kidneys. It is very soothing to body tissues, especially the nervous system.
Ingredients: Juniper berries, parsley leaves, uva ursi leaves, dandelion root and chamomile flowers.
Recommended Use: Take 2 capsules daily with a meal; ATC concentrated, take 1–2 capsules daily with a meal.
NOTE: Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care professional prior to taking this supplement.
Benefits: Promotes kidney function. May help clear retained water. Supports the urinary tract. May support joint health.
How It Works: This formula contains the same herbs found in Chinese Kidney Activator but in a highly concentrated blend. Kidney Activator is called qu shi, which can be translated as “to get rid of dampness.” Morus root bark is thought to help eliminate excess moisture. Hoelen was used historically by the Chinese to “drain dampness.” Alisma is said to help promote the flow of moisture and is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support the bladder and urinary tract. According to Chinese concepts, astragalus may help to clear retained water from the body.
Ingredients: Concentrated extract of hoelen sclerotium, siler root, chaenomeles fruit, morus root bark, astragalus root, alisma rhizome, plantago seed, peony root without bark, atractylodes rhizome, magnolia bark, polyporus sclerotium, citrus peel, cinnamon twig, ginger rhizome, typhonium rhizome and licorice root.
Recommended Use: Take 1 capsule with a meal daily.
NOTE: May cause allergic reaction in persons sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium. Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care provider prior to taking this supplement.
The leaves of this mountain bush contain hydroquinones, including arbutin and allantoin.
Uva ursi leaf.
Take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily.
NOTE: Do not take with Cranberry & Buchu Conc.