How to Keep Your Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract Healthy

How to Keep Your Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract Healthy

Your bladder, kidneys and urinary tract all work together to remove waste from your body—it's a team effort!  So here are some tips to keep that team on top of its game.

  1. Keep an eye on kidney health

    These two bean-shaped organs clean your blood, filtering out things like excess hydrogen, ammonium and uric acid to your bladder, and empties them when you urinate. Want to keep your kidneys healthy? Maintain already healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

  2. Be nice to your bladder

    Your bladder stores urine from the kidneys until you have a chance to grab a bathroom break! Your bladder is sensitive; it can be affected over time by your cellular health and (in men) even your nearby prostate gland. It is important that you drink lots of water, every day. And for both men and women, pumpkin seed extract can help support bladder health.

  3. Don't forget your urinary tract

    For generations, women have relied on cranberry to promote urinary tract health, while men have found support from nutrients including stinging nettle root extract and saw palmetto.  

A healthy lifestyle promotes a healthy waste system. All of the measures you take to pursue a healthy life—such as a nutritious diet and regular exercise—conveniently support a healthy kidney, bladder and urinary tract. Drinking plenty of water is especially important to effectively remove waste from your body.

General Kidney, Bladder & Urinary Tract Health

There are several ways to proactively maintain kidney, bladder and urinary tract health, but they are different for men and women.

Kidney, Bladder, Urinary Information & Research

How can I support my kidney health?

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They help cleanse the blood, which means good kidney health is of the utmost importance. Kidney health depends on maintaining already-healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels. These are important for other health reasons, so that’s a win-win. Since the kidneys are high-energy requirement organs like the heart, liver and brain, getting enough CoQ10 can help support kidney health.

What are nutrients to support urinary tract health?

Regimens for urinary tract health differ somewhat for men and women, but generally speaking, the healthier the diet and the more hydrated you are, the better. Polyphenol compounds called proanthocyanidins can inhibit oxidative stress in a woman’s urinary tract, promoting urinary health. For men, nettle root extract (along with saw palmetto extract) has been clinically studied to support healthy urination. Pumpkin seed extract supports urinary tract health for both men and women.

How can I take care of my bladder?

Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining urinary and bladder health. Studies indicate that pumpkin seed extract promotes healthy bladder structure and muscle function, particularly in women. Men also benefit from pumpkin seed extract. Beta-sitosterol, pygeum africanum bark and even melatonin can help men maintain bladder health. If bladder health issues become urgent, please speak to your doctor.

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