NutraFlo

Ingredients

Here you can find 20 herbs and some reasons why we selected this combination. In the herbal remedies education that our formulators have received, its important to not only target the specific organ or condition that we wish to cleanse or alter, but also remember that the body is a wholistic organism that is intelligent and interconnected. Causing changes to one body system impacts other body systems. For this reason, we have selected the herbs below for a perfect kidney cleansing product.

PHYLLANTHUS NIRURI (Chanca Piedra) - Phyllanthus niruri, commonly known as the 'stone breaker' is an adaptogen with potent antioxidant properties. It has been shown to provide positive kidney health benefits primarily in people with kidney stones. P. niruri, as shown in studies, may promote the accretion of calcium in the kidney and may enable the stones' passing through the urine stream.* (Reference: Pucci, N.D., Marchini, G.S., Mazzucchi, E., Reis, S.T., Srougi, M., Evazian, D., & Nahas, W.C. (2018). Effect of Phyllanthus niruri on metabolic parameters of patients with kidney stone: a perspective for disease prevention. Int Braz J Urol. 44(4): 758–764.)

DANDELION ROOT - Dandelion is another common plant with essential properties that may support the kidneys and urinary tract. Dandelion root is an excellent potassium source, which may benefit people with kidney disorders that contribute to potassium loss mainly induced by diuretics.* (Reference: Clare, B.A., Conroy, R.S., & Spelman, K. (2009). The Diuretic Effect in Human Subjects of an Extract of Taraxacum officinale Folium over a Single Day. J Altern Complement Med. 15(8): 929–934.)

CELERY SEED EXTRACT - Celery is an herb used for spicing up foods and drinks. Celery, including the seeds, is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin A, C, iron, phosphorous, calcium, and many more essential micronutrients needed in people with kidney disorders.* (Reference: Stiani, S.N., Syahidah, F.M., Fikriani, H., Sugarnas, A., & Rusdiana, T. (2019). Anticalculi Activity of Apigenin and Celery (Apium graveolens L.) Extract in Rats Induced by Ethylene Glycol–Ammonium Chloride. J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 11(Suppl 4): S556–S561.)

GINGER - Ginger is a spice often used fresh, in drinks, or dietary supplements. When the kidneys get damaged, they need significant support to minimize the damage caused by inflammation. The health benefits of ginger have been studied extensively, mainly because of its rich antioxidant profile. Ginger has been shown to reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress caused by free radicals.* (Reference: Zadeh, J.B. & Kor, N.M. (2014). Physiological and pharmaceutical effects of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) as a valuable medicinal plant. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(1):87-90.)

CRANBERRY EXTRACT - Cranberries are small red fruits loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C, and fiber. They are essential for good kidney function and the urinary tract. The National Kidney Association recommends cranberries because of their health benefits and low sodium levels. Cranberries contain certain compounds that may stop bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract wall.* (References: 1. National Kidney Foundation https://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/nr/CranberryMarketing 2. Hisano, M., Bruschini, H., Nicodemo, A.C., & Srougi, M. (2012). Cranberries and lower urinary tract infection prevention. CLINICS 67(6):661-667.)

TURMERIC - Turmeric contains an active ingredient known as curcumin. The kidney disease's challenges are that the kidney's function and ability to eliminate waste decreases, and toxic chemicals accumulate. Turmeric and curcumin are well-known traditional ingredients that support the immune system and may support kidney health.* (Reference: Ghosh, S.S., Gehr, T.W.B., & Ghosh, S. (2014). Curcumin and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Major Mode of Action through Stimulating Endogenous Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase. Molecules. 19(12): 20139–20156.)

UVA URSI - Uva Ursi or bearberry leaf has been researched for its beneficial properties on the urinary tract's inflammatory diseases. It is a traditional herb that has been used to support kidney health. Uva Ursi may promote the elimination of harmful toxins that get stored in the kidneys.* (Reference: Garcia de Arriba, S., Naser, B., & Nolte, K.U. (2013). Risk Assessment of Free Hydroquinone Derived from Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi folium Herbal Preparations. International Journal of Toxicology 32(6) 442-453.)

JUNIPER BERRY POWDER - Juniper berry has a rich history in traditional and alternative medicine. Juniper berry may support the immune system, kidney function, and urinary tract. Juniper is an essential ingredient to prevent the loss of essential electrolytes.* (Reference: Raina, R., Verma, P.K., Peshin, R., & Kour, H. (2019). Potential of Juniperus communis L as a nutraceutical in human and veterinary medicine. Heliyon. 5(8): e02376.)

CINNAMON BARK POWDER - Very high or deficient levels of glucose in the blood can cause health complications. Herbs such as cinnamon may provide a natural way to balance them. The kidneys are essential organs that support your body and filter out any waste and harmful toxins that may affect your health even more. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants that may help your kidney function and reduce inflammation.* (Reference: Sengsuk, C., Sanguanwong, S., Tangvarasittichai, O., & Tangvarasittichai, S. (2016). Effect of cinnamon supplementation on glucose, lipids levels, glomerular filtration rate, and blood pressure subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetol Int. 7(2): 124–132.)

HYDRANGEA EXTRACT - Hydrangea root bark is a Native American shrub with unique adaptogens and antioxidants that may support the urinary tract. In studies, it has been shown to help the urinary tract by preventing kidney and bladder infections. Most importantly, it enhances the immune system to support all of the organs internal functions.* (Reference: Yarnell, E. (2002). Botanical medicines for the urinary tract. World J Urol 20: 285–293)

LICORICE ROOT - Licorice root has a long history of use, from the Egyptian to the Chinese, and even Indian cultures. It was traditionally used to support kidney conditions along with others. The positive health benefits of licorice include immune-enhancing and kidney function.* (Reference: Kao, T.C., Wu, C.H., & Yen, G.C. (2013). Bioactivity and potential health benefits of licorice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62(3).)

STINGING NETTLE (Urtica Dioica) - Stinging nettle or Urtica dioica is a flowering plant that may seem a little hostile due to its jagged, bitter leaves. But, stinging nettle has been used for centuries for several reasons, but mainly for its ability to boost prostate and urinary health.* (Reference: Dizaye, K.F., Alberzingi, B.O., & Sulaiman, S.R. ( 2013). Renal and vascular studies of aqueous extract of Urtica dioica in rats and rabbits. Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013 (25-31).)

MARSHMALLOW ROOT - Marshmallow root has been used since ancient times to stimulate the immune system, reduce irritation of the mouth, throat, and gastrointestinal tract. Marshmallow root may also support the flush out excess fluid stored in the body.* (Reference: Shah, S.M. A., Naveed, A., Akram, M., & Shah, P.A. (2011). Pharmacological activity of Althaea officinalis L. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 5(24):5662-5666.)

SLIPPERY ELMUlmus rubra or slippery elm is native to Canada and the central and eastern sides of the United States of America. It is often recommended to people who suffer from inflammation of the urinary tract. It is known to alleviate the side effects caused by kidney disorders.* (Reference: Skidmore-Roth, L. (2005). Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.)

PARSLEY - Parsley leaves contain compounds that provide several anti-inflammatory properties and an ability to regulate urinary pH and reduce blood pressure. Parsley leaves may also help keep the kidneys healthy and lower the risk of kidney stones.* (Reference: Ahmad, A., Saleh, A., Alrusayni, A., Khalid, A., Aloraifi, O.A., & Dhanarasu, S. (2016). Efficacy of parsley (Petroselinum crispum) leaves extract and decoction on status of lipid profile and osmotic fragility in gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 8(3):948-957.)

MILK THISTLE - Milk thistle's active ingredient is known as silymarin. It has been shown to reduce urinary excretion of albumin, TNF-a, and malondialdehyde in patients with diabetic kidney disease. Milk thistle is also commonly used to support liver health, reduce oxidative stress, and support the immune system.* (Reference: Rafieian-Kopaie, M., & Nasri, H. (2012). Silymarin and diabetic nephropathy. J Renal Inj Prev. 1(1): 3–5.)

PASSION FLOWER - Passionflower is commonly used to reduce stress, calm the body without feeling the side effects caused by sedation, and sleep better. Passionflower is also rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and folic acid, which may help the kidney function, nerves, muscles, and heart health.* (Reference: Ingale, A.G., & Hivrale, A.U. (2010). Pharmacological studies of Passiflora sp. and their bioactive compounds. African Journal of Plant Science Vol. 4(10), pp. 417-426.)

LEMON BALM - Lemon balm is part of the mint family. It has been used for thousands of years as a calming herb and an excellent natural detoxifier. It is an essential herb to alleviate the symptoms caused by urinary tract problems. It may also reduce the symptoms caused by indigestion, stomach pain, agitation, and anxiety.* (Reference: Rezaei, M., Zamani, S., Ghasemi, A., Rahimi, A., Nabi, N., Changizi-Ashtiyani, S., & Ramezani, Z.A. (2015). The Effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Melissa officinalis L. on the level of renal function and liver enzymes in diabetic. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Vol 17 No. 5.)

BRAHMI (bacopa)Bacopa monnieri or brahmi is rich in powerful antioxidants that protect the body against the damage caused by harmful toxins or compounds commonly known as free radicals. This damage causes inflammation that may affect organs like the kidneys, liver, heart, and immune system. By providing the body with essential nutrients like Bacopa monnieri, the body may reduce inflammation and improve other body functions.* (Reference: Sumathi, T., & Devaraj, S.N. (2009). Effect of Bacopa monniera on liver and kidney toxicity in chronic use of opioids. Phytomedicine. 16(10):897-903.)

HOLY BASIL - Holy basil or tulsi is an aromatic shrub that originated in north-central India. It is considered a potent adaptogen with other antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immune-enhancing properties. These essential properties support the body's internal function to prevent oxidative damage, which may enhance inflammation in the body. Anti-inflammatory agents support kidney function by preventing additional damage in their organ functions.* (Reference: Cohen, M.M. (2014). Tulsi - Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 5(4): 251–259.)