Dietary supplement of live lactic acid bacteria with ElliroseTM, D-mannose and inulin indicated to provide an additional supply of these nutrients in case of deficiency or increased need.
Lactic ferments and prebiotic fibers can promote the balance of intestinal flora; ElliroseTM (Hibiscus sabdariffa) can support urinary tract function, drainage of body fluids and have an antioxidant effect.
Components and characteristics
D-mannose: it is a simple sugar, a monosaccharide with six carbon atoms that frequently enters the composition of plant polymers. Poorly absorbed by the human organism, after being taken orally, it is mostly eliminated through the faeces and urine and in view of this it is proposed as a natural adjuvant in the treatment of recurrent infections of the lower urinary tract. The mechanism of action attributed to it is its ability to inhibit the adhesion to the bladder and urinary tract of pathogenic bacteria responsible, in most cases, for these inflammatory diseases.
ElliroseTM: the infusion of hibiscus flowers was traditionally used and appreciated for its numerous healing properties and especially for the urinary system. Today, it has been found that the main constituents of its phytocomplex (different organic acids, anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins and flavonoids) are able to determine a beneficial effect in cases of recurrent and chronic urinary infections (of which women are particularly susceptible) resulting in a decrease in frequency and intensity in episodes.
Inulin: it is a food fiber of vegetable origin (it is obtained mainly from chicory) having prebiotic characteristics, i.e. it is a non-digestible food substance that, if administered in an adequate quantity, brings benefit thanks to the selective promotion of growth and activity of one or more bacteria present in the intestinal tract or taken together with the prebiotic. These substances are therefore able to arrive intact in the large intestine (where food absorption and faecal formation is minimally) and to be transformed by the bacteria of the interstitial flora into short chain fatty acids such as acetate, butyrate and propionate, all short chain acids able to make the intestinal environment unfavourable to the growth and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria.
Lactic ferments: (L. reuteri SGL01, L. Fermentum SGL10, L. acidophilus SGL11, L. gasseri SGL09) whose main functions are to rebalance the intestinal bacterial flora, prevent the development of pathogenic bacteria, improve the digestive functions by counteracting constipation, diarrhea, abdominal swelling and halitosis, assist and improve the immune system by stimulating the production of immunoglobulins and macrophage activity. In this case they are also particularly useful for repopulating the microflora characterizing female genital tissues. The vaginal environment in fact appears to be particularly rich in a characteristic bacterial flora with the aim of maintaining the pH of particularly acid tissues (<4.5) thus preventing the formation of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts (Candida particularly) which are the main culprits of the onset of vaginitis.