Utiva Cranberry PACs FAQ
Utiva Cranberry PACs is a great option to prevent UTIs as our product guarantees 36mg of Proanthocyanidins (PACs for short). PACs have a special ability: anti-adhesion as it interferes with the harmful bacteria to stop them from sticking to the bladder wall, minimizing risk of infection. When taking Utiva daily, around the same time this results in natural flushing of bacteria when urinating. It is important to take Utiva around the same time as it works on a 24 hour cycle.
Utiva Cranberry PACs is recommended to be taken as per the following:
PREVENTION: 1 capsule daily at the same time every day
SEX-ASSOCIATED or SYMPTOMATIC: 2 capsules the day of and 2 capsules 24 hours later. It is safe to take 2 capsules a day for a few days if needed.
Utiva Cranberry PACs can be taken with or without food.
Utiva Cranberry PACs can provide benefits almost immediately in terms of how you feel. For long term UTI prevention, it is best advised to take Utiva daily and observe the benefits of breaking away from UTIs or experience a huge reduction of UTI reoccurrences. Antibiotics are always required to clear the infection and then the real long term prevention kicks in!
Most cranberry products are known to have high levels of Oxalates which can aggravate kidney stones as the majority of kidney stones are formed when oxalate binds to calcium while urine is produced by the kidneys. Utiva Cranberry PACs is unique because it only has trace amounts of Oxalates due to our unique extraction process. We also do third party testing of our formulation to verify oxalate levels. Therefore, Utiva is safer for people with history of kidney stones. However, we do recommend checking with your doctor before starting any new supplement.
No. Treatment of UTIs is still recommended to be antibiotics due to the evidence available. Natural products are recommended for prevention only.
There are no known side effects with Utiva Cranberry PACs unless you are allergic to cranberries. Typically cranberry products are known to have high levels of Vitamin K and Oxalates. These can interfere with blood thinners and aggravate kidney stones. Utiva Cranberry PACs has removed the Vitamin K and only has trace amounts of Oxalates.
Utiva Cranberry PACs is safe to take while on antibiotics and can also help ensure PACs are in your system to prevent further bacteria from sticking.
Utiva Cranberry PACs supplement is made of 100% natural cranberry and there is no studied risk for using cranberry products during pregnancy. Multiple clinical trials have been completed and if you’d like to know more, check out this Norwegian study that observed the effects of cranberries on 100,000 pregnancies.
Yes! Utiva Cranberry PACs is safe for long term prevention. Most patients finding benefit are taking Utiva Cranberry PACs daily ongoing.
SEX-ASSOCIATED or SYMPTOMATIC
Dosage: 2 capsules the day of and 2 capsules 24 hours later. It is safe to take 2 capsules a day for a few days if needed.
Each capsule of Utiva Cranberry PACs contains 240mg of Urophenol™️ - Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) fruit extract providing 15% proanthocyanidins (PACs) = 36mg PAC per BL-DMAC method, Inactive Ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, and rice flour
Cranberry can lower the pH and an acidic environment is know to aggravate IC. We do have many patients with IC though. Some take an alkaline agent as well to balance the pH and others just continue with it and so they can get the benefits of Utiva Cranberry PACs. We advise you to consult your doctor regarding this.
Unlike most cranberry products, Utiva Cranberry PACs always discloses the amount of active molecules we have. In providing 36mg of PACs (measure by DMAC/A2) from cranberries, Utiva Cranberry PACs is a clinically proven option to help prevent UTI's. This will help reduce the need for antibiotics, which can have negative side effects, including antibiotic resistance.
You can open capsule and put the powder in apple sauce, yogurt, juice, cereal, smoothie or anything you like. This makes it easier for kids or the elderly. We do not recommend putting Utiva Cranberry PACs in anything hot.
Most cranberry supplements have less than 5mg PACs and unlike most cranberry products, we at Utiva will always disclose the amount of active molecules we have. In providing 36mg of PACs from cranberries, Utiva Cranberry PACs is a clinically proven option to help prevent UTI's. This will help reduce the need for antibiotics, which can have negative side effects, including antibiotic resistance. We encourage you to look for PAC content (measured by DMAC/A2 method) on competitor labels and share if you find it.
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Yes! Utiva’s Probiotic is an excellent probiotic option providing necessary strains to improve gut and urinary tract health. At the total value of 30 Billion CFU, at time of manufacture, the optimal required amount of probiotics are being provided. Additionally, our DR Capsules are vegetable based and specially created to ensure delivery of sensitive probiotic strains past the gut for targeted delivery.
It is usually recommended to take natural products for a minimum of 4 weeks to see beneficial results but some will experience health benefits much earlier. It is important to take your Probiotic diligently every day to ensure optimal efficacy. Probiotics are often a long term process to regain and maintain your optimal gut health so please be patient!
When taking antibiotics, it is recommended to take any probiotic 2-3 hours before/after taking your antibiotic. Aside from this, there are no known interactions with Probiotic and any other medication or supplements.
Yes! Utiva Probiotic is dairy-free and soy-free. It is a very clean formulation that is safe for all adult populations.
No. Utiva Probiotic is shelf stable at room temperature. Being individually packed in blister packs also ensures improved stability with less exposure to air. Should you wish to refrigerate it, there is no harm in doing so.
D-Mannose is a form of sugar that may prevent UTIs by stopping bacteria from attaching to the bladder lining. It is believed that D-Mannose attaches itself to the E.coli strain, which accounts for over 70% of all UTI-causing bacteria. There have been clinical studies to show that D-Mannose is effective along with feedback from doctors and consumers that D-Mannose helps to prevent UTIs. Even though evidence is limited, and it is not in UTI prevention guidelines, it can certainly help those facing chronic and/or trigger associated UTIs.
D-Mannose is another high-quality supplement for UTI prevention from Utiva which focuses on the E.coli bacteria. We recommend it when someone has complicated recurrent UTIs or has trigger-associated UTIs (such as sex, swimming, travel, etc). It recommended to take at least 2,000mg daily of D-Mannose.
Utiva Cranberry PACs is a clinically proven cranberry extract that binds to most bacteria, including E.coli. PACs are the bioactive molecule of the cranberry and physician guidelines recommend it. Utiva Cranberry PACs is a simple, small, once-a-day pill taken for daily support of the urinary tract to prevent ongoing UTIs. PACs are also the antioxidant of the cranberry and provide other gut health benefits.
For those patients who are chronic and are looking for a stronger approach to prevent UTIs, we recommend taking Cranberry PACs and D-Mannose together.
Yes, you can. They are both safe, natural options that can be effective in stopping all types of bacteria together. With complicated or trigger associated UTI patients, doctors often recommend both products together with a probiotic.
If you are having UTIs and feel there is a likelihood that the acidity of cranberry can irritate you, D-Mannose is a great option to consider. It will help fight specifically against Ecoli infections and has minimal impact on pH levels causing little to no irritation.
Side effects of D-Mannose may include bloating and loose stools. There is evidence that D-mannose may impact sugar levels, so people living with diabetes may want to consult a physician first. High doses of D-Mannose may also cause kidney damage.
Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications.
UTI Test Strips FAQ
The UTI test strips are convenient and easy to use for screening a UTI in the comfort of your home. It is advisable to use it only if you experience any of the UTI symptoms. If you show a positive result, you must immediately see your doctor. However, if you show a negative result but have symptoms, we still advise you to consult with your healthcare provider.
The Utiva UTI test strips are clinically accurate. These rapid tests are similar to what some clinics use to quickly screen for a UTI before doing a urine culture. The results of the UTI test strips have been compared to another commercial test. The study shows 94.4% accuracy for the Leukocyte test and 98.4% for the Nitrite test.
Once you have urinated on the Utiva UTI test strip mid-stream or dipped the test strip in a collection of urine. Start a timer for 2 minutes.
Start off by referencing the colour chart that is on the front of the test strip package. The top pad of the test strip tests for Leukocytes and the bottom pad tests for Nitrates.
You will want to read the result and look for a color change at one minute for Nitrate (bottom pad) and two minutes for Leukocytes (top pad).
Read the results by comparing and matching the test pad(s) to the colour blocks on the colour chart. The chart indicates which colour block combinations suggest a negative or positive result.
If you test positive, you should immediately consult a doctor. If you are unsure of your results, consult your physician and do not ignore your UTI symptoms.
Yes, the best time to perform the test is with the first morning urine. However if that is not possible based on when the UTI symptoms present themselves, you can use this UTI test anytime during the day. The UTI test should be avoided during your menstrual period.
In general, most substances will not interfere with the test. Consult your physician if you are taking antibiotics. Some medications (e.g. Vitamin B2) can affect the colour of your urine and may cause false results. Large quantities of Vitamin C may cause false negative results.
Yes. Under certain conditions, you may receive a negative test result even though you have a UTI. This can be due to a few reasons: your UTI is caused by bacteria that does not change nitrate to nitrite, when urine has not been held in the bladder for more than 4 hours, when taking antibiotics, or when your diet does not include nitrates.
Absolutely! Utiva UTI Test Strips can be used by anyone.
Cleansing Wipes FAQ
These wipes can be used when you need quick soothing, cooling, or hygiene cleansing. Each pack contains 15 wipes that are small enough to carry around and use when on-the-go. Be sure to wipe front-to-back whenever you want to freshen up whether that be after sex, exercise or long periods of travel.
No. The Utiva Cleansing wipes are pH balanced and will not disturb the natural vaginal environment as they are free of fragrance, alcohol, Parabens and Phthalates.
Yes, Utiva Cleansing Wipes are locally-made with flushable grade fabric but we recommend checking with local guidelines on acceptance of flushing wipes. The flushability is tested on the paper substrate (or fabric) in accordance with the current INDA/EDANA guidelines. However, if your home is on a septic system, it is recommended that you refrain from flushing wipes down the toilet.
The wipes are also free of allergens, parabens, sulfates, sulfates, dyes, phthalates, and chlorine bleach.
No, the wipes have no fragrance added to the formulation.
Shipping & Return policy
At Utiva, we offer free shipping on orders over $50 and therefore most of products already quality for this. Orders that are placed before 11am will ship out the same day. Order placed after 11am will ship the following business day.
Due to unreliable courier services as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, shipping times can drastically vary. Please bare with us and the couriers as times have ranged from 3 - 20 business days.
Utiva has a 30 day money back guarantee. We encourage you to try Utiva and want to ensure you are fully satisfied with your purchase. Should you wish to request a refund, please contact us within 30 days of your purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-622-3613 and we will process your return.
All orders received before 11:00 AM are shipped same-day.
GTA and Ontario orders are delivered the following day for 1-4 business days.
Rest of Canada is approximately 2-6 business days.
International shipping is available through our US site. Please visit us at www.utivahealth.com.
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