“Why Not Try It?”
September 3, 2013
There are two supplements that I take that helps me tremendously with my neurogenic bladder and constipation troubles that are caused by my MS. They both contain natural ingredients, and I have used them safely for a long time without any side effects.
Note: I don’t sell these products, nor do I get a kickback from the companies and sell them. I am only suggesting them as something that may help you as much as they help me. And of course, we all know that what works for one person may not work for another…but it never hurts to try!
1. TheraCran is a standardized, high quality cranberry supplement to support/maintain urinary tract health. Cranberry products can greatly reduce the risk of a urinary tract infection—a common and serious implication for persons with MS. What is the benefit of these supplements over cranberry juice to help prevent UTI’s? They are less cost and virtually calorie/sugar free.
Check out this link for questions and answers about this product http://www.theralogix.com/index.cfm?fa=products.theracran.faq&dvsn=urology
Personal Note: I take one/day, not two as they recommend and it is just as effective. Also make to sure to drink plenty of water everyday, as this is not a substitute for that.
2. ColonMax is a natural solution for occasional constipation. It combines herbs and magnesium that help to gently encourage at least one healthy bowel movement per day and help stimulate sluggish colons. Magnesium helps to retain water in the bowel, which makes waste easier to pass. Cape aloe, rhubarb and triphala help to stimulate and strengthen bowel contractions. Marshmallow and slippery elm help to soothe and lubricate the bowel.
Personal Note: Because all ingredients are natural, I get no bloating or cramping. Sometimes it takes me two days to have a bowel movement. The link below that explains the product is a great online company that I have ordered from for years.
Finally, here is a very good article about bowels that plague so many of us that have MS: “Managing Bowel Problems that Accompany MS” http://www.unitedspinal.org/msscene/2007/01/16/managing-the-bowel-problems- that-accompany-ms/