Supplements For Men & Women That Help Protect The Pelvic Floor

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Supplements for men & women that help protect the pelvic floor

As you move towards the mature years, you may notice how the body stops working as well as it did.

This is the ageing process as we know it now and there is no way to stop it. It may change in the future, but right now what we have - to help us ensure we have enough essential nutrients to maintain or improve our health - are supplements, which include vitamins, minerals and herbal products, also known as botanicals.

One of the essential areas of focus for mature people (especially women) is the pelvic floor. Like any other muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscles will lose strength and elasticity especially with a drop in the production of hormones (menopause) and without any exercise.

Kegels or pelvic floor exercises are essential for improving and maintaining this muscle group and whether you achieve improved muscle tone with manual Kegels (pelvic exercises) or you use an electronic pelvic toner like the Kegel8 Ultra 20 for women or V for Men is up to you.

Supplements are also a choice and here are a few that can help protect against, as well as improve pelvic floor issues:

1. Vitamin D3

  • Vitamin D deficiency clinically proven to be linked to pelvic floor weakness and disorders

  • Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence & faecal incontinence linked to Vit D deficiency

  • Excess body weight prevents your body accessing Vit D, it gets trapped in fat cells.

  • Higher levels of Vitamin D – stronger pelvic floor, less dryness & atrophy.

2. Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C combines with collagen for repair, rebuilding and strengthening tissues & muscles, reduces pelvic pain

  • Low Vitamin C levels cause Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

  • Vit C helps relieve constipation

  • It strengthens immune system preventing colds - vital if you have pelvic organ prolapse and coughing a lot.

  • Clinically proven to act on pelvic pain (especially period pain) and endometriosis pain.

3. Hydrolysed Collagen

  • Hydrolysed Collagen for stronger muscles and elasticity

  • Collagen levels fall as we age, there is a direct link with pelvic organ prolapse

  • It is an essential supplement to boost muscle, energy and vitality.

4. Probiotics for UTI’s & Thrush

  • The Probiotic you choose should contain Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 (previously called L. fermentum RC-14), which seems to be the most effective among the studied lactobacilli for the recovery and prevention of UTIs and thrush.

5. Dophilus

  • Probiotic for the healthy balance of the gut

  • It also has been used for vaginal, bowels, and urinary system health

  • Positive effects on the gut to help balance pH levels & prevent Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Power Dolphilus is known to ease symptoms of IBS and Candidiasis (thrush) & boost the immune system

  • Supports and increases the guts 'good' bacteria and is a perfect supplement to populate the gut after a detox.

Important Note:

  • Remember to take Dophilus in small doses at first as too much ‘good’ bacteria (Dophilus) can cause a rapid die-off of the bad bacteria, which could lead to excessive bloating, wind and stomach cramps.

6. Beta Carotene

  • Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) is useful in treating oestrogen dominance conditions

  • It helps make collagen

  • Beta Carotene can help prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV)

  • This is a safe source of Vitamin A it is good for UTIs, BV and Cystitis

  • Recurrent lower urinary tract infections can be reduced by supplementing with Beta Carotene

  • Supports mucous membranes so good for vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy.

7. Magnesium

  • 80% of us are deficient in Magnesium, helps relieve pelvic pain & ease pelvic floor pressure

  • Magnesium is more effective than laxatives in treating constipation, less pressure on pelvic floor

  • Better bladder control, relaxes muscles spasms which create urge and overflow incontinence

  • Magnesium relieves stress and anxiety associated with pelvic floor pain disorders

  • Magnesium eases premenstrual syndrome symptoms.

8. Oregano Oil

  • Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral this is a powerful oil

  • Won’t harm ‘good’ bacteria and can help prevent reinfection of UTIs and Candida overgrowth problems

  • Highly effective in treating Candida Albicans, vaginal yeast infections and gut related yeast infections.

9. D Mannose

  • Powerful remedy for UTIs and Cystitis, flushes out bacteria responsible for 90% of urinary tract infections

  • D-mannose attaches to bacteria in the bladder rendering them harmless, can prevent UTIs

  • Clinically proven to cure UTIs and prevent recurring UTIs and cystitis vital for bladder health.

Important Note:

  • Even though these are supplements, they can also have some side effects, so if you notice any please contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

  • In addition, if you are taking any medications (pharmaceutical or natural) you may want to confirm with your pharmacist or homeopath that a supplement will not have any adverse reactions with your prescribed treatment.


Original article: Kegel8 Website

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