Bladder Health For Men and Women
What Will Your SagaPro® Story Be?
SagaPro – A Happier, More Convenient Life. A healthy bladder lets you live the way you want to. Take longer walks, go for long car rides, sit through your favorite movies, and get better rest. Plus, while natural products vary with each person, you may start noticing benefits in just the first few days! With the right bladder support, you’ll feel like yourself again
Men Need Support That Goes Beyond Prostate Health.
Unlike Saw Palmetto, SagaPro® Bladder Health provides key compounds that support bladder strength.*
Women Need Support, Too.
The amazing Icelandic Angelica (Angelica archangelica) extract in SagaPro is specially formulated to support muscles of the bladder and bladder function, making it the perfect supplement for women, too.*
In an 8-week study of 69 people aged 45 or older, SagaPro was found to support bladder health 3 times better than placebo in subgroups of participants.*
SagaPro was found to support healthy bladder capacity more than 170% better than placebo, and promoted healthy sleep an average of 180% better than placebo in subgroups of participants with specific bladder, urination and age characteristics.
Further results are presented in the published study. [S Sigurdsson, G Geirsson, H Gudmundsdottir, P Egilsdottir, S Gudbjarnason. A parallel, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to investigate the effect of SagaPro on nocturia in men. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. 1-7, 2012]
SagaPro has displaced saw palmetto as the number one bladder product in Iceland, but it goes beyond saw palmetto in that it directly supports the smooth muscle of the bladder. That means it can be used by both men and women,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma, Inc. SagaPro is made from wild harvested angelica, also called “Angel’s Herb,” which grows all over Iceland.
Researchers believe that the plant’s 24 hours a day of sunlight exposure in arctic midsummer plays a role in concentrating key compounds and spurring growth.
Dealing with an overactive bladder that makes you go to the bathroom several times a day or night, or worse yet, dealing with enuresis (bed-wetting) because of a weak and leaking bladder is possibly one of the most frustrating and embarrassing problems anyone can endure.
These are not isolated problems. About 17% of women and 16% of men over the age of 18 have overactive bladder issues. As we age, overactive bladder becomes more common, affecting one in five adults over the age of 40.
For men, the causes of overactive bladder often overlap with symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Aside from urinary urgency during the day, many men deal with nocturia – a need to go to the bathroom several times a night, which is extremely disruptive to sleep. Of course, nocturia isn’t just limited to men dealing with BPH. The chances increase with age for women, too.
Others deal with daily incontinence. Those who worry that every sneeze or laugh will make them wet their pants are not alone. Urinary incontinence, whether due to chronic bladder irritation, bladder weakness, bacteria, or BPH, affects at least 25 million Americans. Most of the sufferers are women, but one third of women and men 30 to 70 years old have experienced some symptoms of urinary incontinence. SagaPro could be the answer for these people.
And while bed-wetting is often associated with children, there are some adults who, because of their overactive or weak bladders, have never experienced a dry night. The natural herb, can offer a true ray of hope in this case as well.
Conventional prescription approaches bring side effects and risks, and aren’t always effective. Of course, in many cases, even natural approaches to dealing with bladder health and incontinence are divided between men and women. However, there is a clinically-tested extract of angelica (Angelica archangelica) – the angels’ herb – that is the perfect choice for both.
SagaPro – Amazing Angelica
The angelica I recommend (Angelica archangelica) grows in Iceland. It is not the same as Chinese angelica (Angelica sinensis), also known as dong quai. The fruits, leaves, and roots of the plant have been used in folk medicine for centuries, and it was cultivated in the Nordic countries during the Middle Ages. Vikings even used this herb as a form of currency. In fact, banning the theft of angelica was actually written into some of the earliest law books in Iceland about 1,000 years ago! These days, angelica tea from the leaves and cereal from the seeds are popular foods in Iceland.
More recently, this angelica has been found to contain a number of important compounds, including isoquercitrin and other flavonoids, polyphenols, and polysaccharides. It is these compounds that are considered to be responsible for the plant’s many beneficial effects. Some scientists believe it is the intense arctic summer with 24 hours of daylight that spur the growth and concentration of nutrients in this herb.
Found throughout Iceland, angelica leaves are gathered by hand, by local people in an ecofriendly manner. Although abundant, wild angelica is still recognized as a valuable resource, so only eco-friendly and sustainable methods (commonly known as “wild harvesting” or
“wild crafting”) are used to harvest the plant.
Clinical Results – Stronger Bladder, Better Sleep
The angelica extract I recommend is taken from the leaf of the plant, and has clinical research to back it up. In an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, men suffering from nocturia – an overactive bladder at night – received angelica leaf extract found in SagaPro or placebo. The men in this study were age 45 and older, which is often when men begin noticing urinary frequency and the first symptoms of BPH.
Many times, any urinary frequency issues for men are immediately considered a prostate problem. But that’s not always the case. In fact, overactive bladder is prevalent too, and requires a very different approach than we’d use for prostate health.
Of course, one of the biggest problems with nocturia isn’t just the fact of having to go to the bathroom; it’s the disruption of sleep, low energy, and grogginess the next day. After a while, the lack of sleep wears down immune resistance, reduces your ability to concentrate, leads to weight gain, and truly hurts your quality of life.
There are a few things that are measured when researchers test those dealing with nocturia, including nocturnal urinary output and nocturnal urinary capacity.
What often happens as people age (and also in many cases of diabetes, BPH, and cardiovascular issues) is that bladder capacity decreases as well, in part because it never seems to stop contracting, so there is simply less room in the bladder at any given time. Bladder tissue also gets weaker with age, making people more prone to accidental “leaks” before they can find a bathroom or while they sleep.
During this study, three main parameters were measured: increase in bladder volume, reduction in nocturnal voids (bathroom trips), and increase in the duration of the first sleep period. The results were excellent.
In the subgroup with a bladder capacity of less than 260 ml, those taking angelica saw an increase of over 170% in bladder capacity versus the placebo group.
And, in the subgroup of men age 70 or older, angelica increased the first uninterrupted sleep period by 180% vs. the placebo group. This is impressive, because the prevalence of nocturia for men aged 70 and older can range from 50% to 80% or more. No wonder so many older individuals only get a few hours of sleep each night.
This is hopeful news for a number of reasons. First, men often don’t seek medical advice for urinary frequency as they may simply figure that it is an unavoidable consequence of getting older.
Additionally, there are the complications of the prescription drugs to consider. Many of them – whether they are hormone medications themselves or receptor agents that try to balance hormone levels – carry risks and side effects with them. There are also surgical interventions that have many risks, and can be unsuccessful.
What is especially interesting about this study is that its direct action was not on the prostate, but rather on the bladder. That means it can be beneficial for both men and women. Plus, the angelica extract was very well tolerated and showed no hormonal effects. It also showed no unwanted side effects like increased blood pressure or heart rate, or reduced libido – a definite difference from many prescription drugs.
So why does it work? The authors of the study note that the isoquercitrin content in the angelica leaf extract may be at least partly responsible. Isoquercitrin influences the activity of leukotrienes (LTD4) that are derived from arachidonic acid in the smooth muscle cells of the bladder. They cause contractions in the bladder and urethra by stimulating receptors. When this happens, the result is an overactive and potentially leaky bladder and a feeling of “needing to go” throughout the day and night.
Isoquercitrin may inhibit the activity of these leukotrienes by either slowing their production or stopping them from binding on the receptor cells that trigger the bladder contractions. The result is less urinary urgency, an ability of the bladder to fill to greater capacity before needing to be emptied, and much more restful, undisturbed sleep.
Another thing to note is that this angelica extract has replaced saw palmetto berry as the number one bladder product in Iceland. That’s quite a feat! If it didn’t work, it wouldn’t sell
so amazingly well.
If you deal with an overactive bladder, BPH, urgency, or frequent trips to the bathroom at night, this angelica extract found in SagaPro is the perfect choice.
It is recommend that you start with two tablets per day – one in the morning and one at night – for the first few days, and then drop down to one tablet per day when you start to notice less urgency and better sleep. You’ll be able to tell that it’s working – just count the trips you make to the bathroom.
How customers have responded to Saga Pro
I would never have believed that one little tablet could increase my quality of life so much. My wife and I both have much more restful sleep now, too!* – Ingvi J.,
I am very happy to have discovered SagaPro! After only a few days, I have seen great improvement. – Elaine Z.,
Thanks to SagaPro I am no longer preoccupied at every event. My quality of life has clearly increased! – Helga A.,
I would never go a day without SagaPro now. It truly is fantastic and I would recommend to anybody looking for bladder support.* I now have my own dance school and can teach for hours without any trouble, it has helped me tremendously! Thank you, SagaPro for helping me get back to doing what I love! – Thema D.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long until I notice benefits?
A: Each person varies, but you may start noticing benefits after the first few days. Consider doubling the dose at first, and then dropping to the suggested dosage when you begin noticing benefits.*
Q: How does SagaPro® work compared to saw palmetto extracts?
A: Unlike saw palmetto extracts, which are intended to support healthy PSA levels and prostate function, and are recommended only for men, SagaPro supports bladder strength. Because it is a bladder supporting supplement, SagaPro also differs from saw palmetto extract in that it is recommended for men and women.*
Q: What steps are taken to prevent over harvesting?
A: While angelica is a highly-valued herb, it grows all over Iceland, and is by no means an endangered plant. In fact, its proliferation is even considered too intense in some areas. In certain places, harvesting can benefit local authorities that would otherwise have to eradicate the plant in a costly way.
Additionally, the manufacturer works with local people who know their region well. That type of knowledge helps in choosing the best spots, and since local experts can follow the development of angelica fields over many years, they provide information which ensures that the angelica fields aren’t overused.
Q: Is Angelica safe? I thought that it wasn’t for everybody.
A: Yes, this Angelica (Angelica archangelica) grows in Iceland and has been safely used and enjoyed for centuries. It is not the same as Chinese angelica (Angelica sinensis), also known as dong quai.
The fruits, leaves, and roots of the plant have been used in folk medicine, and it was cultivated in the Nordic countries during the Middle Ages. Vikings even used this herb as a form of currency. In fact, banning the theft of angelica was actually written into some of the earliest law books in Iceland about 1,000 years ago! These days, angelica tea from the leaves and cereal from the seeds are popular foods in Iceland, and the leaves from this plant are used to make SagaPro®.
Saga Pro Ingredients
Recommendations: 1 tablet daily.
When starting to use SagaPro it’s recommended to take 2 tablets daily for the first two or three days.
SagaPro® is a proprietary, aqueous extract of Angelica archangelica leaves, sustainably harvested from wild plants grown in the pure air and soil of Iceland. SagaPro is ideal for men and women looking to support bladder strength and urinary tract function.*
|Servings Per Container: 30Serving Size: 1 tablet||Daily Value|
|Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Leaf Extract(aqueous extraction)
|Other Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, starch, talc, glaze, silica, magnesium stearate.No: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, or artificial preservatives.†In subgroups of participants.If pregnant or nursing, consult a health care practitioner before using. Product of Iceland|
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