Flordis Ellura | Urinary Tract Health (Cranberry)
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Flordis Ellura (Cranberry)
Flordis Ellura is a natural medicine that helps to promote and maintain urinary tract health.
This extract of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been shown to help prevent potentially harmful bacteria (E.coli) from sticking to urinary tract walls and effectively flush out the bacteria from the urinary tract to help promote urinary tract health.1-3
By helping to maintain a clean urinary tract, Ellura may help to reduce the frequency of recurrent cystitis (infection of the bladder) in women.
What is Ellura used for?
Ellura is a specific cranberry extract designed to help promote and maintain urinary tract health.
Ellura may be used during recurring cystitis and should be taken as soon as possible to flush the bacteria from the urinary tract, in combination with prescribed medications. By helping to maintain a clean urinary tract, Ellura may help to reduce the frequency of recurrent cystitis.
Symptoms of a recurring cystitis, that may be improved with Ellura, include:
- Frequent need to urinate, even when bladder is not full
- Pain or burning sensation on urination
- Urine that appears cloudy or discoloured
- Strong-smelling urine
- Lower abdominal pain
- Urinary incontinence
Safety & efficacy
Ellura capsules are easy to take and very well tolerated at the recommended dose, including in children and the elderly.
Ellura's unique formulation
Ellura contains a specific extract of pure cranberry juice. The contents of each capsule is equivalent to the juice of 70g of fresh cranberry fruit, and is standardised to provide the recommended dose of 36mg* of bioactive proanthocyanidins (PACs) in each capsule. Due to this its PAC content, Ellura helps to stop bacterial (E. coli) adhesion in the urinary tract. The specific extract found in Ellura has been evaluated for its efficacy in a number of clinical trials.
* confirmed by independent laboratories using the BL-DMAC quantitation method, the scientifically validated
method for quantifying cranberry PAC4
Frequently asked questions
How does Ellura differ to other cranberry supplements?
Ellura contains a specific extract of cranberry that supports urinary tract health. Between cranberry supplements,
there can be great variation in the quality of the extract used. Ellura is equivalent to 70g of fresh cranberries,
standardised to provide the recommended dose of 36mg bioactive proanthocyanidins (PACs) in each capsule.
The amount of PACs is important for an effective cranberry supplement, as PACs have been shown to be the most
active component in causing bacterial anti-adhesion activity against E.coli.1,2
Can Ellura be used in pregnancy and lactation?
There is no evidence for any concern when using Ellura in pregnancy and lactation. However, it is recommended
to speak with your healthcare professional before starting Ellura if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Ellura suitable for children?
Ellura may be given to children under the age of 12 years, but only under the guidance of a healthcare
Is Ellura likely to have any side effects?
Ellura is very well tolerated and has no reported side effects. It is important to speak with your healthcare
professional if you are concerned about possible side effects.
Is Ellura likely to interact with any medications?
There are no known interactions between Ellura capsules and other medications, however caution is advised if you
are taking anticoagulant medication. If you are concerned about possible interactions, it is important to discuss
this with your healthcare professional.
Should Ellura be stopped before surgery?
From the available data there is no recommendation to stop Ellura before surgery. However, it is important to
discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon.
Is Ellura gluten free?
Yes, Ellura is gluten free.
Does Ellura contain lactose?
No, Ellura does not contain lactose.
Does Ellura contain any allergens?
Ellura capsules contain a specific extract of cranberry juice powder. However, the gelatin capsules are derived
from fish – if you have a known allergy to fish or fish products, it is important to speak with your healthcare professional before taking Ellura.
Will Ellura affect my ability to drive and use machines?
Ellura has no known adverse effects in these situations.
References: 1. Howell et al, Dosage effect on uropathogenic E.coli anti-adhesion activity in urine following
consumption of cranberry powder standardised for PAC content, BMC Infectious Diseases 2010:94 2. Howell AB.
Bioactive compounds in cranberries and their role in prevention of urinary tract infections. Mol.Nutr.Food Res.
2007, 51, 732-737 3. Botto & Neuzillet, Effectiveness of cranberry preparation in reducing asymptomatic
bacteriuria in patients with an ileal enterocystoplasty, Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology 2010 4.
Prior et al, Multilaboratory validation of a standard method for quantifying proanthocyanidins in cranberry
powders, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2010.
Some of this research received funding from Pharmatoka.
References for Ellura advertisements
*Based on independent testing of PAC validated by BL-DMAC, and anti-adhesion activity, in 10 of the leading commercially available
cranberry supplements (evaluated by Aztec value 11/03/2012).
1. Howell AB. Whole Product Anti-Adhesion Activity Report. Rutgers University. 2011. 2. Howell AB. Whole Product Anti-Adhesion Activity Report.
Rutgers University. 2013. 3. Jepson RG, et al. The Cochrane Library Review. 2012, Issue 10. 4. Howell AB, et al. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2010;10:94.
5. Botto & Neuzillet. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010;44:165-8.