PB-5

$29.95

NPN: 80033053

Acts as a diuretic and helps relieve digestive disturbances.

PB-5 is useful for those who would benefit from elimination of excess body fluids such as those complaining of feet, ankle, and hand swelling, aching, and stiffness. Those who feel bloated and are retaining fluids, such as women during the premenstrual phase of their cycles, or those who are retaining water and also have gas and upset stomachs.

Herbal Magic’s PB-5™ formula contains synergistic herbs that act as a diuretic and help relieve digestive disturbances. PB-5 is designed to promote fluid elimination.

Supplementing with natural herbs can help support the natural process of the kidneys, facilitating the elimination of excess fluid from the body. This formula promotes the elimination of excess body fluids, assists in the relief of urinary tract infections and helps to relieve digestive upset.

Juniper is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances such as flatulent dyspepsia (carminative). Juniper berries have long been used as medicine by many cultures. Traditional herbal medicinal uses have been related to conditions of the kidney and bladder, to increase the amount of urine to achieve flushing of the urinary tract as an adjuvant in minor urinary tract complaints.  It also offers symptomatic relief of digestive disorders such as dyspepsia and flatulence. Juniper berry is known for its antimicrobial activity.[i] [ii]

[i]  Filipowicz N, Kaminski M, Kurlenda J, et al. Antibacterial and antifungal activity of juniper berry oil and its selected components. Phytother Res. 2003;17:227-31 

[ii] Pepeljnjak S, Kosalec I, Kalodera Z. Antimicrobial activity of juniper berry essential oil (Juniperus communis L., Cupressaceae). Acta Pharm. 2005;55(4):417-22.

Product Monograph for Herbal Magic
PB-5                             NPN 80033053 

GENERAL INFORMATION 
PB-5 is a herbal formula that contains synergistic nutrients for the urinary system. The formula contains juniper and dandelion. Together these ingredients promote the elimination of excess body fluids, assist in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infection and reduce inflammation in the urinary system. Supplementing with natural herbs can help nutritionally support the natural process of the kidneys that facilitates the elimination of excess fluid from the body. PB-5 is designed to promote fluid elimination and kidney function through its synergistic formulation.

RECOMMENDED USES

  • Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a diuretic
  • Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a urinary tract antiseptic to help relieve benign urinary tract infections
  • Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances such as flatulent dyspepsia
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Juniper (Juniperus communis) fruit:

Juniper is a European tree that is part of the Cupressaceae family. Juniper is known for its antimicrobial activity which is contained in the leaves of the plant. Juniper has also been shown to act as a diuretic agent and therefore promotes the formation of urine by the kidney.1,2 Juniper’s diuretic effect is through it’s aquaretic effect which increases urine volume but does not cause the excretion of electrolytes.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaf:
Taraxacum officinale, commonly known as dandelion, possesses choleretic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is the sesquiterpenes lactones that are responsible for the diuretic effect of dandelion and may also be contributing to the mild anti-inflammatory effect. Recent pharmacological studies investigating the health promoting effects of dandelion have been promising. It is believed to aid in glucose modulation and promotes the flow of bile into the intestine. Dandelion may also provide treatment to counteract water retention.3,4,5,6

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
For oral use only
Adult: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily or as directed.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you have a kidney disorder
Do not use if you have liver or gallbladder disorders and/or bowel obstruction.
For occasional use only
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks

FORMULATION
Medicinal Ingredients:
Each capsule contains:
Juniper (Juniperus communis) fruit .…………………..100mg

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaf …………….......400mg

Non-medicinal ingredients:
Gelatin, magnesium stearate and silica.

STORAGE
Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

REFERENCES
1 Stanic G et al. Physiother Res 1998; 12: 494-97.
2 Yarnell E. World J Uro 2002; 20: 285-93.
3 Hagymasi, K et al. Phytother Res 2000;14:43:44.
4 Schutz, K et al. J Ethnopharmacol 2006; 107: 313-23.
5 Anonymous. Altern Med Rev 1999; 4(2): 112-14.
6 Sumanth M & Rana AC. Indian J of Pharmacol 2006; 38(1): 54-55.

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
For oral use only
Adult: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily or as directed.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Discontinue use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Do not use if you have a kidney disorder.
Do not use if you have liver or gallbladder disorders and/or bowel obstruction.
For occasional use only.
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.

FORMULATION
Medicinal Ingredients:
Each capsule contains:
Juniper (Juniperus communis) fruit .…………………..100mg

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaf …………….......400mg

Non-medicinal ingredients:
Gelatin, magnesium stearate and silica.

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