Ellura
TM

Helps promote and maintain urinary tract health

Is Ellura right for you? 

Did you know that 50% of females, particularly those in their late 20s or over 55, will get recurring cystitis (recurrent inflammation of the bladder) in their lifetime?1

Symptoms of recurring cystitis:

  • Frequent need to urinate, even when bladder is not full
  • Pain or burning sensation on urination
  • Urine that appears cloudy or discoloured
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Urinary incontinence

If you are experiencing these symptoms of recurrent cystitis* and want to do something about it, Ellura may be an option for you. Ellura is a concentrated cranberry juice extract which is clinically researched to help maintain urinary tract health and to help reduce the frequency of recurrent cystitis.

*If pain or irritation persist for more than 48 hours consult your healthcare professional. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.

The Ellura Difference

Ellura contains a specific extract of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). Proanthocyanidins (PACs) have been identified as the likely active component in cranberries. These PACs support urinary tract health by helping to prevent ‘bad’ bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract wall, assisting your body to flush it out naturally.2 

Each Ellura capsule delivers 36 mg* of bioactive PACs, which is the recommended daily dose to help reduce the frequency of recurrent cystitis.  And it's the specific cranberry extract that is found in Ellura that has been tested in a number of clinical trials and research studies.2,3,5  So taking Ellura every few months can help maintain urinary tract health and may help to reduce the frequency of recurring cystitis.

Learn more about Vaccinium macrocarpon >

  

Product details

Ingredients

Ellura contains a specific extract of Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly known as American Cranberry. Vaccinium macrocarpon has a long history of traditional use for urinary tract health. Learn more about Vaccinium macrocarpon.

 

Available sizes

15 capsules

Directions for use

Recommended dosage and directions

Adults and children 12 years and over: 1 capsule daily, or as directed by your health care professional

Children under 12 years: Discuss dosage with your health care professional

Ellura may be used during an episode of recurrent cystitis and should be taken as soon as possible to help flush the bacteria from the urinary tract. A packet of Ellura can be taken every few months or when you first feel vulnerable, to maintain urinary tract health. If pain or irritation persist for more than 48 hours consult your healthcare professional. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.

 

Tolerability

Ellura capsules are easy to take. 

Ellura is very well tolerated at the recommended dose, including in children and the elderly.

Ellura has no known drug interactions including those medicines commonly recommended for recurrent cystitis.

 

FAQs about Ellura

Is Ellura likely to have any side effects?

Ellura is very well tolerated. 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 medicines; 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.

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?

Before giving to children under the age of 12 years of age seek advice from a healthcare professional. For children over 12 years the dosage is 1 capsule a day with water.

Is Ellura gluten free?

There is no added gluten (or gluten containing ingredients) in Ellura

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 not recommended to take Ellura, and it is important to speak with your healthcare professional before considering taking Ellura.

Ellura has no added dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, yeast, corn, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.

Will Ellura affect my ability to drive and use machines?

Ellura has no known adverse effects in these situations.

Should Ellura be stopped before surgery?

There is no data regarding the use of Ellura during surgery. It is important to first discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon, before surgery.

Is Ellura different to other cranberry medicines?

Ellura contains a specific concentrated extract of cranberry that supports urinary tract health. There can be great natural variation in the extract used in various cranberry products. Ellura is equivalent to 70 g of fresh cranberries, standardised to provide the recommended dose of 36 mg bioactive proanthocyanidins (PACs) in each capsule as measured by the standardised BL-DMAC method. The amount of PACs is important for cranberry medicine, as PACs have been shown to be an active component in bacterial anti-adhesion activity against E.coli.

Where can I find Ellura?

Ellura is available from naturopaths, herbalists and other natural health practitioners, selected health food stores and pharmacies. If you go to the Where to buy button above and follow the instructions, you will be able to find a list of practitioners and pharmacies in your area that either stock Ellura or will know how to order Ellura. Even if your local pharmacy is not on the list, they will be able to order it in for you.

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References

If pain or irritation persist for more than 48 hours consult your healthcare professional. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.

1. Masson P et al Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 2009-06-01, Volume 23, Issue 2:355-385. 2. Howell AB et al, BMC Infectious Diseases 2010:94:1-11 3. Uberos J et al, Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials 2012;4:31-38 4. Bianco L et al, J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:1180-1 5. Botto H & Neuzillet Y, Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology 2010; 44: 165-8 6. Howell AB.. Mol.Nutr.Food Res. 2007, 51, 732-737 7.Prior et al, . J Agric Food Chem 201049:1270-6.

Some of this research received funding from Pharmatoka the manufacturer of Ellura.