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Urine pH is an indicator of the acidity or alkalinity of your urine, and provides information about your body’s general state of health. The average person’s pH value is around 6.2. However, due to its oscillating behaviour, it may vary from 4.5 to 8, depending on diet, waste products, metabolic disorders, medications and other causes.
Urine pH is related to a variety of chronic urological conditions, such as renal lithiasis, calcification of urology stents, urinary infection, overactive bladder and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.
There are currently two options for checking urine pH: using test strips or a laboratory pH -meter. The test strips can have poor accuracy and reliability, making clinical decisions more difficult, while the meters lack the portability necessary for the urine pH measurement to be taken on fresh urine that has been recently passed.
Lit-Control is a family of innovative products products for helping control urine pH. There are three food supplements (Lit-Control pH Up/Down/Balance) which allow the urinary health to be maintained by modifying and controlling the acid-base balance of the urine.
Urine pH is a measure of urine acidity and reflects the metabolic activity of the body. Monitoring this is as important as its correction, especially in certain situations in which this balance and the maintenance of health may be disrupted, and could induce: the formation of kidney stones, infections of the urinary tract, bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis or overactive bladder, calcification of urology stents or urinary catheters, etc.
- If there are crystals in the urine, and the urine pH is above 6.2, the conditions could promote the formation of infection-induced or calcium phosphate stones, or calcium oxalate stones induced by calcium phosphate. In this situation, Lit-Control pH Down would be suitable.
- If there are crystals in the urine, and the urine pH is below 5.5, the conditions could promote the formation of cystine, uric acid or calcium oxalate stones induced by uric acid. In this situation, Lit-Control pH Up would be suitable.
- In certain situations, or without a change of the pH, the simple existence of crystals and the lack of physiological inhibitors to this crystallisation, could induce the formation of kidney stones. In this situation, Lit-Control pH Balance would be suitable.
Controlling your urine pH may reduce the risk of the formation of kidney stones.
After fitting a urinary catheter or double j stent, a urinary infection tends to appear that in most cases can lead to an alkaline urine.
If the infection persists, thanks, among other things, to the presence of crystals in the urine, and an alkaline pH, it could have an impact on the calcification of the stent or catheter, even going as far as to obstruct it and in some cases make it difficult to remove.
It has been observed that most micro-organisms responsible for the urine infection grow in a urine with alkaline pH. A urine with an acid pH makes it difficult for these micro-organisms to grow and survive.
It has been observed that painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis are associated with changes to the acid levels of the urine pH and with painful manifestations in the bladder or pelvis, which may also present urinary symptoms, such as an increase in the frequency of urinations and the urgency of the same. Symptoms that are also related with overactive bladder syndrome, also influenced by an acidic urine pHand defined mainly by urinary urgency.
Lit-Control pH Up is a food supplement specifically developed to inhibit the crystallisation of urinary salts and increase your urine pH (alkalinisation effect). This may avoid the tendency to develop kidney stones or tendency towards other urinary syndromes.
- Composition: Potassium citrate, Magnesium citrate, Theobromine, Zinc and Vitamin A.
Lit-Control pH Down is a food supplement specifically developed to inhibit the crystallisation of urinary salts and reduce your urine pH (acidification effect). This may avoid the tendency to develop kidney stones, and urinary infections, or other complications for people with urology stents or catheters.
- Composition: Phytate, L-Methionine, Zinc and Vitamin A.
Lit-Control pH Balance is a food supplement specifically developed and formulated to inhibit the crystallisation of urinary salts, without affecting your urine pH, because some people develop kidney stones without their pH being too low or too high. The formula helps avoid the complications that may derive from a disturbance in the acid-base balance of the urine. Also, thanks to the action of antioxidants in the formula, pH Balance helps to maintain the kidney's health. The kidney’s condition may change in certain circumstances, making it more likely to form stones without changing the urine pH. Urological procedures such as lithotripsy or others can also have a negative effect on the kidney’s condition.
- Composition: Phytate, Magnesium and Polyphenols
The usual recommendation for Lit-Control food supplements is 2 capsules a day, 1 in the morning and 1 at night, with a glass of water. If 2 capsules a day is considered by your urologist to be insufficient to enter the desired pH range, this may be increased to a maximum of 6 capsules a day.
The usual duration for the consumption of food supplements is 4 months. This duration may be prolonged under medical supervision.
The Lit-Control food supplements are prepared using plant extracts and natural components.
No secondary effects have been observed.
No interactions with medicines have been observed. Dairy free product.