- what is ellura?
- ellura is a highly potent medical grade supplement that helps keep your urinary tract clean.
- how does ellura work?
- The PAC in ellura bind to UTI-causing bacteria, preventing them from sticking to the bladder. When bacteria can’t stick, they can’t cause an infection. The harmful bacteria are simply flushed out with urine in a normal and healthy manner.
- why should i take ellura versus other cranberry supplements?
- Not all cranberry supplements are created equal. Just because a supplement says it has 36mg of PAC on the label doesn’t mean it has the medical-grade potency of ellura. Only the PAC in ellura have been proven superior at keeping UTI-causing bacteria from sticking to the bladder.
- what are proanthocyanidins (PAC)?
- PAC (or proanthocyanidins) is the active ingredient in cranberries. Only ellura is made using a proprietary double extraction process that ensures every capsule contains the most potent, medical-grade PAC.
- who should take ellura?
- Anyone who suffers from UTIs, and especially people who get them frequently. While UTIs affect mostly women, men may develop UTIs as well and can benefit from once daily ellura. You may also want to consider ellura if you are prone to UTIs as a result of sex; certain birth control; menopause; various medical conditions, like diabetes or conditions that limit your mobility; or you use a catheter to urinate.
- do i need a prescription to take ellura?
- No. While we’re proud to note that the 36 mg PAC (proanthocyanidins) in ellura is medical-grade and that ellura is trusted and recommended by healthcare providers worldwide, it’s considered a dietary supplement (in the USA) and does not require a prescription.
- how often do I take ellura?
- To maintain a clean urinary tract: Take 1 capsule daily with water about the same time every day. For known triggers (such as travel, stress, lack of hydration, or inability to visit the bathroom ) or if early warning signs, take 2 capsules daily as needed, then return to one daily.
UTIs from sex: Because intercourse often results in bacteria in the urethra, take 2 capsules of ellura before or after sex and then 2 the following day (4 capsules total), OR take 1 ellura daily to stay ahead of UTIs no matter when the moment is right.
Remember: ellura won’t treat or cure a UTI, but it can help maintain a clean urinary tract to avoid future UTIs. If your doctor confirms an active UTI, take ellura daily with your antibiotic to help your body flush out the bacteria. Learn more about taking ellura to stay head of UTIs.
- do I take ellura with or instead of an antibiotic?
- If you have a confirmed UTI, it will likely require antibiotic treatment. You can take ellura with your antibiotic until the infection clears and then continue taking ellura once daily to maintain a healthy urinary tract. Please note, however, that taking antibiotics every day to prevent UTIs may not be the best plan. Harmful bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and they have many unwanted side effects - like stomach upset, allergic reactions or yeast infections.
- is ellura acidic?
- It is about the same as a cup of coffee. To put it into numbers, the pH of water is 7, cranberry juice is a much more acidic 2.7, and the pH of ellura is about halfway between the two, at 4.44. If you are sensitive to more acidic foods, consider adding an acid neutralizer available over-the-counter.
- is it possible to be allergic to ellura?
- While uncommon, if you have a red fruit allergy, consult your doctor before you take ellura. ellura contains .025 mg of salicylic acid (an active metabolite of aspirin) per capsule. Those with an allergy to aspirin should use caution if taking ellura.
- can children take ellura?
- Yes. Safety and efficacy in children have been tested. Children under 50 pounds can take half a capsule of ellura once daily. Children 50 pounds and more can take the entire capsule. If a child can’t swallow the capsule, mix the contents into a sweet beverage or soft food.
- can pregnant women and nursing mothers take ellura?
- We have no studies on the use of ellura in pregnant women and nursing mothers. We recommend pregnant women discuss with their doctor prior to taking any supplement.
- can I take ellura if I’m a diabetic?
- Yes. ellura has no added sugar, so its glycemic index is quite low, and it won’t raise your blood sugar. The capsule itself contains only a trace amount of sugar, 0.0026 mg per capsule.
- can I take ellura if I'm also taking blood thinners?
- Yes! We remove virtually all of the Vitamin K from our formula, an ingredient which may impact the efficacy of blood thinners.
- will ellura give me kidney stones? will it aggravate the ones I have?
- No and no. Kidney stones and oxalates go hand in hand. Oxalates occur naturally in cranberries and cranberry juice and are found in high levels in some supplements. But ellura has a mere fraction – as little as a tenth – of the oxalates found in other cranberry products. This is because, while ellura does include cranberry extract, about 90% of the oxalates are left behind in our proprietary, complex manufacturing process when the active ingredient, PAC (proanthocyanidins), is extracted. ellura contains an average of 0.104 mg of oxalates per capsule.
- what if I have interstitial cystitis (IC)?
- While ellura is for urinary health and not for treating IC, if you are getting UTIs as a result of IC, then yes you can take ellura. It has about the same acidity as a cup of coffee or cola. If that amount would bother you, you can take ellura along with an acid reducer. However, please be sure to talk to your doctor for proper IC treatment.
- what if I am having trouble with the shopping cart and payment processing?
- Please contact our customer care team at 1.877.421.7160, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and we can take your order and payment by phone! You can also email us at email@example.com at any time so we can properly assist you.
- how long will it take for my order to arrive?
- Orders are typically processed and shipped within 24 hours (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays and weekends). All standard shipping orders are typically shipped via USPS, and are expected to arrive in 5 to 7 business days from the ship date within the 48 continental states. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge. You will receive an email with tracking information once your order has shipped.
The USPS is currently experiencing nationwide delays, which may affect your order. We want to do everything we can to make sure you get the ellura you need. Please call us at 1.877.421.7160 if you notice a delay in your order or have any questions for us.
- how much does shipping cost?
- Standard shipping is free for U.S. orders only. Additional charges apply for expedited shipping. Please be advised that at this time, all shipping providers are still experiencing periodic nationwide shipping delays. If you need your order quickly, we’re pleased to offer discounted expedited shipping for $4 (previously $12). Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1.877.421.7160 if you notice a delay in your order or have any questions for us.
- do you ship to international addresses?
- We currently only ship to the U.S. and Canada.
- i didn’t receive my order, what should I do?
- We are sorry to hear this! Please contact us at 1.877.421.7160. We will be able to track your order and will issue a replacement order if necessary.
- what is your return policy?
- We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. We’re here for you, and we mean it. Not satisfied? Please contact Customer Service at email@example.com or call us at 1.877.421.7160 within 30 days of your order and we’ll process the return. Your happiness is our happiness.
- how do I join the ellura rewards program?
- Simply create a customer account and you will automatically become part of our program.
- how do I earn reward points?
- Earn 1 reward point for every $1 you spend at myellura.com (excluding tax and shipping). Each time you place an order you will receive an email with your updated reward points balance. There are also other ways to earn rewards. Learn more under the Earn tab of your reward profile! Note: points are rewarded following shipment of product, cannot be combined with a subscription order and redemption of code is not automatic. As always, contact us with any questions.
- how do I check my reward points balance and redeem rewards?
- Each time you shop, you will receive our reward program email with your updated points balance. You can also log in on our website by clicking on the ellura Rewards Program icon at the bottom of the screen. Once you are eligible for a discount, you will be alerted via email and can access your discount code in your Rewards account when you are ready to place your order.
- how do I use my rewards?
- Once you Redeem your reward you will receive a unique rewards discount code that you can apply to a future one-time order. Simple copy and paste the code and enter it in the Discount Code box during checkout (one code per order). We cannot accept discount codes via phone and they are not applicable to previous orders; auto-refill orders or any special assistance/discount pricing.
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