Alex Schauss, Ph.D., to Discuss Effectiveness of UroLogic(tm) in Reducing the Symptoms of Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence
PUYALLUP, Wash., March 14, 2006 - New research surrounding UroLogic(tm), an all-natural supplement ingredient from BioLogic Health Solutions will be presented as part of a panel session entitled "Botanicals" at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 8 - 10 a.m. in room 306 at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, Calif. Alex Schauss, Ph.D., will spearhead discussion surrounding the effectiveness of UroLogic in reducing the symptoms of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence and present results from a recently completed randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 73 men and women.
"This is the first all-natural ingredient designed specifically to manage symptoms associated with incontinence, which has previously been limited to surgery, prescription medicines and continence pads," stated Schauss.
"UroLogic has shown strong ability to help individuals achieve proper bladder function, and with more than $5 billion being spent each year on incontinence products, the need for this type of supplement ingredient is tremendous."
The proprietary natural formula in UroLogic contains the Western herb Horsetail, traditionally used to address the symptoms of urinary incontinence, and the Ayurvedic herb Crateva, that assists bladder tone, combined with added minerals to support nerve transmission. Horsetail is a mild diuretic herb with astringent and soothing effects on urinary mucosa.
The effects of horsetail in assisting incontinence and frequency of urination may result from its antispasmodic action, which helps to soothe an irritated bladder sphincter. Crateva nurvala has been used for many centuries to maintain bladder health. It has tonic effects on the bladder and assists symptoms of poor bladder tone as well as having been shown to decrease residual urine volume.
Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., is director of natural and medicinal products research for the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research, Inc. in Puyallup, Wash., where he has been the lead scientist for 25 years. A former Professor of Natural Products Research and Associate Professor of Research at two academic institutions, he is currently adjunct research professor of botanical medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has served on several NIH advisory councils, been a reviewer of botanical monographs for the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) and the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Schauss has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 30 years. He has been the author/co-author of more than a 100 scientific papers in a diverse range of journals, and recently completed his twelfth book, on the subject of intra-abdominal obesity in males. Dr. Schauss earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively.
BioLogic Health Solutions, founded in 1999, is an Australia-based company who launched several proprietary branded ingredients in the U.S. in early 2005. All products at BioLogic Health Solutions are developed based on holistic, natural therapy principles with the added security of scientific research. The company conducts ongoing research with institutions around the world, including the Australian College of Natural Medicine (ACNM) and the Brisbane-based Applied Science and Nutrition Research, to ensure the highest levels of efficacy for addressing very specific health concerns. Studies on BioLogic products are currently underway in the U.S., Australia and Scotland. For more information visit www.biologichealthus.com.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is a coalition of independent Member Societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life scientists, particularly those related to public policy issues. FASEB facilitates coalition activities among Member Societies and disseminates information on biological research through scientific conferences and publications. The mission of FASEB is to enhance the ability of biomedical and life scientists to improve, through their research, the health, well-being and productivity of all people. For more information visit www.faseb.org.
For more information on UroLogic contact Courtney Jacobs at 801-538-0777 ext. 102 or [email protected].
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