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The Science of Control

What's in it?

All of Control's ingredients are found in nature, and play a different role in giving you daily defense against bacteria that might already be hiding in your urinary tract. Control disrupts bacteria and biofilm, and also provide a dose of powerful anti inflammatories and antioxidants to keep you and your urinary tract healthy. Control is sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic.

+See all ingredients
Curcumin, D-Mannose, Green Tea Extract, Black Pepper Powder, vegan capsule.
+Why is D-Mannose in both products?
D-Mannose locks onto bacteria in the urinary tract so they can be flushed out. In Uqora Target, D-Mannose binds to newly introduced bacteria and Uqora Target flushes the bacteria out of the system with the right combination of flow and immune system boosters. In Uqora Control, our ingredients inhibit bacterial growth and break up biofilm so that free bacteria are then bound by D-Mannose, providing a 1-2 punch. D-Mannose is powerful, but it needs to be activated to then remove the bacteria from the urinary tract.
+Where are Uqora's products made?
Uqora Control is made at an FDA approved facility in California, USA.
+What are the doses?
Turmeric Extract (Curcumin 95%) - 200mg; D-Mannose - 600mg; Green Tea Extract 95%/ 50% EGCG - 200mg; Black Pepper Powder - 10mg.
+Is Uqora Control vegan? Sugar-free? Gluten-free?
Yes. Uqora Control is vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free, with no artificial sweeteners.
+Is Control FDA approved?
As a dietary supplement, Uqora Control’s packaging, labeling, ingredients and manufacturing quality are regulated by the FDA pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. All the ingredients in Uqora are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA.
+Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects for the active ingredients at any of the suggested doses. All the ingredients in Uqora are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA.

How does it work?

Take 2 capsules of Uqora Control with 8-12 ounces of water every day. Uqora Control gives you defense against recurring UTIs that aren’t linked to specific activities. Uqora Control works in 4 ways:

1. Slows biofilm formation by making it more difficult for bacteria to create biofilms.

2. Breaks down biofilm, the tool that bacteria use to hide temporarily, unveiling themselves later.

3. Slows the growth of bacteria, making it more difficult for bacteria to repopulate.

4. Binds with UTI-causing bacteria in your urinary tract so that you can safely flush bacteria out.

The ingredients on Control also protect the kidneys from the damage of recurring UTIs and provides day-to-day health benefits with anti inflammatories and powerful antioxidants.
Uqora Control flushes out bacteria that found its way into your urinary tract, and bacteria that may have been hiding via biofilm.

Uqora Control
Bacteria protected by biofilm

Uqora Control breaks up biofilm and fights bacteria with antimicrobial activity, making it harder for them to grow.

Uqora Control flushes out bacteria that found its way into your urinary tract, and bacteria that may have been hiding via biofilm.

+How is Uqora different from cranberry juice and extracts?
Cranberry juice and extracts are ineffective, as highlighted by the American Medical Association’s study that confirmed: “it is time to move on from cranberries.” You would need to drink gallons of cranberry juice to get close to the effects of Uqora. Uqora’s active ingredients are found in trace amounts in fruits like cranberry but in very low concentrations. Uqora is the most effective product available designed with the best available clinical research.
+Can I take Uqora Control with things other than water?
Yes. You can take Uqora Control with 8-12 ounces of whatever fluid you prefer most.
+What time of day should I take Uqora Control?
You can take two tablets of Uqora Control once per day at any time of day, but we do recommend being consistent with whatever time of day you take Uqora Control. (I.e. if you start taking Uqora Control in the morning, then take it in the morning each day.)
+Is Uqora a medicine? Or a treatment?
Uqora Control is not a medicine or a treatment, but intended for prevention only. If you have a UTI, we recommend you schedule a visit with your doctor.
+Does it work for men?
Yes! While less common, men also get UTIs. Uqora Control works for men the same way it does for women.
+I started getting more UTIs around/after menopause. Is Uqora Control a good solution for me?
Yes. As women age, we become more at risk of recurrent UTIs. With growing age, the immune system weakens, making women more vulnerable to not just UTIs, but all infections. Plus, menopause causes significant changes in hormones. This can affect the makeup of vaginal bacteria, which can protect the urinary tract by making it more difficult for dangerous bacteria to infect the vagina and travel to the urinary tract where they can cause an infection. Uqora Control helps you stay healthy on a daily basis and fight bacteria and biofilm to avoid recurrent infections.

How do we know it works?

New research has shown that Control's ingredients not only have the power to inhibit the biofilm that bacteria use to hide themselves, but also to prevent the growth of and even kill the bacteria. Control’s ingredients are excreted in the urine, where they can take action. Once in the urinary tract, Control’s ingredients can enact their anti-biofilm properties and attack the bacteria that might be living there.

In addition to playing a role in reducing the risk of recurrent UTIs, Control's ingredients can help protect from the damage UTIs can do to the body. Over time, UTIs can cause permanent injury to the kidneys, and the antioxidant properties of Uqora Control's ingredients have been shown to specifically protect the kidneys from damage.

Clinical research also shows other daily benefits of Control's ingredients, which include improved joint health, reduced free-radicals, improved immune response (curcumin - the active ingredient in turmeric) and improved metabolism, improved cardiovascular health, and potent antioxidant potential (EGC - an active ingredient in Green Tea). Typically, curcumin has poor bioavailability, meaning not much of it can be absorbed, but studies show that ingesting it with black pepper (found in Uqora Control) increases bioavailability up to 2,000%.

Uqora Control provides a clinically-backed, multi fold
approach to fight existing biofilm and bacteria in the urinary tract

+Clinical Research
Packiavathy, et al. "Inhibition of biofilm development of uropathogens by curcumin - an anti-quorum sensing agent from Curcuma longa." Food Chemistry. Volume 148. Pages 453-460. 2014.

Kali, et al. "Antibacterial synergy of curcumin with antibiotics against biofilm producing clinical bacterial isolates." Volume 7, Issue 3. 2016

Chandrasekaran, et al. "Immune-stimulatory and anti-inflammatory activities of Curcuma longa extract and its polysaccharide fraction." Pharmacognosy Research. Volume 5, Issue 2. 2013.

Kurutas, et al. "The effects of oxidative stress in Urinary Tract Infection." Mediators of Inflammation. Volume 4. Pages 242-244. 2005.

Trujillo, et al. "Renoprotective effect of the antioxidant curcumin: Recent findings." Redox Biology. Volume 1, Issue 1. Pages 448-456. 2013.

Shoba, et al. "Influence of pipeline on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers." Planta Medica. Volume 64, Issue 4. 1998.

Reygaert W, Jusufi I. "Green tea as an effective antimicrobial for urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli." Frontiers in Microbiology. Volume 4. Page 162. 2013.

Reygaert W. "Green Tea Catechins: Their Use in Treating and Preventing Infectious Diseases." Biomedical Research International. Volume 2018. 2018.

Lee MJ, et al. "Pharmacokinetics of tea catechins after ingestion of green tea and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate by humans: formation of different metabolites and individual variability." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Volume 11, Issue 10. 2002.

Torella, et al. "Efficacy of an orally administered combination of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, curcumin and quercetin for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women." European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Volume 207. Pages 125-128. 2016.

Altarac, S and1,Papeš, D. “D-Mannose powder for prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women: a randomized clinical trial..” World Journal of Urology. Volume 32, Issue 1. 2014.

Domenici, et al. "D-mannose: a promising support for acute urinary tract infections in women. A pilot study". European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. Volume 20, Issue 13. 2016.

Porru, et al. "Oral D-Mannose in recurrent urinary tract infections in women: a pilot study." Journal of Clinical Urology." Volume 7, Issue 3. 2014.

Michaels, EK, et al. Effect of D-mannose and D-glucose on Escherichia coli bacteriuria in rats. Urological Research, Vol. 11, Issue 2. 1983.

Ofek, I, et al. “Mannose-specific adherence of E. coli freshly excreted in the urine of patients with urinary tract infections, and of isolates subcultured from the infected urine.” Infection and Immunity, Vol. 34, Issue 3. 1981.

How does Control work together with Target and Promote?

Target, Control, and Promote are the trio we've designed to cover all of your bases.

You can think about it like this: Target stops new bacteria entering your urinary tract, Control fights any bacteria that might already be hidden in your urinary tract from a past infection, and Promote is a specialized probiotic that supports good bacteria in the vagina, which is now known to help prevent UTIs.

Target packs a punch—with higher volumes of UTI-fighting ingredients, a gentle diuretic to increase urinary flow, urinary alkalizers to make the urine less acidic, and immune-boosting ingredients, all at exactly the right time and with the perfect doses. It's there for you during those vulnerable moments.

Control is there for you on the day-to-day, to keep fending off the sneaky bacteria that may be coming from within your body, or hiding in your urinary tract from a past infection (through a process called biofilm). It also includes powerful antiinflammatories and antioxidants to keep you in tip-top shape.

Promote restores good bacteria to the vagina. New research shows that imbalances in the vaginal microbiome increase UTI risk, and daily oral consumption of specific probiotic strains balances the vaginal microbiome. Promote keeps the balance in the vagina that helps protect the urinary tract from UTI-causing bacteria that get in.

+Do you suggest everyone drink Uqora Target and take Uqora Control daily?
The combination of Uqora Target and Uqora Control give more complete protection than either product alone. If you are not always sure what's causing your UTIs, we strongly recommend adding Uqora Control to your regimen and drinking Uqora Target after sex and exercise.
+Can I try just one of the products, or do I have to buy them together?
Of course! You can purchase each product separately. If, for example, your UTIs are always caused by sex, drinking one glass of Uqora Target after intimacy may be a sufficient prevention regimen.
+How do I know if I'm resistant to antibiotics?
If you have gone through a round of antibiotics, and your infection has not cleared, you may be resistant to that antibiotic. We recommend you speak with your doctor if you have concerns about being resistant to an antibiotic.
+How does bacteria stay hidden in your urinary tract?
Bacteria use a mechanism called biofilm to stay hidden. The bacteria group together and form a protective shield inside your cells. Within the biofilm they can potentially avoid your immune cells as well as antibiotics. Bacteria may lay dormant inside of these biofilms until your immune system is weak, at which time they will release themselves and establish a new infection.

Is it safe? Are there any side effects?

Yes, Uqora is safe. There are no known side effects for any of ingredients at any of the suggested doses, and all of the ingredients in Uqora Target are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA.

+Is Uqora Control safe for children?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe for children of all ages.
+Is Uqora safe for older adults?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe for older adults.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control daily?
Yes. Uqora Control is very safe, with no known side effects at any of the suggested dosages, and no known medical interactions.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control while on birth control?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take while on birth control. If you have specific questions about your birth control, we recommend speaking with your doctor.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control while on antibiotics?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take while on antibiotics unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control while breastfeeding?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take while on birth control. If you have specific questions about your birth control, we recommend speaking with your doctor.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control while on birth control?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take when breastfeeding.
+Is it safe to take Uqora Control while pregnant?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take during pregnancy. If you have specific concerns, we recommend speaking with your doctor.
+Is Uqora Control safe to take along with other medications?
Yes. Uqora Control is safe to take with other medications.. If you have specific questions about your medication, we recommend speaking with your doctor.
+Does Uqora Control contain caffeine?
Uqora Control contains trace amounts of caffeine - approximately 1mg per serving. The average cup of coffee contains about 95mg of caffeine, so this is a very small amount.

Who is behind Uqora?

Uqora's lead scientist is trained in biochemistry from UC Berkeley, and our products are backed leading physicians who are passionate about prevention. Our team is committed to getting to the root cause of UTIs and building sustainable options, not just relying on antibiotics as a blanket solution.

Dr. Payal Bhandari M.D.

Dr. Bhandari is a family physician practicing in San Francisco, CA since 2005. By taking a deeper look at the root cause of diseases, Dr. Bhandari incorporates the latest medical research, her extensive experience, and feedback from patients to accurately diagnosis illness. Dr. Bhandari received her medical degree from the West Virginia University and completed her family practice residency at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Jo Ann Stewart, MD

Dr. Jo Ann Stewart, MD, specializes in geriatric care but has 3 medical specialties: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Stewart has been practicing medicine for over 15 years, and credits her deep love for her grandparents with her desire to specialize in geriatric medicine. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and currently practices in San Diego, CA.

Spencer Gordon, UC Berkeley

Trained in molecular biology and biochemistry from University of California Berkeley, Spencer leads Uqora's research and development initiatives internally. Spencer's research has focused on human metabolism, and he is passionate about developing unique and novel approaches get getting to the root cause of major public health issues.

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