Since the outbreak of COVID-19, manufacturers and retailers of disposable hygiene products have reported massive sales spikes resulting in a shortage on adult diapers. NorthShore Care Supply, a U.S. adult diaper retailer, said sales surged 250% over last year mid-March, with consumers buying three to four months of supplies at a time.
In addition to a shortage of disposable hygiene products, the increase use of dietary supplements is also causing shortages, including herbs shown to support symptoms of urinary incontinence.
“Our distributors are experiencing high demand for products containing Urox herbal composition,” said Tracey Seipel, ND, founder and CEO of Seipel Group (Brisbane, Australia), in a press release. “Our orders have increased 250% since March 1. Some are actually, as of today, temporarily sold out and asked if we can find a way to rush the most recent purchase orders.”
Seipel is a medical herbalist, clinical nutritionist, and natural bladder health expert. The patented Urox ingredient formula was developed through years of research into bladder control issues. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial1, Urox significantly decreased symptoms of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, resulting in 75% reduction of adult diaper/pad usage to preventive (one or less per day), compared to 95% of the placebo group remaining dependent upon adult diapers. The Urox group reported 60% reductions in day urinary frequency and urgency with some subjects, reporting normal continence at eight weeks. In addition, nocturia (getting up to go at night) was reduced nearly in half.
1. Schoendorfer N et al. "Urox containing concentrated extracts of Crataeva nurvala stem bark, Equisetum arvense stem and Lindera aggregata root, in the treatment of symptoms of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence: a phase 2, randomised, double-blind placebo controlled trial." BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, vol. 18 (2018)