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Water Retention Formula

Water Retention Formula

Dr. Zhang's proprietary herbal formula of effective, fast-acting Natural Remedies for Water Retention, Edema.

Price: $39.99
Availability: In Stock
Size: 500mg, 120 Capsules
Manufacturer: Herbalmax USA
SKU: 859283001231

The HERBALmax™ Water Retention Formula is a 100% natural remedy designed to quickly relieve all cases of fluid retention. The formula is particularly recommended for mild to severe edema caused by conditions including poor circulation, PMS, cancer, and various liver, lung and kidney problems. These meticulously selected herbs have been known since ancient times to have positive diuretic effects on the human physiological system, working to maintain optimal body fluid levels.

The Water Retention Formula works effectively with the natural biochemistry of your body. In Dr. Zhang’s clinical experience, most patients see notable improvement within just a few days. Like all HERBALmax™ products, this formula contains no artificial preservatives or synthetic fillers and is made from only the highest quality ingredients to ensure safety and effectiveness. This natural supplement has no known side effects.

  • Relieves water retention from all causes
  • Sustainable results within days
  • All-natural and vegetarian-friendly
  • No known side effects or drug interactions


*Disclaimer: Water retention can be a symptom of a serious condition. If symptoms persist, contact your physician. HERBALmax products are dietary supplements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.
Directions for Use:

Adults and children age 13 and older: 4 capsules 2 times a day on an empty stomach or between meals.
Children ages 9-12: 3 capsules 2 times a day between meals.
Children ages 5-8: 2 capsules 2 times a day between meals.*
Children ages 2-4: 1 capsule 2 times a day between meals.*

*For children under age 6: open the capsules and pour the powder into a tablespoon. Mix the powder with warm water (add honey, if desired) and then have your child swallow.

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a. Overview

Water retention, also known as fluid retention or edema, is characterized by abnormal fluid buildup in the body. It is commonly seen in the feet or the ankles due to the noticeable effects of gravity, but can also lead to enlarged organs. Swelling may be localized to a specific part of the body, or generalized throughout. Excessive fluid buildup in the tissues may lead to rapid weight gain within a few days or weeks. Because edema can be indicative of serious conditions such as heart, kidney or liver disease, it is important to see your doctor about your symptoms.

b. Causes

One of the most frequent causes of water retention in women is premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Hormonal fluctuations during a woman’s premenstrual period play a major role in edema symptoms. A rise in estrogen may cause a corresponding spike in androgen levels, which in turn cause the kidneys to retain fluids. Women may also see fluid retention symptoms due to oral contraceptives, such as birth control pills.

Medications including steroids, antidepressants and blood pressure lowering drugs can also result in edema. Hot weather is another contributor, as the body tends to remove fluid from tissues less efficiently during the hotter summer months, while burns (including sunburns) cause the skin to swell and retain fluid. Standing for long periods of time can also cause fluid to pool in the tissues of the lower leg, ankle and feet.

Medical conditions such as venous insufficiency may have water retention as a symptom. Weakened veins results in the leg veins not being able to pump blood sufficiently back to the heart, which leads to a varicose veins and fluid buildup. Chronic lung disease, including maladies such as emphysema and bronchitis, increase pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs, which backs up the heart and causes swelling in the legs and feet. Congestive heart failure means that the heart cannot pump efficiently, which causes subsequent fluid buildup and swelling. Dietary deficiency, such as insufficient protein or vitamin B1, and low protein levels caused by malnutrition, kidney and liver disease are all contributing factors. This is because albumin and other blood proteins work to hold salt and water inside blood vessels, preventing fluid from leaking into the surrounding tissues. Thus, low protein levels can lead to retained fluid and edema. Lastly, too much water without proper nutrients will cause excess water to be absorbed into the blood.

c. Symptoms

Typical symptoms of fluid retention include swelling or puffiness, especially in the feet, ankles, hands or face. This is worst at the end of the day, sometimes due to the accumulated effects of gravity, and may disappear after a night’s rest. Accompanying symptoms include shiny or tight skin over swollen regions, aching body parts, stiff joints, and rapid weight gain over a few days or weeks. Patients with water retention often find that they weight approximately 4 lbs. more in the evening compared to in the morning.

Those with edema may also experience either pitting edema, where skin holds an indentation for a few seconds after depression, or non-pitting edema, where the skin does not indent when pressed.

d. Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests may include a physical examination, detailed questioning about fluid retention, blood, urine, liver or kidney function tests, chest x-rays, and heart function tests.

e. Treatment

Water retention is often an incurable condition that most people learn to live with. However, especially if edema symptoms are not due to a serious medical condition, there are a number of lifestyle changes that may help. Patients should avoid prolonged standing and consider sleeping with feet elevated higher than the heart. Regular exercise may help immensely. A low-salt diet is also highly recommended, as is eating foods rich in potassium or natural diuretics such as celery, lettuce, carrots, onion, ginkgo, asparagus, tomato and cucumber. Water pills or herbal diuretics, such as dandelion leaf, parsley, hawthorn, corn silk and horsetail may also be taken. It is also useful to cut back on dehydrating drinks such as tea, coffee and alcohol.

Patients with underlying medical conditions may also want to consider associated treatment or lifestyle changes. For example, if liver disease is the cause of water retention, alcohol avoidance may treat the symptoms. Ongoing medical supervision is helpful, as are supplements (especially in the case of PMS-related edema). Useful supplements include calcium, magnesium, manganese, evening primrose oil, chaste tree, and vitamins B6, B5, B1 and D.

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