About FemSelectives Bladder Guard
FemSelectives is a new supplement that claims to help the 13 million Americans who suffer from an overactive bladder and urinary incontinence. Not yet approved by the FDA, Fem Selectives isn’t intended to prevent or treat any disease. Instead, the supplement promises that women can “stop worrying about going to the bathroom and feel like the real you again!”
What Does FemSelectives Do, Exactly?
The supplement, which comes in the form of a capsule, claims to help users maintain bladder control and resist uncomfortable feelings of urgency that can cause panic if you’re nowhere near a restroom. Fem Selectives also promises to:
- Stop bladder issues from waking you up
- Help you maintain bladder control
- Be drug-free
The main ingredient listed in Fem Selectives is “Go Control,” a trademarked blend of naturally sourced, drug-free ingredients that promises to be safe and effective. What’s in Fem Selectives’s proprietary Go Control blend?
- Soy isoflavones: Promise to help support the bladder muscle and pelvic floor, resulting in improved bladder control.
- Pumpkin seed extract: May help tone bladder muscles and maintain detrusor and sphincter muscle strength, resulting in improved urinary control.
What Can I Expect From FemSelectives Bladder Guard?
For the first two weeks, users should take one Fem Selectives capsule morning, noon and night, totaling three capsules per day. Starting your third week, you can reduce consumption to one capsule in the morning and one at night, totaling two capsules per day.
Once the ingredients have built up within your system, a single dose is claimed to keep your bladder functioning normally for 24 hours.
According to the manufacturer, clinical studies show that taking more of the Go Control ingredient in the initial weeks produces the desired results, while the reduced dosage in the following weeks is used to maintain the results. Fem Selectives claims that results can be effective in as little as two weeks, but may take up to six depending on how long your body takes to respond.
How Much Does FemSelectives Cost?
The initial three-week supply of FemSelectives bladder control supplement contains 60 pills and costs $49.99 plus $7.99 shipping and handling. Due to the reduced dosage after three weeks, the same supply will last 30 days thereafter.
The product’s website currently offers a “risk-free trial” through which you can order your initial box for only the cost of shipping and handling. However, this “risk-free trial” signs buyers up for a Fem Selectives auto-ship program, which will automatically send another box after the first 21 days, and subsequent boxes after every 30 days. Your credit card will be charged unless you call and cancel.
Important note: We’ve reviewed a lot of nutritional supplements here at HighYa, and it’s been our experience that most free trials are set up to ensure you pay full price, and autoship programs are a way of making sure you’ll purchase multiple products. Because of this, we often recommend avoiding products sold through these methods.
Because Fem Selectives is not available in stores, there’s no way to save on the exorbitant $7.99 shipping fee once a month.
While orders are covered by a 60-day money back guarantee, less the $7.99 for shipping and handling, you must call customer service at 1-800-318-0440 to request a refund or cancel your autoship enrollment.
Who Can Take FemSelectives Bladder Control Supplements?
Despite their product name, it’s perfectly safe for men who also experience bladder issues to try FemSelectives. However, you should not take Fem Selectives if you are:
- Under 18
- Pregnant or nursing
- Allergic to soy
If you’re currently taking any other medication, Fem Selectives advises that you first speak with your doctor before taking their supplements.
Can FemSelectives Really Help?
Either because Go Control is new on the market (only available since April of last year), or because no one wants to go on record about their bladder control issues, there aren’t any reviews for Fem Selectives bladder control supplement currently online.
But if bladder control issues are something you experience, WebMD claims that not all problems are the same. Their article states that for some, the problem is only a slight “dribble,” while others may experience complete urinary incontinence. Here’s their breakdown of reasons behind a lack of bladder control:
Stress incontinence: This is caused by anything that puts excessive pressure on the bladder, such as coughing, laughing, and sneezing. There are multiple potential causes, including pregnancy and childbirth, high-impact sports, aging, or being overweight.
Urge incontinence: Thought to be caused by bladder muscle spasms, this often occurs when an urgent need to go presents itself, followed by an involuntary “leak.” Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and even urinary tract infections can cause this.
Overflow incontinence: Often the result of diabetic nerve damage or prostate issues, this occurs when you can’t completely empty your bladder, resulting in urine dribbling.
Mixed incontinence: Two or more of the above, combined.
What Can You Do to Help?
If any of the above sounds like you, then WebMD has some suggestions for possible solutions:
Muscle training: For stress incontinence, learning muscle control can help manage leakage.
Bladder training: By lengthening the time between trips to the bathroom, bladder training can help women with urge incontinence. You start by urinating frequently, every 30 minutes or so, and increasing the time gradually until you're going every three to four hours.
Electrical stimulation: This can be used to strengthen muscles with stress incontinence or calm overactive muscles with urge incontinence.
Biofeedback: This involves becoming attuned to your body's functioning in order to gain control over muscles that suppress urges. Biofeedback typically involves wearing sensors to track certain bodily functions, such as muscle tension, and then learning how to control those functions.
The article also lists other possible solutions, including implants and over 300 surgeries that are recognized to help women solve problems with an overactive bladder. If deemed appropriate by a doctor, surgical solutions are often covered by insurance.
What’s the Bottom Line on FemSelectives Bladder Guard?
WebMD lists many potential medications to help women soothe an overactive bladder, but soy and pumpkin seed extracts remain noticeably absent.
Due to the lack of FDA approval or published evidence, Fem Selectives appears unlikely to provide noticeable results. Additionally, the company’s only other product is a weight loss supplement, which (by looking at their FAQs) apparently shares a similar (or the same) ingredients label. Combined with their mandatory auto-ship program, this product raises several red flags.
If you suffer from an overactive bladder or female incontinence, your best bet to tighten up the plumbing is to visit your doctor for their advice, or first try alternative strengthening exercises before taking herbal extracts that lack proven results.