Cranberry & Bladder/Urinary Health*: The urinary tract is vulnerable to bacterial infections because of the ability of bacteria to bind/adhere to the wall of the bladder and urethra.
The use of cranberry for urinary tract/bladder health is very effective, as confirmed by several scientific studies of Urinary Tract infections (UTIs) . Cranberry contains a natural sugar, D-Mannose which
prevents e-coli bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder, preventing their colonization of the urinary tract, so that they are
flushed away with urination.
Cranberry & Womens Bladder Health: Women are 10 times more likely to experience urinary problems than men. Frequent or chronic urinary tract infections (cystitis) occur in women because the female urethra is only two inches long and straight, making it easy for bacteria to reach the bladder.
Cranberry & Mens Bladder Health: Cranberry is effective for men who have difficulty passing urine and emptying their bladder properly, such as BPH or enlarged prostate. When urine remains in the bladder, bacteria have a greater chance of attaching to the bladder lining.
Cranberry & Dental/Gum Health: Dental researchers have discovered that Cranberry may be important for preventing cavities. The University of Rochester Medical Center has discovered that the same traits that make cranberry juice a powerful weapon against bladder infections also hold promise for protecting teeth against cavities. The cranberry research will be published in the January 2006 issue of Caries Research
Dental plaque is composed primarily of oral bacteria that have attached themselves to the tooth and gum surfaces. Cranberry acts like Teflon® for teeth, making it difficult for the bacteria that causes cavities to cling to tooth surfaces. Stickiness is everything for the microbe Streptococcus mutans, which creates most cavities by eating sugars and then excreting acids which erode and decay the tooth.
Cranberry & Digestive Health: New research suggests compounds found in Cranberries may inhibit ulcer-causing bacteria from sticking to the stomach wall
Peptic ulcers are increasingly being attributed to infection by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, as opposed to stress and/or stomach acidity. Lab research showed that a constituent of cranberry inhibits the adhesion of H. pylori to human gastric mucus. These preliminary results suggest that cranberry may be beneficial in the prevention of peptic ulcers through the inhibition of H. pylori adhesion to gastric mucus and stomach epithelium.
Cranberry Juice vs Supplements: The National Kidney Foundation recommends drinking at least one large glass of cranberry juice a day to help maintain urinary tract health.
Most cranberry juices have added sugar,
so Cranberry supplements are a better natural health option +1-2 pints water daily.
Cranberry supplements can provide you with an exact, pharmacologically effective daily dose of the natural biologically active substances. Cranberry extract is also high in natural vitamin C and other natural antioxidants and tannins.
Cranberry Maximum Strength caps: Cranberry Maxiumum Strength caps are standardized to min. 6% Quinic Acid and min. 7% OPC's. With additional herbal extracts of:
Uva Ursi: Uva Ursi or Bearberry has a marked antiseptic and astringent effect on the membranes of the urinary system, soothing, toning and strengthening them.
Grape Seed extract: Grape seed extract has high proanthocyanidin content for additional antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties