What is Cranberry
Cranberry extract is a popular supplement made from dried cranberries. These nutrient-rich berries are packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and flavonols. They have long been used in traditional medicine, and now science confirms cranberry extract may support the health of the urinary, immune, and cardiovascular systems.
Benefits of Cranberry
- Cleanses the urinary system body and treats urinary tract infections (UTIs) naturally
- Rich in proanthocyanidins and D-mannose
- Enhances immunity
- Powerful heart-healthy antioxidants support the cardiovascular system
- Supports the health of your digestive system
How it Works
Proanthocyanidin-rich cranberry extract is a useful supplement for those who struggle with recurring bladder or urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Proanthocyanidins provide cranberries with their vibrant red color and improve the balance of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in the body. They prevent bacteria that cause UTIs, Escherichia coli, from binding to the hair-like proteins that line the urinary tract. These bacteria are then easily washed out of the body via urine. Cranberries are also a source of D-mannose, a simple sugar that's poorly absorbed by the body. Much like proanthocyanidins, when D-mannose is excreted via urine, it blocks E.coli bacteria from colonizing the wall of the urinary tract.
Antioxidants in cranberry extract defend your cells from unstable free radicals that typically lead to chronic inflammation and signs of premature aging. An interesting study found that, compared to blueberry juice, consuming 500 ml of cranberry juice once per week increases antioxidant capacity in the body and boosts vitamin C levels by up to 30%. These powerful antioxidants may support a strong immune system and improve markers of cardiovascular disease.
Additionally, cranberry extract is great for digestive health. Emerging research suggests that cranberries are rich in a prebiotic carbohydrate called xyloglucans that feed beneficial probiotic bacteria. This enhances overall wellness by promoting the growth and proliferation of beneficial microorganisms in your gut and reducing the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Silica, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Cellulose Powder.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication (especially anti-coagulant drugs such as warfarin, Coumadin®, heparin), or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.