Benefits at a Glance
Maintains urinary tract health
Useful for bladder and kidney infections
Decreases the ability of E. coli to adhere to the cells lining the bladder
Supplementation allows easier adherence without the additional sugar from cranberries
Cranberries have been used for hundreds of years as nutritional support for the urinary tract. Cranberry extract provides support without the unwanted sugar found in cranberry juice varieties, which can encourage the growth of unfriendly bacteria. The role of cranberry extract includes enhancing the acidity of urine and maintaining a healthy urinary tract ecology. Constituents of cranberry extract associated with its benefits include proanthocyanidins as well as d-mannose. In one study, healthy urinary function was observed in subjects shortly after drinking cranberry juice cocktail. Another study suggested the potential for cranberry juice to interact with lectin receptors and maintain a healthy bladder wall. At Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, a randomized double blind, placebo-controlled trial involving over 150 female volunteers reported positive support for a healthy urinary tract after administration of a cranberry beverage. Our cranberry extract is made from 100% whole cranberry fruit solids through a proprietary process that concentrates the health benefiting components of cranberries without the use of solvents or sugars. This patented process allows a natural fiber protective matrix to surround the bioactive principles of cranberry, which helps to facilitate their transportation to the lower intestine without being destroyed by gastric acid.
It has been known for many years that cranberries are useful for bladder and kidney infections. A recent study noted the proanthocyanidins in cranberries decrease the ability of E. coli to adhere to the cells lining the bladder. Cranberries are also rich in other phytochemicals including anthocyanin and flavonols. This recent study also shows that other microorganisms including H. pylori also respond to cranberries. Since cranberries prevent the adhesion of these bacteria, it may prevent colonization and infection.
Adding cranberry to your diet may help prevent UTI’s and ulcers associated with E. coli and H. pylori as well as offering other benefits that require more research. Since eating cranberries daily is often difficult and cranberry juices tend to be sugar-loaded, adding a cranberry supplement can help meet your health goals.
When buying a cranberry supplement, be aware the efficacy of some products, especially encapsulated powders, can be affected by high temperatures during the extraction process. Therefore, you want powders derived from whole cranberries that have been clinically tested and carry the USP or GMP designation.
Cranberry NS from Pure Encapsulations is made from 100% whole cranberry through a proprietary process that concentrates the health benefiting components of cranberries without the use of solvents or sugars.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount per serving
Cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon) extract (fruit)
Other ingredients: cranberry fiber, cranberry seed oil, guar gum, sunflower lecithin, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 1-3 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
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