For urinary tract infection
Each capsule contains:
Cranberry fruit extract containing proanthocyanidin ………….. 100 mg
The proanthocyanidins (PACs) present in cranberries have an uncommon A-type intermolecular double linkage that appears to impart its unique antiadherence effect and is different from PACs found in other flavonoid rich foods. Cranberries contain PAC compounds that have strong bacterial anti-adhesion properties.
E.coli bacteria cause 80-90% of urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common infection among women and have a high reoccurrence rate. PACs from cranberries affect E.coli cells in three ways. Cranberry PACs (1) change the shape of the E.coli from rods to spheres (2) alter the cell membranes and (3) compress tendrils on the outside of the cells, which affects E.coli’s ability to attach to cells lining of the bladder wall. All of these effects inhibit the bacteria’s attachment to cells lining of the bladder wall.
The other mechanism by which a change in the pH of urine is by the conversion of benzoic acid to hippuric acid. The amount of benzoic acid in the fruit results in the production of sufficient hippuric acid to be effective as a urinary bacteriostatic agent. It helps to reduce urinary odor making it useful for who are incontinent.
Prevention and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infection
12 years and above – one capsule two times daily after meal
12 years and above – two capsules two times daily after meal
Cranberry is generally well tolerated.
It should be used in combination with Probiotics (Biogurt®) for better result.
60 capsules per bottle