Drinking cranberry juice has been a traditional method used to prevent urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain antibacterial compounds that act against the coliform bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. The primary mechanism of action may be the decrease in the adhesion of bacteria (most notably E. Coli) to urinary tract cells. However, the disadvantages to this include the ingestion of unwanted calories, artificial preservatives, colours, flavours, sodium and refined sugar.
Maximum Concentrate Cranberry Complex is comprised of 450 mg of Cran-Max™ Cranberry and 50 mg of D-Mannose. This combination helps prevent bacteria that initiate urinary tract infections from adhering to urinary tract lining. It contains naturally occurring proanthocyanidins that possess antibacterial activity. Each capsule is derived from 500 mg of fresh, pure cranberry juice concentrate. A daily dose of one capsule is equivalent to an 8oz glass of cranberry juice.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Quantity: 60 capsules
|Cran-Max™ Cranberry||450 mg, (Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit)|
|D-Mannose (Glucose)||50 mg|
|Also contains: Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Gelatin.|
Drug Interactions: Avoid taking this product with Warfarin or Uva ursi.
Nutrient Depletions: None known.
Supportive Interactions: Water and Vitamin C work in conjunction with cranberry extract to speed recovery from a UTI. Cranberry provides support for individuals taking lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Losec).
Warnings and Precautions: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a history of kidney stones, or if taking blood thinners. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist.
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. Cranberry supplements may cause loose stools in some individuals. Discontinue use if this occurs.
Probiotics (“good” bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract) are beneficial because they help digest food and...