Cranberry, The Common Home UTI Remedy, Is Now Backed by REAL Science.

For decades the scientists have been conducting research into cranberry as an alternative for antibiotics in treating UTIs. Women claimed that it helped them, but the research could not verify how or why that might be so.

Then in 2018 a breakthrough study was published that settled the debate about how cranberry works for UTIs. Here are the facts.

COMMON MISPERCEPTION:
Cranberry juice helps a UTI

CRANBERRY FACT:
Cranberry must be consumed as a concentrated powder extract in capsule form to provide any benefit for a UTI. While drinking cranberry juice may provide some people relief, it would be difficult to consume enough in a single day to help with a UTI.

COMMON MISPERCEPTION:
Cranberry can cure a UTI.

CRANBERRY FACT:
Cranberry’s most important role is to prevent new UTIs from occurring.  It cannot clear up an active UTI, which is what D-Mannose, another natural supplement, will do. 

COMMON MISPERCEPTION:
Cranberry makes your urine more acidic which gets rid of the bacteria.

CRANBERRY FACT:
What makes cranberry work is called PACs, which stands for proanthocyanidins, which are bioactive molecules protecting the bladder.

COMMON MISPERCEPTION:
Cranberry only helps with E Coli infections

CRANBERRY FACT:
Defends against all forms of UTI bacteria: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

See Cranberry PACs In Action:

Bacteria can cling to the bladder lining causing it to become inflamed. PAC molecules coat the bladder, preventing the bacteria from adhering, so they float out with your urine.

Mixed Reviews About Cranberry and UTIs Now Debunked

The findings of the 2018 research are backed by several other clinical trials and meta-analyses.

Unfortunately, many advertisers and health publishers have not kept up with the latest developments and are still skeptical, or negative, about the effects of cranberry for UTIs. Pay no attention.

Here is a list of recent scientific studies that confirm these findings.

  • Article in Nutritional Outlook: Double-blind study determined that a minimum of 36 mg of the soluble A-type PAC is required to promote bacterial anti-adhesion activity.
  • Article in Research Journal PLOS ONE Our updated meta-analysis indicated that cranberry supplementation significantly reduced the incidence of UTIs in susceptible populations.
  • Article in Geriatric Magazine: Evidence-based cranberry prophylaxis with 36 mg PAC represents an opportunity for a reset in health care providers’ approach to the management of UTIs.

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Who Should Take Cranberry Extract?

Cranberry extract is not for people with an active UTI; it is a preventative product, so it should be taken by people who:

  • Have no UTI right now, but tend to get flare-ups;
  • Have recently cleared up a UTI (either with antibiotics, or D-Mannose) and want to stay infection-free; and
  • Have no apparent symptoms, but are vulnerable to undetected UTIs, i.e. the elderly.

It is safe for everyone, including diabetics, pregnant women and seniors.

How Often Should It Be Taken?

You take Vitamin C to ward off colds.  You take Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis.  Just add 1 cranberry extract capsule to your daily vitamin routine to live UTI free.

 

Not All Cranberry Products Will Work – What To Look For

According to an article written by Reuters Health, only 1 out of 7 cranberry extract capsules on the market today has the right formula .

So, make sure you look for: a minimum of 36 mg of PAC; made from pure cranberry juice concentrate; and no additives.

Now Recommended By American Urology Association

In 2019, the American Urological Association (AUA) released its new guidelines for recurrent UTIs, titled “Recurrent Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women: AUA/CUA/SUFU Guideline.”

The guidelines emphasize the need for non-antibiotic alternatives for reducing recurrent urinary tract infections. They also highlight cranberry as an effective means of prevention, citing the newest evidence supporting the benefits of the fruit’s PACs.

So, they are encouraging urologists to recommend this new cranberry extract formula as a follow-up to antibiotics to prevent recurring UTIs.