Considered a “superfruit,” cranberries contain a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins which are in the dietary flavonoid family. These specific flavonoids are antioxidants with great health benefits. Cranberry has a long history of use for helping support urinary tract health. trunature® Cranberry also includes the ShanStar™ concentrated cranberry extract to provide antioxidant activity.† An excellent addition to the daily diet, trunature® Cranberry is a convenient way to supplement your diet with the benefits of cranberries without the sugar and extra calories of juices.†
- Antioxidant activity†
- Helps support a healthy urinary tract†
Cranberry fruit is a source of proanthocyanidins, antioxidant compounds that have been found to help stop bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract wall. As a result, many forms of cranberry are taken by people to support a healthy urinary tract. Cranberry supplements offer a convenient and concentrated way to support urinary tract health without the added sugar and calories that other forms may have.†
Clinical studies have shown health benefits from consuming cranberries in many forms,, when the level of the active ingredient is optimal. Proanthocyanidins are phytonutrients believed to be the active components in cranberries that have antimicrobial properties. Findings suggest that these compounds can reduce E. coli bacteria binding to the urinary tract lining , thus supporting a healthy urinary tract. Studies show consuming 10-16 ounces of cranberry cocktail, 1-10 ounces cranberry juice, or 500-1,600 mg of cranberry extract is beneficial for general urinary tract health.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has measured and evaluated the antioxidant activity of several foods including blueberries and cranberries.
(Chart was composed using data provided in USDA 2007 report.Please note that while both cranberry and blueberries have antioxidant properties, the mechanisms of action for their actual health benefits are somewhat different).
Suggested Use: Take one softgel three times daily with water at meal times. We recommend drinking a full 8-ounce glass of water when taking cranberry softgels and drinking 6-8 glasses of water or other liquids each day.
Ingredients: Cranberry Fruit Extract, Gelatin (Porcine), Yellow Beeswax, Soybean Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Soy Lecithin, Glycerin, Water, Titanium Dioxide (Artificial Color), Red 40 Lake, Blue 2 Lake.
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WARNING: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor before taking this product.
There are no known side effects from taking cranberry supplements, although individuals with history of kidney stones should consult their healthcare providers before taking cranberry supplements. Some individuals consuming large amounts of cranberry cocktail or juice (>1 liter) have experienced gastrointestinal upset including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but such side effects have not occurred in cranberry supplement users.