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Cranberry Complex combines Cranberry, Crataeva, Buchu and Uva Ursi. Together, these herbs contribute procyanidins, flavonoids, anthocyanins, organic acids, saponins, sterols, an essential oil (consisting mainly of the monoterpene diosphenol), hydroquinone glycosides (particularly arbutin), polyphenols and other compounds.
Cranberry Complex helps to:
- encourage healthy urinary tract function
- support healthy bladder and function
- promote healthy mucosal surfaces in the urinary tract*
Suggested Use: 1 tablet 3 – 4 times daily, or as directed.
Urinary system: filters, tubes and a storage tank
The urinary system consists of
- two kidneys (act like filters, taking waste out of the blood)
- two ureters (tubes from kidneys to the bladder)
- bladder (like a storage tank designed to hold the urine)
- urethra (tube from bladder to outside the body)
One of the jobs of the urinary system is to remove wastes and excess water. The kidneys do this by making urine. Urine is moved to and stored temporarily in the bladder before being removed from the body. An external sphincter (ring of muscle acting as a valve), which is controlled by the conscious part of the brain, surrounds the urethra.1,2*
Healthy urinary system: clean surfaces, good defenses, good tone
The urinary tract ends on the body surface (outside the body) and so can never be sterile throughout its length. When the urinary tract is normal and defense mechanisms are intact the urinary system is healthy.3,4*
Much of the urinary system, including the bladder, possesses a highly specialized epithelium which is a barrier to urine. (The epithelium is like a lining.) Regular and complete emptying of the bladder, as well as a healthy epithelium is important in maintaining a healthy urinary tract and helps maintain mucosal defense mechanisms.1,3*
How Cranberry Complex Keeps You Healthy Encourages healthy urinary tract tissue and function
In 1995 researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health reported that regular consumption of Cranberry juice by women was associated with maintaining a healthy urinary tract.5*
A statistical analysis of the results of randomized, controlled clinical trials was conducted in 2004. It found that on the basis of the two most rigorous trials, Cranberry preparations support a healthy urinary tract when taken for a period of 12 months.(6)
The use of Cranberry preparations became popular in the 1920s when American scientists showed that urine became more acidic after eating large amounts of cranberries. It was thought that acidic urine would help keep the urinary tract healthy.
However, more recent research indicates that this is not the case.7-9 Instead, Cranberry preparations may help the epithelium of the urinary tract stay healthy.7*
- May be combined with Echinacea Premium tablets or liquid or Andrographis Complex tablets for extra immune system support.
- Combines well with ProstaCo capsules or Nettle Root 1:2 liquid to support healthy urine flow in men.
- Increase water intake.*