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Recent studies are showing Cranberries to be of even more therapeutic value previously believed. Cranberries have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal properties as well, and may help to lower levels of oxalates, which are often at a high level in individuals within the autism spectrum. These make cranberries a common treatment for such other conditions as kidney stones, ulcers, heart disease and gum disease. Our convenient cranberry concentrate can be swallowed as a gel cap or opened and mixed in to food or drink, as it not, surprisingly, tastes like cranberries.
Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) that can prevent the adhesion of certain of bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections to the urinary tract wall. The anti-adhesion properties of cranberry may also inhibit the bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach ulcers. It is these unique compounds that are pivotal in the prevention of urinary tract infections rather than the acidification of the urine as was previously hypothesized.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
USDA scientists at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University have been finding promising results associated with diets high in antioxidants and other phytonutrients. Preliminary studies suggest that diets containing fruit and vegetables with high-ORAC^ values may provide protection against chronic age-related afflictions like loss of coordination and memory.
Using an animal model James Joseph, Ph.D. and Barbara Shukitt-Hale Ph.D. have been experimenting with cranberries and their ability to protect brain cells from free radical damage and subsequent motor and cognitive function losses. Rats fed diets supplemented with cranberries are put through a series of tests to evaluate their neural function compared to a control group. Preliminary results indicate that there will be compelling evidence that cranberry can help protect the brain from neurological damage (unpublished results).
Supplement Facts
Ingredients Amount Daily Value
Cranberry Juice Powder 400 mg *
yielding Quinic Acid 52 mg *
Citric Acid 52 mg *
Malic Acid 36 mg *
Other Ingredients: rice flour, vegetable stearate, gelatin (capsule).
* No established Daily Value
  1. Ahuja, S., Kaack, B. and Roberts, J. Loss of fimbrial adhesion with the addition of Vaccinium macrocarpon to the growth medium of p-fimbriated E. coil. Journal of Urology, 1998. 159: 559-562.
  2. Fowler, J.E. Urinary tract infections in women. Urological Clinics of North America, 1986. 13(4): 673-683.
  3. Bodel, P.I., Cotrain, R., and Kass, E.H. Cranberry juice and the antibacterial action of hippuric acid. Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 1959. 54: 881-888.
  4. Bomser, J., et al. In vitro anticancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Medica, 1996. 62: 212-216.Helicobacter pylori adhesion to human gastric mucus by a high-molecular-weight constituent of cranberry juice. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition, 2002. 42(Suppl.): 279-284.
  5. Burger, O., Weiss, E., Sharon, N., Tabak, M., Neeman, I., and Ofek, I. Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori adhesion to human gastric mucus by a high-molecular-weight constituent of cranberry juice. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition, 2002. 42(Suppl.): 279-284.

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