Cranberry Extract Standardized, 90 Vegetarian Capsules, NOW Foods
|Cranberry has become an essential element in the promotion of sound urinary
tract health. Maximum Strength Standardized Cranberry Extract from NOW is naturally
rich in powerful compounds called proanthocyanidins (OPC's). These OPC's discourage
harmful bacteria from clinging to the lining of the urinary tract. If ignored,
these bacteria can lead to the formation of a hostile environment prone to infection
and unhealthy bacterial growth. |
Serving Size: 3 Vcaps
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 1.5 g <1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g 2%
Sugars 0.5 g
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) (Fruit) 1.0 g (1,000) mg
(Standardized to min. 6% Quinic Acid and min. 7% OPC's)
Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) (Leaf) 300 mg
(Standardized to min. 20% Arbutin)
Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera) 45 mg
(Standardized to min. 90% Total Polyphenols)
Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Cranberry Extract Clinical Strength FAQ
What causes these recurring UTIs?
How does Cranberry help support urinary tract health?
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine 339:15, 1085-1086, 1998 has shown that certain tannins found in Cranberry juice called proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are actually responsible for inhibiting E.coli bacteria from adhering to the surface of the urinary tract thereby preventing infection by allowing the bacteria to be suspended in the urine and flushed down the drain. NOWs Clinical Strength Cranberry contains 1 gram of Cranberry solids per serving which has been shown to be an effective dose for UTI prevention.What's the purpose of the Uva ursi and the Grapeseed extracts?
Uva ursi contains called arbutin that releases an anti-microbial substance that may kill some E.coli bacteria. Grapeseed is high in polyphenols and adds to the OPC content of this formula.