Cran Clearance 100 caps - 12:1 cranberry concentrate from Vaccinium macrocarpon | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Cran-Clearance is a 12:1 cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) concentrate containing quinic, benzoic and hippuric acids, which are important organic acids found in fresh cranberries. Moreover, cranberries contain unique proanthocyanidins (OPCs) that have been found to possess an Anti-Adherence Factor that helps to maintain the health of the urinary tract (uroepithelial cells).
• protects the urinary tract
• other antioxidant properties protecting arteries and veins
Urinary tract infections
Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by a strain of E. coli which attach to and invade cells in the bladder. When bladder cells are shed, the bacteria can escape and infect new cells, creating a nasty cycle of recurring infections. The first and most crucial step of infection is the adherence of the bacteria to the wall of the urinary tract. E. coli have arm-like extensions with sticky ends that they use to latch onto their target cell. If the bacteria cannot adhere to cells, they cannot cause an infection.
What causes Urinary Tract Infections?
Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) can involve a variety of different bacteria species (including Staphylococcus saprophyticus and some enterococci species), nearly all infections of the lower urinary tract and bladder are caused by a few strains of E. coli bacteria called uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC).
Various harmless strains of E. coli are normally present in the body - but they don’t belong in the urinary tract.
The invading UPEC take advantage of receptors naturally found on the cells lining the urinary tract. Like pirates in an old movie, UPEC use “grappling hooks” called type I pili to first hook on to these receptors, and then to invade the cell. Once inside the cell, these pathogens can live and reproduce in safety, shielded from many of the body’s defensive immune responses.
Cranberry extract for an enhanced effect
Cranberries have been used in the treatment of UTI for many years and are now regarded as a nonpharmaceutical approach for the treatment and prevention of simple UTI infections. Like D-Mannose, cranberries are effective in the treatment of the majority of UTI caused by by E. coli.
Cranberries and cranberry extracts acidify the urine, which reduces bacterial growth. Furthermore, cranberries also contain certain tannins called proanthocyanidins that have been shown to reduce bacterial adherence to the urinary tract wall. This is a significant benefit in the treatment of UTIs as adherence is essential for infection.
Studies have documented that drinking eight glasses of cranberry juice twice a day can eradicate most UTIs. If consumption is maintained, infection is unlikely to recur; a Harvard study has demonstrated that regular use of cranberry juice reduced bacterial growth in the urinary tract. Cranberry tablets are just a lot more cost effective than cranberry juice in the treatment and prevention of UTI.
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How to get in enough fluids and not feel embarassedWhomever is interested in health and fitness will have been told countless times to drink enough fluids to stay healthy!
What they never tell you, is how to combine drinking plenty fluids with being out and about on the road or stuck in a place where you aren't allowed to take potty breaks! Yikes!
I can't even begin to tell you the amount of times when I was cycling some event and needing to pee so badly, but not find a bush to hide behind. Or, when I did see one, already have gone past it, and of course you never ever turn around, but pedal onwards.
Oh, how I envied my shameless male companions, who simply could get off at a tree and empty their bladder.
But even men encounter a problem when it comes to what is called, doing a 'number 2'.
What is PSA?Every year, thousands of men are told they have a high PSA level after undergoing a routine screening test. The most important and most concerning cause of an elevated PSA is prostate cancer. However, prostate cancer is only one of many potential causes of an elevated PSA. Virtually anything that irritates the prostate will cause your PSA to rise, at least temporarily.
What exactly is PSA? PSA or Prostate-specific antigen is a protein produced by the prostate and found in the blood.
A PSA blood test can detect prostate cancer early, which makes it seem like a no-brainer to get tested.
Many prostate cancers grow slowly, so a PSA test may save the lives of some men whose prostate cancer would go undetected otherwise.
However, there is a downside to testing for PSA as quite frequently there is no real health risk even though somenone's PSA-levels are elevated. Some men will undergo unnecessary surgeries or radiation treatments, which could cause lifelong problems such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence.
take 2 capsules with water twice a day in between meals
always drink at least 2L of water a day when taking this supplement*
* = depending on sodium intake and overall food choices being made
each daily intake contains (2 capsules)
Vitamin C 60mg (100% RDI)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry extract) 1.300mg†
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (12:1 cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) concentrate), filler (magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans