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Cranberry Supplements: Information

Cranberries are a nutritious berry grown in the northeast US and Canada. Cranberries have been eaten as a food for centuries. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants1 and compounds that benefit urinary tract health.2

Cranberry's Health Benefits

Most people who use cranberry supplements do so for urinary tract health, especially with respect to recurrent bacterial urinary tract infections. It is though that cranberry contains compounds that inhibit pathogenic bacteria from adhering to urinary tract surfaces.3

Using Cranberry Supplements

Use as directed.

Side-effects and Cautions:

Cranberry supplements are safe and have few side-effects, even for pregnant or lactating women according to one study.4 Do not attempt to treat suspected urinary tract problems without the supervision of your doctor.

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2. Phytomedicine. 2007 Apr;14(4):237-41. Epub 2007 Feb 12.
3. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2008 Apr;14(4):350-5. Epub 2008 Jan 7.
4. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Winter;15(1):e80-6. Epub 2008 Jan 18.