Cranberries are a berry from the Ericaceae family. The plant is known as the Vaccinium oxycoccus or macrocarpon. The crimson berry is native to Canada and Northern-central America. Previously it was harvested for food, drink, and therapeutic benefits. Most notably used during the winter months as a compact source of nutrition.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRANBERRY
Raw Cranberries are a fruit rich in dietary fibre, manganese, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, B6 and K.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps to regenerate other antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Also, it promotes immune health.
- Vitamin K aids the blood clotting process and aid wound healing. Moreover, it maintains bone health through the absorption of Calcium.
- Potassium is an electrolyte that contributes to muscle function, the nervous system and promotes a healthy blood pressure.
The main active compound of cranberries is called a proanthocyanidin. This is a natural chemical compound that provides colour, promotes cell integrity and reduces oxidation which may lead to disease.
Although it is not an approved health claim, studies have shown that cranberry supplements can reduce the number of urinary tract infections (UTI) and prevent the onset of a UTI. This is thought to be due to the proanthocyanidin and D-mannose content of the natural berry.
Our Cranberry tablets
We provide a high strength 5,000mg of cranberry per supplement or 10,000mg per daily dosage. This is taken from a potent cranberry extract. We recommend that you take one tablet up to twice a day for maximum results. We also provide four quantities of the tablets to suit your needs.