Cranberine™ combines Cran-Max® 100% whole cranberry fruit concentrate with berberine and Oregon Grape root to provide broad supportive effects for the urogenital tract. Cran-Max® is made through a proprietary process that intensifies the natural benefits of whole cranberry without the use of solvents, preservatives or sugars. Biological activity is protected against stomach acid degradation with the patented Bio-Shield®** system. Berberine, a plant alkaloid provided by berberine sulfate, and Oregon Grape root has anti-adherence activity against potential urinary pathogens such as E. coli.
UTI Soothe™ features the simple sugar d-mannose which occurs naturally in cranberries and pineapple. Tiny amounts of d-mannose are metabolized and the remainder is excreted via the urine. As it is flushed from the body, d-mannose coats E. coli so it no longer sticks to urinary tract walls and is washed away with normal urination. This helps to maintain a healthy environment for the urinary tract’s mucosal surface. Since d-mannose is absorbed in the upper gastro-intestinal tract, it does not affect friendly E. coli or other beneficial bacteria normally present in the colon.