Whole Cranberry Concentrate Powder Description:
Cran-Max™ capsules, provided by DouglasLaboratories®, contain 500 mg of 100% wholecranberry fruit concentrated extract. This all-natural,100% pure cranberry powder dietary supplement isfree of added sugars, artificial sweeteners and otheringredients.
Cran-Max is derived using a unique extractionprocess which allows for a higher concentration of allof the active nutrients in cranberries compared toother cranberry supplements. Juice from whole,organic cranberries is extracted from the fruit,concentrated and infused back into the purecranberry fiber of the original berry. This uniqueprocess provides an exceptionally nutrient-densecranberry concentrate which contains all of thebioactive ingredients of the whole fruit. As scientistshave not yet identified all of the active constituents ofcranberry, it is essential that the whole fruit, with itsentire complement of bioactive components, be usedfor optimal health benefit.Cran-Max is distinguished from other cranberrypowder supplements by its higher concentration ofjuice and dietary fiber. Typically, the nutrientscontained in 2 capsules of many cranberrysupplements have the equivalent activity of 1 ounceof cranberry juice cocktail. However, the potentconcentrate in a single Cran-Max capsule providesthe equivalent activity of 8 ounces of cranberry juicecocktail. As a result, fewer Cran-Max capsulesprovide superior nutrient concentration than otherextracts or fruit juice cocktail. Consequently, Cran-Max is an effective and convenient means ofsupporting urinary tract health. Health Functions:
Cranberry juice has long been recognized for its rolein supporting urinary tract health. Its beneficialproperties were originally attributed to its ability toacidify urine. However, recent research indicates thatthe active components of cranberry preventdeleterious bacteria (such as Escherichia coli) fromadhering to the epithelial lining of the urinary tractwhere they could otherwise congregate, multiply andinduce infection. The identity of the activeingredients of cranberry has not yet been completelydescribed. It appears that two components ofcranberry inhibit bacterial adhesion: fructose, a sugartypically found in fruit and a yet to be identifiedpolymeric compound. Whole cranberries alsocontain proanthocyanins and anthocyanins, twobioflavonoids known for their antioxidant activity.Other health benefits have been ascribed to thepresence of several organic acids including hippuric,ellagic, shikimic, quinic, malic, benzoic and citricacids. Cran-Max is the only cranberry dietarysupplement shown to contain ellagic acid which isreported to be the principle organic acid in naturalcranberry fruit. Ingredients:
Formula(#CRA-60X) Each capsule contains:
Cran-Max™ Whole Cranberry Fruit, driedconcentrate 500 mg.
Cran-Max™ is a trademark of Cape Cod Biolab Corporation.Servings:
1 to 2 capsules daily with water as a dietary supplement or as directed by a physician.Caution:
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.