Cranberry is considered a superfood by many due to the many health benefits it affords consumers. Among these include boosting heart and immunity health, and fighting harm caused by free radicals through antioxidants. One of its more popular uses it to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTI).
To further showcase the effectiveness of this fruit in an extract format, Diana Food conducted a clinical study using Urophenol®. Made from a whole fruit cranberry, this extract features higher levels of proanthocyanidins (PACs) compared to regular cranberry supplements or ingredients. PACs are key to lowering instances of UTI as these flavonoids are known to suppress the adhesion of E.coli bacteria.
Key findings in the study show that Urophenol® reduces the chances of getting symptomatic UTI and symptomatic UTI with pyuria in women with moderate UTI recurrence by 43 percent. It also showed actions taking place from the gut to the urinary tract.
According to Nathalie Richer, Diana Foods’ Global Product Manager Health & Nutrition, “This study confirms that the high concentration of proanthocyanidins found in Urophenol® makes it an excellent choice for UTI health supplementation products. We consider it a game-changer in the cranberry extract market segment.”
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