Cranberries: Why Are They Beneficial for the Bladder?
If you've ever tried a sip of cranberry juice, you may rightly wonder: Why is it so extremely sour? The answer lies in the exceptionally healthy property of the cranberry. This berry contains so much ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, that it becomes extremely sour and nearly unpalatable. It's understandable that the cranberry sauce traditionally served at Thanksgiving in the USA is heavily sweetened, unfortunately compromising its health-promoting properties.
In Germany, cranberry products are mainly available in health food stores and pharmacies. They are particularly popular as a protection against urinary tract infections. The intake is worthwhile, as cranberries are healthy not only because of their high Vitamin C content. Among the most valuable components are highly effective antioxidants that protect the human body from damage caused by free radicals. For those who don't want to drink the extremely sour juice daily, cranberry capsules are an option. These not only bypass the unpleasant taste but are also particularly gentle on the teeth.
What are Free Radicals, and How Do Antioxidants in Cranberries Act Against Them?
Free radicals are initially a natural product of the body, which in small quantities is even beneficial. When viruses or bacteria enter a healthy body, it responds with inflammation and the production of free radicals, serving as messenger molecules and regenerating various important cell metabolism processes. The problem arises when the healthy amount of free radicals is exceeded. This can quickly happen due to harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol, or stress, exposure to chemicals, or harmful environmental influences like pollution or increased UV radiation. An excess of free radicals can lead to impairments in the body.
Fortunately, free radicals have natural adversaries: antioxidants. Simply put, these reduce the number of free radicals. Cranberries are known for their particularly high concentration of antioxidants and help the body maintain a healthy level of free radicals.
What is D-Mannose, and Why is it Often Combined with Cranberry?
D-Mannose is a simple sugar with a unique property: It is barely metabolized by the human body, making it suitable for diabetics and those aiming to lose weight. Instead, it enters the bloodstream directly to the kidney and further to the bladder, where it is completely excreted with urine. The D-Mannose in our capsules ensures that the highly concentrated, extremely sour components of the cranberry reach the stomach in an enjoyable manner and the required sweetness is quickly excreted with the urine.
To further intensify the effect of our capsules, we have added other valuable ingredients: the essential amino acid L-Methionine, as well as dandelion and pumpkin seed powder, providing your body with additional natural reinforcement.
|Content per capsule:
|daily dose 2 capsules
|Pumpkin seed powder
*NRV% = % Nutrient reference value
|take 2 capsules daily with lots of liquid during a meal
|Cranberry powder, D-Mannose, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, L-Methionine, Dandelion powder, Pumpkin seed powder, Sodium Ascorbate