Although the focus of Utiva UTI Dietary Supplement is to help in prevention of UTIs, we cannot forget the powerful benefits of cranberries in general.* For generations, cranberries have been considered a superfood, meaning it's nutritionally dense, packed with antioxidants and good for maintaining overall health.*
Cranberries are actually higher in antioxidants than other fruits and berries, says nutritionist Jenna Gorham, RDN.
This is a powerful statement especially for our Utiva UTI Dietary Supplement since our main focus is the concentration of proanthocyanidins (PACs) which are the main source of antioxidants in cranberries! In fact, it takes more than 20 cranberries to make only one of our capsules.* That's a powerful punch of antioxidants at 15% concentration of PACs in 1 capsule (36mg PAC).*
1. Cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections*
When you think of cranberry juice, what comes to mind is that it’s said to help with urinary tract infections, which board-certified family medicine physician and The 10-Day Total Body Transformation author Shilpi Agarwal, MD, confirms.
That’s because cranberries are loaded with an antioxidant called proanthocyanidins, or PACs for short. “PACs reduce the ability for bacteria to stick to the wall of the urinary tract and thus reduce chances of developing urinary tract infections,” she says. So if you’re prone to getting UTIs, cranberries are your BFF. (As is drinking a lot of water.)*
2. They can improve your digestion*
Fiber is great for overall gut health, and cranberries are packed with it—one cup has about 4.6 grams of fiber, Graham says. “This is important because we need fiber for a healthy digestive system and to maintain regular bowel movements,” Dr. Agarwal adds. Plus, fiber keeps you fuller longer, which means you’re less likely to reach for a not-so-healthy snack.
3. They may reduce bad cholesterol*
“Research is also suggesting that regular consumption of low-calorie cranberry juice can reduce LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides, another component of cholesterol,” Dr. Agarwal says. If you are chugging cranberry juice, make sure it’s all natural without added sugar—studies show the sweet stuff has the opposite effect on cholesterol levels.
4. They can help prevent gum disease*
Remember those PACs? The urinary tract isn’t the only place these anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory antioxidants work their magic. “Preliminary studies show that cranberries can help reduce bacteria’s ability to stick and grow in the oral cavity and limit gum disease, in the same way as they do with UTIs,” Dr. Agarwal says.
5. They could boost your immune system*
When you feel the sniffles coming on, you might reach for some good old orange juice to load up on vitamin C and give your immune system a boost. But cranberries are actually high in the essential nutrient as well. “Just one cup of cranberries contains 22 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C,” Gorham says. So if you’re feeling under the weather, load up on cranberries to help your body fight back. (Just don’t rely on them alone—sleep, exercise, and healthy foods are also important for keeping your immune system strong, says Dr. Agarwal.)
Utiva Urinary Tract Infection Dietary Supplement
Our Utiva UTI Dietary Supplement is produced at a 15% concentration of PACs resulting in 36mg of PAC in each 240mg capsule. We also use a scientifically proven method to measure the PAC concentration (called the BL-DMAC method).
Additionally, whole fruit cranberries are used which ensure you get the extractable components from the insoluble fibers part of the fruit (seeds, skins, pulp, flesh, etc) providing improved bioavailability, absorption, and antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.*