Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both food and tonic for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to support bladder and urinary tract health. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked as a general tonic for many health conditions.
Cranberry fruit is high in antioxidants, partly from substances called proanthocyanidins (PACs), which give cranberries their vibrant color. Research suggests that it is PACs which are responsible for Cranberry’s urinary health support. Not all species of Cranberry fruit have this effect. North American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is the best source of PACs. Multiple studies including double blind trials have indicated that the PACs in Cranberry help the body create an environment in which bacteria are unable to adher to the lining walls of the urinary tract. Cranberry extracts are generally regarded as more effective than Cranberry juice because the PACs are at higher levels, and many Cranberry drinks contain added sugar which is counter-productive to urinary health.
SANDERSON CranberryMAX 100,000+ is a practitioner strength 600:1 herbal extract equivalent to more than 100,000mg of fresh Cranberry fruit. The extract is standardized for levels of Proanthocyanidins to ensure consistent quality and efficacy. The very high potency extract also enables the vegetarian capsules to be small and easy to swallow.