Did you see the story? Great! Now that I've reprogrammed your mind with all those subliminal messages...you are under my control. *evil laugh*
In this new clinical trial on cranberries, researchers recruited 60 women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) and the presence of E. coli and currently experiencing mild symptoms of UTI. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive no intervention, or a low (500 mg) or high dose (1,000 mg) daily dose of a whole cranberry powder for 90 days.
At the end of the study, the control group did not show any changes in concentrations of E. coli, while a significant reduction was observed in both cranberry groups. In addition, 40% of women receiving the cranberry product reported complete relief and remission from UTI symptoms
Not surprising though...this is the exact type of cranberry extract I used when I formulated a nutritional supplement for UTI. Now, mind you, this was a combination product that also contained d-mannose, grape seed extract (which contains oligo-proanthocyanidins, or OPCs), a garlic extract (general anti-microbial), and a parsley extract (diuretic). The feedback I've gotten has been amazing.
In one instance, a woman who had just completed her second round of antibiotics, and continued to have all the UTI symptoms, decided to try this product (instead of going back for a third round of antibiotics). After only three days of this product, the UTI symptoms were gone! There have been a number of similar reports.
I'm thinking in a case like this, we're dealing with antibiotic-resistant E. coli as suggested in this journal article. Likely the reason why this natural health product worked so well where the antibiotics failed.
Source: Efficacy of a PAC-standardized whole cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) powder on UTI
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