Cranberry Extract May Reduce Risk of UTIs After Surgery

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There are several studies out there that link cranberry juice to a reduced risk of urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice’s urinary-tract-scrubbing power also has a strong word-of-mouth campaign going for it, too.  For a long time, researchers thought that that cranberries were so acidic that they killed the infection through dissolution, but this is no longer thought to be the case. Instead, many believe that the antioxidant properties in cranberries do the heavy lifting, and others believe there is a different substance at work.  Whatever the case may be, a new study has found that cranberry juice may be useful at reducing the risk of urinary tract infections after gynecological surgery.

Since women are at greater risk of urinary tract infections–nearly twenty percent of females have had or will have a urinary tract infection at some point–this may come as good news. The study published in the August 2015 American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology examined 180 women who had recently underwent gynecological surgery and had a catheter placed. (There is 10% – 64% chance of a woman having a UTI after the removal of a catheter, depending on age and other factors).  The study found that the odds of a woman contracting a UTI while taking a cranberry extract supplement was only 19%. Those in the placebo group saw a significantly higher rate of UTIs at 38%.  Although the bulk of us, hopefully, don’t have to undergo any surgeries, this study just goes to once more show us the powerful goodness of cranberries.

The AIM Companies provides 500 mg of cranberry extract in each capsule of CranVerry+.  All the benefits of cranberries without the sugar you might find in store-bought juice. CranVerry+ also provides resveratrol, mangosteen and beta-gluconase. Three more reasons why CranVerry+ is best.

Author: The AIM Companies

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