CranVerry+ vs. Candida

Along with friendly and unfriendly bacteria, one of the microorganisms that lives in the body’s microbiome is fungi. One is a species of yeast known as Candida, a pathogenic, parasitic, single-celled fungus. But it’s only as bad as it sounds when there is an overgrowth, just like the bad bacteria that serve a purpose when kept in balance but can make you sick when overpopulated in your body.

Three of the most common causes of Candida overgrowth are:

  1. Over-consuming refined carbohy­drates and sugars—Candida thrives on sugar
  2. Drinking too much alcohol—more sugar
  3. Taking antibiotics—kills the bad and good bacteria that keep Candida levels in balance

An unhealthy excess of Can­dida albicans—the most common species—causes candidiasis, a variety of yeast infections that can affect the mouth, skin, stomach, urinary tract, penis or vagina. Fortunately, AIM has a natural solution that can help alleviate and prevent Candida overgrowth.

Candida-Combating Ingredients in CranVerry+

In addition to proanthocyanidin-rich cranberry extract providing an anti-adhesive effect on urinary bacteria, there are three additional ingredients in CranVerry+ with properties that combat Candida yeast: resveratrol, beta-glucanase and mangosteen.

Candida Death by Resveratrol and Mangosteen

Sourced from giant knotweed root for the CranVerry+ formula, resveratrol is a phytonutrient that occurs naturally in plants and acts like an antioxidant, protecting the body from damage. In the March 2015 issue of Current Microbiology, research shows that resveratrol’s anti­fungal activity brings about the death of Candida albicans.1

One of many unique tropical fruits, mangosteen has a thick, deep purple peel that protects its delectable white sections of fruit. CranVerry+ contains a concentration of mangosteen fruit and its protective rind that provides a wide variety of natural antioxidants called xanthones. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Oral Science reveals that a mangosteen xanthone called alpha-mangostin kills Candida albicans within 20 minutes of exposure.2

Biofilm Destruction by Beta-Glucanase

The slimy shield that encloses and protects Candida albicans is called biofilm, which allows this yeast to multiply and cause infections. Research published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2018 issue shows that an enzyme called beta-glucanase eats away at beta-glucan, the main structural component of biofilm.3 Weakening this shielding slime with the beta-glucanase in CranVerry+ can make it even easier for antifungal resveratrol and mangosteen to go for the Candida kill.

References accessed July 26, 2018

1 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-014-0734-1

2 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/josnusd/51/3/51_3_401/_pdf/-char/en

3 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813017338473

Oh My … Candida!

Back in the early 1970s, when Lisa was told she had Candida, she asked her doctor, “What does Tony Orlando have to do with my privates?”

“I don’t understand,” the doctor replied.

Lisa rolled her eyes and sang the chorus of the hit song: “Oh my Candida . . .  we could make it together.”

With a quizzical look indicating he was not aware of Tony Orlando or Dawn, her physician answered “Is this some kind of a joke?”

Lisa gave him a puzzled look of her own and shook her head in disbelief as he handed her a prescription.

Back then, drugs were frequently prescribed (and still are) to treat the symptoms of candidiasis: itching, swelling and irritation caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, one of the most common fungal pathogens of humans. Even after taking antifungal medicine, women like Lisa continue to have recurring infections.

In all seriousness, Candida yeast infections are no joke to people who are affected by them . . . or named after them. In fact, the popularity of the song “Candida” actually caused a spike in baby name usage after it was released. Like many tunes of the time, the song eventually faded away as did the popularity of the baby name.

Unfortunately, Candida infections live on in unpopularity to this day and will very likely continue to do so in the future. Fortunately, a natural health product called CranVerry+ can help put an end to Candida.

The Growth of Candida

In the human microbiome comprised of bacteria, fungi, such as Candida yeast, and other microorganisms, there needs to be balance to prevent harmful overgrowth of the potentially harmful kind. Candida cells multiply when there are fewer good bacteria to keep them under control. And this out-of-control yeast needs to be killed off. CranVerry+ contains three ingredients that are very effective in Candida destruction.

Candida-Killing CranVerry+

The key ingredient in CranVerry+ is cranberry extract, which is natural remedy for urinary tract infections caused by bad bacteria. The proanthocyanidins in cranberries help to stop bacteria from adhering to the lining of the urinary tract, so the bacteria end up slip slidin’ away and out of the body.

And the plus in CranVerry+ is three additional ingredients that have unique Candida-killing properties:

  1. Resveratrol

This natural antioxidant from Japanese knotweed is an apoptosis inducer: brings about the death of Candida cells.

  1. Mangosteen

The presence of natural antioxidants called xanthone gives this tropical fruit the ability to kill Candida within twenty minutes of exposure.

  1. Beta-glucanase

This enzyme breaks down beta-glucan, helping to destroy the biofilm that protects Candida cells and allows them to multiply.

With a plus 3 on your side in the form of CranVerry+, saying you have Candida doesn’t stand much chance of becoming a broken record.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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Cranberries Being Studied as Way to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance

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This Thanksgiving when you gather with friends and family, you’ll likely eat or at least be next to cranberry sauce. You might look at that sauce and think, “hey, that’s tasty!” or you may think something along the lines of “oh my, none for me,” but you probably won’t think “I bet these cranberries will help reduce worldwide antibiotic resistance.”

But that’s exactly what some scientists thought, although they are likely paid decent salaries to think about cranberries a lot. In any case, those thinking-about-cranberries scientists were at  the International Conference on Polyphenols and Health where they presented evidence that cranberries may reduce the likelihood of recurring urinary tract infections. They went on to say that if more people drank cranberry juice then there would be less urinary tract infections, resulting in people using fewer antibiotics.

This is a big deal because nearly half of all women suffer from a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. (Men just above 10%). The most common treatment for these UTIs is antibiotics.

Antibiotics are a relatively new thing in terms of human history, and they were really great because they have saved millions and millions of lives, but some bacteria have adapted and became resistant to them. So a lot of scientists are now thinking we should use fewer antibiotics overall, so these bugs won’t be able to adapt as easily. And that’s where cranberries come in. They may be able to help a large-scale problem by reducing the likelihood of a small-scale one.

If you’d like to try a top-tier cranberry product, The AIM Companies offers CranVerry+,  a unique combination of (500 mg) cranberry extract, resveratrol, mangosteen and beta-glucanase. It’s non-GMO and vegan. Be thankful for cranberries!

Relief from Urinary Tract Infections

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Shared by Rosie Reichert, AIM Preferred Member, San Antonio, Texas

I suffered for over fifteen years with symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well, the years were filled with discomfort whenever I had to urinate and severe pain in my back, legs, pelvis, and kidneys. It was difficult for me to walk or physically do much of anything.

I took many medications, including antibiotics, saw my doctor monthly, and had several hydrodistention of the bladder procedures for my urinary issues. But there was no relief from the pain. Nothing helped.

My son Daniel, an RN in a hospital intensive care unit, became concerned that I was taking so many antibiotics that eventually they would become ineffective against the bacteria causing the infections. He was right. Over time, nothing helped to stop the recurring UTIs. I was so discouraged, depressed, and tired of having no relief month after month, year after year.

I mentioned my health problems to my Destiny Church friends, Yoli Huron (Star Sapphire Director) and Marta King (Group Builder). They encouraged me to try AIM products, sharing several testimonials of Members who experienced relief from pain and improved their health.

In December 2011, I began taking AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Composure®, and later added AIM CranVerry®+, specifically for the UTIs, and AIM FloraFood®, for the healthy bacteria that I truly believed helped me so much. Within two months, I began to feel the positive effects of taking these natural supplements. Today I am free from UTIs and doing so much better with the fibromyalgia. Thank you, Jesus, for leading me to AIM products through my friends at Destiny Church.

I am also so grateful for Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen (Chairman’s Club Director), who has given me so much inspiration through her webinars and private classes in Stony Brook, New York. I call her book, Healthy Eating Wholesome Living, my healthy Bible. I am taking AIM fit ’n fiber™, AIM ProPeas™, and AIM GlucoChrom™, and I have lost thirteen pounds. Dr. Chen encourages me to continue with my goal to lose weight.

On a final note, I thank AIM for giving us all the best products ever because they do give results.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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.