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

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.

A New Reason to Use Cranverry+

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Cranverry+ is very good at what it does. It promotes urinary tract health and protects the body against the candidiasis, more commonly known as a yeast infection. Most of us don’t deal with these problems on a daily basis, knock on wood. So you might then say, “Hey, now that my UTI problems are all gone, what will I do with the rest of my Cranverry+?”

Well, folks, some new research indicates that resveratrol is good for more than just keeping the bladder blues at bay. It also has been directly linked to heart health. Resveratrol–a compound commonly found in wine but also in Cranverry+–has long been associated with cardiovascular wellness, but the mechanisms, the hows and whys, were unknown. A collaboration of researchers from all across Europe finally figured out the process by which resveratrol protects against cardiovascular problems.

From Medical News Today

“The researchers discovered that the natural substance binds to the regulator protein KSRP and activates it. KSRP reduces the stability of messenger RNA (mRNA) in connection with a number of inflammatory mediators and thus inhibits their synthesis. We now know more precisely how resveratrol inhibits the formation of the inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases.”

“This is an important finding in view of the fact that more recent research has shown that cardiovascular diseases are significantly promoted by inflammatory processes in the body,” said Pautz. Cardiovascular disorders, such as myocardial infarction and strokes, frequently occur in association with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis. The natural substance resveratrol thus has major therapeutic potential, particularly when it comes to the treatment of inflammatory diseases that can cause serious damage to the cardiovascular system.”