cranberry

Cranberry

cranberry

Cranberry extract contains an abundance of natural antioxidant compounds such as polyphenols (phenols and flavonoids), they are beneficial in reducing the risks for many diseases and cancers, thereby promoting overall good health.  Cranberry extract capsule use reduces low density lipoprotein oxidation which lowers the risk for heart disease. Cranberry extract capsules are beneficial for flushing out the kidneys, reducing the risk for kidney stones.

Scientific studies have shown that consumption of berries have potential health benefits against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections.  In addition, cranberry pills contain properties that inhibit bacteria from adhering to the teeth and gums, reducing the risk for plaque build-up and periodontal disease, according to the Nutritional Supplement Educational Centre.

Delicious, tart cranberries often thought of only around Thanksgiving and Christmas, offer more than just a light, flavorful holiday dish. Cranberry extract holds significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called pro-anthocyanidins (PAC’s). Antioxidant compounds in cranberries such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s), anthocyanidin flavonoids, cyanidin, peonidin and quercetin may prevent cardiovascular disease by counteracting against cholesterol plaque formation in the heart and blood vessels.

Antioxidant compounds in cranberries such as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s), anthocyanidin flavonoids, cyanidin, peonidin and quercetin may prevent cardiovascular disease by counteracting against cholesterol plaque formation in the heart and blood vessels. Further, these compounds help the human body lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase HDL-good cholesterol levels in the blood.

Consumption of cranberries turns urine acidic and research studies show that cranberry juice consumption offers protection against gram-negative bacterial infections such as E.coli in the urinary system by inhibiting bacterial-attachment to the bladder and urethra. This, together with the inhibition of bacterial adhesion property of cranberry juice, helps prevent the formation of alkaline (calcium ammonium phosphate) stones in the urinary tract by working against proteus bacterial-infections.

In addition, the berries are also good source of many vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, ß-carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin, and folate and minerals like potassium, and manganese.