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Proanthocyanidin (PAC) standardized


Blueberries contain antioxidants that help keep the urinary system working properly.

Combination of CRANBERRY AND BLUEBERRY extracts

Blueberries are appreciated for their nutritional value and particularly for their functional properties with regard to the urinary system.There are two blueberry varieties of recognized importance: the “Blueberry” (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), widely found throughout South American and Europe, and the “Cranberry” (Vaccinium macrocarpon L.) cultivated mainly in the United States.The latter has been the subject of numerous scientific studies that substantiate its action, which is attributed mainly to its anthocyanin content.

Main Ingredients

Each capsule contains: Blueberry, extracts ..... 410 mg (Cranberry and blueberry combination)
Vitamin C …………………………………………. 2.25 mg
Vitamin E …………………………………………. 2.50 mg

Capsules provide daily:
- 820 mg of blueberry extracts (cranberry and blueberry combination)
- 10% of the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of Vitamin C
- 50% of the RDI of Vitamin E
- Equivalent to over 25 blueberries per day

Urinary infections
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is the existence of pathogenic microbes in the urine due to infection of the urethra, bladder, kidney or prostate.Sexually active young women seem to run the greatest risk of contracting urinary infections.This is due to the female anatomy, particularly the short urethra, as well as behavioral factors including delaying urination, sexual activity, and the use of diaphragms and spermicides that foster the colonization of coliform bacteria in the periurethral area.An estimated 40% of women report having had a UTI at least once in their lives.Please consult a physician if you show symptoms or suspect you have a UTI.

The anthocyanins in blueberries and particularly in cranberries helps prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract and acidifies urine.More acidic urine helps reduce bacterial growth, and all this together helps prevent urinary infections.

Furthermore, anthocyanins are flavonoids with antioxidant properties (antioxidants are substances capable of preventing or slowing down molecular damage produced by oxidative agents such as free radicals).Vitamin E, also an important antioxidant, further helps reduce damage and oxidative stress.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps acidify urine and thus helps prevent the development of bacteria.

The importance of concentration and combination
The blueberry and cranberry extracts used have a 5:1 concentration and are prepared using dried raw material. This signifies that 100 g of extract equals 3.5 kg or fresh blueberries and cranberries, meaning that the suggested intake is equivalent to consuming over 25 blueberries/cranberries per day.This is a major advantage and convenience for consumers since they have year-round access to the proper dose of both blueberries and cranberries (Cranberries are not sold fresh in Argentina, although it is the variety that has undergone the most scientific study).

Boxes of 30 and 60 capsules, and blister packs with 10 capsules.

Suggested intake
Two capsules daily, preferably with meals.

Please consult your physician before consuming this product.Not to be used during pregnancy and nursing. Not to be used by children.Keep this and all medicines out of reach of children.

Store is a dry place at room temperature.

• PDR for Herbal Medicines 4th Edition – Pages 238, 239.
• Tratado de Fitofármacos y Nutracéuticos – Jorge Alonso – 2007 – Pages160 to 165.
• Botanical Influences of illness (A sourcebook of Clinical Research) – Melvyn R. Werbach – Pages206-207
• Medical Botany (Plants Affecting Human Health) 2nd Edition – Walter H. Lewis – Pages517-518
• Cranberry derived proanthocyanidins can prevent pathogen invasion of kidney epithelial cells – Tufenkji – Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec – Canada – 2009
• Dosage effect on uropathogenic Escherichia coli anti-adhesion activity in urine following consumption of cranberry powder standardized for proanthocyanidin content:a multicentric randomized doubled blind study – Amy B. Howell – 2010
• Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections – The Cranberry Institute – 2012
• The swarming motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is blocked by cranberry proanthocyanidins and other tannin-containing materials – Che O’May - Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec – Canada – 2011
• Media acidification by Escherichia coli in the presence of cranberry juice – Brandy J. Johnson – Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA - 2009

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