Description of Cranberry Bladder Defense 30 tabs, Planetary Herbals
Cranberry Bladder Defense - Formerly Cranberry Defense
Supports a Healthy Genitourinary Tract
Cranberry is widely used to support a healthy genitourinary tract. Planetary
Formulas Cranberry Bladder Defense combines a highly concentrated cranberry
extract with echinacea, one of North America's most respected botanicals for
supporting immune defenses, and uva ursi, highly valued for its ability to support
the genitourinary system. Additional Chinese botanicals are added to augment
this comprehensive blend.
Cranberries were esteemed for their high nutritional value by Native
Americans, who combined them with dried meat and fats into pemmican cakes. They
introduced the berry to the early colonists, who enthusiastically seized on
the refreshing New World fruit - but added lots of sugar to their cranberry
puddings and tarts to eliminate the sourness and astringent quality. In the
1880's, cranberry was recognized for its specific benefits to the urinary tract
by German physicians who noted its cleansing properties.
Cranberry's Plant Acids are the Key
Modern research has identified several important compounds associated with cranberry.
Most important of these are the anthocyanins - a unique class of flavonoids
that give certain plants their blue and red colors - and a family of unique
plant acids. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants which can scavenge free
radicals. Cranberry's plant acids, including quinic, malic, citric, and benzoic
acids, along with ascorbic acid (vitamin C), help to reduce the pH of the urinary
tract, helping to support a healthy bladder. In addition, the astringency of
the plant acids, including vitamin C, helps to add tonicity to the genito-urinary
tract, thereby supporting the integrity of healthy tissue.
The cranberry extract used in Cranberry Bladder Defense is a highly concentrated
plant preparation. Because it is concentrated, it contains more of cranberry's
beneficial constituents than either the actual fruit or the powdered herb. The
extract also is readily absorbed into the bloodstream because it does not contain
the indigestible components of the plant's cell walls.
Supplement Facts for 880 mg
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 1 g
Proprietary Blend: 1.76 g
Cranberry Fruit Extract, Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium, Echinacea
Root, Coptis Root, Polyporus Sclerotium, Marshmallow Root, and Alisma Root.
Other Ingredients: sorbitol, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, colloidal
silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: Not for use during pregnancy.
Suggested Use: Two Cranberry Bladder Defense tablets three times daily,
between meals, or as recommended by your health care professional.
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