In this article you will discover:
- What is cranberry?
- Why is cranberry good for bladder infection?
- How much cranberry do you need to take to help bladder infections?
Cranberries are native to North America, they are grown in bogs and belong to the same family as the bilberry and the blueberry.
Cranberries are very popular, they are used in sauces, jellies and fruit drinks.
It is the fruit of the cranberry which is used for medicinal purposes, it is very high in the antioxidant vitamin C. Why Is Cranberry Good For Bladder Infection?
Cranberry is very good for bladder infections such as cystitis because it has an anti-adhesin property which stops the E. coli bacteria (associated with cystitis) from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, this helps to protect against infections. How Much Cranberry Do You Need To Take To Help Bladder Infections?
To help with your bladder infection, it is best to drink between 300-500 ml of unsweetened or lightly sweetened cranberry juice.
This is the amount that most doctors and nutritionists recommend to prevent cystitis and other forms of urinary tract infections.
If you do not like the dry taste of cranberry juice, you can alternatively, take 400 mg of concentrated cranberry extracts supplements twice a day.
Cranberry juice and concentrated cranberry extracts supplements are generally both safe to take.
So, to sum up. . .
If you are suffering from a bladder infection or urinary tract infection, such as cystitis, drinking cranberry juice or taking concentrated cranberry extracts supplements will help to reduce the symptoms of the bladder infection and protect against further recurrence.
Stewart Hare C. H. Ed Dip NutTh
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