Douglas Laboratories Cran-Max
Cran-Max capsules contain 500 mg of 100% whole cranberry fruit concentrated extract. This 100% pure cranberry powder is free of added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and other ingredients. Scientists have not yet identified all of the active constituents of cranberry. The whole fruit offers a full complement of bioactive components.
Each serving contains:
Cran-Max® Whole Cranberry Fruit, dried concentrate - 500 mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, cranberry fiber, cranberry seed oil, guar gum, sunflower lecithin.
Cran-Max® is a registered trademark of Pharmachem Laboratories Inc.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Cranberry juice has long been recognized for its role in supporting urinary tract health. Its beneficial properties were originally attributed to its ability to acidify urine. However, recent research indicates that the active components of cranberry prevent deleterious bacteria (such as Escherichia coli) from adhering to the epithelial lining of the urinary tract where they could otherwise congregate, multiply, and induce infection. The identity of the active ingredients of cranberry has not yet been completely described. It appears that two components of cranberry inhibit bacterial adhesion: fructose, a sugar typically found in fruit, and a yet to be identified polymeric compound. Whole cranberries also contain proanthocyanins and anthocyanins, two bioflavonoids known for their antioxidant activity. Other health benefits have been ascribed to the presence of several organic acids including hippuric, ellagic, shikimic, quinic, malic, benzoic, and citric acids. Cran-Max is the only cranberry dietary supplement shown to contain ellagic acid which is reported to be the principle organic acid in natural cranberry fruit.