New Brunswick, NJ — Two studies conducted at Rutgers University suggest Cranberex, a cranberry extract developed by Ethical Naturals Inc., has anti-adhesion activity which may help “inhibit the adhesion of E.coli bacteria to the walls of the urinary tract,” and reduce the reoccurrence of UTI’s.
The first of the two studies compared the anti-adhesion activity of Cranberex to nine other raw and finished cranberry extracts. The in-vitro study showed at the end, that while Cranberex had a concentration of 0.23mg/ml, the other nine cranberry extracts needed “higher concentrations to achieve the same anti-adhesion result.”
The second study, which tested the anti-adhesion activity in urine samples, contained 10 participants taking two doses, one in the morning and one in the evening, of Cranberex. After 3-6 hours all participants’ anti-adhesion activity increased rapidly, with half achieving 100% of significant bacterial anti-adhesion activity and the other half achieving 50%.
“We’re very pleased with the results of these studies,” said Cal Bewicke, CEO of Ethical Naturals Inc. “Working with premium cranberries from the Oregon coast, and with the precise DMAC method of analysis, we are able to produce an extract that corresponds to the gold standard in cranberry research. These two studies confirm the activity of Cranberex, and further open the door to the therapeutic use of high-grade cranberry extracts.”
Both studies were conducted and funded by Ethical Naturals Inc.
Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 4/12/17