Uri-Comfort – Is drinking cranberry juice just the same?
Not really. There is an active ingredient in cranberries that can prevent adherence of bacteria to the bladder wall, particularly E. coli which results in UTI. But most of the studies have shown that cranberry juice alone don’t have enough of this active ingredient, A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs), to prevent bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract.
Uri-Comfort provides 48 mg of PACs per sachet and enhanced with hibiscus flower extract which reduces recurrence of UTI by inhibiting bacteria growth.
Ellirose® is a natural hibiscus flower extract recognized for its positive effects to the health of urinary tract by inhibiting bacteria growth. Manufactured using a patented process by Naturex, it has a unique profile and scientifically tested for its bioavailability and its effects on the structure and function of the urinary system.
One clinical trial has been conducted in a population of women who, though healthy at baseline, had a history of urinary tract infections. The beneficial effects observed in this population allowed Naturex to conclude that Ellirose®; can efficiently support the maintenance of a healthy urinary tract in women.
Clinical Study on Ellirose®
Prevention of recurrent cystitis in women: double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. extract
Allaert F.A. 2010 Lettre de l’infectiologue
- Key result on urinary function
This clinical study evaluated the recurrence of urinary infections among women who are particularly susceptible to recurrent episodes. The results were evaluated after 3 and 6 months with a supplementation with Ellirose®Conclusion: The frequency of urinary infections reported reduced significantly with Ellirose® compared to 3 months before the study started. After 6 months urinary infections were reduced by 89%. The reduction in frequency is all the more significant versus placebo at 6 months (p<0.01).
- Supplementation Benefits
In the study, doctors also evaluated the benefit of the supplementation on the urinary wellbeing of women.Conclusion: Doctors considered that the supplementation of Ellirose® was significantly improving urinary women wellbeing in 68% of patients versus only 22% for the placebo.
Cysticran® is a spray-dried cranberry powder standardized to 40% proanthocyanidins and made with non-GMO ingredients. The proprietary manufacturing process from Naturex conforms to all provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and consistent with current GMPs in North American. Cranberry PACs is essential to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.
Scientist has discovered that E. coli adhesion is the first step in the formation of a UTI. Cysticran® is clinically tested to significantly increase E. coli Anti Adhesion Activity within hours.
Clinical Study on Cysticran®
Comparison of the Anti-Adhesion Activity of Three Different Cranberry Extracts on Uropathogenic P-fimbriated Escherichia coli: a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Ex Vivo, Acute Study
Amy Howella, Dan Souzab, Marc Rollerc and Emilie Fromentinb. Natural Product Communications 2015
Conclusion: Cysticran extracts significantly increased E. coli anti-adhesion activity in urine from 6 to 12 hours after intake of a single dose standardized to deliver 36 mg of PACs