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Cranberry

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  • 1. Cranberry Nicholas L. Adams Or Nick
  • 2. Where did the berry come from?
    • Debated about either coming from North America or Europe
    • Grows in acidic, moist climate
    • Found in the northeastern United States
  • 3. Was it at “The Feast”?
    • All records from a nutritional anthropologic standpoint say that cranberries were NOT at the first Thanksgiving
    • Natives most likely had them
    • Settlers thought poisonous
  • 4. Common Uses
    • MOST COMMON – Urinary Tract Infection protection
    • Other uses:
    • Treatment for type 2 diabetes
    • Prevent Periodontal disease
  • 5. How, you ask?
    • Phytochemicals – proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins
    • Proanthocyanidins block type P fimbrial uropathogenic E. coli that binds to urinary wall
    • P-cyans make the urinary wall to slippery for bacteria to hold on
  • 6. Seriously?
    • Anthocyanins are the antioxidant properties, help prevent cancers by reducing free radicals
    • Sour and bitter taste comes from rich, organic acids such as ascorbic and citric, which prevent KIDNEY STONES
    • Also prevents colds and influenza
  • 7. There has to be a catch…
    • Most common side effect – DIARRHEA and UPSET STOMACH
    • Decreased antacid effectiveness
    • Increases absorption of proton-pump inhibitors
    • Certain prone people DO get kidney stones from the high levels of oxalate.
    • If diabetic, find sugar free options
  • 8. NEWS FLASH!
    • The cranberry supplement is not meant to be a substitute for antibiotics during an infection
    • The supplement is just used to help prevent certain diseases, NOT treat them
  • 9. CranMax ™
    • Highest studied supplement
    • Proven to prevent UTIs
    • Scientists say 500mg twice a day for a year
  • 10. What else?
    • CranMax ™ is a pill, and there are other pills out there
    • Lower brands say 1500mg QID (4x daily)
    • Juices normally diluted with water
    • Choose juice that is 33% or higher in concentrate, and consume 3-4 fl. oz. daily.
  • 11. Where can I get my hands on some?
    • Pharmacies everywhere carry supplements
    • Vitamin and supplement stores to find certain brands
    • EBAY BABY!!!!!!,… or other online sources
  • 12. THE END
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