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Cranberry

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

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