Cranberries are native to North America where they have a long history of use among the American Indians as both a food and a medicine. In recent years the popularity of the cranberry fruit has grown worldwide due to its antibacterial, antioxidant and antiputrid (odour reducing) properties.
Whilst most people associate cranberry with diluted, sweetened supermarket drinks, pure cranberry juice is considered unpalatable and has even been reported to be "undrinkable". Capsules are a convenient and pleasant way of taking pure cranberry with all its necessary active ingredients.
In Australia a large proportion of medicine is prescribed for the urinary system every year. Recent figures show that 1.2% of GP consultations are related to urinary tract health1. Hilde Hemmes' Cranberry capsules can serve as a natural alternative for promoting urinary tract health. Hilde Hemmes' Cranberry 10 000 capsules contain the ingredient Cran-Max®. When Cran-Max® was used in a randomised clinical trial2 it showed that two doses daily promoted a healthy urinary tract. Other scientific studies3 have concluded that cranberry fruit reduces the ability of bacteria (including Escherichia coli) to adhere to the bladder lining and even helps reduce urinary odours, making it useful for people who are incontinent.
1. Wijesinha, SS. Urinary tract infection. Australian Family Physician, 30(4): 343-346, 2001.
2. Stothers L, A randomised trial to evaluate effectiveness and cost effectiveness of naturopathic cranberry products as prophylaxis against urinary tract infection in women. The Canadian Journal of Urology, 9(3): 1558-1562, 2002.
3. Lee J.L. & others 2000, Zafriri and others 1989, Kraemer R. 1964.
Adults and children over 12: take one capsule twice daily.
Not recommended with Warfarin.
Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
No adverse side effects reported if taken as directed.
Duration of Use
Clinically-proven over a period of 6-12 months use.
Each capsule contains Vaccinium macrocarpon fruit powder 294.12 mg equivalent to fresh fruit powder 10 g (10 000 mg).
Features / Benefits
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Easy-to-swallow capsules.
- 100% vegetable capsule shell.
- Two tamper-evident layers.
- Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars, alcohol and lactose.
- Manufactured to strict pharmaceutical standards and listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
- Contains clinically-proven Cran-Max® utilising patented bio-shield technology.