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A 23-year-old female asked:

Organic cranberry juice for uti prevention? does it help? i have reoccurring utis :( how much to drink per day?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
D-Mannose better: The component in cranberry juice that prevents 90% of uti's is d-mannose. Taking d-mannose is a more efficient way to prevent uti's. 1/2 tsp 1-2x/day is usually effective. See http://bit.Ly/1hzudgk for details. Research does show cranberry juice can help prevent recurrent uti's but you would have to drink large amounts to get adequate amounts of d-mannose, in fact we don't know exactly how much.
Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 60 years experience
It Does Prevent: Cranberry juice makes the urine acid which prevents bacteria to grow.Drink a 6 ounce glass twice a day.

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