A member asked:

Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mark Pack answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Cranberry juice has no effect on the colon.

Answered Mar 27, 2015


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Would not expect it to clean colon although excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea. Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria.

Answered Oct 31, 2015



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