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Not a myth: Cranberries contain a chemical, proanthocyanidin, which interferes with the ability of bacteria, especially e.Coli (most common species of bacteria to cause urinary tract infections) from adhering to the bladder lining. Bacteria are thus flushed out urination and are unlikely to cause a uti. Excellent research article published in new england journal of medicine 3 or 4 years ago proving this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure UTI? cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe?
Cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe ingredients ?
Yes: I don't see anything in that list that is dangerous. ...Read more
Cocktail: If this is sold as "cocktail" then the juice content is likely to be quite low. Cranberry juice can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's because of the proanthyocyanidins (PACs) it contains. Cranberry juice may help with prevention but not with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For certain people..: There are some studies to suggest that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent utis in woman who have had numerous previous utis. This is about the only group that has shown some benefit. For those who have never had a uti, it doesn't seem to help. It doesn't help to treat a uti, either. It doesn't seem to help males. ...Read more
Fruit juice: There are no direct data to say yes or no. Cranberry extract does help recurrent UTI by reducing bacterial adhesion to ureter and bladder. Ponegranate can reduce renin angiotensin presence, and this can reduce BP a bit but can elevate potassium in blood. Both juices contain anti-oxidants, and anti-oxidants are beneficial for kidney disease. However, potassium retention is the larger concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heard of cancer patients drinking cranberry juice for detoxification. Does cranberry juice have detoxification effects?
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?
About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to the bladder wall and 'climbing' up into the urinary tract. There are many other bacteria that cause urine infection, however, and cranberry has no effect on them. Without a urine culture, you will not know which type of bacteria are causing uti. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers