What is Smile Cranberry CranMax® supplement?
An old Native American legend has it that the wild cranberry was a gift of the Great Spirit. The cranberry was brought from heaven in the beak of a dove and dropped into a bog. The Indians introduced the Pilgrims to these sour red berries that grew around Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The Cape Cod Indians called the berry Ibimi, meaning bitter berry. The Indians used cranberry poultices to draw venom from arrow wounds. Cranberries dried with meat made pemmican to treat fever, diarrhea and swelling caused by heart and kidney disease.
The bright red cranberry juice gave them dye for rugs and blankets. Crushed cranberries mixed with dried venison and fat formed a food the Indians called pemmican. They would shape the mixture into cakes and bake it in the hot sun, which would keep for a long time. Other tribes dried the berries, and seasoned them with maple sugar.
The early English settlers found the sweetened berries made an excellent sauce for meats. The Pilgrims then began inventing cranberry recipes of their own. They made cranberry sauce, cranberry tarts, a jam made of cranberries and apples, sweetened with syrup from pumpkin pulp. As the pink blossom of the plant looked like the head of a crane to the early settlers, they named this new fruit the crane berry, which became cranberry.
When the settlements turned into thriving towns, cranberries remained popular. As the trade with Europe grew, cranberries were served to ships' crews to provide them with vitamin C, which was found to prevent scurvy. Other documented medical applications in the 17th century included the relief of stomach ailments, liver problems, blood disorders, and cancer. The boiled berry and seal oil were used to reduce the severity of gall bladder attacks.
Today the Cranberry has hundreds of uses.
In 1996, Douglas Mann, son of a Cape Cod cranberry farmer, saw the many positive uses for the cranberry outside the berry form and started Cape Cod Biolab Corp.
Cranberry CranMax® supplement now is the leader in cranberry supplements.
Recent studies have helped promote a definitive link between cranberries and a reduction in the occurrence and severity of urinary tract infections.
Women have a short urethra. This makes it easier for bacteria to enter the bladder causing cystitis.
Few women ever forget the first full-blown attack of cystitis, the severe pain on urination, increased frequency and fear if there's blood in the urine.
It's estimated that urinary tract infection (UTI) affects 30 to 50 million North Americans every year. This accounts for up to five million physician annual visits, and explains why eight out of every 10 women suffer a UTI at some time in their lives.
In the early 1980s studies on mice were published in the Journal of Urology. This showed that Cranberry juice inhibited the adherence of Escherichia coli to the cells lining the wall of the urinary bladder. This bacteria, E. coli, is the main cause of UTIs in humans.
Then, in 1991, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine reported that researchers in Israel had finally proved that Cranberry juice helped to flush E. coli out of the urinary bladder.
Studies show that E. coli have hair-like protrusions that enable them to stick to the bladder wall, thus helping them to multiply. And that the tanins and proanthocyandins in cranberry juice are the anti-sticking factor that cripples these hair-like protrusions.
Cranberry juice does not kill E. coli. Rather, it helps to prevent recurrent UTIs. But drinking juice presents a problem as it contains sugar and we would have to drink a huge quantity to have results.
However, Smile Cranberry CranMax® contains the entire cranberry, fruit, seeds, skin and juice in a single pill.
CranMax® also has a unique patent delivery system that protects the supplement from the stomach's gastric acid. Since it's slowly released, E. coli are constantly bombarded by its anti-sticking effect. And the dosage is just one 500 milligram pill a day.
It may be the answer for those who have suffered repeated UTIs that have not responded to a battery of antibiotics. Smile Cranberry CranMax® will also be helpful to menopausal women who are more prone to UTIs. Following menopause, the lining of the bladder thins from a lack of estrogen, so one can predict an increase in the number of elderly women troubled by bladder infections. The overuse of antibiotics has resulted in many becoming ineffective due to antibiotic resistance.
Hopefully, one-a-day Smile Cranberry CranMax® can aid in decreasing the need for antibiotics in many patients suffering from UTIs.
It is also made through a proprietary process that intensifies the natural benefits of the whole cranberry, without the use of any solvents, preservatives, sugars, water, flavorings or colour. Smile Cranberry CranMax® is more powerful and works faster in treating UTI’s than any other cranberry product, with none of the side effects found in prescription drugs.
Smile Cranberry CranMax® incorporates a patented Bio-Shield® Technology that protects the cranberry from destruction by gastric acid, delivering the nutrients to the lower gastrointestinal tract where they can be absorbed through a time-released mechanism.
Furthermore, it is the only dosage confirmed (500 mg) cranberry product available which uses 34 pounds of whole fresh cranberries to produce one pound of Cran-Max®! It has 3 times greater antioxidant activity than cranberry juice and 25% more fiber.