On 2004 the French Food Safety Agency(AFSSA, now called ANSES) has approved the claim of Cranberry “helps to reduce the binding of certain E. coli bacteria on the walls urinary tract walls “.
How to choose a qualified Cranberry Extract?
When mentioned of Cranberry Extract, it is mainly refer to Vaccinium macrocarpon which is cultivated throughout the northern United States, Canada and Chile.
Proanthocyanidins in Cranberry is the compounds responsible for preventing P-Fimbriated E. coli from adhering to the urinary tract. P-Fimbriated E. coli are associated with urinary track infections.
Specifically it is the A-type of Proanthocyanidins which is unique to Cranberry that contribute to preventing P-Fimbriated E. coli from adhering to the urinary tract.
The Proanthocyanidins should be from Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), not from some else plants (some other plants are rich in Proanthocyanidins (B-type Proanthocyanidins) like grapes, pink bark).
Cranberry Proanthocyanidins has its specific testing method including EP (European Pharmacopeia 01/2008: 1220) and DMAC (BL-DMAC method).
It is crucial to adapt valid testing method for finished products delivering appropriate efficacious dossage of cranberry to consumers.
FanPharma offer standardized Cranberry Extract with testing method of EP as well as DMAC.