World-First Solution For Urinary Comfort
If you are a woman, there is a high chance that you have experienced a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). You will know how painful these can be with the need for frequent, painful burning urination, and lower abdominal pain. If you have experienced this before you will no doubt be aware that it is highly probable that you will have it again.
You are also probably aware that Cranberry juice is often touted as a solution for a UTI, but, generally results are disappointing.
Cranberry CAN be effective for combating a UTI but virtually none of the commercially available cranberry products work, and that includes juices as well as supplements made from cranberry extracts. This is because they do not include the full spectrum of active ingredients to help the cranberry do its magic against UTIs. However, there is one form of Cranberry that does contain this full spectrum and is supported by multiple clinical studies.
What Causes a UTI?
Very simply, E.coli is the cause of 85 – 95% of urinary tract infections. E.coli bacteria gain access to the urinary tract and use their hair like fimbriae to attach themselves to cell walls and build a colony and thus create the UTI.
Scientists have found that the active phytochemicals found in cranberries can make it difficult for the E.coli to stick to the cell walls which in turn prevents colonization and thus infection.
Unfortunately, most forms of cranberry extracts don’t provide that effect because all the natural components of the cranberry are not present. Pacran® contains all parts of the cranberry fruit to deliver the whole spectrum of the cranberry. It is manufactured in the USA and has been scientifically studied and proven to provide effective natural relief.
You can find a lot more information by reading a white paper about Pacran.
The Benefits of Pacran Cranberry Are Further Enhanced
Because a smaller percentage of UTIs can be caused by Candida, or made worse by Candida getting into the urinary tract, it makes sense to add some protection against that as well. Xtend-Life have incorporated clinically proven New Zealand Horopito extract to support healthy yeast balance.
Try Advanced Cranberry today for ultimate urinary support.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 60
|** Daily value (DV) not established|
Other Ingredients: Capsule (Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose, Water), Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
Does not contain soy, dairy, gluten, peanut, shellfish.
What are the benefits of using Advanced Cranberry?
Advanced Cranberry is an expertly formulated, bio-available supplement designed to provide support against urinary tract infections, as well as help to naturally relieve Candida symptoms.
A small percentage of UTI's can be caused by a systemic overgrowth of the Candida bacteria, which is made worse by Candida getting into the urinary tract. Therefore, Xtend-Life have chosen to add Horopito extract, along with Cranberry for optimal support, whereas many other products use Cranberry alone. Horopito is a well researched New Zealand native plant with proven antibacterial and antifungal properties that address Candida overgrowth, whilst Cranberry helps to stop the adhesion of bacteria in the urinary tract in the first instance.
Can I take Advanced Cranberry instead of antibiotics to address my UTI?
As we are not medical professionals, we cannot advise you on the suitability of taking Advanced Cranberry instead of an antibiotic, to address a urinary tract infection (UTI). Each individual case differs and in some instances antibiotic use is absolutely necessary, depending on the progression and severity of the infection.
It is important that you follow the advice of your doctor and use medications if they are prescribed. Advanced Cranberry may be used in conjunction with antibiotics to help overcome a UTI and also to provide ongoing support for the health of the urinary tract, to prevent the development of further infection. We suggest advising your doctor if you choose to use this product with your antibiotics.
What is the difference between Advanced Cranberry and Advanced Candida Support?
Advanced Cranberry is designed to specifically to support UTI's and contains Pacran, an ingredient sourced from whole cranberries that is proven to address the bacteria which may contribute to UTI's. It also contains Horopito leaf, to provide added antifungal support, by addressing the Candida bacteria in particular.
Advanced Candida Support does not contain any cranberry fruit extract and includes pure Horopito oil alone, to specifically address the Candida Albicans bacteria and the wider impact that this may have upon overall health, not only on the health of the urinary system.
The Horopito in Advanced Cranberry is in leaf form, whereas Advanced Candida Support it is used in the more potent oil form to provide increased therapeutic benefits.
Can I use Advanced Cranberry on a long term basis?
Yes, you may take Advanced Cranberry on a long term basis to help prevent recurrent UTI infections.
Is Advanced Cranberry a good alternative to cranberry juice?
Advanced Cranberry contains Pacran which is produced utilising the entire fruit, not only the juice, therefore providing greater benefits than can be gained from drinking cranberry juice alone. Advanced Cranberry is also free from added sugar, unlike many cranberry juice products that may be high in sugar and thus affect insulin levels, which can increase the risk of candida overgrowth.
Can I take Advanced Cranberry and Advanced Candida Support at the same time?
Yes, these two products may be used in conjunction with one another. If you are looking to address a UTI and help prevent recurring infections on a long term basis, Advanced Cranberry is the ideal product for you. If you struggle with an overgrowth of Candida Albicans bacteria, it may be beneficial to use Advanced Candida Support at the same time. Advanced Cranberry contains Horopito extract in leaf form so it helps to provide some support in managing Candida overgrowth. However, using Advanced Candida Support at the same time, which contains a higher amount of Horopito, may be very helpful to specifically target Candida overgrowth.
Both of these products can also be combined with any other Xtend-Life supplements.
Is Advanced Cranberry safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
As we have not conducted sufficient trials on the consumption of Horopito during pregnancy, we do not recommend it during this time. However, it is safe to take whilst breastfeeding an infant aged over 3 months. In this case we advise taking a reduced dosage of one capsule every second day.
Is the Horopito in Advanced Candida Support and Advanced Cranberry organic?
No it is not certified organic. However, it is grown in a very pure and pristine location near Kahurangi National Park in Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. This region is far from industry and major cities and so is therefore very low in pollution, allowing for the production of an exceptionally high quality product, high in active ingredients.
Can I open the capsules to take the contents as loose powder?
No, please do not split open the capsule to take the contents as loose powder. This is because Horopito has a naturally hot nature, similar to cayenne pepper, which may cause a burning sensation in the mouth and oesophagus. Please ensure to take the product as directed, in its encapsulated form.
Can I give Advanced Cranberry to my child?
No, we do not advise giving Advanced Cranberry to children aged under 12 years old. There is currently insufficient research to indicate how the ingredients in this product may affect a child, so we prefer to err on the side of caution. Horopito contains a 'hot' constituent, similar to cayenne pepper and may cause stomach upset.
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Servings per bottle: 30
Daily Serving: Adults – 2 capsules per day
- Take 1 capsule after your meal, twice daily
- Best combined with Advanced Candida Support for additional urogenital support.
We have included below a copy of a typical Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for our Advanced Cranberry product.
All of the Xtend-Life Advanced Cranberry products have the same formulation and standards.
Please note that we produce all of our products regularly throughout the year. You can be assured that every bottle, from every batch will meet these exceptional standards, and it will be from a current, recently produced batch.
You will note that there are two columns which are headed 'Specification' and 'Results' respectively. The specifications are simply our minimum standard to which each batch of Advanced Cranberry has to conform, otherwise we would not release it. The results are the actual results from the independent laboratory that did the testing.
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