Many researchers have come to the conclusion that cranberries prevent urinary infections. In fact, certain components prevent Escherichia Coli, which is responsible for 90% of urinary infections, from adhering to the walls of the bladder. This disease affects 60% of women at least once in their life.
Scientists used to believe that cranberries protected against UTIs by making the urine more acidic and, therefore inhospitable to bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) that cause urinary tract infections.
Now the thinking has shifted.
Researchers now believe that cranberries contain substances that prevent infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. There are a couple of different theories about how exactly cranberries do this.
Some studies show that certain antioxidants in cranberries change the bacteria so that they can't stick to the urinary tract.
Another idea is that cranberries create a Teflon-like slippery coating on the urinary tract walls that prevents E. coli from getting a good grip.
It should be noted that CocoaCran does not in any way replace medication in cases of urinary infections.but it helps to prevent such infections
· Proanthocyanidins (PACs) are a class of biologically active flavonoids found throughout the plant kingdom, and are one of the most potent antioxidants in nature. Typically concentrated in the bark of trees and in the outer shells of fruits and seeds, proanthocyanidins serve to protect plants against oxidative elements such as oxygen and sunshine. PACs are the phytochemical responsible for many of the health benefits associated with cranberries. Science has shown that cranberries contain unique A-type PACs, seldom found elsewhere in nature, that provide bacterial anti-adhesive properties and help promote urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and oral health. PACs are the "power of the cranberry." Not all PACs are the same. Though many plant sources contain PACs, a recent study entitled "A-type Cranberry Proanthocyanidins and Uropathogenic Bacterial Anti-Adhesion Activity" Neto, et. al., and published in Photochemistry (2005) has shown that North American cranberry A-link PACs arethe only PACs that provide bacterial anti-adhesion activity.
Unique, wild and natural by habitat, cranberries are rich in phyto-nutrients, particularly proanthocyanidin antioxidants, which are essential for all-round wellness. The berries are indeed containing numerous chemical substances that may offer protection from tooth cavities, urinary tract infection, and inflammatory diseases. This plant is described as an evergreen dwarf, creeping shrub or a low-lying trailing vine, belonging in the family of Ericaceae In the genus are Vaccinium, and subgenus: Oxycoccos who Scientific name is Vaccinium macrocarpon.