Cranberry Bladder Defense™
Supports Genitourinary Health
The tart, red cranberry has
long held a respected place in botanical traditions, both for its high
nutritional value and its support for the urinary tract. Until recently,
scientists lacked an explanation for cranberry’s beneficial properties,
but today, modern pharmacology is beginning to provide answers.
have confirmed cranberry’s support for the urinary tract and have begun
to identify how it works. Drawing on this knowledge, and Michael
Tierra’s more than 30 years of clinical experience, Planetary Herbals
has developed a dynamic urinary tract support formula: Cranberry Bladder Defense.
Cranberry Bladder Defense combines the traditional wisdom of herbalists
with modern scientific research, offering you cranberry in a highly
concentrated form—without the sugar commonly used in juices and with
additional herbs renowned for cleansing and tonifying the bladder.
The Best of Science and Tradition
were esteemed for their high nutritional value by Native Americans, who
combined them with dried meat and fats into pemmican cakes. They
introduced the berry to the early colonists, who enthusiastically seized
on the refreshing New World fruit—but added lots of sugar to their
cranberry puddings and tarts to eliminate the sourness and astringent
quality. In the 1880s, cranberry was recognized for its specific
benefits to the urinary tract by German physicians who noted its
Cranberry’s Plant Acids are the Key
research has identified several important compounds associated with
cranberry. Most important of these are the anthocyanins—a unique class
of flavonoids that give certain plants their blue and red colors—and a
family of unique plant acids. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants
which can scavenge free radicals. Cranberry’s plant acids, including
quinic, malic, citric, and benzoic acids, along with ascorbic acid
(vitamin C), help to reduce the pH of the urinary tract, helping to
support a healthy bladder. In addition, the astringency of the plant
acids, including vitamin C, helps to add tonicity to the genitourinary
tract, thereby supporting the integrity of healthy tissue.
cranberry extract used in Cranberry Bladder Defense is a highly
concentrated plant preparation. Because it is concentrated, it contains
more of cranberry’s beneficial constituents than either the actual fruit
or the powdered herb. The extract also is readily absorbed into the
bloodstream because it does not contain the indigestible components of
the plant’s cell walls.
Renowned Herbs from North America and China
Bladder Defense was developed by world renowned herbalist and author
Michael Tierra. It combines some of North America’s finest supportive
herbs including: echinacea, the Purple Cone Flower used for hundreds of
years by Native Americans to support natural defenses; uva ursi, one of
nature’s finest urinary tract tonifiers, and marshmallow root, one of
North America’s most renowned soothing demulcents. These are then
blended with specific Chinese botanicals, creating a comprehensive and
dynamic approach to supporting a healthy genitourinary tract.
Cranberry’s unique constituents
are noted for their anti-adhesion qualities, which support a healthy
genitourinary tract. Planetary Herbals Cranberry Bladder Defense™
combines a highly concentrated cranberry extract with echinacea, one of
North America’s most respected botanicals to support our immune system,
and uva ursi, highly valued for its support of the genitourinary
865 mg Tablet
Supplement Facts for 880 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
|Proprietary Blend: Cranberry Fruit Extract (90% cranberry solids), Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Poria Sclerotium, Echinacea purpurea and pallida Root Extract, Coptis Root, Zhu Ling Sclerotium, Marshmallow Root, and Asian Water Plantain Rhizome.
Other Ingredients: sorbitol, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, silica, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Suggested Use: 2 tablets three times daily between meals.