How much cranberry juice or dried cranberries will give you 36mg of PACs?

Dried cranberries

By Board Certfied Urologist, Dr. Yana Barbalat

Each daily capsule of Utiva contains the PACs content of 20-25 cranberries. 


Cranberry juice has been studied for prevention of urinary tract infections and 240 – 300 ml of cranberry juice in those studies yielded 36-40 mg of PACs. However, this is something that cannot be generalized to all cranberry drinks and juices. The PACs content of any given product will vary based on the ingredients used and the manufacturing process. In addition, a brand can change any of the above factors at any point, thus altering the amount of PACs in the product. 


Finally, most cranberry drinks are very sweet. Drinks with high sugar content are generally unhealthy and are associated with many diseases and metabolic abnormalities, including diabetes, obesity, peripheral artery disease, and urinary frequency and kidney stones. 

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