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December 23, 2020 3 min read

Utiva vs. Cranberry Pill

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Are Cranberries Good for UTI Prevention?

While cranberry juice and cranberry pills for UTI prevention have long been touted as a viable natural solution, the reality is that the research on their effectiveness is not clear. Although some studies have found that drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements can prevent UTIs–particularly among women who are very susceptible to them–others have not reached this conclusion. The bottom line is that cranberries as a UTI solution do not appear to work for everybody, and when they do work, they act as prevention rather than treatment of an existing infection. While drinking cranberry juice or taking your typical cranberry supplement can make UTIs less likely, it’s never really been clear how much you need to take or for how long. 

To help prevent UTIs naturally,
36mg of cranberry PACs are clinically proven to be effective.

“Utiva is a better way to prevent a UTI.”

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1. 500mg high dose cranberry capsules typically have less than 1% PACs (<5mg)2. One 8oz glass of cranberry juice has <9mg PACs and >30g of sugar3. 240mg of cranberry with 15% PAC concentration = 36mg PACs

Causes of UTIs

A UTI is caused by bacteria in your urinary system, which invades and sticks to the lining of your bladder. The bacteria travel from the anus to enter through your urethra, AKA the tube that carries pee out of your body. Women happen to have shorter urethras than men, which means bacteria are more likely to travel to the bladder or kidneys and trigger an infection.

Common UTI causes include:

  • Not peeing after sex
  • Wiping from back to front after going to the bathroom
  • Urinary tract blockages like kidney stones
  • Enlarged prostate glands in men and constipation in children, which make it more difficult to empty the bladder
  • Conditions that require urinary catheters (a tube in the bladder that drains urine)
  • A weakened immune system as the result of diabetes, HIV, or chemotherapy

    10M doctor visits each year are for UTI-related issues
    - National Kidney Foundation

    60% of women will experience symptomatic acute UTIs in their lifetime
    - American Urological Association

    20-40% of these are likely to experience an additional episode
    - American Urological Association

    Protect yourself from painful UTIs now

    While the usual treatment (and even prevention) protocols for a UTI include antibiotics, taking antibiotics too often can be harmful to your body and can even cause yeast infections. The last thing you want is to cure one infection only to find you have another in its place. Thankfully, all-natural UTI prevention does exist in cranberries – thanks to PACs – the cranberry’s active molecule.

    What Do Cranberry Pills Do?

    Scientists used to believe that cranberries guarded against UTIs by making urine more acidic, which in turn produces a less conducive environment for bacteria like E. coli, which are often the culprit. But in recent years, studies have landed on a different understanding: it appears cranberries make it more challenging for invasive bacteria to stick to the walls of the urinary tract. The nutrients in cranberries may alter the bacteria. Hence, they are unable to stick to the urinary tract, or the cranberries create a slippery surface on the urinary tract walls that makes it difficult for bacteria to get a grip!

    How One Utiva a Day Can Prevent UTIs

    Cranberries contain a molecule known as proanthocyanidins (or PACs), which are shown to inhibit bacteria from sticking to the bladder. Utiva is an all-natural UTI supplement that contains 36 mg of PACs at a concentration of 15%. Not only is this one of the highest concentrations on the market–it also happens to be the one that’s medically proven to be effective! Utiva uses the standard scientific method DMAC/A2 to measure PACs and ensure they are of the highest quality. Extracted from 100% whole, fresh, local cranberries, just one pill a day can prevent a UTI without the need to resort to harsh antibiotics once you already have an infection.

    Benefits of Utiva Cranberry Pills

    • Doctor recommended 
      Medical professionals trust our products and recommend them to their patients.
    • Clinically Proven to Work
      We work alongside leading medical experts to create Utiva product
    • 100% Natural
      Utiva cranberry pills are vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.
    • Health Canada Approved
      Our products are safe, and our ingredients are from high quality North American sources.

    Our products are safe, and our ingredients are from high quality North American sources.

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