A rapidly growing number of physicians and patients across Canada trust Utiva UTI Control Supplements to maintain a healthy urinary tract.Proanthocyanidins (PACs), extracted from deep within a cranberry, are clinically proven to protect the bladder wall and prevent recurring urinary tract infections.
In May 2019, The American Urological Association updated its guidelines
for recurrent urinary tract infections to include cranberries as a non-antibiotic prevention option, identifying PACs as the active molecules responsible for preventing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract.
Not all cranberry supplements are equal.
The AUA guideline clarifies that physicians and patients must ensure their choice of supplements contain the appropriate concentration of PACs to be effective against UTIs.
Clinical studies show that 36mg of PACs at 15% concentrated strength is the recommended dosage to fight bacteria and maintain a healthy urinary system.
As per the medical recommendation, each capsule of Utiva UTI Control Supplement contains exactly 36mg of bioactive PACs at a 15% concentration, providing excellent anti-adhesion capabilities to stop bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract.
Most cranberry products either do not contain any PACs, or not enough to be useful. In effect, the process to properly extract active PACs from cranberries is both complex and costly.
Utiva, made in Canada from exclusively North American cranberries, employs a proprietary process to ensure precision extracts of PACs in every capsule.
With new proven evidence of PACs efficacy, and with the important need for a natural, safe non-antibiotic alternative for recurrent UTIs, doctors and nurses are now recommending Utiva UTI Control Supplements to their patients.
"Managing recurrent urinary tract infections can be complex. Antibiotics are the first line treatment but there are clinically proven options the can help prevent recurrences. When considering cranberry supplements, I recommend my patients to select a product that contains 36mg of Proanthocyanidins (PACs). The evidence supports PACs as being the active molecule of the cranberry which prevents bacterial adherence to the bladder wall thus helping to reduce recurrent UTIs."
Dean S. Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Urologic Surgeon & Assistant Professor
Division of Urology, University Health Network
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
"Natural remedies can help with reducing UTIs. Although cranberries have been reviewed, it is important to check for 36mg of Proanthocyandins (PACs) within the supplement. These are the active molecules from within cranberries that help to keep bacteria from adhering to your urinary tract and bladder wall. Given the impact that recurrent UTIs can have on a one's life, patients should choose products that are supported by scientific evidence."
Colleen McDermott MSc, MD, FRCSC
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
"Natural products, like cranberries, can aid in reducing the number of UTI recurrences. Not all cranberry products are the same and attention should be given to those with the right amount of the active ingredient from the cranberry (Proanthocyanidins). These are still not a cure but have some evidence to show a reduction in UTIs and can help minimize the need for prophylactic antibiotic usage."
Lesley Carr, MD, FRCSC
Urologic Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|
Medical Director, Women's Pelvic Health Centre Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
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- University Health Network - Toronto Western, Toronto General
- Sunnybrook Hospital
- Kingston General Hospital
- Hotel Dieu Hospital
- The Ottawa Hospital
- London Health Sciences Centre
- Hamilton Health Sciences
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Trillium Health Partners
- North York General Hospital
- Vancouver Health Authority
- St Boniface Hospital
- Halton Healthcare - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
- Windsor Regional