You don’t need a weatherman to know when it’s raining. Just look out your window.
And you sure as heck don’t need the hassle of visiting a doc… and the expense of coughing up yet another $30 copay… just to know you’ve got a urinary tract infection.
If you’re among the millions of women who have recurring UTIs, you know the score the moment you feel that first “burn” down there.
Now, the latest research reveals a simple, safe, and inexpensive way to cut down on those trips to the doctor’s office so you can avoid the copays and antibiotic drugs that almost always follow a UTI infection.
And it’s a completely NATURAL remedy your own doc will derisively dismiss as “folk medicine.”
Looks like the “folks” might know more about medicine than your doc, because the new study shows how plain old cranberry can work wonders for women with frequent UTIs.
In the new study, women who had a daily dose of cranberry had a 23 percent lower risk of an infection when compared to a placebo.
These weren’t just women who had a UTI once long ago and maybe had a lower risk to begin with.
These were the ones fighting the misery of regular infections, including RECENT infections… and in at least some cases, those painful UTIs were stopped cold by cranberry.
Think a 23 percent drop in risk is big? That’s nothing. The REAL benefit could be even better!
See, this study might be a plus for cranberry. But it also had a huge flaw that blocked these women from unlocking the TRUE potential of cranberry power.
They weren’t given pure cranberry extract.
They were given eight ounces of a cranberry juice drink a day — and since they didn’t gag and quit on the first sip, you can bet the bog it was either a sweetened drink or a cranberry “blend,” in which other sugary juices such as grape or apple are added to the mix.
Why mess around with that when pure cranberry extract is available? I’m guessing it’s because the study was funded by Ocean Spray, the company that makes billions selling sweetened cranberry products.
Obviously, in this case, the juice had enough honest-to-goodness cranberry in it to deliver a benefit.
But it also had a lot of other gunk you want nothing to do with.
So, if you have a history of UTIs, skip the juices and go right to the source: cranberry extract is available in easy-to-swallow capsule form to give you all the benefits without the empty calories.