Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton, fructus – e.g. titrated 25% in proanthocyanidins)
Uva ursina (Arctostaphylos uva ursi L., folium – e.g. titrated 10% in arbutin)
Acidifier (citric acid), flavoring, preservatives (potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate)
How it works
Cranberry: performs an antibacterial activity due to the irreversible inhibition of bacterial adhesion to the bladder wall.
Bearberry: the main responsible for the antibacterial activity of bearberry is arbutin, a glycoside that is hydrolyzed in the intestine, releasing hydroquinone.
Once absorbed, hydroquinone is conjugated in the liver and hydrolyzed again in the urine: free hydroquinone thus exerts its antiseptic action in the bladder.
D-Mannose is a monosaccharide sugar, which has the particularity of preventing the adhesion of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, therefore it is useful in promoting their natural elimination with urine.
Children 2-5 years: one measuring cup per day.
Children 5-10 years: two measuring spoons a day
Seniors over 10 and adults: three scoops a day.