The Power of PACs
PACs, or proanthocyanidins, are natural elements found in cranberries. Cranberries contain unique A-type PACs, which naturally cleanse and purify the body by preventing certain harmful bacteria from sticking, allowing them to be naturally flushed from the body.The cranberry experts at Ocean Spray found a way to isolate and preserve these unique health promoting elements in an extract that provides the power of 50 cranberries without all the calories and sugar traditionally found in juice.

PACs

Cranberry Health
Cranberries are an exceptional fruit. With powerful nutrients and well documented health benefits, the cranberry plays an important role in a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Whole Body Health

Whole Body Health

Urinary Tract Health

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) present a public health challenge. They are the second most common type of infection, and one in two women is treated for at least one UTI during her lifetime. With antibiotics as the normal course of treatment, the World Health Organization has singled out UTIs as one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. Fortunately, cranberries can be an important nutritional approach to helping maintain urinary tract health. There are nearly 50 years of research behind cranberries’ well-documented urinary tract health benefits. Cranberries contain a unique form of proanthocyanidins (PACs), natural elements that help cleanse and purify the body.

For More Information

For more information about the whole body health benefits of cranberries, visit www.cranberryhealth.com.

References

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[6] Table adapted from: Mullen W et al. “Evaluation of Phenolic Compounds in Commercial Fruit Juices and Fruit Drinks.” Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 2007; 55.8:3148-57.