Cranberry is a favorite fruit. More than 100 years ago, cranberry was widely used in dyes for cooking or medicine. The fruit can be applied to the ointment to help the wound heal; the leaves are applied to urinary disorders, diarrhea and diabetes. In addition, European immigrants use cranberry to treat blood disorders, stomach problems, liver problems, vomiting, loss of appetite and Cancer Cranberry also contains vitamin C ^ to prevent scurvy during long-range navigation. Cranberry extract is a pure plant extract that has a significant role in anti-infective, anti-oxidant and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
1. Prevention and control of women's urinary tract infections
Cranberry extract helps inhibit the growth and reproduction of a variety of pathogenic bacteria, prevents the adhesion of these pathogens to cells in the body (such as urinary tract epithelial cells), prevents and controls urinary tract infections in women, and reduces cranberry use. Bacterial adhesion to achieve anti-infective purposes, the mechanism of action is completely different from antibiotics, and will not produce drug resistance. Cranberry extract contains a variety of active ingredients and trace elements that are beneficial to human health and are more beneficial to human health.
2. Reduce the incidence of gastric ulcer and gastric cancer
Helicobacter pylori infection is a major cause of chronic active gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and gastric cancer. Numerous studies have shown that more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and about 80% of gastric ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. In 1994, the World Health Organization classified Helicobacter pylori as a class I carcinogen. The cranberry extract makes it difficult for Helicobacter pylori, which is present in the stomach, to adhere to the cells of the stomach wall, so that the bacteria that cause the stomach infection cannot be propagated in the stomach wall and are excreted. This can inhibit the adhesion of bacteria to gastric epithelial cells through daily diet, which will be a good alternative to medical treatment.
3. Antioxidant effect
Proanthocyanidins contained in cranberry extract are the most effective antioxidants, and their antioxidant capacity is 20 times that of VC and 50 times that of VE. In the experiment of the effect of cranberry on the antioxidant function of aging mice and irradiated mice, the researchers used natural aging and irradiation to give different doses of cranberry powder for 30 days, respectively. And the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in liver tissue. The results showed that cranberry improved the body's antioxidant capacity in both natural aging and irradiated mice.
4.Effect on type 2 diabetes
Animal experiments have shown that long-term cranberry supplementation can prevent the decline of basal plasma insulin with age. A randomized double-blind clinical trial of 58 patients with type 2 diabetes found that patients taking 1 cup of cranberry juice daily can effectively lower blood sugar and apolipoprotein B, and increase apolipoprotein A1 and serum paraoxonase 1 activity.