Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are defined as infection of any of the organs of urinary tract. UTIs are a colossal public health problem-particularly among women, whose lifetime risk of having at least one UTI is as high as 50%.
Research suggests that one of the major factors behind recurrent UTIs may be the ability of bacteria to attach to the cell lining of urinary tract. In order to provide an effective treatment for UTI, it is important to exert a bactericidal effect combined with effective removal of bacteria from the urinary tract. Therefore, treatment with antibiotics alone is not sufficient to reduce the risk of a relapse. Besides antibiotics, deployment of adjuvant therapies like Cranmed, containing cranberry extract and D-mannose are extremely beneficial for a faster and efficient resolution of UTIs. Cranberry produces antimicrobial compounds such as proanthocyanidins in response to microbial invasion. Proanthocyanidins with A-type linkages from Cranberry are able to prevent growth, adhesion or biofilm formation by a number of bacteria. Chemical changes caused by Cranberry extract create an energy barrier that keeps the bacteria from getting close to the urinary tract lining.