Cran-Gyn DDS by UAS Labs (Eden Prairie, MN) has received Better Nutrition magazine’s “Best of Supplements” award for women’s health.
The patent-pending formula is comprised of UAS Probiotic Blend 003, cranberry fruit extract, and D-mannose sugar supplied by Valensa International (Eustis, FL). Cran-Gyn DDS was introduced in March 2010 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, and the company says it has been well-received in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and Asia.
The majority of lower urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are caused by common fecal bacteria, E. coli, and an estimated 350,000 hospitalizations occur in the United States due to UTI’s alone, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
How does this formula intend to solve the matter? UAS Labs notes that D-mannose has been shown in studies to bind to 80% of harmful E. coli, and flavonoids from cranberries (proanthocyanidins) have demonstrated a 10% binding ability. Additionally, UAS Labs says certain probiotic strains can produce bacteriocins that can inhibit E. coli growth. These are all good notes because E. coli is receptor-dependent; if it’s caught in a bind with one of these ingredients, the E. coli would presumably be ineffective.
Physicians from the University of North Dakota and the Mayo Clinic are currently working on a clinical study on Cran-Gyn DDS and recurrence of UTI’s. Results are expected by the end of the year.
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