Naturex-DBS Introduces PACran Organic


Manufacturers can now formulate UTI dietary supplements with an organic form of Pacran cranberry powder.

U.S. and Canadian manufacturers can now formulate urinary health products with PACran Organic, a certified organic cranberry powder from Naturex-DBS (Sagamore, MA).

PACran is a patented product from whole cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). The ingredient is backed by numerous clinical trials and a South Korean health claim supporting its potential to alleviate urinary tract infections (UTIs). While some cranberry suppliers attribute cranberry’s UTI support to proanthocyanidin (PAC)-a cranberry compound which appears to reduce the amount of bacteria that attaches to the bladder-Naturex believes its whole cranberry ingredient is efficacious because of more than just high levels of PACs. Work is ongoing to prove this whole-fruit benefit.

Naturex secured rights to supply the ingredient after acquiring PACran developer Decas Botanical Synergies (Carver, MA) in late 2012.

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