Cranberries are small, tart, bright-red berries that are a famous treat, most especially during holidays. They are packaged with antioxidants and adds lots of virtues to the body. Cranberry pills, which are made from dried, powdered cranberries, offer an easy way to enjoy these benefits without having to eat cranberries every day. And so while you may be used to eating cranberries as a sauce at Thanksgiving or dried and tossed into a salad, others on the other hand also drink cranberry juice.
These fruits which tastes sour are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, and their juice is often said to offer a variety of benefits for women, in particular. As a matter of fact, many believe that cranberry juice can help in preventing or treating urinary tract infections (UTIs).
As researches about cranberry remains, some studies suggest that cranberry juice is effective for this purpose. Continue reading this article to explore more knowledge about cranberry pills.
Here are some supplements every woman should take for great feminine hygiene.
1. Apple cider gummies
Apple cider gummies restore the normal PH of the vagina and prevent odour. The vagina naturally maintains a balance of bacteria and fungi which keeps both in check under normal conditions. In cases of an imbalance, which could have been causes by oral contraceptives, medications, or pregnancy, C. albicans may thrive and cause vagina candidiasis.
2. Vitamin E supplements
You would have observed that when the vagina is dry, it becomes itchy and smells. To solve this, Vitamin E can either be applied as oil or taken orally to help prevent vaginal dryness. That is because the moisture in the vagina is part of the self-cleansing mechanism.
3. Garlic supplements
Garlic is a naturally important agent in the fight against infections that cause vaginal itching, swelling and dryness. This is because it is an antibiotic. You can take it orally or as a supplement.
4. Cranberry juice or supplement
Cranberry juice contains vitamin C which helps to cure and prevent yeast infection that causes itching, pain and smell. It ensures the vagina smells and tastes nice.
5. Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice contains vitamin C, vitamin B, and fibre which improves the vag’s gut health. It helps your vagina smell and tastes better, especially if you are into oral sex because it helps the vagina maintain its natural PH and prevent infections.
How much cranberry juice should you drink?
A 2011 study found that chemicals in cranberries promoted better antioxidant activity the lower their pH was. That study also found that the berries were significantly more potent antioxidants than cranberry juice, although cranberry juice still offered some benefits.
At the moment, there is little information on how much cranberry juice is effective for UTI prevention or other potential health benefits. The same is true for supplements, so you’ll likely find differing dosages.
One review on UTI prevention used a variety of doses.
For example, a group in one study drank 0.23 ounces (6.8 mL) of Ocean Spray cranberry juice per pound (15 mL per kg) of body weight. In another study, people took NOW beetroot capsules containing 8 grams of cranberry extract once per day.
If you take cranberry pills, never exceed the dosage recommendation on the label.
If you want to know a specific amount of juice to drink or need a particular dosage, consult a doctor or registered dietitian (RD).