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The Cranberry: More Than Just a Thanksgiving Side Dish

Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are shrubs found in acidic bogs throughout the cool regions of the northern hemisphere. Cranberries have been used culinarily in Europe and North America for centuries and have been employed by traditional herbalists for their purported health benefits.* Cranberries are rich in polyphenols, tannins, and other phytonutrients that have been researched for their role in urinary tract health and preventing urinary tract infections.* NOW® Cranberry Caps are also a source of vitamin C.

A Brief History of the Cranberry

Cranberries have been prized for their culinary and medicinal properties for centuries. Native Americans are thought to be the first to cultivate cranberries, using them in a variety of dishes and as a natural dye for clothing and baskets. In the early days of European settlement in North America, cranberries were used as a poultice for wounds and as a treatment for stomach ailments.*

The Nutritional Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are an excellent source of polyphenols, phytonutrients that act as antioxidants in the body.* Cranberries are also rich in tannins, which give them their characteristic tart taste. Tannins are also thought to contribute to the purported health benefits of cranberries, including supporting urinary tract health.* Cranberries contain numerous other nutrients, including vitamin C, manganese, and fiber.

Cranberry Supplements from NOW® Foods

NOW® Foods offers a variety of cranberry supplements to support urinary tract health.*

In Summary:

Cranberries have a long history of culinary and medicinal use dating back centuries. Native Americans cultivated cranberries for use in dishes and as natural dyes, while early European settlers used them topically for wounds and internally for stomach ailments.* Today, we know that cranberries are rich in phytonutrients like polyphenols and tannins that support urinary health.* NOW® Foods offers several ways to enjoy the benefits of this superfruit, including supplements, powders, and dried fruit.

Suggested Usage: Take 2 capsules 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules

Servings Per Container: 50

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories 5

Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*

Dietary Fiber <1 g 2%*

Total Sugars <1 g

†Daily Value not established.

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 20 mg 22%*

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) (Fruit) 1.4 g (1,400 mg)

†Daily Value not established.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Silicon Dioxide and Stearic Acid (vegetable source).

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

NOW® Cranberry Caps deliver the natural nutrient profile found in genuine whole foods.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

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