The latest findings of people unsuccessfully trying to prevent recurring urinary tract infections by drinking cranberry juice cocktail are no big surprise. The study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, showed that college-aged women who drank 8 ounces of 27% cranberry juice beverages were no less likely to suffer from recurring UTIs than there peers who drank a placebo drink. Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
In order to get the true benefits of cranberry, which other research has shown prevents E. coli, the bacteria that causes most urinary tract infections, from attaching to the walls of the bladder, it is important to drink the juice in a purer form than that found in most grocery stores. To guarantee the potency of the cranberries you take to prevent UTIs, try a high quality, pure supplement. Remember, cranberry extract is not a substitute for the use of antibiotics when fighting acute infections.