Health Hotline Magazine | February 2023

SPECTACULAR HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRANBERRY SUPPLEMENTS 6 By Liz Mueller Th underrate cranberry catapults us into goo healt ! A NEW WAY TO TEND YOUR TICKER

The best things in life come in small packages and the tiny, mighty cranberry is no exception. Yet, there is no other supplement quite as pigeonholed for its role in supporting health. Just read the word “cranberry” and you immediately think “urinary tract infections,” right? It’s a label cranberry may never be able to shake, but we need to break the typecast so that we can reap the full health benefits that cranberry provides. From heart health to blood sugar balance, healthy weight maintenance to gut wellbeing, brain function to immune and respiratory health, to mouth and tooth health, to even combating certain types of cancer, it really can do wonders for our wellness. It’s just a matter of opening a bottle of cranberry supplements, chews, or powder and making it a part of your daily supplement routine. It’s the little cranberry that can… transform your health in a really big way.

Cranberries are rich in a variety of phytonutrients including proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, and flavonols, and contain concentrations of other health-promoting phytonutrients rarely found in other foods. Together, these compounds exert powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant e ects in the body. When it comes to cardiovascular health, cranberry may be the underdog that’s comparable to fish oil, CoQ10, vitamin D, and magnesium. A 2022 double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that taking 9 grams of freeze-dried cranberry powder daily for one month (equivalent to about one cup of fresh cranberries) resulted in significant improvements in heart and blood vessel function, and ultimately helped

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