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If you're a female of a certain age like me, you may find that after you eat white fish or shell fish/lobster especially, you have a weird unpleasant fishy odor for the next two days or so. I read on a message board that taking a cranberry extract pill when you eat the fish will eliminate the subsequent odor. For me, one tablet made it about 90% better. Next time I'll try two tablets. NOTHING else ever worked at all, so I'm super happy.
I've been buying this for years and have now discovered that my money has been completely wasted. Studies have now shown that cranberry juice and inexpensive supplements (like this) are useless in preventing UTI's. Recent studies show that a supplement MUST have a minimum of 36 mg of PACs (proanthocyanidins) to begin to be effective. Further, these PACs must be in a soluble (bio-active) form and cannot be just from cranberry skins, stems or seeds. It must be extracted from the pure juice concentrate.
Unfortunately, this is expensive to do. So, you will be paying about 70 cents per pill, instead of 5 cents. The best value that I could find is a product called "CranCap", here on Amazon.
If it makes you feel good to take such useless cranberry pills that do not have the only important ingredient in them, then buy the Nature Bounty, or any of the similarly cheap products. However, know that you are getting virtually nothing for your money. If more people buy the truly effective products, and abandon these snake oil products, then the price would ultimately come down.
Cranberry helps my body to fight against urinary tract infections. I sadly admit that I eat more sugar than I should. When I have to much sugar in my body it can cause a UTI, possibly because I cannot process it out of my body quickly enough. The best thing for me to do would be to change my eating habits which I've done to a certain degree. I'm just not ready to completely cut sugar out of my diet. Cranberry alone will not prevent infections but in my case it does help my body process sugar through my system. It is NOT a cure all and if you think you have a urinary tract, bladder of kidney infection you DO NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR right away. Nature's Bounty Cranberry with Vitamin C 4200 mg, 250 Softgels
**I purchased this product on 9/16/17. This is my honest opinion about this product. The makers of Nature's Bounty Cranberry with Vitamin C did not ask for nor influence my review in any way.
As a nurse with a bladder the size of Lake Washington, I was recommended to take these by a top tier Nephrologist because working 12 hours and not being hydrated or using the restroom like a person should will cause horrible infections. With these pills the Cranberry will make your bladder slippery not allowing the bacteria to stick to the walls. I was a chronic UTI sufferer until these came into my life!
No problems whatsoever receiving or using these pills. However, if you're looking to have a full bottle like the picture shows, buy 2 and combine them. There's definitely 250 pills in one, but the size of the plastic bottle misleads you to think it's filled all of the way to the top. Nature's Bounty isn't the only company to do this nor is it a new tactic. Anyone who buys supplements knows the deal.
I have been ordering this brand since October 2015, so we have been taking this brand of cranberry for almost a year now.
My mom and I take 1 of these soft-gels every morning to help prevent UTI's. It is something she learned about doing a long time ago when she used to get UTI's all the time, cranberry pills helped stop that for her. She eventually stopped taking the cranberry pills because a Dr. told her they do nothing. So about a year later she got one again, she cleared that up with D-mannose, and went straight back onto cranberry pills, and put me on them too. These have 4200 mg with vitamin c in one soft-gel so one is all we take.
Am prone to UTI's so a friend told me to take cranberry pills. I tried others and they were able to slow the uti's down a bit but when I lucked onto this brand, I haven't had a UTI since. Am in hospital right now with a foley catheter and even so, I'm still taking my cranberry pills daily and haven't had a problem with UTI's at all. This will be my regular pills for my life.
The pills are pea sized, and even taking two at a time, they end up less a choking hazard than my fat Kirkland vitamin C pill. So, bravo. As one user mentioned, their casings do have a vague soy/fishy smell. But if it's a choice between a UTI and a moderately bad smell, I think we'd all take the smell.