High Potency Cranberry for Recurrent UTI in Women



Cranberry Study: A randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of high strength cranberry (Pacran) in women with recurrent urinary tract infections (cystitis).


Volunteers needed: Urinary Tract Infections and Cranberry Supplementation Study


We are looking for individuals living in Melbourne that suffer from recurrent UTIs to participate in a study investigating the benefits of cranberry supplementation


Background: The consumption of cranberries (vaccinium macrocarpon) has long been investigated as a potential therapeutic intervention for the prevention of recurrent UTI. When the mechanism remains unclear, cranberries contain a number of bioactive components that are suggested to contribute to good urinary tract health. However, despite a large amount of research, little consensus exists. This inconsistency may be due to the type of cranberry product being tested.

In this study, we will be testing a high strength cranberry supplement obtained using the whole fruit. Most other Cranberry products use components of the cranberry. By using the whole fruit, this may ensure no potentially bioactive component of cranberry is lost through manufacturing


Aim: The aim of this research study is to investigate the effect of daily consumption of high strength supplement for the prevention of recurrent UTI in at risk women.

Participants will be required to attend a clinic in Melbourne to have blood and urine samples collected.


Participant Study Criteria: You will need to meet the following criteria to participate in the study:

  • Female, aged 18-65
  • Had 3 or more UTIs in the past year OR at least two UTIs in the past 6 months
  • Willing to consume a soft gel capsule supplement daily for 6 months
  • Attend at least 3 appointments over a 6 month period at the Melbourne location


Participate in this study

If you have any queries about the Cranberry UTI study or would like further information, please call 9076 6564 or email participate.maprc@monash.edu


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