Cranberry juice is popularly known as an alternative remedy for urinary tract infections. Does cranberry juice help UTI? Although health professionals don’t guarantee complete effectiveness, they say that people may drink it to help relieve symptoms.
Cranberries can be taken as a juice, as a concentrate, or as a supplement. They have varying levels of effectiveness depending on the levels of the active ingredient called PAC.
How Cranberry Juice Works
The cranberry ingredient Proanthocyanidins (PAC) may prevent bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract. Although researchers aren’t sure how this happens, they think that PAC alters bacterial structure or creates a slippery coating on the urinary tract.