WAUSAU, WI (JUNE 29, 2016) UAS Labs is pleased to announce the publication of a study on the benefits of their Women’s probiotic and cranberry formula for urinary tract health in the most recent issue of the Journal of Functional Foods. This in vitro study looked at the synergistic benefits of the active components from Cran Naturelle™ organic cranberry powder and specific probiotic strains, for UTI support. Results indicated this particular combination produced greater benefits when combined than when only the individual components were used.
UAS Labs, LLC collaborated with Complete Phytochemical Solutions and the Reed Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both well-known for their knowledge of plant bioactives. UAS Labs Chief Scientific Officer and one of the study authors, Dr. Greg Leyer, adds, “The state of Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries in the United States, and studying the synergies within this formulation was made possible by partnering with those at UW-Madison that specifically have expertise with cranberry proanthocyanidins.”
Based on this positive outcome and a better understanding of the synergies within this formulation, gold standard, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials are planned. UAS Labs’ company President, Kevin Mehring, states, “We are committed to performing clinical trials to build upon the efficacy of our branded and private label products. This study takes another key step forward in building our science portfolio.”
“Cran Naturelle™ was selected because of its superior quality testing program surrounding authenticity and adulteration, low water activity and standardization of high potency of PAC content containing both soluble and insoluble PACs,” according to Stephen Lukawski, Director of Sales and Business Development for Fruit d’Or. He adds, “The results are encouraging as components within the whole cranberry, such as protein and Fiber, seems to provide a source of food for the probiotics to create this synbiotic effect.”
The complete study can be viewed on the Journal of Functional Foods website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464616301359
Polewski, MA, Krueger, CG, Reed, JD, and G. Leyer. 2016. Ability of cranberry proanthocyanidins in combination with a probiotic formulation to inhibit in vitro invasion of gut epithelial cells by extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli. J. Functional Foods. 25: 123-134.
About UAS Labs
Founded in 1979, UAS Labs, LLC has delivered the highest quality, science-backed probiotics to the natural products marketplace for more than thirty years. Strictly dedicated to probiotic manufacturing, UAS Labs is committed to designing innovative and effective formulations including strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and patented Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 (LRC™) for cholesterol support. UAS Labs products are sold to private label and contract manufacturing customers in the U.S., Canada, and over 45 other countries. This GMP and organic certified company is fully integrated from formulation through manufacturing, packaging and marketing, and adheres to the highest quality standards. Learn more at uaslabs.com.
About Fruit d’Or
Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals is a global leader in organic processing and supply of nutraceutical cranberry and blueberry powders. The company positions itself as a next generation partner in advanced cranberry by providing cutting-edge innovation in technology and science. Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals engages in product development, research and a commitment to quality and safety to distinguish itself from the competition. The company controls the quality from the seed to the field, from harvest to manufacturing to retail. This one-stop Canadian facility provides non-GMO, organic, state-of-the-art quality control, and traceability, key factors to its and the industry’s future growth and long-term success. Explore http://www.crannaturelle.ca.