In both the male and female urinary systems, urine drains from the kidneys through the ureters into the bladder and then passes from the bladder down the urethra and to the external opening, the urinary meatus, to exit the body. In men, the urethra is about 8 inches (20 cm) long. In women, it is only about 1.5 inches (4 cm) long.
The structure of the female anatomy predisposes women to infection because the urethral opening is located very close to the anus, which is a common source of bacteria.
Therefore, bacteria can easily migrate across the perineum (the narrow band of flesh between the anus and the vagina) to the urethra. The structure of their physical anatomy makes infection less likely in men. The male urethra is much longer, and secretions from the prostate gland provide a better barrier.
Cranberries have been known for decades to promote a healthy urinary tract. Clinical research demonstrates that cranberries’ proanthocyanidins are powerful antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress. A double-blind comparison study confirms that Cran-Max helps supports a healthy urinary tract. Each Life Extension Cran-Max capsule contains 500 mg of cranberry concentrate to promote urinary tract health.
Cran-Max® contains concentrated cranberry made from the complete cranberry using a unique, patent-pending process. No sugar is added. Each capsule of Cran-Max® contains powerful polyphenols, organic acids, and antioxidants, providing the same benefits as drinking cranberry juice cocktail, but without the calories. An advantage of Life Extension’s Cran-Max® is that it only requires once a day dosing!
Quantity: 90 Tablets
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take one tablet with 8oz of water three or more times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Other Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Silicon Dioxide, Modified Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Stearate
Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. Keep your licensed healthcare practitioner informed when using this product.