Cranberries are a member of the heather family and closely related to blueberries, bilberries and lingonberries. Wild harvested from Siberia, they are rich in phytochemicals, produced to protect the berries from harsh weather conditions and predators. These phytochemicals are beneficial to human health; supporting the immune system and helping to keep inflammation at bay.
Our Wild Cranberry Powder is made from 100% wild harvested Cranberries, which are carefully ground down and freeze-dried to create a finely milled powder. Nothing added, nothing taken away, so you get all the good stuff!
Cranberries are primarily made up of carbs and fibre, however they also boast several key vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and K1) and minerals (manganese, copper, calcium and potassium.)
In addition, Cranberries are packed full of Polyphenols (plant-based compounds), natural antioxidants and Proanthocyanidins.
Proanthocyanidins - These are chemical compounds that give the cranberries their bright coloring. Studies show that they can drastically help with preventing E-coli as well as UTI's (Urinary tract infections).
Quercetin - Cranberries are rich in this antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, brain-protective and anti-cancer properties.
Vitamin C - Also known as Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant essential to the maintenance of skin, muscles and bones.
Cranberries have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. Described as a ‘cold’ food, cranberries are used to remove toxins from the blood, dissolve kidney stones, improve digestion and treat UTIs, which are seen as a damp heat invasion of the bladder.
It is reported that when settlers first arrived in the New World, they ate cranberries, cultivated by Native American tribes in a bid to ward off scurvy, a condition caused by a lack of vitamin C.
Native Americans also used cranberries to heal wounds and tumours and prevent infection.
Wild Cranberry Powder is supercharged with antioxidants including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Quercetin. These antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, helping to prevent signs of ageing and ward off chronic disease. Research has shown that people who consume cranberries have lower levels of C-reactive protein. This is a blood marker of inflammation associated with premature ageing, chronic illness and cognitive decline.
The same chemical compounds in cranberries that prevent UTIs also prevent excess bacteria from growing in the mouth. Taking Wild Cranberry Powder may, therefore, help to reduce cavities, improve dental health and reduce the risk of gum disease.
Cranberries contain several phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. These help to protect the arteries and blood vessels against inflammation and prevent plaque build-up. Essentially, they help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Several studies have found that the powerful natural plant compounds in cranberries help to boost immunity and reduce symptoms of the flu.
We suggest taking 1-2 tbsp of Mountainlife Wild Cranberry Powder daily. Sprinkle it onto yoghurt, cereal or porridge. You can also blend it in superfood smoothies and add it to your favourite baking recipes, like flapjacks, cakes and biscuits.
Our wild Cranberry Powder is 100% natural and authentic, free from binders and fillers. Wild harvested from Siberia, it is made from the most raw and nutritious cranberries produced by nature.
We provide our wild cranberries in a freeze-dried powder, which is both convenient and long lasting. Enjoy it as part of a healthy, balanced diet to boost your antioxidant intake and improve your overall health.
Optimise your body today with Mountainlife Wild Cranberry Powder.