Formal Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Supplement Forms: Liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


Cranberries were originally introduced to the Pilgrims by Native Americans, who recognized their health benefits and used them as a meat preservative. Cranberries were sometimes called "bounceberries" because of their tendency to actually bounce when dropped.

Bodily Functions Cranberry Assists

The cranberry is best known as a powerful ally in maintaining a healthy urinary tract. In addition, cranberries have been shown to fight gum disease, ulcers, atherosclerosis, physical signs of aging, and even cancer. In addition, cranberries contain a number of helpful vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B, and C, as well as potassium, sodium, iron, sulphur, and phosphorous.

Foods High in Cranberry

The cranberry is most easily consumed in the form of cranberry juice. However, you're also likely to find cranberries in in cakes, pies, and other desserts. Dried cranberries make a delicious addition to cereal, oatmeal, and salads.

Ailment That Cranberry Eliminates:
  • Fights oral bacteria, subsequently preventing dental plaque and gum disease
  • Protects brain cells from free radicals, protecting cognitive functions
  • Increases levels of good cholesterol
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Promotes a healthy urinary tract and fights urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Alleviates stomach pains
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Individuals taking warfarin should not ingest cranberries, as it could cause an adverse reaction.