Ocean Spray has created a soft chew that the company says contains the health benefits of cranberries. Ocean Spray Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements are a daily supplement formulated to help maintain a healthy urinary tract. Made from real fruit, the soft chew has no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, are non-GMO, gluten-free and contain 25 calories per chew.
“Research suggests that the cranberry holds a whole host of total body benefits, and for decades, we at Ocean Spray have been dedicated to researching, supporting and delivering great-tasting, good-for-you products. The introduction of Cranberry +health Cranberry Supplements sets in motion our commitment to provide products that deliver even better taste, health and convenience for our consumers busy lifestyles,” said Chet Baker, director of healthcare and new platforms.
The cranberry’s power to help maintain urinary tract health has been well documented throughout the years, and consumers now are looking for more natural, convenient sources of nutrition and supplements to maintain health.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June 2016 showed that consuming 8 oz. of cranberry juice cocktail daily reduced the recurrence of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women by nearly 40 percent. According to Christina Khoo, Ocean Spray’s director of global health science and nutrition policy, “fewer UTIs could mean a significant reduction in the need for antibiotics used to treat them.”
The supplements, which contain the same amount of cranberry polyphenols as the juice drink formula in that clinical study, make it easy and convenient to get these powerful cranberry compounds daily, says Ocean Spray.
The supplements are available in both 7- and 28-count boxes for an SRP of $5.99 and $22.99, respectively.
Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the U.S., Canada and Chile and a producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries. It has more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities. Its cranberries can be found in more than 100 countries worldwide.