Naturex’s Pacran®, a natural solution for urinary comfort, has been awarded a Natural Product Number from Health Canada. This is the second time Pacran® has successfully completed a governmental procedure of claim authorization. 

Pacran® scientific validity as a natural ingredient for urinary health management has recently been recognized by the Canadian Health Authorities. With a minimum daily dose of 500mg, all finished products using Pacran® can make claims such as “helps prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in women” or “used in Herbal Medicine to help prevent (recurrent) urinary tract infections.”

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a universal problem with nearly half of all women suffering from a UTI at some point in their lives and nearly one in three of those women suffering from recurrent UTI within one year. Formulators are challenged with selecting the right ingredient for their urinary tract health products.

The new approval reinforces the profile of Pacran,® which already has a Health Functional Food Ingredient Certificate in South Korea, allowing all finished products to claim: “can help urinary tract health by inhibiting adherence of harmful bacteria to urinary tract.”

“The recent health claim approvals from Canada and South Korea independently validate the strength of the scientific substantiation that we’ve built in support of Pacran®,” says Dan Souza senior director of sales and marketing for Naturex-DBS. “Naturex-DBS will continue to invest in developing gold standard clinical evidence with an eye towards achieving additional Pacran® urinary tract health claims around the world.”

Pacran® is a 100% all natural full spectrum cranberry ingredient supported by eight efficacy and safety studies. A daily dose of 500mg of Pacran® has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrent UTI; reduce E. coli, the bacteria responsible for 65-85% of UTI in-vivo; and deliver E.coli anti-adhesion in ex-vivo trials.

Naturex is a global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients. Through its dedicated business units, the group addresses the specific needs of three strategic markets: Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health, and Personal Care.