CARVER, Mass., Apr 30, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS), a subsidiary of Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., today announced that PACran(TM) whole cranberry powder has been tested and certified by Brunswick Laboratories to contain guaranteed levels of cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs).
Brunswick Laboratories, a leading commercial laboratory specializing in the science of antioxidants has certified PACran(TM) after meeting certain quality standards and proanthocyanidin (PAC) antioxidant tests. The Brunswick Labs Certified Seal provides a symbol of quality assurance reinforced by rigorous guidelines for compliance.
Cranberries are widely known for their unique "anti-adhesion" activity that protects the body from harmful bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. This anti-adhesion activity is primarily due to a natural antioxidant compound in the fruit called PACs. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods, Cranberry PACs contain a unique A-type structure, while most other plants contain only the more common B-type PACs. It is cranberry's A-type PACs that are responsible for the anti-adhesion mechanism of action. PACran(TM) supplies no less than 1.5% of cranberry PACs measured via the published and USDA-recognized HPLC analytical method and is now certified by the leading antioxidant testing lab.
"We continue to raise the bar for all cranberry products in the market and we are pleased to be working with Brunswick Labs to independently verify the quality level of PACran(TM). PACran(TM) is a next-generation cranberry powder which is clinically supported at a 500 mg daily dose and now independently certified to contain the amount of the active compound responsible for supporting urinary tract health," said Doug Klaiber, DBS chief operating officer. "While cranberries have long been associated with urinary tract health, there has been significant uncertainty in whether a person is obtaining the necessary amount of cranberry active compounds to maintain their health."
About Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS)
Headquartered in Carver, Massachusetts, Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS) is a subsidiary of Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., and is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary, value-added fruit-derived ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional foods, animal feed and nutrition, personal care and cosmetics, and oral health industries. Specializing in cranberries, DBS' Fruitaceutical(TM) products are rich in natural bioflavonoid complexes, which provide manufacturers with powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and nutritional properties, and a natural colorant for a broad variety of applications. Decas powders, extracts and oils offer cost-effective and natural options to enhance the taste, color, function and nutritional content of products. For additional information, please visit www.decasbotanical.com.