Cranberry Juice As Fighter Of Bacterial Biofilms!

I get ScienceDaily’s RSS daily feed which puts out breaking science news for free (sign up for ScienceDaily’s RSS feed or email updates to get their latest science headlines on their site) and this morning I saw I really interesting article on cranberry juice and its ability to dissolve bacterial biofilms! So why is this important for those of us with Lyme disease? Biofilms are formed when bacteria join forces by clinging together and form a matrix that can be hundreds of times more drug resistant than when the bacteria are apart. Biofilms are implicated in many chronic bacterial infections, estimated at upwards of 80% of all microbial infections. Recently, researchers proved their hunch that the Lyme disease causing spirochetes form biofilms which can be a piece to why people develop chronic Lyme disease.

So, back to the article on cranberry juice. A recent study may have cracked the code in why cranberry juice is often effective in treating urinary tract infections. Using strains of E.coli, the researchers found that cranberry juice prevented the E.coli from forming biofilms by preventing the bacteria from sticking to one another as well as from sticking to the petri dish; again, a biofilm is a thin slimy layer that enables bacteria to grow and flourish so that the infection takes hold. Thus, since biofilms are implicated in Lyme disease, perhaps cranberry juice would be a prudent addition to the antibiotic or alternative treatment arsenal! **I would recommend you use sugar free organic cranberry juice or even in supplement form of cranberry concentrate in veggicaps.


10 comments for “Cranberry Juice As Fighter Of Bacterial Biofilms!

  1. Fong Shwei
    August 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Try frozen cranberries. They are tart and all you need is to chew on one berry at a time. I found this works better for me to fight infections than the capsules.

    • Danielle
      August 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks for sharing this tip! 🙂

  2. Tom
    May 30, 2012 at 6:10 am


  3. Krista
    February 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for sharing!

    I ran this past my nutritionist. She exercised caution with CRANBERRY because we’re trying to reduce acidity in my body. Also, for women with endometriosis or similar/related conditions (which you may have in addition to LYME), it’s especially important to avoid acidic foods — even a tomato.

    • admin
      March 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thank you for the share!

    • matt
      January 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      lol wow what moron. acid fruits are the strongest alkaline foods

  4. Debbi Gettings
    April 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Cranberries are a major commercial crop in certain American states and Canadian provinces (see cultivation and uses below). Most cranberries are processed into products such as juice, sauce, jam, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. Cranberry sauce is regarded as an indispensable part of traditional American and Canadian Thanksgiving menus and some European winter festivals…`

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  5. matt
    January 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    wow i just started researching this and i know from 100% this is what is damaging the intestine and has caused leaky gut wicth has caused auto immune.

    im not on a grape juice fast. concord grape juice also removes biofilm. you dont want to know what has come out of since i stated 6 days ago. cherry juice works also.

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