Symptoms in urinary tract infections (UTI) and in non-infectious bladder disorders include painful, frequent urination. In this study, 65 adults reporting recurring symptoms within the past year took 150 mg of Pycnogenol® or 400 mg of cranberry extract per day.
After two months, the number of urinary symptoms decreased 62 percent for Pycnogenol vs. 45 percent for cranberry. The entire Pycnogenol group was infection free, compared to 35 percent for cranberry, and to 45 percent at the start of the study. Most (91 percent) taking Pycnogenol were symptom free vs. 80 percent for cranberry. Oxidative stress also decreased in the Pycnogenol group.
Reference: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2021, Vol. 2021, Article ID 9976299