Molecular Extracts


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Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton) grow almost exclusively in the American Northeast and Midwest, as well as Chile. Cranberries require sandy soil and a considerable amount of water for harvesting, two conditions found in Quebec where cranberries are farmed extensively.
Cranberries are known for their high concentration of anthocyanidins, flavonoids, flavanols, proanthocyanidins, non-flavonoid polyphenols, phenolic acids, and simple organic acids.
Numerous clinical studies have been published to date on the health benefits of polyphenols found in cranberries in the following areas:

  • Prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Prevention of stomach ulcers
  • Improved oral and gum health
  • Reduction of certain viral infections
  • Improved cardiovascular health, neurological health, and joint inflammation

Reference: E. Pappas and K.M. Schaich, Phytochemicals of cranberries and cranberry products: characterization, potential health effects, and processing stability; Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 49: 741–781 (2009).


Nutra Canada has four grades of cranberry extracts containing PACs and polyphenols that can be standardized to our clients’ specifications. We also carry powders made from cranberry fruit and a powder made from atomized cranberry juice.

CranCan NC Advantage

(available in our Crystal Clear format)

Standardization options:

  • BL-DMAC: 0.25% to 2.5% (PACs)
  • HPLC: 0.5% to 5% (PACs)
  • EP: 3% to 15% (PACs)
  • Folin: 0.75% to 7.5% (Total polyphenols)

ORAC value: 450 µM/g

CranCan NC Select

(available in our Crystal Clear format)

Standardization options:

  • BL-DMAC: 3.0% to 9% (PACs)
  • HPLC: 6.0% to 10.0% (PACs)
  • EP: 20.0% to 40.0% (PACs)
  • Folin: 9% to 18.0% (Total polyphenols)

ORAC value: 2600 µM/g

CranCan NC Pure

(available in our Crystal Clear format)

Standardization options:

  • BL-DMAC: 10.0% to 15.0% (PACs)
  • HPLC: 20.0% to 30.0% (PACs)
  • EP: 45.0% to 80.0% (PACs)
  • Folin: 30% to 40.0% (Total polyphenols)

ORAC value: 8100 µM/g

Other products

  • CranCan NC Powder: Insoluble powder made from crushed and standardized cranberries (1.0 –1.5% PAC HPLC)
  • CranCan NC Dry Powder: Soluble powder made from atomized cranberry juice concentrate (0.5–1.0% PAC HPLC) (available in our Crystal Clear format)
  • CranCan NC Acid Extract: Soluble organic acid and natural sugar cranberry extract (available in our Crystal Clear format)
  • Antioxidant power up to
  • ORAC: 8100 μM/g
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