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2/25/2015 - New York Attorney General Investigation Letter

On February 23, 2015, Nature’s Way received a letter which constituted “a request for documents and information relating to an ongoing investigation by the New York State Office of the Attorney General (“NYAG”) concerning the authenticity and purity of herbal dietary supplements and associated marketing.” The letter from the NYAG makes no allegations against Nature’s Way and provides no indications of any quality or compliance problem with any Nature’s Way product. The letter is simply a “request” for documents and information.

Nature’s Way products are produced in accordance with the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), 21 CFR 111. Nature’s Way is audited by FDA to confirm compliance and continues to hold Dietary Supplement GMP Certification through NSF International, a GMP Certificate from the Australian Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) and is a licensed site for the production of Natural Health Products (NHPs) marketed in Canada. Nature’s Way intends to cooperate with the NYAG request for documents and information, as we are proud of our Quality Assurance processes and the steps that we take to both comply with the law and produce products of the highest quality.


For Immediate Release:

Study Shows Cran-Max® is the Secret Weapon for Female Bladder Matters

A new study has shown that Cran-Max®, a proprietary cranberry concentrate in ActiFruit™ cranberry chews by Enzymatic Therapy®, is the natural answer for many women desperately looking for ways to support a healthy bladder.

Green Bay, WI (December 30, 2008) — A new study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, has validated that Cran-Max®, the cranberry concentrate in Enzymatic Therapy’s ActiFruit™ cranberry chews is a powerful way to cleanse, protect and purify the urinary tract. 

“This randomized controlled clinical trial enrolled 137 women who experienced two or more antibiotic-treated urinary tract infections in the previous 12 months,” stated lead researcher Marion E.T. McMurdo, “The women received either 500 mg of Cran-Max or 100 mg of the antibiotic, Trimethoprim for six months.” She added, “Our trial is the first to evaluate cranberry (Cran-Max) in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections, and the first head-to-head double-blind comparison of cranberry versus antibiotics. Trimethoprim had a very limited advantage over cranberry extract (Cran-Max) in the prevention of recurrent UTIs in older women and had more adverse effects.”

According to Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Benefits of Berries, “McMurdo’s research is a landmark study for Cran-Max and the nutritional supplement industry demonstrating the benefits of a natural product for prevention. Prevention of UTI with antibiotics is effective but undesirable due to side effects (most commonly diarrhea, upset stomach and yeast infection). In some cases, a potentially fatal superinfection with the bacteria Clostridium difficile can occur due to antibiotic use.”

“Antimicrobial resistance is another concern,” said Torkos. “In fact, resistance to trimethoprim in bacteria causing UTIs has been steadily increasing in Northern European and American countries from 10 to 15% in the 1970s to about 24% in 2004.”

Earlier research on Cran-Max published in Can J Urol. 2002;9:1558-62 showed the product increased urinary health by approximately 50 percent but was more easily tolerated than cranberry juice and half the cost.  For more information on ActiFruit with Cran-Max, visit