Cranberry-lingonberry juice and Lactobacillus for the prevention of UTI
Components of cranberry juice have been known for a long time to prevent or help get rid of urinary tract infections. It is believed to prevent the attachment of bacteria to the wall of the bladder. It does not surprise me that Lactobacillus orally did not show a positive response in this study. Personally, I strongly recommend using probiotics as a douche in distilled water or vinegar to maintain a healthy flora in the vaginal vault. If E. coli (the most common cause of UTIs) cannot establish a foot hood near the opening of the urinary tract.
bmj.com Abstracts: Kontiokari et al. 322 (7302): 1571