The cranberry plant bursts with a naturally beautiful red berry that has a tart taste. Even though it’s most commonly thought of as a fruit, the cranberry has become a whole lot more. It's no surprise that we chose cranberry extract as a key ingredient in all our clinically proven Burt's Bees® Natural Toothpaste formulas. Recently, scientists discovered that cranberries contain powerful antioxidant nutrients called proanthocyanidins (PACs).
Studies suggest that cranberry extract may help to slow down certain plaque-causing bacteria from sticking to teeth. Cranberry extract is also known to contain powerful antioxidants.
We use cranberry in some of our toothpastes, body bars and scrubs.
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The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is native to the U.S. Also known as the American cranberry or bog cranberry, this perennial plant grows in mild climate zones from the East Coast to the central part of the U.S. The cranberry also grows in southern Canada and the Appalachia. The cranberry is a popular trimming for the Thanksgiving holiday, adding a festive splash of color and cheer to the occasion.