D-Mannose is considered to be a simple sugar, like glucose. It is naturally found in cranberry and pineapple juice. When D-Mannose is ingested into the body, most of it is rapidly absorbed through the stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract before reaching the intestines. The result is that almost all of the sugar is emptied into the urine through the kidneys, and only a very small amount of D-Mannose is actually metabolised by the body. Although it may not be obvious at first, the fact that the body treats D- Mannose essentially as a waste product turns out to have very positive implications for people suffering form urinary disorders, such as bladder infection.
Escherichia coli (or E. coli) is the normal bacterium found in every intestinal tract as part of the natural microbe population therein. When E. coli bacteria find their way into the urinary tract, they may infect the urinary bladder. This is quite common. In fact, 80-90 percent of all bladder infections (cystitis) can be attributed to E. coli entering the urinary tract, a problem 50 times more widespread among women than among men. Provided there exists a predisposing weakness of the immune system, E. coli bacteria present in the vagina are able to migrate into the urethra and onward to the bladder, which is why many women end up with a bladder infection every time they have intercourse. Unless the immune system destroys them, E. coli bacteria have the ability to attach themselves like glue to the inner walls of the urinary tract and bladder.
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Each level teaspoon contains:
D-mannose is a 6-carbon sugar which occurS naturally in the body in small quantities. Preliminary research suggests that D-mannose might interfere with the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract, thereby protecting against some UTI’s. In vitro tests indicate that d-mannose can inhibit binding of around 50% of E. choli strains to epithelial cells.
Urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
Theoretically, d-mannose might worsen glucose control in patients with diabetes.
Use only under the supervision of a health professional if you suffer from diabetes.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Insufficient reliable evidence exists, therefore avoid using during pregnancy and lactation.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS OF USE
Take one slightly heaped teaspoon full (approx 1g) in half a glass of water three times daily for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
In rare cases, d-mannose can cause loose stools and abdominal bloating.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Excessive amounts may be toxic to the kidneys.
Securitainer containing 50g of d-mannose powder.