- 16 Jul 2019
UTI SYMPTOMSBurning with urination
Frequent urges to urinate
The inability to empty your bladder
Lower abdominal pain or aching
Blood in your urine (extreme cases)
SO, WHAT IS D-MANNOSE?
In short, it’s a simple sugar.
A six-carbon monosaccharide or hexose and it naturally occurs in many plants and fruit, including cranberries, which are well known for their nutritional benefits. It also occurs in some cells in the human body.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
D-Mannose attaches to E. coli bacteria better than it connects to human cells in the bladder and urinary tract.
When taking D-Mannose, only small amounts get metabolised, almost all of it spills into the urine through our kidneys, coating and dislodging any bacteria attached to the inside walls of the bladder and urinary tract.
The bacteria is then literally rinsed away with normal urination.
Clinical studies have demonstrated that D-Mannose promotes healthy urinary tract function by cleansing and maintaining the health of the bladder lining and urinary tract.
Once you have started taking D-Mannose, healthy urinary tract function should return within the first 48 hours, but keep it up for 2 to 3 more days. Make sure to watch for any flank pain or worsening of your symptoms that would indicate that you need to see a doctor immediately.
Some people find it beneficial to follow up with a week to a month of a preventative D-Mannose serving taken daily.
Take D-Mannose every time you think your urinary tract flora is compromised, with the first signs of yeast infection, when consuming too much sugar, through stressful times, after intercourse, etc.
IN GENERAL, TRY TO MAINTAIN:
Lifestyle to prevent UTI
UTI prevention diet.
D-Mannose is believed to be safe for pregnant women, children and people with diabetes, but we recommend always consulting your healthcare professional.
Frequent, prolonged and high-dose use of D-Mannose might cause diarrhoea, bloating and loose stools.
On completion of the D-Mannose course, a 10 to 30-day course of Ultra 4 - 8 Billion Probiotic will help restore healthy flora with its preventative benefits.