What is D-mannose? NOW D-mannose is a popular new supplement that supports urinary tract health. Mannose is a type of sugar that occurs in some fruits like the cranberry. People wouldn't ordinarily use a sugar as a type of dietary supplement, but d-mannose has the interesting property of inhibiting the ability of bacteria to adhere to urinary tract walls. Used under the supervision of a doctor, D-mannose may be useful for people who experience recuurent UTI's.1 D-mannose is not metabolized like other simple sugars and so has a negligible effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
D-Mannose is a simple sugar that occurs naturally in some plants, including cranberries. Although small amounts of D-Mannose are metabolized by the human body, much of it is rapidly excreted in the urine. In the bladder, D-Mannose can adhere to bacterial lectins, preventing them from sticking to the lining of the bladder. Bacteria can then be flushed away during urination, thereby precluding the formation of colonies within the urinary tract. Because insubstantial amounts of D-Mannose are used by the body, it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation. D-Mannose does not kill bacteria. Please see a health care professional if you have an infection.
|Serving Size: 2 grams|
Servings per Container: 42
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|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: none.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 level teaspoon (2g) 1 to 2 times daily. Take with water or unsweetened juice, such as unsweetened cranberry juice.