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 undesirable foreign substances, preventing them from sticking to the lining of the bladder. Because insubstantial amounts of D-Mannose are used by the body, it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation.
|Service Size: 2 grams|
Servings Per Container: 80
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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 1 to 2 times daily. Take with water or unsweetened juice, such as cranberry juice.
For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.