D-mannose is a naturally occuring simple sugar that has a structure similar to that of glucose. Only a small amount of D-Mannose can be metabolized; any excess is excreted from the body via urine. Escherichia coli, the most common UTI-causing bacteria, produces chemicals that enable the organism to eling to epithelial cells where they proliferate and cause infection. When taken in large quantities, excess D-mannose that spills into the urine adheres to E. coli that is present in the urinary tract, dislodging the bacteria from the cells that line the urinary tract walls and excreting them with normal urination.
D-Mannose (from beech and birch wood) – 300 mg
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) dried fruit juice – 200 mg
Magnesium stearate, cellulose, silicon dioxide, tricalcium phosphate, hypromellose.
Adults take 2 capsules daily.
Use for a minimum of four weeks to see beneficial effects.
No side effects expected at recommended dosage.
Consult a health care practitioner before use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
Studies suggest that D-mannose is 10 times more effective than cranberries in dislodging E. coli bacteria from the urinary tract and bladder walls, and, as such, can ameliorate more than 90% of UTIs in 24 to 48 hours.