Urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), often caused by the bacterium E. coli, are a common ailment that affects many people worldwide, especially women. While antibiotics are often used to treat these infections, interest in natural alternatives has been increasing. D-Mannose, a type of simple sugar found in certain fruits, has gained a lot of attention for its potential ability to treat and prevent UTIs.
D-Mannose: A natural enemy against bacteria
D-Mannose is found in several different fruits, including apples, oranges, peaches, and particularly in large amounts in cranberries, which are known for their urinary tract health-promoting properties. D-Mannose is a simple sugar, but unlike other sugars, it is absorbed slowly in the body and does not affect blood sugar levels in the same way as, for example, glucose does.
D-Mannose and its mechanism of action
D-Mannose works in a unique way to help treat and prevent UTIs. When consumed, D-Mannose travels through the gastrointestinal tract and eventually reaches the urinary tract via the bloodstream. Once there, it binds to E. coli bacteria - the most common causes of UTIs. This binding prevents the bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract, allowing the body to more easily flush away the bacteria during urination.
What does research say about D-Mannose and UTIs?
Research has provided encouraging results regarding D-Mannose and its effect on urinary tract infections. Here are two highly prominent studies:
- A study published in the "World Journal of Urology" in 2014 compared the effectiveness of D-Mannose with a common antibiotic in preventing recurrent UTIs in women. The result was that D-Mannose was equally effective as the antibiotic but with fewer side effects.
- Another study published in the "Journal of Clinical Urology" in 2018 found that D-Mannose was equally effective as antibiotics in treating acute urinary tract infections in women.
Perhaps the world's best treatment for urinary tract infections?
D-Mannose shows promising results as a natural and effective alternative to antibiotics for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections. Especially for women experiencing recurrent UTIs, D-Mannose can offer a much-needed natural alternative.
How to choose good D-Mannose?
When selecting D-Mannose to support your urinary tract health, it is important to consider the product's purity and quality. There are many supplements on the market, and not all are created equal. Our D-Mannose is 100% pure, meaning it contains no additives, fillers, or artificial ingredients. This purity ensures that you receive a high concentration of the active ingredient, which can contribute to effectiveness. It also includes cranberry, hibiscus flower, and dandelion root, which have shown to work synergistically with D-Mannose to support urinary tract health. Additionally, it is tested by third-party laboratories to ensure product purity and quality.
Scientific references and sourcesShow reference
Kranjčec B, Papeš D, Altarac S. D-Mannose powder for prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: a randomized clinical trial. World J Urol. 2014 Feb;32(1):79-84. doi: 10.1007/s00345-013-1091-6.
Porru D, Parmigiani A, Tinelli C, Barletta D, Choussos D, Di Franco C, D'Amico A, Bobbi V, Bassi P, Artibani W. The role of D-Mannose in recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women: a prospective study. J Clin Urol. 2018;11(5):357-362. doi: 10.1177/2051415818773734.
Lenger SM, Bradley MS, Thomas DA, Bertolet MH, Lowder JL. Effects of D-mannose in recurrent urinary tract infection prophylaxis in postmenopausal women. Climacteric. 2020 Dec;23(6):594-599. doi: 10.1080/13697137.2020.1764970.