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D-Mannose for UTI Defense

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's) are painful, dangerous, and frankly - a total pain in the (front) butt. But, with antibiotic resistance on the rise, and chronic UTI's a common part of menopause, what can you do to actually prevent them BEFORE they happen? Well, the answer may be D-Mannose - a sugar that helps make the urinary tract slippery. Check out the latest science...

This was a comprehensive review of all the other scientific studies on D-Mannose, so it was wide ranging and included results from over 600 women who were tested using D-Mannose. The results were very straightforwards:

  • D-Mannose reduced likelihood of contracting a UTI
  • D-Mannose increased time between recurrent UTI's
  • D-Mannose improved quality of life for those who had chronic UTI's

D-mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose. It's found in many fruits, and also occurs naturally in the human body. It can prevent certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and causing infection, thus helping UTI issues. How? Well, when excreted in urine, D-mannose potentially inhibits Escherichia coli, the main bacteria that causes UTIs, from attaching to urothelium and causing infection. In addition, d-mannose occurs naturally in some cells in the human body and is thought to be a prebiotic, because consumption of d-mannose stimulates and fosters the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract - double win!

You can buy D-Mannose supplements, and it can be found in foods like apples, oranges, and peaches, as well as blueberries and cranberries. Vegetables, including green beans, cabbage, and broccoli, are also a common source.

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...