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What is D Mannose?
Simply put, D Mannose is a type of sugar. It is naturally present in some types of cells in the human body and many types of fruits and vegetables, such as cranberries, apples, broccoli, and green beans.
D Mannose is also widely available in the form of supplements, which may be helpful in preventing UTIs. Ease offers a D Mannose Booster supplement which provides you with urinary tract health support when you’re most at risk of getting a UTI – after intercourse, after a long flight, after exercise, or when dehydrated – and flush or cleanse your urinary tract.
Can D Mannose help treat and prevent UTIs?
Preliminary studies have shown that D Mannose can help treat and prevent UTIs. Although this sugar is absorbed by the body, it is not metabolized––meaning it is not broken down and used by the body. For this reason, D Mannose can prevent UTI-causing bacteria from adhering to the lining of the urinary tract. Instead, the bacteria will usually adhere to the sugar and leave the body through urine. D Mannose may also help those who experience recurring UTIs.
Although naturally occurring in both the human body and some fruits and vegetables, D Mannose in the form of supplements appears to be the most effective for UTI treatment and prevention.
However, more research is needed to reach a definitive conclusion. Although D Mannose may be useful to treat a UTI, if you are experiencing symptoms, make sure to talk to your healthcare professional to discuss your treatment options – you can consider signing up for a UTI teleconsultation with Ease and get treatment delivered within 4hrs.
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Other benefits of D Mannose
Besides having potential benefits for UTI treatment, some studies have shown D Mannose to be an effective prebiotic, meaning it encourages growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. For this reason, D Mannose may be helpful for those suffering from gut bacterial imbalances.
D Mannose has also been used as treatment for a rare genetic disorder that causes protein loss.
D Mannose may help treat and prevent UTIs, but more research needs to be done to reach a definitive conclusion. In the meantime, if you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, make sure to talk to your healthcare professional as soon as possible to discuss treatment options. At Ease, we also provide discreet UTI teleconsultations so you can talk to a doctor and receive treatment all within the comfort of your home.