Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are mainly caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli . Acute and recurrent UTIs are commonly treated with antibiotics, the efficacy of which is limited by the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains. The natural sugar d-mannose is considered as an alternative to antibiotics due to its ability to mask the bacterial adhesion, thereby preventing its binding to urothelial cells.
D-mannose is natural and safe and easy to use.
Our customer, Peter Thompson wrote this testimonial:
” I had suffered from a urinary tract infection for about three months. My urologist treated me with various antibiotics, some of which made me feel very ill. Every time I completed a course, I had a urine analysis done by the path laboratory. Each one showed evidence of e-coli infection, as well as some other enterobacteria. My last test showed presence of e-coli and e-faecalis. The e-coli had obviously become antibiotic resistant, which is apparently becoming more prevalent nowadays.
It was then that I was told by a friend about D-mannose and its ability to get rid of e-coli infections. I Googled extensively and then decided to give it a try in conjunction with an antibiotic to treat the e-faecalis. It is a simple sugar or monosaccharide. It is found in, amongst other things, cranberries. This is perhaps why, unknowingly, cranberries are often advocated for treatment of UTI’s.
When one has symptoms, one should take 3 grammes (1 teaspoon) of d-mannose dissolved in a glass of water every 3 hours followed by at least another glass an hour later. This should be done for 48 hours. Gradually reduce the frequency over the next few days. Once the symptoms have disappeared, go onto a prophylactic dose of 2 grammes once daily of d-mannose to prevent re-occurance of infection.
The way d-mannose works with curing e-coli infections, is that it prevents the e-coli from adhering to the urinary tract and bladder wall. Instead it is attracted to the d-mannose and it attaches to the mannose and is passed in the urine. Because it is simple sugar, it is not metabolised and is passed through the urinary system attached to the e-coli. Simple! It makes it safe for use by diabetics and children. The unsung hero! ”