D mannose for the treatment of urinary infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection, responsible for more than eight million people seeking health care in the United States annually.
Women suffer from urinary tract infections much more often than men, and more than 50 per cent of women will develop UTI throughout their lives. In about 20 per cent of women, the infection becomes recurrent. This is troubling, because the treatment most commonly recommended by conventional medicine is antibiotics.
For those with recurrent infections, low doses of antibiotics can be prescribed for six months or more, which increases the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant strains.
In addition, antibiotics impair the intestinal microflora in the body, leading to major health disorders (including increased risk of candida, in women). However, there is a natural treatment for which it is effective in more than 90 per cent of cases.
D-mannose is a simple molecule of sugar found in plants such as blueberries, cranberries, peaches, oranges and apples, and for 30 years it is used as a natural preparation for the removal of E. coli from the urinary tract. Precisely thanks to D-mannose, cranberries are effective in treating urinary infections. The effect of D-mannose is 10 to 50 times stronger than cranberry juice. D-mannose is absolutely harmless and can be used by pregnant women, children and diabetics.