D mannose is a type of sugar associated with glucose but is difficult to metabolize in the body. Instead, D mannose is excreted in the urine. On its way through the bladder, D mannose binds to bacteria that cause urinary tract infections and bladder infections. D mannose helps against urinary tract and bladder infections and replaces antibiotics.
D mannose against urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections and cystitis are very unpleasant. When urinating, the bladder hurts a lot – but it often hurts at rest. The feeling of a full bladder does not stop, although you can urinate only a few drops, with severe pain.
Sometimes you can’t even sit anymore. The feeling in your abdomen is very uncomfortable. Then it would help if you went to the doctor. In the vast majority of all cases, people resort to antibiotics. Otherwise, there is a risk of kidney inflammation if the bacteria spread in the kidneys’ direction.
A natural alternative to cystitis
But there are other – more bearable – options because many urinary tract infections and cystitis disappear with holistic measures shown here!
The great advantage of naturopathic treatment methods is that they are as effective as antibiotics when consistently administered. The big difference that naturopathic measures do not have negative side effects. At the same time, they strengthen the immune system and contribute to healing.
On the other hand, after antibiotic therapy, there is a risk that the immune system will weaken due to the damaged intestinal flora, fungal infections (intestinal and/or vaginal fungus), and not infrequently recurrent cystitis.
D mannose acts like an antibiotic – only without side effects
In addition to the natural ways to fight cystitis mentioned above, there is another method that reliably helps with urinary tract infections: D mannose.
D mannose acts like antibiotics, has no side effects, and can even be used preventively so that cystitis does not return at all.
D-mannose is – just like glucose (grape sugar) or fructose (fruit sugar) – simple sugar. D-mannose also occurs naturally in food but much smaller amounts than the well-known simple sugars glucose and fructose.
D-mannose is absorbed very slowly, about eight times slower than glucose compared to glucose. Only a small fraction of D-mannose is metabolized. Most mannose is excreted unchanged in the urine. And that is exactly the great advantage of D-mannose. D-mannose now flows with the blood directly into the kidney and from there into the bladder.
Here it binds to those bacteria (e.g., Escherichia coli) responsible for most urinary tract infections. Bound to D-mannose, the bacteria can no longer stick to the bladder wall. The bad guys have no choice but to let their urine into the toilet bowl. There will soon be no bacteria during the urinary tract and bladder during D-mannose therapy, and they can finally recover.
D mannose – safe prophylaxis
D mannose’s excellent preventive effect has already been confirmed in a clinical study in Croatia. Doctors performed the examination in Zabok General hospital in Zabok and at the Clinical Hospital Center in Zagreb:
308 women with acute cystitis were made available. All women have had urinary tract infections multiple times in the past. After the usual antibiotic treatment, the women were divided into three groups.
Group 1 received 2 grams of D mannose mixed in 200 ml of water daily for six months. Group 2 received 50 mg of nitrofurantoin (antibiotic) daily during the same period. Group 3 did not take any preventive measures and therefore served as a control group.
A total of 98 women suffered from another cystitis during the study period. 62 of them belonged to the control group. Eventually, 21 women from the antibiotic group got another cystitis and only 15 women from group D mannose.
Nearly 18 percent of patients in groups 1 and 2 complained of side effects, but much more in the group with antibiotics than in the group with D mannose.
The researchers concluded the study by saying that D mannose is very suitable for preventing urinary tract infections and cystitis – especially for people who suffer from recurrent cystitis.
Of course, the use of D mannose is not limited to prophylaxis. D mannose can also accompany acute or chronic cystitis treatment and be integrated into a holistic program.
D-mannose for a rare inherited disease: CDG syndrome type 1
D-mannose may also be an effective treatment for the rare metabolic disease CDG type 1 syndrome. CDG stands for Congenital Glycoprotein Disorders. Those affected by this hereditary glycosylation disease suffer from very different symptoms so that a unique clinical picture cannot be concluded. Several organs or just one can be affected.
D mannose can be used as a dietary supplement in patients with type 1 CDG syndrome and appears to compensate for the inability of fibroblasts (connective tissue cells) to glycosylate.
D-mannose: safe and effective for urinary tract infections and cystitis
The main areas of application are urinary tract and bladder infections, and people with frequent urinary tract infections should therefore use the safe and effective option and use D-mannose and end the cystitis recurrence cycle once and for all.