What Is D-Mannose?
D-Mannose is a dietary supplement just like the vitamins that you take every day. It is a simple sugar, similar to glucose, and is found naturally in high amounts in many fruits such as: apples, oranges, peaches, blueberries and cranberries.
The most efficient way to take D-Mannose is in powder form (not capsules) because, when mixed with water, the supplement goes directly to the bladder and begins to provide symptom relief quickly. The powder completely dissolves in water and has no taste.
How Does It Work?
D-mannose is most effective with the E. Coli bacteria, which represent over 80% of all UTIs. E. Coli bacteria have a unique characteristic: they have long threads, known as fimbrae, which attach to the lining of the bladder and cause the infection.
These bacteria are particularly attracted to the D-Mannose molecules, so when these molecules are present in the urine, the bacteria detach from the bladder, bind to the molecules and get flushed out in the urine.