Naturally occuring sugar to help prevent pesky urinary tract infections (UTIs)
D-Mannose is a natural sugar, similar to glucose, which binds to bacteria in the urinary tract, helping to flush it out before an infection forms
Use D-Mannose to help prevent recurring UTIs and ease symptoms during a UTI infection
Alongside a post-sex trip to the loo
Fight the first signs of infection
A daily dose to prevent pesky infections that just won’t quit
D-Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar that can be found in small amounts in some fruits, and even coffee.
As a health supplement, it’s used for the prevention of recurring UTIs. Bacteria in the urinary tract bind to D-Mannose rather than attaching to the bladder wall, which helps the body flush out bacteria in the urine before an infection can make itself at home.
Bacteria binding to D-mannose, flushed out in the urine 🙌
Bacteria binding to the bladder wall
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Based on research evidence and feedback from our community, we recommend taking 4 x 500mg D-Mannose capsules with water after sex as a preventative measure if you’re prone to sex-related UTIs.
For UTI prevention, take 4 capsules in the morning and 4 in the evening for 2-3 days when you feel symptoms starting.
To help prevent recurrent UTIs on a long-term basis, take 4 capsules every day.
An ongoing study by Oxford University is trialling 2000mg of D-Mannose powder, taken daily for 6 months. We’ll keep you updated on progress!
As research is still ongoing, there are minimal recorded side effects with using D-Mannose. Evidence suggests:
Long-term use of doses higher than 0.2g/kg of body weight may cause diarrhoea or bloating
However, research suggests there are significantly fewer adverse effects (such as diarrhoea, nausea and vaginal burning) with D‑mannose compared to antibiotics
Yes, you can take D-Mannose with antibiotics. If you have been diagnosed with an acute UTI, you may be prescribed antibiotics by your healthcare professional to treat this. D-Mannose can be used alongside prescription antibiotics.
If you have recurrent UTIs and use D-Mannose as a preventative treatment, you may avoid getting a full-blown UTI altogether; avoiding the need for antibiotics.
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