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D-Mannose 60 Capsules

D-Mannose 60 Capsules

D-Mannose is a simple sugar that occurs naturally in some plants including cranberries. Although some small amounts of D-Mannose are metabolised by the human body, much of it is rapidly excreted in the urine. D-mannose can adhere to undesirable foreign substances, preventing them from sticking to the lining of the bladder.

Because insubstantial amounts of D-Mannose are used by the body, it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation. Studies have shown that D-Mannose can maintain and support a healthy urinary tract by blocking adhesion of disease-causing organisms like E. coli to the surface of the host tissue.

In most cases, pathogenic bacteria, that cause urinary tract infections, do so by utilising tiny hair-like projections on their surface called fimbrium. Protruding from the tips of these fimbrium are glycoproteins called lectins. It is these lectins that bind to certain sugar components like D-Mannose that are present on the surface tissues that line the urinary tract thereby initiating the bacterial infection process.

When sufficient D-Mannose is consumed, the excess molecules of this sugar, present in the resident urine, act as sacrificial bodyguards that attach themselves to the lectins, thereby blocking the disease-causing E.coli from adhering to the tissues of the bladder and subsequent colonisation. The D-Mannose bound E.coli bacteria are consequently flushed away, by the urine, through the urinary tract.

HealthReach D-Mannose 500mg capsules contain the  highest pharmaceutical grade ingredient, to provide optimal efficacy, at a dose of 2 capsules per day.