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Mannose is a naturally occurring monosaccharide (simple sugar) that is present in plants and the human body. We have mannose receptors on some of our immune cells and skin cells. Mannose helps attach sugars to proteins to form glycoproteins, which are part of our connective tissue and are necessary for digestion and other important functions. Even though mannose is structurally similar to glucose, it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation.
Although mannose is physiologically useful, we can only absorb small amounts at a time. The excess mannose gets excreted through the urinary tract. This is good news for people with urinary tract infections (UTIs). The organism Escherichia coli (E. coli) is normally found in the colon, but when lots of them move into the bladder it can cause a painful infection and threaten the health of the ureters and kidneys. These bacteria cause about 90% of UTIs. They do their damage while clinging to the bladder lining with sticky lectin “fingers” (fimbria). When sufficient mannose is present in the urine, the E. coli let go of the bladder lining and grab hold of the mannose molecules. The detached bacteria can now be more easily flushed out of the body in the urine stream.
Mannose is safe for long-term use and will not harm beneficial microbes in our bodies.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, nursing, are taking medications or have a medical condition consult your healthcare professional before usisng this product.
- Tamper evident seal around cap. imprinted seal on bottle. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing.
Mix 1 level teaspoon in water or non-citrus juice and drink 3 or 4 times daily. Continue until condition clears. Then take 1 teaspoon twice daily for 2 or 3 more days. In some severe conditions, dosage may be doubled. May be taken with or between meals.
|Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon|
|*Daily Value not established.|
- Contains no yeast, dye or preservatives.