More than 90 percent of UTIs are caused by E. coli, which is normally found in your intestinal tract. Problems only arise when this ordinary bacterium is present in high numbers in places where it shouldn’t be—like your urinary system. When normal E. coli gets into your urinary tract and multiplies, you experience the usual signs and symptoms of a UTI. The cell walls of each E. coli are covered with tiny fingerlike projections called fimbria allowing them to “stick” to the inner walls of your bladder and even work their way upward to your ureter and kidneys. Because they cling to your urinary organs, they can’t simply be washed out when you urinate. These little fingerlike projections are made of an amino acid-sugar complex called lectin, which makes them sticky. Lectin on the bacteria’s fimbria binds to mannose, which is produced by your cells and covers the internal lining of your urinary organs. This mannose allows the bacteria to adhere to you—like Velcro. But when you take D-mannose it sticks to the E. coli so it can be effectively “rinsed” out by your urination. Unfortunately for the E. coli, D-mannose ‘sticks’ to E. coli lectins even better than E. coli lectins ‘stick’ to human cells. When we take a large quantity of D-mannose, almost all of it spills into the urine through our kidneys, literally ‘coating’ any E.coli present so they can no longer ‘stick’ to the inside walls of the bladder and urinary tract. The E. coli are literally rinsed away with normal urination!

Research carried out on the positive effects of D-mannose found that D-mannose is an excellent alternative to antibiotics. Antibiotics often kill both the good and the bad cells in your body. However, D-mannose leaves the good cells alone while tackling only the bad. Further, as D-mannose is already found in your body as a natural substance, this form of medication does you no harm. It is absolutely natural and does not have any side effects.

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MD & ND - they both say it's working!

We have been giving our daughter D-Mannose since she was about 6 months old. And though she is colonized with e-coli, she has never had a symptomatic UTI. We recently went to Seattle for clinic, but while we were there we saw a Naturopathic Urologist at Bastyr in Seattle. He said that he believes that the reason her e-coli is non-symptomatic is because the D-Mannose prevents it from attaching to the bladder wall. He explained that the reason she still remains colonized is because she always has residual urine in her bladder. Surprisingly, the urologist at clinic recommended D-Mannose as well. When I told him I was already giving it to her, he said he thought that was probably why she was doing so well. I was shocked to hear those words from an MD!”
- TSpar


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