URINARY TRACT INFECTION TREATED WITH D-MANNOSE
UTI or cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder, most often caused by an Escherichia coli bacterial infection. E coli normally live in the intestines.
UTI can also be caused by Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted organism. With this condition there is the urgent need to urinate, accompanied by a burning sensation and pain in the lower abdominal area. In extreme cases there may be blood in the urine.
A simple sugar called D-MANNOSE has proved to be very effective in managing UTI. It is a six carbon monosaccharide or hexose and it naturally occurs in many plants and fruit, including cranberries, which are well known for their effect on bladder problems.
D-MANNOSE also occurs in some cells in the human body.
When taking D-Mannose, only small amounts get metabolized and the rest spills into the urine via the kidneys and then coating and dislodging any bacteria attached to the interior walls of the bladder and urinary tract. The offending bacteria are then literally rinsed away by normal urination. Clinical studies have demonstrated that D-Mannose promotes healthy urinary tract function by cleansing and maintaining the health of the bladder lining and urinary tract.
Take 4 capsules or half a teaspoon (1,5g to 2g) of powder in no more than half a glass of water three times a day for 5 days. Wait for about an hour and then drink two full glasses of water. The waiting period allows the concentrated D-Mannose more time to bind to the E.coli bacteria before flushing them with the water.
Once you have started taking D-Mannose, healthy urinary tract function should return within the first 48 hours, but keep the treatment up for the full five days.
On completion of the D-Mannose course, it is recommended that you take a 14 day to 30 day course of Ultra 4 – 8 Billion Probiotic which will help restore the healthy flora in the gut.
Make sure to watch for any flank pain or worsening symptoms that would indicate that you need to see a doctor.
Some people find it beneficial to continue with treatment for another two weeks to a month by taking one serving of D-Mannose daily.
Take D-Mannose every time you think that your urinary tract flora is compromised, with the first signs of a yeast infection, when having consumed too much sugar, through stressful times and even after intercourse.
D-Mannose is believed to be safe for pregnant women, children and diabetics.
Frequent, prolonged or too high a dose of D-Mannose might cause diarrhoea, bloating and loose stools.