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Fight Urinary Tract Infections With D-Mannose

D-mannose is a naturally occurring, simple sugar found in fruits like cranberries and pineapples that stops bacteria from sticking to body tissues. When you ingest D-mannose, it is quickly absorbed in the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract, but very little of the sugar is actually metabolized…

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Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

…the surfaces of cells lining the bladder. Cranberry juice contains substantial quantities of alpha D mannopyranoside, a derivative of the sugar D-mannose. This attaches to the lectins of the bacteria, thus preventing their attachment to the bladder wall. In one test-tube study, urine from either mice…

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