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

…substances called "lectins," which form strong bonds with mannose, galactose, and other sugar residues on 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…

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