Mannose is a natural sugar that many women use nutritionally to control urinary infections and cystitis.
Most urinary infections are caused by the bacteria E Coli which exists naturally in the intestines. If E Coli tracks to the bladder, an overgrowth can result in urinary infection and the burning symptoms of cystitis.
D Mannose is found in small amounts in the body and when taken in larger amounts is processed from the intestines through to the kidney and bladder. In the bladder it coats the bladder walls and the E Coli sticks to it. The bacterium is then flushed out along with the Mannose when the bladder next empties.
Adults, children and animals have felt the benefits of D Mannose and it can also be taken on a preventative basis.
Please note: Mannose contains a small amount of moisture and like most sugars is naturally hygroscopic, so you may see some clumping occur, which is normal. The pot can be shaken or the powder broken up before use.