D-Mannose for Urinary Tract Infections

Hi Everybody,

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections are a thorn in the side for many, many women. There is new research on a supplement that just may help.

D-MANNOSE: This is a sugar molecule that looks similar to glucose under the microscope, but for some reason this molecule seems to prevent E Coli from sticking to the walls of the bladder and urinary tact.  As long as the Urinary Tract Infection is due to E Coli (a doctor will have to tell you if it is), the treatment seems to have a 85-90% success rate.

In addition to treating regular Urinary Tract Infections, D-Mannose seems to also be effective in preventing post-intercourse UTIs and as a means of preventing infection in those women who are prone to them.

TREATMENT DOSE: Dissolve 1 teaspoon (adult) or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (child) in water or juice and drink every 2-3 hours. Continue the treatment for 2-3 days after the symptoms have disappeared.

PREVENTION DOSE: Use the same as the treatment dose, but over time try to slowly reduce the dosage to the lowest dose that still works.

POST-INTERCOURSE DOSE: 1 tablespoon one hour prior to intercourse and another immediately after. 

NOTE: D-Mannose only seems to work for UTIs caused by E Coli bacteria. You can find out if yours are by having a doctor test your urine (urine culture) while you are having an infection.

Hope this helps,

Dr Matt and Dr Robin

mattandrobin@yahoo.com (email)

This week’s bit of Useless Information:  The lowest class of meat called ‘canner’ is used for dog food…and school lunches. 

This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C.  Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  They are opinion and are for informational purposes only.  None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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