What is D-Mannose? What it's used for?
D-Mannose or Mannose is a natural supplement. "D-Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar manufactured from wood-based or other biomass hydrolysates using an aqueous chromatographic separation process."
D-Mannose is an important sugar in terms of human health, having a symbiotic relationship with the human body. Mannose is found in most body cells and is known to facilitate myelin formation around nerve cells. It is also present in the cells that form the surface of the bladder wall.
We already consume it through many food sources. Mannose is also found in the secretions of trees and shrubs. It is present in tiny quantities in Aloe Vera, Fenugreek, black currants, gooseberries, green beans, capsicum, cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, turnips, shiitake mushrooms, and kelp to name but a few.
At Sweet Cures , D-Mannose is sold as a dietary supplement with the trademark registered name of Waterfall D-Mannose . It is our flagship product whose quality and purity is second to none, and it is a product that has gained recognition worldwide since 2003. Sweet Cures is committed to exploiting the natural role D-Mannose plays in supporting a Healthy Bladder and Urinary Tract, without residues left behind by chemical manufacturing processes.
A 2011 D-Mannose Survey of our customers revealed D-Mannose is used for the following infections:
- 33%Urinary Tract Infection/Cystitis
- 12%Interstitial Cystitis
- 11%Maintaining a Healthy Bladder
- 10%Pain Passing Urine
- 7%Urinary Frequency
- 6%Kidney Infection
- 2%Bacterial Prostatitis
- 2%Bladder Incontinence
D in D-Mannose
While a prefixed "D" normally does indicate that the product is a sugar, and generally monosaccharides, the "D" in D-mannose does not refer to "dextra", meaning sugar. It actually refers to the orientation of the sugar molecule. The "D" prefix specifies the configuration at the carbon atom; "D" indicates the hydroxyl is on the right side.