Urinary Tract Support, Inhibits Bacterial Adhesion**
Also Known as Seminose or Carbinose
Women of every age can support healthy urinary function by supplementing with this all natural, simple sugar derived from the cranberry. The urinary tract acts like a magnet to bacteria. As urine is excreted, bacterial lectins take the liberty of adhering to the bladder's inner lining. D-Mannose attaches itself to these harmful bacteria, allowing them to be easily washed away during urination. And because of its unique molecular structure, only tiny amounts of D-mannose are processed by the body as sugar, while most are cleansed as they pass. 100% natural and completely safe to take, NOW D-Mannose Capsules are an effortless way to achieve sound urinary health.** Because insubstantial amounts of D-Mannose are used by the body, it does not interfere with blood sugar regulation.**
Studies suggest that Mannose may maintain and support a healthy urinary tract by blocking the adhesion of disease causing organisms like E. coli to the surface of the host tissue. In most cases pathogenic bacteria that cause urinary tract infections do so by utilizing tiny hair-like projections on their surface called fimbrium. Protruding from the tips of these fimbrium are glycoproteins called lectins. It's these lectins that bind to certain sugar components like Mannose that are present on the surface tissues that line the urinary tract thereby initiating the bacterial infection process. When sufficient Mannose is consumed, the excess molecules of this sugar present in the resident urine act as sacrificial bodyguards that attach themselves to the lectins, thereby blocking the disease causing E. coli from adhering to the tissues of the bladder and subsequent colonization. The Mannose bound E. coli bacteria are subsequently flushed away by the urine through the urinary tract and down the "porcelain drain".**
Serving Size: 3 Veg Capsules
Servings per Container: 40
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|1.5 g (1,500 mg)||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Rice Flour, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules 1 to 3 times daily. Take with water or unsweetened juice, such as unsweetened cranberry juice.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.