Maintaining bladder and urinary tract health can be an ongoing concern for many people. One natural way of supporting bladder and urinary tract health is D-mannose, a simple sugar that can be found in certain fruits like cranberry, but also in plants like birch and beech trees.
When we ingest D-mannose it is absorbed from the digestive tract. However, unlike most types of sugar it is not utilised for energy, but passes through the blood stream intact and is then removed via the kidneys and bladder. This is where it becomes useful for bladder health. The D-mannose sugar molecules attach to bacteria as they float around in the urinary tract and discourage them from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract, so they are rendered harmless and get flushed away.
Since D-mannose is natural and has no side effects it means that it can be used daily by those who need support for bladder and urinary tract health. It is gentle enough to be used by children and for pregnant women who are concerned about maintaining bladder health. It can also be used every few hours at first sign of any urinary discomfort.
D-Mannose can be a helpful alternative for those wanting to support a healthy bladder and urinary tract. Increased risk factors can be: