Does D-Mannose Help with Frequent Urination?

If you are dealing with frequent urination, you must find out the reason first. Various health issues lead to frequent urination, and frequent urination turns one's daily routine into a hassle. 

But why does frequent urination happen?

Diseases affecting the urinary tract at any level might induce frequent urination. The kidneys, the tubes linking the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the bladder, and the duct via which urine flows from the bladder out of the body are all part of the urinary tract (urethra).

Several factors may cause frequent urination, such as:

  • Infection, disease, injury, or irritation of urinary tract
  • Conditions that increase urine production
  • Changes in muscles, nerves, or other tissues affecting bladder function
  • Certain cancer treatments
  • Drugs or beverages that increase urine production

Depending on what's causing your frequent urination, you may experience other urinary problems, such as:

  • Pain or discomfort during urination
  • A strong urge to urinate
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Unusual urine color

Now, one thing is clear: if you are having problems with frequent urination, you most likely have a disease related to the urinary tract. This disease can be anything.  In most cases, it is called UTI, which means Urinary Tract Infection.

D-mannose helps with UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).  If situation occurs because if UTI, D-mannose can be a lifesaving supplement for you.

What is D-Mannose, and How Does It Help in UTI?

D-mannose, commonly known as mannose, is a type of sugar found in cranberries, black and red currants, peaches, green beans, cabbage, and tomatoes, among other fruits and vegetables. It is also made in the human body from glucose, a unique sugar type. D-mannose is a natural way to prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and bladder inflammation (cystitis) from infections.

There was a study about the effectiveness of D-Mannose in UTI published in the World Journal of Urology in 2014. That research study showed the use of D-mannose to prevent returning urinary tract infections.

Three hundred and eight women with a history of recurrent UTIs were given either D-mannose powder, the antibiotic nitrofurantoin, or nothing for six months after one week of antibiotic treatment.

During this time, women who took nothing had a considerably higher rate of recurring UTIs than those who took D-mannose or the antibiotic.  The study proved the advantages of D-Mannose on frequent urination or UTI. 

Another study was published in 2016. The study showed that D-mannose, taken twice daily for three days during an infection followed by once a day for ten days, resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms, UTI resolution, and quality of life. Those who received D-mannose for six months following treatment had a lower recurrence rate than those who took nothing.

The most satisfying reason to take D-Mannose to cure UTI is that D-Mannose prevents Urinary Tract Infection by terminating certain bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract or bladder wall. Scientists think that the bacteria stick to the sugar instead, aiding the bacteria's exit from the body via urine. A urinary tract infection is less likely when there are fewer germs in the bladder.

Best Way to Take D-Mannose for UTI or Frequent Urination

D-mannose is available in a variety of forms. You should think about three things before picking which one to use:

  • whether you're trying to prevent an infection or treat an active infection
  • the dose you'll need to take
  • the type of product you want to take

D-mannose is commonly used to treat or prevent urinary tract infections in persons who get them frequently. Knowing what must be cured and how is imperative when choosing the correct dosage.

  • 2 grams once a day or 1 gram twice a day to avoid frequent UTIs
  • 1.5 grams twice daily for three days
  • once daily for ten days to treat an active UTI

Nutraoptimal D-mannose is available in capsule form.  Remember that many products only come in 500-milligram capsules. This implies that you may need to consume two to four capsules to receive the optimum dose. You may also break the capsule and dissolve the powder in a glass of water to drink. 

Preliminary research suggests that D-mannose may help prevent UTI.  If you are considering using D-mannose to prevent frequent urination, consult with your doctor first to weigh the pros and cons and determine whether it's a good option for you.

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