What is the right D-Mannose dosage for UTI prevention?
What is D-mannose?
D-mannose is a monosaccharide simple sugar that naturally occurs in fruits. However, unlike glucose, it is absorbed much slower so instead of being digested it passes into the bloodstream, is filtered by the kidneys and then enters the bladder.
How does it work?
Coli is the bacteria responsible for 90% of UTIs. When E.coli enters the urinary tract and bladder, it wants to bind to sugar (mannose) that naturally occurs on your bladder walls leading to an infection and UTI.
D-mannose is special because if it is present in your bladder when the E. Coli enters, it will bind to the E. coli before the E. coli can bind to you. The E.coli then gets flushed out when you urinate. Think of the sugar in your bladder like money, D-mannose like decoy money and E. coli like robbers. When robbers break into your house (bladder) instead of going to your real money (sugar on your bladder walls) they are fooled and go towards the decoy money (D-mannose) and get caught.
Backed by Science
A study done in 2014 looked at 308 women with a history of recurring UTIs. The first group of women received 2 grams of D-mannose powder in 200 ml of water daily for 6 months. The second group of women received 50 mg of Nitrofurantoin, an antibacterial agent, and the third group received a placebo. During the six months, the women receiving the d-mannose had drastically less UTIs than the placebo group and significantly fewer side effects than the group receiving the Nitrofurantoin. The conclusion of the study was that D-mannose significantly reduced the risk of recurring UTIs.
How to use D-mannose effectively
The recommended amount of D-mannose is 2 grams per serving and while D-mannose naturally occurs in fruits you would have to eat an unrealistic amount of fruit every day to get enough D-mannose for it to make a difference.
D-mannose is available in powder form which you could purchase and drink with one glass of water, but if you wanted maximum UTI prevention, you could get your D-mannose with Uqora. One packet of Uqora contains exactly 2 grams of D-mannose in every serving along with other UTI fighting counterparts like Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-C, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Vitamin-B6 slightly increases urination so all of that E. coli can be flushed out of your system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports your immune system. Potassium, Magnesium, and calcium are helpful electrolytes. When you drink Uqora not only are you preventing UTIs with the correct dosage of D-mannose, but you are also getting tons other health benefits.