D-Mannose

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About

D-mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose.

D-mannose is used for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and treating carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome, an inherited metabolic disorder.

How it works

D-mannose might treat the deficiency caused by a genetic defect that causes abnormal breakdown and production of mannose. D-mannose might prevent certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and causing infection.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Treating a rare inherited disorder called carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type 1b

Some reports suggest that taking D-mannose supplements improves protein loss, liver function, low blood sugar, and blood clotting disorders in people with this condition.

Preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Other conditions

Concerns

D-mannose appears to be safe for most adults. It can cause loose stools and bloating. In high doses, it might harm the kidneys.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of D-mannose duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for D-mannose.

Diabetes: Some research suggests that D-mannose might make blood sugar control more difficult in people with diabetes.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.