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.
Not ProvenTreating 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.
D-mannose appears to be safe for most adults. It can cause loose stools and bloating. In high doses, it might harm the kidneys.
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.
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