Support a Healthy Urinary Tract
D-Mannose and cranberry extract for urinary support
Cranberries aren’t just great for Thanksgiving dinner. If you struggle with the occasional UTI you have probably been told to drink lots of cranberry juice. This is because cranberries include a nutrient called D-Mannose which helps to maintain a healthy, clean urinary tract to support the body's defenses against occasional UTI's.1,2
Most UTIs are caused when E. coli, a very common bacteria, finds its way into the urinary tract, sticks to the lining and multiplies.3 D-Mannose may be beneficial at promoting the body’s ability to clear stray E. coli before they have a chance to take hold, helping to maintain a healthy urinary tract.
D-Mannose occurs naturally in both cranberries and corn and has some supportive properties when it comes to E. coli. We like to think of D-Mannose and E. coli as star-crossed lovers, like Romeo and Juliet. Once they meet, the E. coli is so attracted to the D-Mannose, it lets go of the urinary tract lining to embrace its new paramour and together they make a quick (if not poetic) exit through your urine.1,2,4
Cranberries are superfoods. In addition to including the D-Mannose compound, they also are loaded with other beneficial compounds.5 But cranberries are extremely tart and hard to stomach without adding piles of sugar—just check out the label of your favorite cranberry juice. D-Mannose, on the other hand, is not fully metabolized by the body and is excreted in the urine so it is less likely to spike your blood sugar - unlike the added sugar in cranberry juice! We use cranberry extract, as it’s much more concentrated than cranberry juice and powder.
Nested Naturals D-Mannose Plus gives you the benefits of an impossibly huge serving of cranberries in one capsule. It’s much more concentrated than cranberry juice and there’s no added sugar. We include both D-Mannose naturally sourced from non-GMO corn support the urinary tract and extract of cranberries for an added boost. D-Mannose Plus is formulated to support a healthy urinary tract, which can deter UTIs before they take hold. If a UTI develops and becomes problematic, please see your healthcare provider as soon as possible.