Mannose can be found in berries,[ Klein T, et al. J Med Chem. 2010 Dec 23:53(24):8627-41.
green beans, eggplant, cabbage,
turnips, kelp and Aloe vera.
. Mannose [that exists on the surfaces of your cells]
plays a role in the formation of
cytokines which stimulate the immune system .
D-mannose blocks the lectins in legumes
and can prevent them from breaching the intestinal wall.
D-mannose can bind to things that cause
inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome,
weight gain and even possibly colon cancer.
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Bouckaert J, et al. Mol Microbiol. 2005 Jan;55(2): 441-55. ]
Mannose user anecdotes:
I was taking the amount recommended for a bladder infectionmore for UTI:
-- 1 tsp every 2-3 hours. Soon after the third dose,
for about 15-20 minutes, I felt flushed and nauseated,
and my heart rate increased.
. works to prevent UTI [urinary tract infections]
but not while an infection has already set in .
. "NOW’s pure Mannose is derived from
corn, white and sweet potatoes, beech or birch woods".
. it's a tasteless, non-thickening white powder;
tastes sugary; Sweet, like powdered sugar .
. works for bladder infections
but may cause yeast infection .
. Prelief helped symptoms of bladder infection?:
it takes out food's acid with
Calcium Glycerophosphate .
-- also contains Magnesium stearate
which aids supplement processing,
but stearic acid has been linked to
suppression of T cells.
The filler also stimulates your gut to form a biofilm,
which can prevent proper absorption of nutrients
in your digestive tract .