|Q. Why don't I hear more about
A. The product is just becoming commercially available
recently. It has been known about and used for years by
some well respected M.D.'s but it has been difficult to
obtain due to costs and manufacturing capabilities. This
has changed and is now available to the public.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar. It is found
in nature and even produced in the body. It's action is
very passive. The body doesn't metabolize the majority
of the mannose when taken and instead it is passed to
the urine. There it passively binds to the offending bacteria.
This profile of action is very passive and does not disrupt
other processes in the body. No reports of side effects
have been reported.
Q. Does it cause problems with blood sugar?
A. The body does not react to mannose in the way it does
to most sugars. It does not create an insulin response
as the body does not metabolize mannose as it does most
sugars and instead excretes it into the urine. (Ganda
Q. Can I take it with antibiotics ?
A. Yes, you can. It is a nutritional food substance that
won't interfere. It would be similar to drinking cranberry
juice while taking antibiotics which is sometimes recommended
Q. Why can't I find it in my local health food store ?
A. The product is not yet in wider distribution yet. It
takes a while before retailers will stock a product, expect
to see it in the next year. But in the meantime you can
order it online and receive it in a little as a day.
Q. What is it made from/ What are the ingredients ?
A. The ingredients are 100% Mannose, which is a rare saccharide
that is naturally occurring in some plant and food substances.
Q. Why doesn't my doctor prescribe it ?
A. Unfortunately most doctors are only trained to look
to medical procedures and pharmaceuticals to cure illness,
causing them to overlook many effective products, like
Mannose. Doctor's are constantly bombarded with pharmaceutical
drug reps trying to entice the doctor to prescribe their
drug. Because Mannose is an all natural sugar compound,
it isn't a drug, it's a nutritional supplement. This means
there isn't millions of dollars to pay a large staff of
people to call on doctors to educate them on Mannose.
There are doctors out there using and recommending mannose,
but they are rare as it takes alot of time and initiative
to find these valuable substances. With overbooked schedules,
doctors just don't have the time or resource to find these
Q. How fast can I expect relief ?
A. When Mannose is taken the body redirects it to the
urine, where it will start to show concentrations in the
urine within 30 minutes. Once it is passed into the urine it goes to work immediately.
Depending on the concentration of bacteria present will
determine how long it takes to clear it out. Mannose users
are reporting that their symptoms are substantially better
in 24 hours - 48 hours and totally cleared in 3 days.
KoutsikosD, Fourtounas C, Kapetanaki A, Agroyannis B,
Tzanatos H, Rammos G, Kopelias I, Bosiolis B, Bovoleti
O, Darema M, Sallum G.
Metabolic effects of glucose, mannose, galactose, and
fructose in man. Ganda OP, Soeldner JS, Gleason RE, Cleator
IG, Reynolds C.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1979 Oct;49(4):616-22 View Abstract
E. coli usually lives harmlessly in the intestines, but
female anatomy makes it easy for the bacterium to get
swept into the urinary tract. Once there, the bugs use
sticky, hair-like structures called pili to cling to the
walls of the urethra and bladder, without this strong
adhesion the bacteria can't cling and colonize because
the environment is constantly flushed with urine.
Most Infections are caused by
E.coli, which contains tiny projections from the cell wall that
have a glycoprotein, called a lectin, that "glues"
it to the lining of the urinary tract. That is why urination
does not remove the bacteria. D-Mannose readily binds to these
lectin and However E.coli are highly
attracted to the D-Mannose much more than the lining of
the urinary tract. When the proper dose of ClearTract
is taken the E.coli bacteria promptly detach from the
urinary tract lining and bind to the D-Mannose. Now the
freely floating bacteria attached to the D-Mannose is
then eliminated upon urination.
In the June 1999 edition of Nutrition & Healing, Jonathan
V. Wright, M.D cites three patient cases in which D-mannose
quickly eliminated recurring episodes of cystitis that
had not responded to antibiotics.
Unlike antibiotics, D-Mannose is safe, even long term.
Which makes it ideal for people who have chronic cases
that would be difficult to take antibiotics long term.
In addition, D-Mannose has no side-effects. It doesn't
kill friendly bacteria, and it is much cheaper than antibiotics.
Also the Ecoli bacteria don't become resistant to it.
What is D-Mannose ?
The ingredients are 100% D-Mannose, which is a rare saccharide
that is naturally occurring in some plant and food substances
and even produced in the body. It has no toxicity and
is not a drug, it is a nutritional food substance. It
is safe, and all natural. Since it isn't metabolized it
doesn't interfere with blood sugar regulation, even for
diabetics. It creates no disruption or imbalance in normal
body microflora, so one wouldn't be more prone to yeast
infections as is often the case after a course of antibiotics.
It's safe even for pregnant women and very small children.
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