Overview

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

D-mannose is used for an inherited disorder called carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type 1b. It is also used for infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs), but there is no good scientific evidence to support this use.

How does it work ?

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.

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