There are many factors that may cause you to develop a UTI, like poor vaginal hygienic maintenance, intercourse and certain types of birth control. Your body is designed to prevent and tackle these infections. The points where the ureters attach to the bladder are there to act like one-way valves to stop urine from backing up toward the kidneys and urination is supposed to wash out the microbes from the body. However, sometimes this system fails and an infection develops. A common treatment for a UTI is antibiotics but antibiotics can be limited because your body can develop a resistance to them and they may cause further health issues like yeast infections. This review is going to take a closer look at Now D-Mannose Powder. This product is a dietary supplement that is taken as a way to treat and prevent UTIs from occurring. The manufacturer claims that you may experience relief from UTI symptoms as fast as within the first 48 hours from when you begin taking this supplement. It also contains properties that can prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and turning into an infection.
The only active ingredient in this supplement is D-Mannose. Every serving contains 2,000 mg. D-Mannose is a naturally occurring simple sugar that the body metabolizes in small amounts while the remainder is quickly excreted in the urine. It is believed to prevent UTIs from occurring because it interferes with the particle attachment in the urinary tract and allows the bad bacteria to be flushed out with the urine as opposed to multiplying and manifesting into an infection.
The manufacturer recommends taking 1 level teaspoon one to two times daily with water or juice.
If you are under medical supervision, taking prescription medication, nursing or pregnant, you should consult with your healthcare provider before taking this product.
One 6 oz. bottle of D-Mannose is available on NOW’s website for $59.99. There are no bulk purchasing options offered.
Guarantee & Feedback
NOW does not offer a money-back guarantee.
NOW D-Mannose Powder Review – Conclusion
This product appears to be a promising way to treat and prevent UTIs. Every serving contains a decent dosage of D-Mannose and it comes in a powder that is easy to mix with liquids. However, it is concerning that the manufacturer does not offer a money-back guarantee. We usually find that a manufacturer’s guarantee speaks to the manufacturer’s confidence in their products. Furthermore, the price per bottle is not cheap, which makes the risk greater that if you purchase this supplement and are unsatisfied or experience adverse side effects, you may not be able to get your money back. D-Mannose is a supplement that can be taken daily over the course of a lifetime but the manufacturer does not offer any bulk purchasing options to make it financially easier to continuously take this supplement. Our main concern with this product is that it is overall too expensive and risky. There are many other D-Mannose supplements that are of the same or better quality but are available for more reasonable pricing or they have good manufacturer’s guarantees that offer consumer protection.