E.Coli bacteria is a type of bacteria that causes 80% of UTIs. UTIs occurs when the bacteria travels through the urethra and up into your urinary tract, bladder or kidneys. Symptoms can include pain and burning sensation while you urinate, pelvic pain, bloody or cloudy urine, nausea, fever and vomiting. While some mild cases will heal themselves, most UTIs will require treatment. A common treatment taken to eliminate an existing UTI is antibiotics. While effective, antibiotics are limited in the way that they can only eliminate an existing infection but cannot prevent UTIs from occurring. Your body can also build up a resistance to them after continual use and they can cause additional health issues like yeast infections. This review is going to take a closer look at a different solution called Source Naturals D-Mannose. This product is a dietary supplement that is taken as a way to achieve and sustain optimal urinary tract health and as a way to prevent UTIs from occurring. Source Naturals claims that their supplement will support the health of the entire urinary tract, the urethra, bladder, ureter, renal pelvis, and the renal parenchyma.
D-Mannose is the only ingredient in this supplement. Each capsule contains 500 mg of D-Mannose and is enclosed in a gelatin capsule. D-Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar related to glucose, that is commonly found in fruits. It is believed to ward off UTIs because it prevents the most common UTI inducing bacteria, E.coli, from sticking to the urinary tract walls and multiplying. Another theory is that D-Mannose makes it easier for E.Coli to be excreted in urine.
Source Naturals recommends taking one capsule twice daily.
If you are under medical supervision, pregnant or nursing you should consult with your healthcare provider before consuming this product.
This product is available to purchase on the manufacturer’s website in different amounts per bottle. One 30 capsule bottle is $12.75, one 60 capsule bottle is $23.98 and one 120 capsule bottle is $46.50.
The manufacturer does not offer a money-back guarantee.
Source Naturals D-Mannose Review – Conclusion
This product appears to be a decent way to achieve and sustain optimal urinary tract health. It contains a decent serving of D-Mannose and it comes in easy to swallow capsules. However, the lack of a manufacturer’s guarantee immediately stuck out to us. We generally find that a manufacturer’s guarantee speaks to the manufacturer’s confidence in the ability of their product and it is risky for the consumer to purchase a product that does not offer one. Furthermore, the consumer reviews we saw are mixed. Some consumers claimed that they saw a reduction in the amount of UTIs they developed but others claimed that this product does not work and that they continued to get UTIs while taking this supplement. Of course, every person will react differently but the lack of a manufacturer’s guarantee makes it especially risky to try this product out. You are better off trying a product that has consistently positive consumer reviews and an upstanding manufacturer’s guarantee.