Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs commonly occur when bacteria from the rectal area enters through the urethra and goes up to the urinary tract to the bladder or possibly the kidneys. Symptoms vary and can include pain and burning during urination, cloudy urine, fever and nausea, and vomiting. Mild cases of UTIs can go away on their own but depending on the level of severity, some will require antibiotics or can potentially cause kidney damage or a widespread infection that can be life-threatening. Therefore, maintaining optimal urinary tract health is imperative for everybody to keep because although UTIs mainly affect women, men are also susceptible. This review is going to examine Swanson D-Mannose. D-Mannose is believed to have the properties that can prevent UTIs from occurring by making it hard for the infection causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract walls. It nourishes the healthy flora that inhabits the membranes of the urinary tract and restores a good balance. This product comes in easy to swallow capsules that contain 700 milligrams of D-mannose per serving.
- UT-Pro D-Mannose – 700 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Gelatin, Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.
D-Mannose is a simple sugar that is found in several fruits that are related to glucose. It is believed to work by preventing certain infection-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract lining and causes the bacteria to stick to sugar instead which helps the bacteria leave through the urine instead. D-Mannose is also believed to act as a prebiotic which is believed to stimulate the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system.
Swanson recommends taking one capsule one or two times daily with water. For maximum benefits, they advise taking two capsules twice daily.
This product can be purchased on the manufacturer’s website for $12.99 for a 60 capsule bottle. Swanson does not offer any bulk purchasing packages or discounts.
Swanson offers a full year money-back guarantee on opened or unopened bottles. They include the costs of domestic return shipping costs.
Swanson D-Mannose Review – Conclusion
This appears to be an okay product. This D-mannose comes in an easy to swallow capsule and offers a decent dosage of D-mannose per serving. However, throughout our research of different D-Mannose supplements that are currently available on the market, we found that many are all natural and Swanson’s D-Mannose is not. D-Mannose is a supplement that can potentially be taken daily for a lifetime, therefore, we always look for bulk purchasing options and Swanson does not offer any. In order to optimally prevent UTIs, it is recommended to take D-Mannose in conjunction with a cranberry supplement because cranberry is also believed to have several properties that prevent UTIs from occurring and in order to be the most effective, they should be taken together. We were able to find products available that offer a supplement that combines both D-mannose and cranberry, which will lower overall costs in maintaining optimal urinary tract health. With other products that are available on the market that offer more benefits and are all natural, we feel inclined to inquire about other products before investing in Swanson’s D-Mannose.