Product of the Week: Pure Encapsulations D-Mannose

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can be very painful. Symptoms include burning during urination, the sensation that you have to urinate often without much urine output, or have cloudy or smelly urine. UTIs are very common and most are caused by bacteria that live in the bowel.

If you suspect that you might have a UTI, consider taking the supplement D-Mannose. It is a simple sugar that is naturally found in cranberries and pineapples. It is metabolized in small amounts and the remainder is excreted via the urine. As it is flushed out of the body, d-mannose maintains a healthy environment for the mucosal surface of the urinary tract by interfering with the adhesion of bacteria. I recommend taking ½ teaspoon 3 times per day, mixed with water.

Please note that it is important that you call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, nausea, have pain in one side of your back under your ribs (kidney pain), or if you are pregnant.

—Margo Gladding, MS, CNS, LDN


Margo Gladding is an herbalist and licensed nutritionist who teaches classes and provides private consultations at Ellicott City Pharmacy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. She currently serves on the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. Margo has over 7 years of experience working in an integrative pharmacy and loves helping people learn more about nutrition and herbs.

Feb 28, 2014 | Category: Health, Lifestyle, Women's Health | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

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