The “laxative” effect of D-Mannose

D-Mannose is a sugar (a not assimilable monosaccharide) that our body does not know how to transform into calories.

It will not be digested and it will reach the intestines as it is with no changes at all.

In this way, D-Mannose passes into the blood and ends up in the bladder with renal filtration being “functional” (it is able to reach pathogenic bacteria to eliminate them). The fact of not being assimilable is “THE” main advantage of this active ingredient to get rid of bacteria in case of cystitis.

On the other hand, undigested sugars that reach the intestines tend to cause a water call. D-Mannose intake may be accompanied by gases, softer stools or even liquid (very rarely) during the first days of intakes. In general, the body gets used to this change quite fast and makes the necessary “adjustments” by itself.

It must be said that some people are more sensitive (in case of intestinal dysbiosis due to antibiotic therapy, chronic constipation, gluten or lactose intolerance, intestinal candidiasis, unbalanced diet, etc.) so the “culpable” is not really the D-Mannose.

If the body does not get used to this change, we still have some “tricks” to fix it:

– do not exceed 1g (1000 mg) of D-Mannose for each intake

– avoid too close D-Mannose intakes (1g every 2/3 hours is enough even in case of acute cystitis)

– use probiotics with D-Mannose if you think you have dysbiosis and check it with your doctor

– limit foods that ferment in the intestines and, in general, take care of your nutrition

– take D-Mannose away from meals

– avoid drinks that are too mineralized

If nothing really works, you can choose sublingual D-Mannose (D-Mannoro). Its absorption takes place under the tongue so D-Mannose does not pass through the intestines.

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