- What other names is D-mannose known by?
- What is D-mannose?
- How does D-mannose work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for D-mannose.
sugar that is related to glucose.
D-mannose is used for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and treating carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome, an inherited metabolic disorder.
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- Treating a rare inherited disorder called carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type 1b. Some reports suggest that taking D-mannose supplements improves protein loss, liver function, low blood sugar, and blood clotting disorders in people with this condition.
- Preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Other conditions.
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loose stools and bloating. In high doses, it might harm the kidneys.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of D-mannose during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Some research suggests that D-mannose might make blood sugar control more difficult in people with diabetes.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011