As a personal, long-term sufferer of chronic urinary tract infections; I, Jason, sought relief from common UTIs and tried to manage the ongoing re-infections with a range of prescribed antibiotics. I wanted a natural alternative to antibiotics and tried several products with mixed success. My partner, Tracey and I set up dmannose.co.uk when we discovered a natural sugar that helps control E. coli bladder infection
without resorting to antibiotics and provides ongoing relief by eliminating bacteria before an infection occurs. If you have ever suffered regularly from UTIs you will know why it became important to help others. The great difference d-mannose brought to long term relief and helped me live; infection-free for extended periods meant I could mostly forget about repeat infection and get on with living normally.
D-mannose was the first natural product I had found that brought consistent relief from UTIs and lead Tracey and I to look for more natural products that science may have overlooked or that were not common knowledge. We extended our range by adding wild oregano oil as a support product to d-mannose for control of urinary tract infections which lead to a variety of herbal and natural extracts for general health, energy, vitality and skin care.
How Does D-Mannose Work to Control E. Coli Bladder Infection
The E. coli bacterium causing urinary tract infections is typically rod shaped with distinct bacterial properties that influence its level of virulence. Adhesins that let the bacterium adhere to the wall of the urinary tract
are just one form of virulence factor. The “adhesins” that enable the E. coli to overcome our natural defence mechanisms and stay attached to the tract wall are known as fimbriae. Each fimbria is a hair-like protuberance made from protein structures called lectins. D-mannose has a unique 3-dimensional structure that can interact with the surface lectins and prevent the bacterium from adhering to the wall of the urinary tract. It does no harm to the bacterium; simply helps keep it in suspension so that it can be removed naturally.
Does D-Mannose Cause Any Side Effects?
D-mannose is a 100% natural stereoisomer of the simple sugar
, glucose, which is difficult to digest and usually gets excreted via the urinary system unchanged. It is a natural trace ingredient in certain fruits. Many people take d-mannose supplements over prolonged periods. It is also used as a supplement for children and animals although quantity taken may vary from normal adult doses. There is anecdotal evidence that some individuals may experience temporary slight bloating which disappears after use. There are no other documented side effects or drug interactions known at this time.
D-mannose Powder - Used To Help Clear Urinary Tract Infections Caused by E. Coli
The powdered d-mannose is convenient for mixing into water or with juice to help provide relief from urinary tract infections by helping to remove E. coli bacteria from the bladder and urinary tract without resorting to antibiotics.
D-mannose Tablets - Controlling UTIs At Work or When Away from Home
Tablets of d-mannose can be carried in a small packet or pill box in a hand bag or pocket and taken to work or while on-the-go. Tablets provide an easy way of measuring the amount of d-mannose for an accurate dose and maintaining levels throughout the day when powder would be difficult or inconvenient to carry and use.
Dietary health, weight loss and removal of excess belly fat are all possible using herbal supplements that stimulate the immune system, increase metabolism and reduce the desire to consume excess calories. Understanding how Nature Supplies all the essential elements the body needs for health and well being can be quite complicated and involve understanding chemical processes on a cellular level. We have put together a brief summary of some of the concepts and terms you may encounter while browsing our website and discovering some of the herbal supplements
that address many of the body’s needs naturally.
Chaga Mushrooms - Birch Tree Fungus (Inonotus obliquus)
The most beneficial chaga fungus used for supplements grows on birch trees growing in a harsh mountainous region such as Eastern Europe.
Coconut Balm - Eczema Cream
Coconut Balm helps with skin care for eczema with natural oils and humectants that hold moisture to prevent the dermal layers from drying, improve flexibility without cracking and soothing enflamed skin.
Cranberry Capsule - Natural Berry Antioxidants
Vitamin C is not the only antioxidant the body uses to inhibit free radicals and maintain well being; cranberries contain natural polyphenolic antioxidants and compounds like proanthocyanadins that can help control bacteria.
Deer Antler Velvet and Growth Factor IGF-1
Deer antlers are unique mammalian structures that shed and grow back every year, including nerves and tissue thanks to their special growth factors including IGF-1.
D-Ribose - More Than Just a Calorie Booster
D-Ribose helps build ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) the energy molecule that helps tiny mitochondria power our bodies and sometimes used by chronic fatigue and heart sufferers as well as body builders to aid in recovery.
Hormone Free HCG for Dieters
The human phoetus releases a special hormone; HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadtrophin) that encourages the mother’s body to release stored nutrients and fat. Hormone Free HCG includes a special blend of compounds to help dieters wanting to lose stored fat.
L-Arabinose (Sweet Crave) – A Sweetener and Sugar Inhibitor
L-Arabinose is a low calorie sweetener with a difference; it can inhibit the rapid absorption of sugar to help maintain blood sugar levels.
Mumijo Shilajit - The Weeping Mountain Supplement
Certain mountainous areas produce a complex organic tar-like blend of humic elements that “weep” from cracks in the rocks and may help Arthritis and Rheumatism sufferers as well as providing a general “health” tonic.
NaturesBiotic - Helping People with Chronic UTI
There are certain natural compounds that can help with urinary tract infections (UTIs) and we have blended many of the best to produce a supplement that can help chronic sufferers without resorting to antibiotics.
Power Greens - Restoring Nutritional Balance
The 5-A-Day plan aims to get a more balanced diet with a range of plant phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins; Power Greens provide a convenient super blend of plant, algae and fruit extracts for busy people needing help with balanced nutrition.
Probiotics - Fighting Sub Clinical Infections
The digestive system does more than just process food; it provides a first line defence system to combat harmful pathogens using “good” bacteria supported by a probiotic supplement to aid digestion and reduce the risks of infection.
Prostate Pills - BPH, BEP and Prostate Health
The Prostate can enlarge with age and seems to be linked to male pattern baldness by the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone ); certain compounds can help control the rate of enlargement by inhibiting DHT production and by easing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate
Resveratrol - Mimicking a Restricted Calorie Diet
Every once in a while something happens that puzzles scientists; the French Paradox where a nation has a high fat diet yet low incidence of heart disease was one such example until they discovered certain chemicals in the grapes used to make red wine.
Urine Test Strips - Simple Tests Warn of Urinary Tract Infection
There are certain markers in fresh urine that can warn of an impending urinary tract infection and may help chronic UTI sufferers get a head start on treatment before the infection takes hold.
Wild Oregano Oil - Natural Pathogen Control
Oregano has a distinctive flavour and medicinal quality that becomes optimal within wild oregano plants growing on arid mountain slopes around the Mediterranean to produce a carvacrol rich E.coli inhibiting, antiseptic oil and food supplement.
Anti Bacterial - Helping Resist or Inhibit Bacteria
Usually an antibacterial agent helps stop bacteria from multiplying or kills bacteria to help control bacterial infections. An antibacterial agent is subtly different to an antibiotic that may inhibit a range of microbes including bacteria and fungi. Except for d-mannose, a pure, single compound that acts as an antibacterial by removing recoil by physical interaction with the surface of each bacterium; most antibacterial on the site are a range of compounds that provide a broad spectrum of bacterial control.
Anti Fungal - Helping Resist or Inhibit Yeasts and Fungi
Sometimes the term fungicide is used but many people associate fungicides with the harsh chemicals used to preserve wood or as agricultural treatments. Anti Fungal compounds help inhibit fungal and yeast growth or may prevent fungal spores from developing into a fungal infection. The ones usually mentioned on our site contain a range of natural compounds that work together to help fight fungal infections with slightly different modes of action.
Anti Inflammatory - Reducing Inflammation
Infections and injuries can lead to localised pain and inflammation where your body provides a complex biological response to fight infection and aid tissue healing. Anti-inflammatories help control the inflammation thus helping to alleviate pain and irritation but do not necessarily act as direct pain killers. Some of the natural compounds may also have localised anaesthetic properties that help block the pain response while targeting inflammation.
Antiviral - Fighting Viral Infections
Viruses are organisms at the edge of life that carry genetic material between hosts and need to be inside a living cell to reproduce. Anti-viral compounds tend not to actually kill the virus but inhibit their ability to enter or develop within a living cell. As an example of a natural antiviral mechanism; shiitake mushrooms contain a protease inhibitor that may prevent the virus from protecting itself.
Antioxidants - Natural Antioxidant Compounds
Oxidation is an electron transfer reaction resulting in the loss of an electron and the possible formation of a free-radical. Antioxidants act as scavengers, helping to mop up the free radicals that can initiate chemical chain reactions that cause death or injury on a cellular level. Vitamin C is one of the best known antioxidants, however, many coloured berries and plants produce bioflavonoids, polyphenolic compounds and other natural antioxidants that are more powerful than Vitamin C. The human body relies on having just the right balance so too much antioxidant can be just as bad as too many free radicals.
E. coli Bacteria - Escherichia Coli, A Natural Gut Bacteria
The harmless strains of E. coli are part of the natural flora of our gut and help by producing vitamin K2, aiding digestion and help prevent more serious infections by harmful pathogens. There are a few strains of E. coli that can lead to food poisoning by producing certain toxins as they multiply. The main problem seems to be when E. coli gets to places where they should not be, for instance they can be accidentally transferred to the urinary tract where they multiply and cause a UTI.
The Urinary/Renal System: Kidneys, Bladder, Ureters and Urethra
Your kidneys help filter out and excrete waste products from the blood by extracting the waste products as aqueous fluid called urine. The urine passes from the kidneys into the urinary tract made up of the ureters which carry urine from the kidneys, the bladder where urine is stored and the urethra where urine passes during elimination. Most urinary tract infections start when E. coli bacteria accidentally enter the urethra and travel up into the bladder and ureters as they multiply. If the infection continues then a kidney infection
is also possible.