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This product is AMAZING!!!! Review from a microbiologist...:-)
on October 22, 2011
I have been suffering for years with UTIs after sex. I am a microbiologist so I tried to avoid antibiotics as much as I could, but unfortunately most of the time the only solution was antibiotics. I have tried to urinate before and after, to drink lots of water after...everything!!! Sometimes it worked sometimes it didn't... Sick of these UTIs, I did a search online for an alternative. I knew that cranberry was effective but didn't try because too much sugars in this juice BUT when I came across D-Mannose (sugar found in cranberry and other plants), that is mostly eliminated from your body in urine, then I gave it a try!!!
E. coli is responsible of 90% of UTIs, this bacteria can attach itself to the bladder thanks to her pili, and that's when the discomfort starts...
D-Mannose is a sugar that goes directly in the bladder and can attach itself to the pili of bacteria!!! Basically, if D-Mannose is present when the bacteria arrive, then they can't attach to the bladder but to the D-Mannose, and they are flushed out when urinating... If you take D-Mannose when you already have an infection, then the same thing happens...the D-Mannose attach to the bacteria (that's why it's important to wait for one or two hours before urinating), and they are flushed out when urinating!!! Also, I read a couple articles showing this in the scientific literature!
I had a UTI yesterday after intercourse, I took 2 capsules after and lots of water...The day after I took 6 capsules at 8am, at 12pm, at 7:00pm still with lots of water... In the afternoon, I felt it was working but at 9pm, it was worst... I was confused and upset!!! But I went online again and found out that when you take D-Mannose you need to let it in your body at least for one hour without drinking!!!! Here is my mistake!!! I was actully flushing it with all the water I drank all day! I also found out that the dose is important, between 3 to 5G!
So I took 10 capsules (5G) a 10pm, and didn't drink any water... After 1 hour, I felt the discomfort was going away... I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!
I start drinking 2 hours later, and went to the bathroom, and checked my urine with MultiStix 10 SG strips, and SURPRISE: no more leucocytes, and way less blood!!! YES, THIS PRODUCT REALLY WORKS!!!! I LOVE IT!
I tested my urine again firt thing in the morning, and only some blood is present, so I took 6 capsules (3G) this morning, and will take 6 tomorrow also to make sure it's gone... but I can feel it is! I know by heart this awful feeling in your bladder, and now it's gone...I am fine! AWESOME!
Next time, I have sex, I will try to take 6 capsules before sex, and 6 after and we'll see...:-)
This product is a lifesaver for WOMEN!
I recommend it to anyone with UTI problems!