What is D-mannose?
- D-mannose is a monosaccharide of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates.
- 2-epimer of glucose.
- One of the eight essential glyconutrients a human body requires by synthesizing glucose.
Uses of D-mannose
D-mannose has been extensively used as a dietary supplement to promote urinary tract health. View this short video ‘How D-mannose Works‘ produced by West Coast Mint which highlights how D-mannose is used to treat the symptoms of urinary tract infections.
Medical TreatmentsD-mannose has recently been used in studies to treat symptoms of Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1b (CDG-1b). Hofman International Inc. has been the exclusive supplier of D-mannose for Dr. Hudson Freeze and his research studying Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. View the short video ‘Our Inspiration for CDG Research‘ which highlights the important work that the Hudson Freeze lab is doing around CDG research.
D-mannose is also widely used in animal health, research and development of protein cultures, plant cells and in anti-viral bacterial/anti-bacterial applications among others.