D-Mannose is a simple sugar molecule found naturally in fruits such as cranberries. The sugar can be used to help flush out the bacteria responsible for up to 90% of urinary tract infections - E. coli. E. coli is naturally present in the digestive system but if it finds its way into the urinary tract it can multiply and adhere to the bladder wall, causing classic symptoms of urinary tract infection with associated pain and discomfort. When d-mannose is present the bacteria will often bind to this in preference to the bladder wall and they can then be flushed out during urination. D-mannose can be consumed at relatively high levels as a food supplement to actively remove E. coli during an infection or at a lower dosage on a continual basis to act as a preventative treatment.
Inulin is a soluble, dietary fibre, extracted from chicory root. As a powder it can be added to any food or drink with little impact on taste or texture. 100% natural, Inulin is a prebiotic, a bifidogenic, and helps increase your daily soluble fibre intake. The dietary fibre inulin can be commonly found in chicory roots, as well as in many other fruits and vegetables, like artichokes, onions, and bananas. This food, containing over 5g chicory inulin per portion, is ideal as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle choice. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 12g chicory inulin, this means 2¼ portions of this food or from other foods containing corresponding amounts of chicory inulin. *Chicory inulin contributes to normal bowel function by increasing stool frequency.
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