WHAT IS D-MANNOSE?
There is a good chance that you already know about the proven link between urinary tract infections and cranberry juice but what makes the fruit so valuable to the health? The answer is a substance called D-mannose which is the major active ingredient of cranberries. It can also be found in several other fruits including blueberries, apples, pineapples and pears，D-mannose is a type of sugar but unlike many other types of sugar, it is actually good for you. It is actually a kind of glyconutrient which is a type of therapeutic sugar that is rarely discussed. Glyconutrients are found as a component part of a coating surrounding every single cell in the body. They are effectively building blocks in the production of molecules known as glycoconjugates which cover the cell’s surface with a sugary type of coating. This coating is essential to your health as it helps to ensure the cells are effectively interacting wit each other. Since the miscommunication between cells is a major reason for many serious diseases, this coating is clearly a vital aspect of good health. All glyconutrients have value for your health but D-mannose is especially important since it works on so many of the body’s systems. D-mannose has numerous medicinal properties including antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial actions. It also plays an important role when it comes to the production of cytokines. Cytokines help to stimulate your immune system response to fight off foreign