Get your bags packed! Whether it’s for heading to your local community pool, to a family reunion after so much time apart, or for a vacation to a mountain, beach, or city destination, there are always a million things to keep track of. Sunscreen, bug spray, changes of clothes, water, travel logistics, snacks, etc. etc. We women are often the ones in charge of all of this organization!
One thing that often gets put to the side is thinking about our own health and taking preventative measures to keep us from contracting infections or ailments during the summer. Unfortunate and unforeseen irritations can crop up when we least expect them—and one of these things that should be monitored for any age, is urinary tract infections.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are usually caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract. The bacteria enter through the urethra that carries urine out of the body. Since women have a shorter urethra than men, harmful bacteria are more likely to reach the bladder or kidneys and cause an infection. UTIs can also arise due to dehydration and a weakened immune system, so bolstering the body’s defense response is the key to staying healthy this summer.
The bad news: a UTI always seems to strike when you’re on vacation. However, there are ways to get this under control on your own without going to a doctor, having lab tests; and running to the drugstore for an antibiotic prescription. The good news: There Is a newly available natural supplement, D Mannose, which can work faster and more effectively than antibiotics to relieve your symptoms. And, you can stick it in your suitcase or all day tote bag as a safety measure, in case you get that “oh no” feeling i.e., the burning sensation and pelvic pressure.
So, what Is D Mannose? It is a rare sugar (a close relative of glucose), which is extracted from fruits such as cranberries, peaches, and oranges, and converted into a white powder form. The powder is easily mixed into a glass of water, and when taken every 2-3 hours during an active UTI, or as a preventative measure on a daily basis—active UTI symptoms are eliminated by binding to the E. Coli bacteria lining the bladder—and flushing it out of the urinary system. Symptom relief begins within an hour, without taking antibiotics.
This is important to note, as approximately 80-90% of UTIs can be resolved with D-Mannose, without adding a harsh antibiotics to your body’s functioning. In opting for the natural supplement, you can avoid side effects associated with antibiotic use, such as gastro-intestinal discomfort, yeast infections, and most importantly, bacterial resistance. It is also safe for pregnant women and diabetics.
The bottom line: adding this type of vitamin to your daily summer routine—whether on the go or during a fun staycation—goes a long way to giving you the confidence that you will feel great and keep one more wildcard health concern under control.