Q. What is Waterfall D-Mannose, exactly?
A. It is not a herbal remedy, but a natural monosaccharide isomer of glucose, extracted from sweet forest timbers (mainly of the hard Fagaceae and Betulaceae families) without using solvents. We only use the best mannose, ensuring that the product works exceptionally well. Also, and very importantly, we have never once taken an order that we could not deliver - usually the next day.
Q. What types of bacteria is Waterfall D-Mannose effective against?
A. It appears to be effective against the most common bacterial urinary infection agents (bacteriuria). In particular, it seems to work best against E.coli (the cause of 90%+ of urine infections) and Klebsiella, (the cause of about 5% of urine infections). In fact, common sense says it must work against these bacteria because of the way mannose is known to occupy the mannose receptors that E.coli and Klebsiella rely on for attachment, so bacteria in the urine attach to the free mannose in the urine and can't attach to you.
It may also work to tease off attached bacteria through bio-molecular attraction, and should also fill any vacant mannose receptors of your own tissue cells in your bladder and urinary tract, preventing fresh bacteria from attaching. We are also getting reports that the product is proving useful against interstitial cystitis.
Q. What types of bacteria is Waterfall D-Mannose not very effective against?
A. It does not appear to be effective against Enterococcus, Streptococcus, the Proteus family, or Pseudomonas - a minority of urinary tract infection agents that you are more likely to pick up if, for example, you have recently been for an investigation in hospital, or if you are very immune compromised and have an indwelling catheter. Proteus and the Pseudomonas don't rely completely on mannose attachment, so whilst the product appears to work to some extent against Proteus Mirabilis, (but we think not against Proteus Vulgaris), and Waterfall D-Mannose seems to help prevent it from doing so much damage as normal, (from the fact that customers report that it feels better temporarily) it doesn't seem to completely get rid of it. People say of P.Mirabilis, it 'keeps coming back as soon as I ease back on the Waterfall D-Mannose '. Antibiotics, unfortunately, may be the only solution, although Proteus bacteriuria are very antibiotic resistant.
That Waterfall D-Mannose works at all on these, may be because the Proteus family also has some minor mannose attachment mechanism. We think the d-mannose interferes with the attachment mechanism in the same way as it does with E.coli and Klebsiella, but because the bacteria can swarm in the mucous membrane of the bladder, and are not reliant on mannose in the same way as E.coli, Klebsiella, and Salmonella, they are harder to flush away.
In practice, we get hundreds of customers every month saying it has cleared up their problem, and just a few who say it hasn't worked very well for them. When that's happened we've recommended they get their urine tested and have the results faxed to us. In these cases they have usually turned out to have a combination of Streptococcus and Enterococcus. We can't win them all, but we are working on some ideas to defeat these bacteria. Meanwhile an idea that has worked for some people, when antibiotics have repeatedly failed is our glyconutrient mix recipy.
However, customer feedback tells us that Waterfall D-Mannose does seem to prevent almost all bladder infections when taken as a prophylactic. Very few people who take it long-term as a preventative measure ever get Proteus infections, Pseudomonas infections, or any other urinary infections, and that, as they say, is the proof of the pudding. You can prove that for yourself just by trying it.