You can read about their case series study of SuperMannan in a peer-reviewed journal: Clair Brown, Richard Katz and Michael McCulloch. ’Yeast Mannan Oligosaccharide Dietary Supplement In the Treatment of Chronically Acute Urinary Tract Infections: A Case Series’ UroTodayInternational Journal, Published June 27, 2012.
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Dr. Michael McCulloch, co-author on the case series study, is a licensed acupuncturist with a PhD in epidemiology, Michael practices complementary and alternative therapies at Pine Street Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. His goal is to contribute to the evidence-based assessment of complementary and alternative therapies.
Note: Dose in the directions on the label (1 capsule) is equivalent to the dose used in the case studies (2 capsules) because of improved encapsulation.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infection experienced by women. Approximately 50 to 60% of all women in the United States will be diagnosed with UTIs at least once in their lifetime. Many of them develop recurrent infections; the frequency tends to increase with age. UTIs can be treated with antimicrobial drugs, although not without complications. The treatment of community-acquired UTI is becoming more complicated because of the increased incidence of multi-drug-resistant Escherichia coli, the most common cause of UTI. In this case series, we provided SUPERMANNAN (250 mg of dried, dead autolyzed yeast per capsule) to 9 women with acute and chronic UTI episodes. All patients were previously diagnosed with multiple episodes of culture-positive urinary tract infections (UTIs), placed on empirical immediate antibiotic status, and given open prescription orders by their urologists. Therapy consisted of an initial dose of 2 capsules, and then 2 additional capsules every 20 minutes for the next 2 hours, and then 2 capsules every 12 hours for the next 24 hours (total of 18 capsules in 24 hours). All women experienced UTI symptom relief within an hour and a lower frequency of recurrence after therapy. Six subjects had no adverse effects, and 3 had minimal side effects (mild, self-limiting urinary urgency without acute UTI attacks). These preliminary results suggest the oral ingestion of mannan oligosaccharides for preventing or ameliorating bacterial UTIs is feasible, and it may provide symptom relief from acute UTIs while reducing the frequency of subsequent episodes. These hypotheses should be tested in follow-up, randomized trials.
Table 1. Summary of subjects taking SuperMannan™ for acute UTI
|Subject ID||Age||How long ago I started SuperMannan™||How long since my last major UTI||Since beginning SuperMannan, # of UTIs I’ve had*||Since starting SuperMannan, # episodes using antibiotics|
|1||60s||6 years, 1 month||5 yrs, 1 mo||1||0|
|2||20s||5 years, 1 month||4 yrs, 0 mo||2||0|
|3||50s||1 year, 7 months||3 months||2||1|
|4||50s||1 year, 11 months||6 months||1||0|
|5||20s||1 year, 4 months||3 months||2||1|
|6||40s||3 years||3 years||1||0|
|7||50s||4 years||4 years||1||0|
|8||60s||4 months||4 months||1||0|
|9||50s||1 month||1 month||1||1|
* Data as of February 2012. In most cases, UTI was confirmed as E. coli-related. The 3 recurrent cases when mild UTI symptoms were not confirmed with laboratory test and patient self-medicated with antibiotics and reported relief, were listed as UTI episode.