Even though I take regular medicines, I also like to take natural supplements too. D-Mannose can help get rid of a uti naturally. I am more interested in using it prophylactically before and after sex but not sure how many to take. Right now I take macrobid after sex prophylactically but want to try this as a natural uti preventer instead. For a uti the directions say 3 capsules 5x/day, for maintenance it says 1 capsule 3x/day. For sex??? I used 2 before, 2 after and 2 at bedtime. Any of you have a regimen you follow?

It binds to any e-coli taking it away from the bladder wall and then you just urinate it out. Its kinda like the idea behind cranberry but safe for ICers.