Fighting Excess Uric Acid? Avoid this Ingredient
It's included in many popular formulas for fighting excess uric acid… but should it be? We explain why we choose to avoid this particular type of ingredient
This blog reveals:
- What gout is
- A common misconception about uric acid
- How your body gets rid of uric acid
- The popular gout ingredient you may want to avoid
- The one thing you must do to fight excess uric acid
It’s time for America to address its gout problem.
Yep, you heard us right. “Gout.” It’s a condition that Henry the VIII suffered with, and yet it still plagues people to this day.
According to a 2018 article from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, almost 4 million Americans suffer from gout.
Plenty of remedies have surfaced in the natural foods market claiming to solve this complex problem. However, many of them contain a popular ingredient that we actually believe you may want to stay away from…
What is gout?
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis, which means it often develops in people with high levels of uric acid in their blood.
This acid can crystallize into needle-like shards within your joints and cause sudden and severe bursts of pain, swelling, redness, and warmth.
So, who could be at risk for a condition like this? Those who overindulge on red meat and alcohol, or even shellfish and soda.
Further, any stress on kidney function, including not drinking enough water, can leave you at risk for developing gout.
Those who suffer from obesity and diabetes should also be wary.
Is uric acid bad for you?
Uric acid doesn’t sound friendly, but it is naturally produced by the human body.
It’s a heterocyclic compound made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen - a product of our body’s metabolic response to breaking down purines.
According to Arthritis Health, there are two types of purines. The first are endogenous purines, and are found in the nucleus of any animal or human cell, and are naturally formed by the body.
The second type of purines are exogenous purines.
They’re a chemical compound found in food and drinks, many of which are part of a balanced diet.
The problem isn’t uric acid; it’s having an excess build-up of it.
How do I get rid of uric acid?
If excess uric acid is the problem, your first thought will likely be to get rid of it.
The body removes most uric acid through urination. Urine is the waste collected from the bloodstream via the kidneys.
Your blood passes through your kidneys several times a day. The blood is filtered, waste is eliminated, and clean blood goes back through your body. Uric acid is part of the waste that gets removed.
Do diuretics help fight uric acid?
Those suffering from uric acid build-up often make the mistake of turning to diuretics. One of the most popular that we often see in gout-fighting formulas is celery seed extract.
There is an assumption that if the kidneys are not able to clean their blood thoroughly, stimulating them to cause more frequent urination will help remedy the problem. As a result, people may start taking diuretics to stimulate their bladder activity.
We don’t believe this is the right way to support your kidneys. .
Forget how irritating a diuretic can be; it just doesn’t make sense to stimulate an organ, such as the kidneys, when it is already overworked and stressed.
You don’t want to agitate your kidneys; you want to nourish them.
It is when your kidneys are properly supported, as opposed to over-stimulated, that they will function optimally, and steer you toward pain-free living.
In fact, taking a diuretic could even make things worse as they have also been shown to increase the amount of uric acid in the bloodstream.
The one thing you must do to fight excess uric acid
We DON’T want diuretics that stress and stimulate our kidneys; we want natural ingredients that nourish and support our kidneys.
Simply put, the one thing you need to do is maximize your kidney function.
When your kidneys are properly supported (as opposed to over-stimulated) they have a far greater chance of getting rid of the excess uric acid that’s bringing you such pain.
This award-winning blend only uses pure, 3rd-party-tested ingredients to clear painful excess uric acid, maximize your kidney function, and support your immune system.
Ingredients to maximize kidney function
Boerhavia is a Rasayana, a classification of herbs that are used to rejuvenate and renew certain body systems -- in this case the kidneys. In a body that has been overloaded with uric acid, the kidneys will likely be overexerted and underperforming. Boerhavia delivers the nourishment they need to start performing optimally!
This effective herb has been used as a kidney tonic since Ancient Rome! Often prescribed for fighting kidney stones, it has also been approved by the German Commission E Monographs for kidney gravel.
Why tart cherry can’t reduce excess uric acid on its own.
Ah, cherries! A staple of fighting excess uric acid. They’re one of the most popular DIY solutions for managing uric acid levels. But, they can’t do it alone.
These helpful little fruits are packed with bioflavonoids that have the power to inhibit an enzyme called xanthine oxidase… the enzyme responsible for converting purines to uric acid!
Plus, our extraction process helps counteract the high sugar content found in cherries while keeping all the nutritional benefits.
So, what’s the problem?
Well, in order to get the necessary benefits of tart cherry, you’d have to eat around a pound of cherries every single day!
That’s not a practical or cost-effective solution, which is why we combine our tart cherry with quercetin.
Quercetin is one of the many helpful bioflavonoids that cherries are jam-packed with! So, why add more when our formula already includes tart cherry?
Because we’ve found that by combining additional quercetin with our tart cherry extract, both of these ingredients become significantly more effective!
How to rejuvenate your stagnated circulation
If your kidneys are malnourished and underperforming, then we can assume that your circulation is really suffering.
This is a problem because now you don’t have an effective means of transporting helpful nutrients to the places you most need them!
That’s why we’re using ginger root!
This has long been used in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For starters, it’s an anti-inflammatory… perfect for fighting those “flare-ups!
But, more importantly, it can help revive stagnated circulation which will help rid the body of excess uric acid as quickly and efficiently as possible!
Efficient blood flow leads to efficient nutrient delivery and waste removal!
REDUCE REDNESS AND SWELLING The anti-inflammatory properties of our powerful ginger root extract help fight the physical pain that excess uric acid causes.
INCREDIBLY FAST AND EFFECTIVE Uric acid flare-ups can happen at any time, and need attention, quickly. Gouch!™ users have experienced significant relief within 24-48 hours!
THE POWER OF A POUND OF CHERRIES Chowing down on a bag of cherries gets old, fast. Plus, did you know that a pound of cherries contains the same amount of sugar as a can of soda?! Thanks to our tart cherry extract and quercetin combo, we bring you the benefits of eating an entire pound of cherries in just a single dose...and without the excess sugar!
NO UNNECESSARY AND DANGEROUS DIURETICS Uric acid builds up when our kidneys are overburdened and undernourished. Why place greater demand on them with a diuretic? Instead, we nourish your kidneys with boerhavia root extract and couch grass extract.This allows your kidneys to regulate healthy uric acid levels like they were designed to do!
KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG The stress of excess uric acid places a burden on our immune system. We give it the protection it deserves with antioxidants from our tart cherry extract. Our ginger root extract also helps to rejuvenate stagnated blood flow, encouraging your body to deliver the right nutrients to the right places!
Excess uric acid doesn’t just affect your joints. It affects your whole life!