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Causes of Gout




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Contributing Factors


Low Kidney Clearance Restricted Blood Flow
Liver Abnormalities Obesity
"Overly Acidic and Purine Rich Diet Alcohol Consumption
Stress Poor Nutrient / Vitamin Intake
Low Friendly Bacteria Presence Antibiotic Use
Prescription and OTC Medications High Blood Pressure Diuretics
Illness / Injury / Surgery Crash Dieting & High Protein Diet
Water Intake & Source Chlorine Contact


Low kidney clearance can stem from water imbalances, an overly acidic body pH, and the extra burden of excessive filtering requirements resulting from prescription and over the counter medication use, etc. The kidneys are responsible for the filtering of uric acid, as well as impurities and other waste products. This process faces a challenge in the presence of exorbitant uric acid production and/or under-secretion of uric acid related to decreased kidney function. In any instance, the trapped uric acid amounts settle in the joints, tissue, fat, kidneys, and liver where storage and crystallizing begin.

The blood is responsible for carrying the uric acid to the kidneys and then to the urine and bowels in order to be disposed. Lack of blood flow allows for any crystallized uric acid to remain trapped and inhibits the soluble amount from being expelled of properly in order to avoid the storage and crystal formation.

The liver is the take all for any and all foreign invaders in the body. As the largest gland it is responsible for food metabolism, bile secretion, removal of waste from the blood, toxin filtering, blood volume control, and the synthesizing of essential vitamins and nutrients. When the liver, and kidneys for that matter, have so many other toxic encounters to deal with daily, then something as natural and necessary like uric acid can become one of the last matters to deal with. Any reduced function of both can greatly attribute to uric acid imbalance and excretion adding a higher possibility of gouty arthritis formation.

Now we begin to see how some of the other factors listed above only add to the demise of uric acid balance. Additionally, alcohol consumption directly affects and consumes the attention of the liver and kidneys, impeding even more uric acid excretion. Alcohol also dehydrates the blood and rich in purines, further producing excessive uric acid.

Obesity can affect the heart, blood flow, friendly bacteria levels and nutrient assimilation appointing excess strain on these organs and their essential functions. As a result, extra uric acid production is common. Moreover, the typical diet involved in obesity cases is rarely conducive to healthy uric acid balance.

Even without the presence of obesity, the average diet is overly acidic and purine rich. We understand that uric acid is the waste product from the breakdown of purines, and purines are the metabolic result of protein. Therefore, we can conclude -- High Purine = Excessive acid production + Reduced Excretion = Uric Acid Storage. pH balance, particularly within each meal, is essential to normal function and control of all areas involved. A 70/30 alkaline to an acidic food ratio is the necessary pH balance to strive for. This pertains particularly to each meal, and is essential to normal function and control of all organs involved. Our typical modern diet is exactly the opposite, and in many cases even worse off.

The Atkins Diet is a high protein and highly acidic approach to weight loss. This diet holds little to no alkaline balance, a balance essential to maintaining healthy body environment. Acidic body conditions allow for disease growth. Consequently, diets like these can drastically increase your chances, and even directly contribute to, Gout and other degenerative disease development. Crash diets deplete the body of vital nutrients, creating an acidic body environment, and release stored purines from the body fat in the process. As you know, excess purine release results in even further uric acid production.

Stress is a lurid offender to the body. Stress raises the body's acidity and kills off strains of good bacteria required to protect you. Stress causes the body to release inflammatory markers into the bloodstream. Stress can be a key factor in disease growth as it flourishes in these types of environments. Do not overlook the importance for researching natural and successful ways of dealing with stress! EFT Tapping, deep breathing, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and more are proven ways to reduce the danger of anxiety and stress in your life.

Prescription and Over the Counter Medications are notorious for their acidic nature and multitude of side effects associated with their use. Some are worse than others. However, they can all contribute to nutrient and good bacteria depletion and profoundly compromise the very organs and functions you need operating at their best. High blood pressure and cholesterol drugs are among the top nutrient depleting drugs on the market. It remains important to at least supplement in some vitamins and friendly bacteria during their use. Diuretics add even more concerns regarding gout. Their reduction of water in the blood can allow room for much higher uric acid concentrations. Improper water intake adds more fuel to the fire. In this instance, not only do you find too much water being pushed from the body, but not nearly enough being consumed in order to remain properly hydrated. Once again, we find any hopes of proper uric acid excretion minimal at best. Awareness of your daily water is essential to avoid some of these complications when possible. Secondary Gout, when gout occurs due to another condition such as renal disease, is also very common with conditions such as elevated blood pressure and diabetes. Other collective contributors can stem from synthetic diuretic usage (as detailed above), low-dose aspirin use (which limits the excretion of uric acid), and high-dose niacin use (commonly prescribed for high cholesterol). Oddly enough, adult dose aspirin does not seem to have the same negative effect in altering the excretion of uric acid as does the commonly prescribed low dose amount of 81mg.

Antibiotic use can contribute to the development of high uric acid concentration. Antibiotics are meant to kill off all the bad bacteria in the body. Unfortunately, they take all the good with it as well. Over 70% of your immune system resides in your digestive system. Low friendly bacteria levels place a lot of unnecessary strain on your system’s ability to fight infection and avoid disease growth. In fact, disease growth flourishes in a toxic environment, which is precisely the state of affairs you face without optimal healthy bacteria levels present in the intestines. Stress, obesity, medications, overly acidic diets, processed foods, sugar, alcohol, and chlorinated water continue to add to the demise of our good bacteria.

We inhale chlorine in the gaseous form, chloroform, through the steam of a shower, bath, and in a hot tub. Chlorine also seeps into our pores in these ways, as well as through swimming pools. Chlorine is found in our city tap water, and when ingested or bathed in, has a direct effect on our health. Chlorine not only destroys vital strains of friendly bacteria in our body but is a health risk in general for many other reasons. Please reference the article link and information on chlorine and gout found below.

Water consumption and the source for your drinking water are both very important. Unfortunately a good portion of our society is dehydrated and isn't even aware of it, which poses major health risks. If the kidneys sense the body is becoming too dry, they begin to retain the fluid, rather than excreting it as urine. Unfortunately, this also forces the body to hold onto excess uric acid and other toxins ordinarily excreted by the kidneys, and the damage begins. This is a vicious cycle of dehydration. Proper water intake is an essential key to blood hydration and kidney filtration in order to properly expel uric acid from the body. One should consume a pure source of water, ideal for their body weight and activity level, steadily throughout the day. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

Illness, injury, and surgery can all factor into pushing you over that edge and into your first attack. More than likely, you were already in the developing stages and experiencing overproduction and storage of uric acid. Eventually, it became too much for the body to handle the additional challenges without repercussions. Further, these conditions typically entail extra stress on the body, pain medication use, changes in weight, and antibiotic use only adding to your development risks.

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Normal Dosage: Each bottle contains 90 capsules. Take one capsule three times a day for those 175lbs and under. For individuals over 175lbs, we recommend to take one capsule four times a day. One should consume 1/2oz of pure water per pound of your body weight daily (200lbs= 100oz each day) and at a slow but steady sipping pace of about 3-5oz per half hour for optimal liver and kidney clearance. Proper hydration is essential to your healing and your health each and every day. Your drinking water source should be pure and non-chlorinated. Maintaining a good balanced diet, proper water intake, and the suggested dosage of Flamasil™ daily will help insure continued inflammatory control success.



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URIC ACID is a metabolic end product following the digestion of purines found in most foods. As uric acid crystallizes in the joints, it procures needle-like formations that begin tearing into the synovial fluid sacks and cartilage. Subsequently, the body storms this assault with white blood cells. This process renders swollen, shiny red, hot painful joint(s) known as the intense inflammation of an acute gout attack. Excess uric acid can also cause pain in the joints without the accompanying 'attack'.

This herbal blend proceeds directly to the root of most gout problems, uric acid production and crystallization. Seeking to unnaturally suppress uric acid production altogether, such as Allopurinol would, can yield potentially dangerous consequences. In order to deal with uric acid properly, you must first slow the production. This segment of uric acid control can easily be attained through a balanced diet, vitamins and minerals, and proper water intake. The complicated part is ensuring that it remain soluble in order for the body to dispose of any excess.

GC® can help enhance the body's ability to keep the uric acid from crystallizing, increases the removal from the blood stream to transport out of the body by way of the urinary disposal system, while also boosting the digestive system's ability to process the purines and dispose of the excess production, BEFORE the point of storage. This combination is fundamental to your success, and often the missing link for those who have dieted alone without success. Slowing the uric acid production, while a crucial component, is only half of the battle. You must trigger the systems of the body to deal with this natural substance in a healthy manner. This herbal blend provides this essential communication.




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HOW GOUT CARE WORKS

URIC ACID is a metabolic end product following the digestion of purines found in most foods. As uric acid crystallizes in the joints, it procures needle-like formations that begin tearing into the synovial fluid sacks and cartilage. Subsequently, the body storms this assault with white blood cells. This process renders swollen, shiny red, hot painful joint(s) known as the intense inflammation of an acute gout attack. Excess uric acid can also cause pain in the joints without the accompanying 'attack'.

This herbal blend proceeds directly to the root of most gout problems, uric acid production and crystallization. Seeking to unnaturally suppress uric acid production altogether, such as Allopurinol would, can yield potentially dangerous consequences. In order to deal with uric acid properly, you must first slow the production. This segment of uric acid control can easily be attained through a balanced diet, vitamins and minerals, and proper water intake. The complicated part is ensuring that it remain soluble in order for the body to dispose of any excess.

GC® can help enhance the body's ability to keep the uric acid from crystallizing, increases the removal from the blood stream to transport out of the body by way of the urinary disposal system, while also boosting the digestive system's ability to process the purines and dispose of the excess production, BEFORE the point of storage. This combination is fundamental to your success, and often the missing link for those who have dieted alone without success. Slowing the uric acid production, while a crucial component, is only half of the battle. You must trigger the systems of the body to deal with this natural substance in a healthy manner. This herbal blend provides this essential communication.




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Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle works against their survival and the activity of suitable intestinal flora balance. This includes stress, diet, prescription and over the counter drugs, chlorine in our water (drinking and bathing in it), illness, antibiotics, aging, etc. The list goes on. These challengers make it virtually impossible to achieve balance and tend to shift the intestinal conditions into a more acidic and disease hosting environment. By supplementing with probiotics, you are stimulating natural re-colonization while depriving the bad bacteria of continued growth.

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Probiotic therapy is commonly used in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, migraine, allergies, gout, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, candidiasis, cystitis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chrohn's disease, and even some forms of cancer.

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The importance of vitamins and minerals cannot be stressed enough. They are essential to all living things as a source for vitality, cell protection, cell metabolism, and health in general. With few exceptions, vitamins are not primarily manufactured by the body so they must be obtained through diet and dietary supplements. Unfortunately, obtaining enough through our diet has become increasingly difficult. This is true for several reasons. Please look at the Gout Vitamin page for details about each vitamin and how they benefit you everyday.

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  • Vitamin A 100% Beta Carotene: 15,000- A powerful dietary antioxidant and an immune system enhancer shown to be beneficial to the treatment and prevention of disease.


  • Vitamin C : 100mg- Plays an important role in the power of the immune system and helps to protect fat soluble vitamins such as A and E from oxidation. For arthritic patients, a good amount of the daily Vitamin C intake should come from food sources such as fruits and vegetables as opposed to all high dose supplementation.


  • Vitamin E: 400iu- Another powerful antioxidant important to improve oxygen transport and protect the cells in our bodies.


  • Thiamine Vitamin B1: 10mg- Important to help the cells convert carbohydrates into energy. B1 protects the heart, brain, intestinal, muscular, and nervous system. A deficiency of B1 can cause the nerves to be hypersensitive to inflammation.


  • Riboflavin Vitamin B2: 10mg- A micronutrient important to the metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins. Important to the health of the heart, skin, nails, thyroid, red blood cell protection, and overall health in general.


  • Vitamin B6: 40mg- Helps to maintain the nervous system and proper formation of red blood cells. B6 plays a key role in the production of antibodies for the immune system and essential for the digestion of proteins.


  • Folic Acid: 300 mcg- Important in the digestion and use of proteins. Protect the tissue and cells, and is necessary for the production of red blood cells as well as DNA synthesis.


  • Vitamin B12: 50 mcg- Also important in DNA synthesis and red blood cell protection.


  • Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid: 500mg- Helps to repair tissue. Produces antibodies and red blood cells as well. Improves the resistance of stress and aids in the body's utilization of vitamins.


  • Calcium: 500mg- Essential to body health in general from the bones and teeth to the blood, nerves, and muscles.


  • Magnesium: 200mg- This trace mineral is responsible for several hundred different bodily functions and its deficiency can be linked to many chronic conditions from allergies to diabetes and many in between.

  • Zinc: 15mg- An essential mineral important to the immune system, DNA synthesis, senses, cells, and healing. Many of today's common connective tissue disorders and other chronic illnesses can also be linked to Zinc deficiency.


  • Selenium: 50 mcg- An essential mineral that helps to prevent cellular damage from free radicals important for protection from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.


  • Chromium: 50mcg- A nutritionally essential trace mineral helpful in the regulation of glucose levels and may also assist in the production of HDL good cholesterol. Also been linked to the reduction of body fat.


  • Quercetin: 800mg- A potent bioflavanoid, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Helps to strengthen the connective tissue and has been proven in clinical studies to halt the growth of tumors in mammals.


  • Bromelain 600 GDU: 800mg- A collection of protein digesting enzymes that can be found in Papaya and Pineapple. Bromelain is a great anti-inflammatory with great benefits to the improvement of the cardiovascular, digestive and circulatory systems.


  • Butcher's Broom Powder: 50mg- An herb that has anti-inflammatory, mild diuretic, and mild laxative properties helpful in the improvement of circulatory and urinary functions. Has been used for jaundice, gout, stones, varicose veins, headache, cramps, dropsy, hemorrhoids, and arteriosclerosis.


  • Burdock Root Powder: 50mg- An effective blood cleansing herb which also helps to remove toxins through the sweat glands. It has been use for arthritic conditions to reduce joint swelling.


  • Grape Seed Powder: 20mg- A powerful antioxidant full of flavonoids, strong free radical fighters that fight against cellular degeneration.




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