Eat a low-purine diet. Gout was commonly labeled as a rich man’s disease; because it generally affected affluent people, who had access to meat and alcohol. Uric acid is a byproduct of a compound called “purines” which are found in high levels in meat and fish.
Limit alcohol or abstain completely. Alcohol decreases the clearance of Uric acid and thus can cause Uric acid buildup.
Eat 8-10 servings of vegetables and fruits.
Avoid high-fructose corn syrup and other sugars. A high-sugar diet is the most common cause of gout attacks because of the impact it has on the production of uric acid!
Drink plenty of water. This will help the body remove excess uric acid and decrease the production of inflammatory chemicals.
Weight reduction through the consumption of low-glycemic foods and increased activity has been linked with lower insulin and uric acid! In addition, losing just 10% of your weight has been shown to decrease inflammation significantly.
Celery Seed Extract – 2 tablets Twice daily – Celery Seed Extract helps to escort uric acid out of the blood.
Tart Cherry Extract– 2 capsules three times daily at the first sign of a gout attack. Can also be used as a preventative at a dose of 1-2 caps twice daily. Tart Cherry extract works to increase the excretion of Uric acid while acting as a potent Anti-inflammatory.
Optimized Quercetin – 1 Capsule Twice Daily. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid which helps to inhibit an enzyme called Xanthine oxidase. Xanthine oxidase is the enzyme responsible for production of Uric acid in the body. In addition, Quercetin acts as an Anti-inflammatory.
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