Dec 04 , 2021
What is Gout?
Our body makes uric acid during the breakdown of purines found in a particular diet. This normal byproduct is processed by the kidneys and exits the body when you pee. However, sometimes the body produces too much uric acid. The kidneys' role is to eliminate uric acid from the blood to keep us fit and healthy. When the kidneys do not optimally function or consume substances that increase the amount of uric acid in the body, that uric acid has to go somewhere. Since the kidneys are not flushing out the uric acid, the acid forms crystals deposited in various joints. These uric acid deposits cause the joint to become red, inflamed, and painful, called Gout.
Who is affected by Gout?
Gout can affect anyone. It usually occurs earlier in men who suffer more attacks than women because men have higher uric acid levels. Generally, Women reach these uric acid levels after menopause.
What Cause Gout Attacks?
Specific lifestyle changes to help prevent Gout attacks—obesity or being overweight causes various systems in the body to become overloaded. For example, if you are overweight, the kidneys have to work harder to flush the toxins from the system. If the kidneys are overwhelmed, the uric crystals can build up in the joints causing you to experience an episode of Gout. In addition, eating foods high in purines can make your gout attacks more frequent, or they can make the problem worse.
Foods that are high in purines include:
- Red meat
- Organ meats
- Some types of nuts
- Meat extracts
What are the symptoms of Gout?
An episode of Gout is called a gout attack. Gout attacks are very painful and can happen quite suddenly, often overnight. During a gout attack, symptoms in the affected joint(s) may include:
- Intense pain.
- Tenderness, even to light touch, such as from a bedsheet.
- Warmth or a feeling like the joint is "on fire."
- How long does a gout attack last?
Some people have gout attacks frequently, while others go years between episodes. If Gout isn't treated, attacks may become more frequent and last longer. Gout attacks can repeatedly happen in the same joint or affect different joints.
How to Manage a gout attack?
When you have a gout attack, you can manage your symptoms by:
- Avoid alcohol and sweet drinks.
- Drinking plenty of fluids.
- Elevating the joint(s).
- Putting ice on the joint(s).
- Limiting any stress on the joint(s).
Natural Remedies for Gout Attacks
One of the most common and the most effective natural remedies for a gout attack is citric acid. Citric acid essentially dissolves uric acid. Therefore, citrus fruit high in citric acid is effective for helping relieve gout attacks. e.g. Lemons are known for their ability to stimulate the liver.
The liver is also involved in ridding the body of toxins in conjunction with the kidneys. By stimulating and supporting the liver, you are helping the body get rid of toxic overload, and in so doing, the kidneys have a chance to get rid of the uric crystals that are causing your Gout.
Lemon juice also stimulates the production of calcium carbonate within the body. Uric acid can form in a body that has an acidic pH. When you add Lemon or lemon juice to your diet, the pH of the body environment can change from acidic to alkaline. Acid crystals, including uric acid, break down in an alkaline environment.
What Supplements to take?
One of Turmeric's main claims to fame is that it's commonly used to fight inflammation, and the bulk of Turmeric's inflammation-fighting powers can be assigned to curcumin. In fact, in the right dose, curcumin may be a more effective anti-inflammatory treatment than common inflammation-fighting medications such as Advil (ibuprofen) and aspirin, according to a past study.
Gout Complex contains a blend of herbs and nutrients, including Ayuric®, Terminalia bellirica and celery seed. Celery seed is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of occasional episodes of Gout and mild arthritis symptoms. It also aids in the flushing of the urinary tract and temporarily relieves mild ¬fluid retention.
- Celery Seed relieves symptoms of occasional episodes of Gout.
- Celery Seed relieves mild joint soreness, mild rheumatic aches and pain and symptoms of mild arthritis.
- Celery Seed aids in flushing of the urinary tract and temporarily relieves mild fluid retention.
- Celery Seed supports kidney function.
- Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 help decrease homocysteine levels.
- Magnesium supports general health and wellbeing.
Terminalia bellirica (baheda - Ayuric®) extract dry conc equiv. dry fruit pericarp 412.5 mg 125 mg
Apium graveolens (celery) extract dry conc Equiv. dry seed 375 mg 62.5 mg
Potassium citrate (potassium 25 mg) 69.1 mg
Magnesium citrate nonahydrate (magnesium 12.5 mg) 105.1 mg
Calcium folinate (folinic acid 100 micrograms) 108 µg
Hydroxocobalamin (vitamin B12) 50 µg
Pyridoxal 5-phosphate monohydrate (pyridoxine, vitamin B6 12.5 mg) 19.6 mg
Menaquinone 7 (vitamin K2) 22.5 µg
Direction:Adults: Take 2 tablets two times a day or as professionally prescribed.
- Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen, or episodes become more frequent, talk to your health professional. If fluid retention persists, worsen, or episodes become more frequent, talk to your health professional. Contains 25 mg of potassium per tablet. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- If you have any pre-existing conditions or are on any medications, always talk to your health professional before use. Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery. Please confirm with your health professional.
Celery plus clinically-trialled* Ayuric®
Herbs of Gold Relief Complex is formulated with carefully selected herbs that address gout symptoms.
- Gout is a condition characterised by joint inflammation when uric acid builds up around the joint.
- Gout Relief Complex is a comprehensive formula containing Celery, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve occasional gout episodes.
- Gout Relief Complex contains Ayuric®, a clinically trialled* extract of Terminalia bellirica that relieves inflammation and acts as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals formed in the body.
IngredientsEach capsule contains:
- Apium graveolens(Celery) seed extract 75mg
- derived from dry seed 1.5g
- Terminalia bellirica (Terminalia) fruit pericarp extract (Ayuric®) 250mg
- derived from dry fruit pericarp 1g
- Medicago sativa(Alfalfa) leaf extract 75mg
- derived from dry leaf 375mg
- Potassium citrate equiv. potassium 18.1mg
- Magnesium citrate equiv. magnesium 8.1mg
- Does not contain egg, milk, peanut, soy, tree nuts, animal products, gluten, lactose or artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Adults– Maintenance dose: Take 2 capsules daily, with food.
Acute gout symptom relief: Take 2 capsules, twice daily, with food.
Or take as directed by your health professional.
Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Always read the label.
Follow the directions for use.
If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional
- Premium quality high potency Celery seed formula
- Convenient One-A-Day dose
- Formulated with Celery seed which has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to help relieve mild joint inflammation and symptoms of Gout
- Vegetarian/Vegan friendly
- Individuals suffering from mild joint inflammation
- Those requiring relief of gout symptoms
- Those suffering from mild arthritis
- Those requiring a diuretic
Formulated with Celery seed which has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to help relieve:
- Mild joint inflammation
- Symptoms of Gout
- Mild arthritic symptoms and mild rheumatic symptoms
- Herbal extract Equiv. to dry:
- Apium graveolens (Celery) seed 5g (5000mg)
Adults- take one capsule daily (with food) or as professionally prescribed.
- If fluid retention or other symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
- Use only as directed and always read the label.
Untreated Gout can lead to permanent joint damage. The buildup of uric acid in the joints and soft tissue is called tophus. Some people with Gout can also develop other health problems, such as severe arthritis, kidney stones and heart disease. Therefore, it's important to discuss your symptoms with a healthcare provider.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as health or medical advice. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.