How to Lower Uric Acid Levels Naturally
More and more gout sufferers are moving away from costly
drug-based remedies with their nasty side effects, to more
natural remedies. Here are 3 simple tips on how to lower
uric acid levels in the blood naturally...
(1) Drink between 2 and 3 liters of water everyday. Drink
small amounts regularly throughout the day. Water helps the
kidneys to process and flush uric acid out of the body.
(2) Consume a baking soda solution to help dissolve uric
acid crystals, and, increase uric acid solubility. Add 1/2
teaspoon of baking soda to 8 oz of water (and about a
teaspoon of Molasses). Mix thoroughly,
and drink maximum 2 glasses daily. One before bedtime, one
when you get up in the morning, and one every 2 to 4 hours
between meals. Repeat until the symptoms have gone.
You may experience a minor attack as the crystals move
out of your joints and are dissolved.
[Note: Since baking soda contains sodium, you
may want to change to a salt-free diet while taking this remedy. And, if you suffer
from high blood pressure, although you can take it as long
as you monitor your blood pressure closely, consult your
doctor to monitor your blood pressure. Baking soda is
not made from or related to salt but does contain sodium
(3) Change to a low purine diet. Since uric acid comes from
the breakdown of purines, and, purines also exist in our
foods, a gout sufferer needs to go onto a diet that is
relatively low in purines. This also means avoiding high
purine foods completely...
Uric acid is the end
product of purine degradation. It is catalyzed by the enzyme
oxidase, which is responsible for the production of uric
acid and damaging free radicals. This is a central link in
the association between serum uric acid and myocardial
ischemia (lack of adequate oxygen to muscle tissue),
myocardial dysfunction, which is determined primarily by
impaired peripheral blood flow.
Natural ways to lower
may be helpful, as is
Vitamin D3 as it aids in the absorption of Calcium and
Potassium. See also
for suggestions on how to lower uric acid levels.
Reduce your intake of sugared drinks. A higher intake of
added sugars or sugar-sweetened drinks leads to higher blood
levels of uric acid. Guidelines to a
of vitamin C
The effects of vitamin C supplementation on serum
concentrations of uric acid: results of a randomized
Arthritis Rheum. 2005. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
Maryland 21205, USA.
This study was to determine the effects of vitamin
C supplementation on serum uric acid concentrations. Study
participants were 184 nonsmokers, randomized to take either
placebo or vitamin C supplements 500 mg / day) for two
months. At the end of the study period, serum uric acid
levels were significantly reduced in the vitamin C group,
but not in the placebo group. Supplementation with 500 mg /
day of vitamin C for two months reduces serum uric acid,
suggesting that vitamin C might be beneficial in the
prevention and management of gout and other urate-related
Congratulations. We suggest a high intake of a variety of
vegetables. See the gout link above. We really don't know at
this time the best apigenin source, but parsley is easy to
consume or a regular basis, and chamomile tea can be drank
in the evening.
Lowers uric acid levels when given to marathon runners.
Cherry extract and juice have
other health benefits.
I was on a diet and had just lost 25 pounds when I got a
gout attack. What could cause this since losing weight is
supposed to help reduce uric acid levels and prevent gout.
Rapid weight loss has the potential to temporarily raise
uric acid levels and precipitate a gout attack.