10 Natural Ways To Lower Uric Acid

10 Natural Ways To Lower Uric Acid

Uric acid is a chemical made by your body.

When your body breaks down purines (a type of protein found in many foods), it produces uric acid. Uric acid is meant to be a waste product. It dissolves in your bloodstream, flows through your kidneys, and leaves your body when you urinate.

A normal uric acid level is under 6.8 mg/dL, but if your body can’t remove uric acid fast enough, it will accumulate in your blood. A high uric acid level, is known as hyperuricemia and can cause gout. Gout, a type of arthritis, causes sharp pains, swelling, and inflammation in joints.

 

There are many reasons why some people accumulate uric acid in their blood

Some of these are:

  • diet
  • genetics
  • obesity

Certain health disorders can also lead to high uric acid levels:

  • kidney disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypothyroidism
  • some types of cancers or chemotherapy
  • psoriasis

According to research, uric acid levels can rise over an extended time period before a person is diagnosed with gout. Uric acid levels can be elevated ten to 15 years before clinical manifestations of gout. It is best to start managing your uric acid levels and prevent the onset of gout.

 

Here are 10 natural ways to lower uric acid:

1. Avoid high-purine foods

Purine-rich foods will raise your uric acid levels. Foods high in purines are:

      • Beer and grain liquors (like vodka and whiskey)
      • Red meat, lamb, and pork
      • Organ meats, such as liver
      • Seafood, especially shellfish

Luckily, there are many foods you can enjoy on a low-purine diet. You can eat healthily and enjoy your food.

2. Control your sugar intake

When your body breaks down fructose, it releases purines and increases uric acid levels. It’s best to limit the number of fruits you eat as well as foods with added sugars. Some sugars that are usually added to food include table sugar, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup.

It’s not only fruits and added sugars to watch out for. Sugary drinks can also increase uric acid levels. Your body absorbs the sugar in soda and fruit juices quickly because these drinks don’t contain any fibre or other nutrients. Research has shown that the fast absorption of these sugars, spikes blood sugar levels and this leads to an increase in uric acid levels.

3. Avoid alcohol

Alcoholic drinks can raise your uric acid levels. Alcoholic drinks like beer, are especially problematic as they are high in purines. Alcohol also inhibits the secretion of uric acid. Your body converts alcohol to lactic acid which stops the body from urinating away uric acid.

4. Drink Coffee

Coffee may lower the rate of uric acid production and increase the rate at which your body excretes uric acid.

5. Lose weight gradually

Losing weight alone can reduce uric acid in your bloodstream but be weary of crash dieting. It is important to lose weight gradually as crash dieting and going without food for long periods of time increases your uric acid levels.

6. Regulate your blood sugar levels

Although there is not enough research to substantiate the link between high blood sugar levels and hyperuricemia, it does seem that people with high blood sugar levels are at risk of developing hyperuricemia. If you can regulate your blood sugar levels, you could possibly reduce the amount or uric acid in your blood.

7. Eat more fibre

Eating food with lots of fibre will help level out your uric acid levels. It will also help regulate your blood sugar levels. You should try to eat between 22 and 34 grams of fibre each day.

8. Increase your vitamin C intake

Vitamin C might lower your uric acid levels. Some research has shown that vitamin C aids your kidneys in removing uric acid. Studies about the connection between vitamin C and uric acid are still relatively new, and no strong conclusions can be drawn yet. It is recommended that adults take between 75 to 120 mg of vitamin C every day.

9. Eat cherries

Although the research is relatively new, it does seem that cherries help reduce uric acid levels. They are also rich in fibre and vitamin C, making them an excellent snack choice for those who want to keep their uric acid levels in control.

10. Don’t take certain medications

Be aware that some medications can cause uric acid to accumulate in your blood.

These include:
      • aspirin
      • diuretics
      • vitamin B-3 (niacin)
      • immune-suppressing drugs like cyclosporine and tacrolimus
      • pyrazinamide, a drug that treats tuberculosis
      • levodopa, a drug that treats Parkinson’s disease
      • beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and other blood pressure medications

 

Takeaway

There’s a myriad of things you can do to lower your uric acid levels naturally and it is best to begin as soon as possible. These steps show you what lifestyle changes you need to make and these changes can help prevent the onset of gout. If you do have gout, a combination of medication and lifestyle changes could prevent gout attacks. Naturally reducing uric acid levels will help keep the pain of gout at bay.

 

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Ingredients

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  • Eucalyptus extract (Flavonoids and Polyphenols) (1)

The Anti-Oxidant properties (ORAC Value) in the Flavonoids and Polyphenols from this natural Eucalyptus extract is even higher than grape seed extract. The Anti-Viral and Anti-Inflammatory properties are also very high, assisting in the relief and fighting of inflammation caused by high uric acid levels.

  • Papaya extract (2)

It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium. Papaya extract helps to increase acid excretion via the kidneys.

  • Aloe Ferox gum (Aloe Bitters) (3,4)

Aloe bitters is a strong anti-inflammatory substance which helps with the balancing of pH in the body and acts as an antibiotic, with strong detoxifying properties.

  • Curcuma longa folia (Turmeric) (5)

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Parsley (6)

Parsley acts as a natural diuretic which can help your body flush out excess uric acid from your bloodstream through your kidneys and urinary tract, thus supporting kidney function.

 

How does it work?

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Benefits of Manna pH Balance

  • Helps to reduce high acid levels in the body
  • Assists in the relief of arthritis symptoms
  • Helps to relieve gout and gout-related symptoms
  • Assists in the relief of osteoarthritis
  • Balances the pH of the body

 

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