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Nutridom Top 3 Things to Take for Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis or joint inflammation that is caused by a build up of uric acid which is a breakdown product from some of the goods we eat that are high in purines. The excess uric acid in the body can form crystals that can get trapped in sma

2018-08-03 12:34:06

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Gout is a type of arthritis or joint inflammation that is caused by a build up of uric acid which is a breakdown product from some of the goods we eat that are high in purines. The excess uric acid in the body can form crystals that can get trapped in small joint spaces and cause pain and inflammation. The big toe joint is a common site for a gout attack, however any joint can be affected. Drinking plenty of fluids and eating a diet low in purines along with the follow supplements may help prevent or shorten the duration of an episode of gout. 


l  Tart Cherry: These cherries are different then the ones you typically eat fresh in mid to late summer. They are bright red and their tartness is likely due to the higher amount of anthocyanins which are its main medicinally active ingredient. In a 1-year study following 633 individuals that had been diagnosed with gout, it was determined that cherry intake was associated with a 35% lower risk of having a gout flare up.

n  Dose: 1 cup of juice two times a day or 1000mg of extract. Can double the dose if experiencing an acute attack of gout


l  Omega 3: While omega-3 may not be specific to decreasing uric acid crystals which are the main mechanism responsible for out, they are a powerful anti-inflammatory which can ease the inflammation and pain that are associated with gout.

n  Dose: 1g minimum of mixed EPA and DHA


l  Bromelain: Bromelain, found in pineapple, is a digestive proteolytic enzyme, meaning that is breaks down proteins in the body into smaller chains of amino acids. It has also been shown to help reduce uric acid and inflammation in the body.

n  Dose: 200-1000mg per day taken away from food 


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