Gout Care Frequently Asked Questions!

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Q. Is GC FDA approved?

Answer. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve or disapprove of any kind of dietary supplements, such as GC, since it is not within their responsibility. The FDA only approves or disapproves of pharmaceutical drugs, which GC is not. GC is a blend of natural herbs and food substances.

Q. I read that some herbs can be harmful or even dangerous, is there anything in your blend I should be concerned about?

Answer. The herbs in our blend were chosen not only for their safety, but for their benefits. They are all completely safe and promote good liver, kidney, digestive and blood health. Here is a list of what herbs to be careful with put out by the FDA. Even though the FDA does not control vitamins and herbs they do issue warnings if need be.

 

DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS

  • ARISTOLOCHIC ACID (Aristolochia, birthwort, snakeroot, snakeweed, snagree root, sangrel, serpentary, wild ginger).They list this as having caused documented human cancers, and it is linked to kidney failure. Very Likely Hazardous — These are banned in other countries, have an FDA warning, or show adverse effects in studies:
  • COMFREY (Symphytum officinale, ass ear, black root, blackwort, bruisewort, consolidae radix, consound, gum plant, healing herb, knitback, knitbone, salsify, slippery root, symphytum radix, wallwort). Abnormal liver function or damage, often irreversible; deaths reported.
  • ANDROSTENEDIONE (4-androstene-3, 17-dione, andro, androstene). Increased cancer risks and decreases in “good” HDL cholesterol have been reported.
  • CHAPARRAL (Larrea divaricata, creosote bush, greasewood, hediondilla, jarilla, larreastat). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
  • GERMANDER (Teucrium chamaedrys, wall germander, wild germander). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
  • KAVA (Piper methysticum, ava, awa, gea, gi, intoxicating pepper, kao, kavain, kawa-pfeffer, kew, long pepper, malohu, maluk, meruk, milik, rauschpfeffer, sakau, tonga, wurzelstock, yagona, yangona). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
  • LIKELY HAZARDOUS — These have adverse-event reports or theoretical risks.
  • YOHIMBE (Pausinystalia yohimbe, johimbi, yohimbehe, yohimbine) Blood pressure changes, heart beat irregularities and heart attacks have been reported. Experts say it’s important to tell your doctor about any dietary supplement you may be taking. Not only do many supplements have significant side effects, but they may also interfere with the effectiveness of prescribed medications, such as birth control pills.
  • BITTER ORANGE (Citrus aurantium, green orange, kijitsu, neroli oil, Seville orange, shangzhou zhiqiao, sour orange, zhi oiao, zhi xhi). High blood pressure; increased risk of heart arrhythmias, heart attack, and stroke are risks associated with use.
  • ORGAN/glandular extracts (brain/adrenal/pituitary/placenta/other gland “substance” or “concentrate”). Theoretical risk of mad cow disease, particularly from brain extracts.
  • LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata, asthma weed, bladderpod, emetic herb, gagroot, lobelie, indian tobacco, pukeweed, vomit wort, wild tobacco). Difficulty breathing and rapid heart rates are thought to be associated with this.
  • PENNYROYAL OIL (Hedeoma pulegioides, lurk-in-the-ditch, mosquito plant, piliolerial, pudding grass, pulegium, run-by-the-ground, squaw balm, squawmint, stinking balm, tickweed). Liver and kidney failure, nerve damage, convulsions, abdominal tenderness, burning of the throat are risks; deaths have been reported.
  • SCULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora, blue pimpernel, helmet flower, hoodwort, mad weed, mad-dog herb, mad-dog weed, quaker bonnet, scutelluria, skullcap). Abnormal liver damage.

Q. Part 1: There was a study of nearly 50,000 men over 12 years, comparing those who got gout with those who didn’t. What were the key findings?

Answer: Specifically the study showed the consumption of meat, particularly red meat, significantly increased the risk of gout, and that consumption of all types of seafood that we investigated tended to carry an even higher risk. Notably, NO INCREASED RISK was seen with the consumption of purine-rich vegetables, which include peas, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach, and again, no association with the overall protein intake. The study found a protective effect from vegetable and dairy proteins. Further, the report discovered that increased consumption of low-fat dairy products strongly reduced the risk of gout.

Q. Part 2: If this is true why do you want me to avoid these foods on your healing diet?

Answer. This is only true when not under an attack. If you are under an attack, any newly introduced uric acid into the blood while your system is trying to expel all the stored uric acid IS A PROBLEM!! The article says increased risk, which is not referring to one under an attack and has nothing to do with if you are under an attack. We are dealing with persons under an attack 95% of the time. Being under an attack is like having a glass of water filled to the brim, any additional water added is going to be a problem for the glass to hold. While these foods under normal circumstances would not create uric acid faster than your system can expel it, once the blood is hyper saturated and the connective tissues have crystallized uric acid in them, these foods are going to be a problem during this stage of hyperuricaemia. What the article also fails to discuss is that while these foods will not themselves cause a state of hyperuricaemia, if added to a diet of foods already high in purines then together they are going to be producing more uric acid than the system can deal with. This is a slanted view of uric acid production because all foods that contain purines or inhibit uric acid expulsion contribute to the overall problem of hyperuricaemia. Anyone who has had past attacks when beginning the GC herbal blend should start off with the cleansing diet regardless. This will allow the herbs to dissolve any and all stored uric acid that lies in the connective tissue, even if one is not under an attack at the time they start.

Q: Once an attack is gone what kind of diet can I expect to eat?

Answer: By establishing a proper working digestive system, then all foods in moderation can be eaten without the fear of a gout attack. Our herbal blend will bring the digestive system back on track, and keep it there as long as we (gout sufferers) maintain a good balance of the foods we eat. Your daily diet should include some selections from the list of healing foods, balancing each meal to keep the “bad” foods in moderation, continuing with proper water intake according to your weight, and taking the herbal capsules everyday to help expel the excess uric acid that we produce in our bodies.

Q: What herbs are in this product?

Answer: The herbs in Gout care are 100% all natural and consist of the following: Artichoke, Saponins from Yucca root, Aged-odorless Garlic (allium sativum), Tumeric, and Certified 80% Silymarin from Milk Thistle.

Q: I have gouty arthritis… I live with pain all of the time in all of my joints. My uric acid level is VERY high, will the Gout Care bring down my uric acid level?

Answer: While the uric acid liquefied level may not lower right away, the crystals in the joint will be dissolving and you will start feeling relief from gout in the joints within a few days. Your count would be many times higher in the blood than it is during an attack, if the uric acid was not crystallized in your joints. The crystallized uric acid does not show up in your count because it is not in a liquid state in your blood supply. The more it crystallizes, the lower your level becomes, and of course the more it crystallizes, the more pain you have to live with. Our herbal blend will indeed rid your body of excess uric acid and stop it from crystallizing. Your readings will go down in 85% of the cases, and your pain from the crystallized uric acid will be gone.

Q: Are there any side effects?

Answer: The herbs in Gout Care are beneficial to all walks of life whether you suffer with Gout or not. They cleanse the blood, kidneys, the liver, lower the bad LDL cholesterol and lessen insulin needs of Type 2 Diabetics. Less than 1/2 of 1% experience any negative side effects at all and the only side effect experienced in that small percentage has been an upset stomach. We recommend that if you experience this to take always take the doses during your meals.

Q: What is sour dairy?

Answer: Sour dairy is a milk based product that has been transformed by the active cultures Lactobacillus / Acidophilus (yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese). These cultures are in our system and have everything to do with good bowel digestion. It is this bacteria that causes the molecular break down of the foods we eat in order to extract the nutrients from it. This process starts in the intestines and our vitamins and minerals are absorbed through the intestinal walls. Unfortunately we as a nation kill this friendly and vital bacteria off daily. Penicillin is taken in by meats we eat through feeds, chlorine (pools, baths, drinking water), fluoride (water and toothpaste), bleached flours in food products and many medications. So it is important for everyone to replace this bacteria daily. This is vital for the gout suffer because we need to absorb the herbal blend and to expel uric acid to the maximum levels our system can handle.

Q: Do I have to take Gout care forever?

Answer: This depends on your diet, how many attacks per year, alcohol intake, weight, etc. There are so many factors involved with the onset of a Gout attack which would involve the avoidance of so many foods and general lifestyles, that we highly recommend the daily intake of the Gout Care herbs to insure a Gout effective gout treatment.

Q: Will the gout relief remain stable without these herbs?

Answer: Yes, with a very strict diet, no alcohol consumption, and maintaining a proper weight for you.

Q: What foods should I avoid when I have Gout if I choose NOT to take your preventive herbal blend?

Answer: Maintain a diet of low purines at all times. Eat very little meat red or pork, no organ meats at all (Hot dogs, bologna, etc.) Consume no alcohol. Do not eat any fried foods, roasted nuts, or any foods containing of cooked with oil that has been subjected to heat. Avoid rich foods such as cakes and pies. Limit white flour and sugar products in your diet. Avoid the amino acid glycine. Limit your intake of caffeine, cauliflower, dried beans, lentils, fish, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, spinach, and yeast products. If you are overweight, lose excessive pounds but avoid crash diets because they will bring on an attack as well.

Q: I am currently taking Allopurinol, do I keep taking this medicine along with the Gout care.

Answer: Reduce your intake of Allopurinol every two days by 25% to give your system time to adjust to the new natural herbs and uric acid production. In the long run Allopurinol, which tries to reduce the liver’s production of uric acid, will inhibit the herbs from working to their fullest ability. By inhibiting the liver from uric acid production, Allopurinol eventually can cause liver damage. GC herbal blend helps restore normal liver function, which regulates uric acid production naturally. If you decide to stay on Allopurinol (why if it is not working??), GC will still help and also slow down the damage being done to your system by Allopurinol.

Q: Why does my doctor know nothing about this medicine?

Answer: It is not your doctor’s fault, but all of the medical training was taught on how to repair and diagnose problems but not how to prevent. Preventive care is in its infancy and unless your doctor is schooled as an Herbalist (Homeopathic) or as a Nutritionalist, then he will not be familiar with all natural herbal remedies.

Q: Colchicine and Allopurinol are working for me so why should I take Gout Care?

Answer: While these drugs do work, many people experience a reduction in effectiveness over a period of time. This is due to the fact that one is a synthetic drug and the other a poison and your body has a much harder time recognizing or dealing with them often leaving you riddled with side effects. When given the option between natural (improved health) and synthetic / poison…………. Vote Natural Every Time!!

Q: I have had a kidney transplant, can I take Gout Care?

Answer: Generally yes, because all of the herbs in Gout Care are good for kidney function. We have quite a few clients under these same circumstances using the product, but each individual should consult with their physician for monitoring purposes.

Q: I take high blood pressure medicine, can I take the Gout Care?

Answer: Yes, we have quite a few customers in this same situation as well. Adequate intake of non chlorinated water is a necessity, 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight which is a normal daily required amount . Again, please consult your physician for monitoring purposes. Many find that in time they may no longer need the high blood pressure medication.