Uric Acid Tonic has the most important herbs from both west and east to help clear the so-called crystals of uric acid build-up in the joints and protect the kidneys. In this way joint pain is reduced and the reliance on damaging pain-relieving drugs can be stopped so that the body and recover and the joint can have more natural mobility.
One of the most threatening aspects of elevated uric acid is how it enhances insulin resistance. These days, combating insulin resistance is certainly front and center as it relates to our goal of keeping blood sugar levels normalized. But in the context of our distant ancestors, becoming insulin resistant was actually another survival mechanism as it led to higher levels of insulin, again favoring fat storage and increased appetite. In our modern world, these are things we can certainly do without, for the most part.
With our understanding that uric acid is the end product of fructose metabolism, it’s no wonder that in the past 100 years, uric acid levels have skyrocketed in step with our increased consumption of sugar. Table sugar is 50% fructose, and as such, its increased consumption has led to a dramatic elevation of uric acid, which translates to increased risk for the very situations we don’t want to find ourselves in, like being hypertensive, overweight, diabetic, or having issues with dyslipidemia like elevated cholesterol, joint pain, gout and kidney stones.
The major herbs in the Uric Acid Tonic are celery seed, gout weed, shepherds purse, gravel root, guai heartwood, devils claw, smartweed, willow bark, sassafras, tribulus vine, nettle leaf, corn silk.
For my chronic arthritis, my three main tonics are painless, inflammation and Uric acid. I decided to stop Uric acid tonic when I was taking the sciatica tonic. I think I must have stopped for approx 2 months. Anyway my joints got progressively worse, to the point I was starting to rely on paracetamol again to reduce pain and stiffness. My sciatica improved, so I stopped the sciatica tonic and instantly went back to Uric acid tonic. Now, 2 months later the mobility is really starting to return. Lots of the pain has once again reduced. I have been fighting frozen shoulder for past 2 months but I am reluctant to add/change anything as apart from my fingers (and immobile shoulder) I am walking well and everyone says how fit I look etc etc. Anyways I just wanted to share how much difference it makes once I reintroduced the Uric acid tonic.Thanks so much Alan for these amazing herbal mixtures 🙂
– Jennifer, Portsmouth.