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"Too much of a good thing isn't enough! Why do my toes hurt so badly?" -Assorted royalty through the ages.
The Uric Acid Pill Story
It’s good to be the king. The best food, the least work…and so the pain that filled his feet angered the king as an affront to his power and divine nature. When the king suffered the tribe suffered and so the medicine man had to work fast to return peace and comfort to everyone. The healer knew what was wrong. Too much rich foods combined with too much sitting allowed something from the food to crystalize in the king’s toes or sometimes also in other joints. Getting rid of the irritation required a combination of breaking up the current crystals along with stimulating the king’s digestive and urinary systems to rid the debris from his body.
The king was in a foul, pained mood as he downed the mix of plants given to him by the medicine man. His mood wasn’t much better while taking it again in the evening. However, stepping out of bed the next morning the king could tell a subtle improvement had occurred. The medicine man required him to drink more water and so he found himself peeing more than usual. But after each time he felt better. After a few days the king was back to normal and the tribe breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Gout is the name assigned to the effects of uric acid crystals precipitating in joints and extremities of the body. This uric acid is found in common foods/drinks such as seafoods, meat and organs (especially liver), asparagus, spinach, and all alcoholic drinks. High amounts of these, combined with lack of movement, can lead to this painful condition. In ancient times it was often limited to affecting only the most powerful and highest-ranking members of the tribe. However, modern diet and lifestyle has made it far too common.
Knowledge of the secret power of plants has served humankind for thousands of years. The underlying chemistry wasn’t grasped but the effects were known for millennia. This information was passed on mother to daughter, medicine man to apprentice. The blessings of nature were understood and utilized for the good of the family and the tribe. But as humans developed a more detailed view of the world scientists started tinkering with strange, new molecules and promised they’d work far better than the rough mixtures of the past. In some cases, they were right. But in many cases the new, pure, synthetic compounds weren’t truly an improvement when judged honestly. During this age of scientific hubris, some of the scientists rejected the new and devoted their studies to the old, the ancient. The plants and mushrooms that had once healed the tribe were carefully teased apart, studying the powers of the individual molecules they contained, studying the miracles of which they were capable. In this quest for understanding the components a universal truth was discovered…alone is weak, together is strong. No one molecule could be found that when used alone gave the benefit of using the entire leaf, flower, or root. It’s time to return to the whole.
- TART CHERRY EXTRACT Among the dark and haunted lands of the Carpathian Basin a small, sour-fruited tree first gained the attention of humans. The benefits of this fruit turned it into a trade good, eventually spreading it from Europe to Asia. Science has confirmed that tart cherry extract will reduce uric acid concentrations in the blood and even help break up uric acid deposits.* Other experiments reported effects of tart cherry include faster post-workout recovery, reduced arthritis pain, and a better night’s sleep.* The mechanism by which tart cherry helps reduce the pain of gout seems to be tied to its collections of anthocyanins, catechins, chlorogenic acid, glycolsides, and melatonin.* In particular, the anthocyanins are strong anti-inflammatory agents which prevent the interleukin-uric acid flaring.* The uric acid dissolving properties of tart cherry has yet to be elucidated by science but the historical record for breaking up these deposits goes back to at least the 16th century French medicine The spreading of this tree as a trade good supports its much earlier medicinal use.
- BURDOCK ROOT An ancient plant described by the Roman Legion physician Dioscorides, burdock was initially found wild across Europe and Asia where its long, thick taproots have been used as food and as a source of medicine. Like so many “weeds” it has successfully migrated to and colonized North America. Here, its aspect as a food was lost but it continued to serve herbalists up into the 19th Century in maintaining the different systems of the human body. Active compounds of burdock roots include polysaccharides, and two special lignans called arctiin and arctigenin. These multi-phenolic molecules are the focus of burdock root pharmacological powers. While they exert effects across various human organs and systems, the liver is of key interest. Studies have shown these two compounds speed up the overall functioning of the liver in regard to its job of breaking down and removing toxins.* This improved action is accomplished by “decongesting” and reducing inflammation in this critical organ, allowing it to perform as it is supposed to.* Damaged or slow acting livers can’t remove uric acid quickly enough to prevent the gout deposits from forming.* The converse, a fast-acting liver can remove uric acid quickly, is supported by science.* The enzyme PPARG regulates fatty acid storage and glucose metabolism. Burdock root arctiin and arctgenin may down-regulate PPARG, thereby reducing storage fat storage in the body.* The anti-inflammatory effects of arctiin and arctgenin also show therapeutic effects against infections, certain metabolic disorders, and even on central nervous system issues.* Both chronic and acute inflammation of organs and tissues can lead to cellular degradation. Modulation of the body’s immune/inflammation response by reducing over-production of cytokines is just one of several mechanisms known to arise from arctiin and arctgenin.* These compounds can also affect the body’s nitric oxide levels.* Studies suggest the neuro-protective effects of these compounds can cross the blood-brain barrier, and so can reduce neuron inflammations combined as well as scavenge free radicals inside the brain, offering neuroprotective effects.*
- CELERY SEED Because of its strong flavor, celery didn’t become a common food until the 16th century after selective breeding to have a milder taste. However, garlands of celery leaves were found in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, believed to have been mummified in 1323 BC. The earliest signs of wild celery are found around the Mediterranean region but it had already been incorporated into Chinese medicine by the time it was woven into strands for King Tut. Celery seeds contain Caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, apiin, apigenin, rutaretin, umbelliferone, ocimene, isopimpinellin, bergapten, seslin, isoimperatorin, osthenol, and gravebiosides A and B. These seeds also contain a number of oils such as palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, petroselinic acid, d-limonene, selinene, terpineol, and santolol. Modern science has found these molecules are capable of protecting the liver, preventing oxidative damage, killing microbes and insects larva, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation, pain relief, soothing ulcers, and cholesterol reduction.* Apigenin is a celery flavonoid most likely to be the main compound responsible for celery’s ability to dissolve crystalline deposits.* Celery seed is an extremely rich sources of this yellow molecule. In addition to attacking assorted precipitates, scientific research has shown apigenin may help fight gastric, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, skin, cervical, ovarian, thyroid, bladder, and mesothelioma cancers.* The biodegraded uric acid is passed from the body in urine and so increasing the flow helps with this. The most likely diuretic compound in celery seed, according to scientific testing, is n-Butylphthalide.* This particular compound is also used to treat stroke victims due to its neuroprotective properties.*
- UNIQUELY FORMULATED: Tapping both the chemistry and ethnobotanical knowledge of trusted medicinal plant expert, patented chemist, and author Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, these formulas have been developed based on decades of deep study and experimentation. All natural, all proven.
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For optimal results, take three capsules per day, all at the same time along with 8oz of water.
Pilot Studies of Cherry Juice Concentrate for Gout Flare Prophylaxis https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/pilot-studies-of-cherry-juice-concentrate-for-gout-flare-prophylaxis-jahs.1000101.pdf
Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on acute endurance exercise performance in aerobically trained individuals https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27231439/
Randomized double-blind crossover study of the efficacy of a tart cherry juice blend in treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23727631/
Effect of tart cherry juice (Prunus cerasus) on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22038497/
Arctigenin protects against liver injury from acute hepatitis by suppressing immune cells in mice https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29579707/
Association between serum uric acid level and chronic liver disease in the United States https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/hep.23717
Antioxidative and in vitro antiproliferative activity of Arctium lappa root extracts https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3073957/
Overview of the anti-inflammatory effects, pharmacokinetic properties and clinical efficacies of arctigenin and arctiin from Arctium lappa L. https://www.nature.com/articles/aps201832
An Updated Phytopharmacological Review on Medicinal Plant of Arab Region: Apium graveolens https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28503047/
Anticalculi Activity of Apigenin and Celery (Apium graveolens L.) Extract in Rats Induced by Ethylene Glycol-Ammonium Chloride https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32148363/
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