Fructose and Gout- The Connection

Fructose and Uric Acid: If You Have Gout, You Need to Know The Connection

Please note the following article on the relation of fructose and gout :

Drinking just one soda or 6-ounce glass of orange juice a day has been linked to a significant increase in gout – 74 percent and 41 percent, respectively – compared to drinking these only rarely.4 We believe the primary culprit is fructose, which typically generates uric acid within minutes of ingestion. You probably already know that fructose is a sugar, but you may not realize is that it's distinctly different from other sugars as it's metabolized through very specific pathways that differ from those of glucose, for example, and through its distinct metabolic action, uric acid is generated.

For those of you who maintain that "a sugar is a sugar is a sugar,"fructose" - and fructose ALONE -- drives up uric acid. And elevated uric acid levels are not only a factor in gout, they're a factor in many other health conditions, including hypertension, insulin resistance/diabetes, obesity and kidney disease. Not coincidentally, may of these conditions, like diabetes and hypertension, also increase your risk of gout.

The connection between fructose consumption and increased uric acid is so reliable that a uric acid level taken from your blood can actually be used as a marker for fructose toxicity. I now recommend that a uric acid level be a routine part of your blood screening. According to the latest research, the safest range for uric acid is between 3 and 5.5 milligrams per deciliter, and there appears to be a steady relationship between uric acid levels and blood pressure and cardiovascular risk, even down to the range of 3 to 4 mg/dl. As you probably know, two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight, and most of these people likely have uric acid levels in excess of 5.5. Some may even be closer to 10 or higher (this may explain why being overweight also increases your risk of gout).  Dr. Richard Johnson, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, suggests that the ideal uric acid level is probably around:

  • 4 mg/dl for men
  • 3.5 mg/dl for women

You can find out more about how uric acid in your blood can cause not only gout but also wreak havoc on your blood pressure, insulin production and even kidney function.

How is Uric Acid made & why are multivitamins so important ?

Uric acid, How is it made ?

Uric acid is created by the foods we eat at a rate of about 30-40%. The remainder is a result of cellular degeneration. Cells break down for several reasons. For one, they simply die naturally. However, a failure to provide enough vitamins and minerals can cause the cells to form improperly. They wind up breaking down at a quicker rate than they actually should. This is why gout becomes more prevalent as we age, and our cells are dying at a faster pace. As we age and our cells break down, physical problems tend to rise. With the addition of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and herbs, we can slow the natural process down a bit resulting in less uric acid production and an increase our cells and cell life. Aging is inevitable, but we can control whether we age slowly with good nutrition or age faster with several years of poor health and slews of prescription drugs.

Body Boost®, is a mega multivitamin and mineral supplement with added antioxidant and herbal powers. This supplement is specifically tailored to the needs of our gout and arthritic plagued customers.

Why is Body boost so good for our customers ?

1:  It doesn’t contain any extra iron or Niacin, both of which can aggravate someone with gout.

2: It contains more of what gout sufferers need and what you tend to be deficient in such as B5, Beta Carotene, and Vitamin E.

Body Boost is made in USA and was designed by doctors to be the perfect multi vitamin for gout sufferers. We don’t believe there is another multi vitamin available designed specifically for gout and arthritic people.

Vitamin A 100% Beta Carotene: 15,000- A powerful dietary antioxidant and an immune system enhancer shown to be beneficial to the treatment and prevention of disease.
Vitamin C : 100mg- Plays an important role in the power of the immune system and helps to protect fat soluble vitamins such as A and E from oxidation. For arthritic patients, a good amount of the daily Vitamin C intake should come from food sources such as fruits and vegetables as opposed to all high dose supplementation.
Vitamin E: 400iu- Another powerful antioxidant important to improve oxygen transport and protect the cells in our bodies.
Thiamine Vitamin B1: 10mg- Important to help the cells convert carbohydrates into energy. B1 protects the heart, brain, intestinal, muscular, and nervous system. A deficiency of B1 can cause the nerves to be hypersensitive to inflammation.
Riboflavin Vitamin B2: 10mg- A micronutrient important to the metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins. Important to the health of the heart, skin, nails, thyroid, red blood cell protection, and overall health in general.
Vitamin B6: 40mg- Helps to maintain the nervous system and proper formation of red blood cells. B6 plays a key role in the production of antibodies for the immune system and essential for the digestion of proteins.
Folic Acid: 300 mcg- Important in the digestion and use of proteins. Protect the tissue and cells, and is necessary for the production of red blood cells as well as DNA synthesis.
Vitamin B12: 50 mcg- Also important in DNA synthesis and red blood cell protection.
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid: 500mg- Helps to repair tissue. Produces antibodies and red blood cells as well. Improves the resistance of stress and aids in the body's utilization of vitamins.
Calcium: 500mg- Essential to body health in general from the bones and teeth to the blood, nerves, and muscles.
Magnesium: 200mg- This trace mineral is responsible for several hundred different bodily functions and its deficiency can be linked to many chronic conditions from allergies to diabetes and many in between.
Zinc: 15mg- An essential mineral important to the immune system, DNA synthesis, senses, cells, and healing. Many of today's common connective tissue disorders and other chronic illnesses can also be linked to Zinc deficiency.
Selenium: 50 mcg- An essential mineral that helps to prevent cellular damage from free radicals important for protection from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Chromium: 50mcg- A nutritionally essential trace mineral helpful in the regulation of glucose levels and may also assist in the production of HDL good cholesterol. Also been linked to the reduction of body fat.
Quercetin: 800mg- A potent bioflavanoid, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Helps to strengthen the connective tissue and has been proven in clinical studies to halt the growth of tumors in mammals.
Bromelain 600 GDU: 800mg- A collection of protein digesting enzymes that can be found in Papaya and Pineapple. Bromelain is a great anti-inflammatory with great benefits to the improvement of the cardiovascular, digestive and circulatory systems.
Butcher's Broom Powder: 50mg- An herb that has anti-inflammatory, mild diuretic, and mild laxative properties helpful in the improvement of circulatory and urinary functions. Has been used for jaundice, gout, stones, varicose veins, headache, cramps, dropsy, hemorrhoids, and arteriosclerosis.
Burdock Root Powder: 50mg- An effective blood cleansing herb which also helps to remove toxins through the sweat glands. It has been use for arthritic conditions to reduce joint swelling.
Grape Seed Powder: 20mg- A powerful antioxidant full of flavonoids, strong free radical fighters that fight against cellular degeneration.