FAQ’s – And general gout health
Q: How much water should I drink per day while on GC®?
A: Sufficient water intake is essential on so many levels. Proper hydration, for anyone, requires about 30 mls per kg of your body weight (according to dietary guidelines). Therefore an 80 kg person should consume around 2.4 litres per day. If you exercise on that day or its hot weather, then increase it to around 40 mls + per kg of weight or more.
Example: 80 kg person x 30 mls = 2.4 litres per day
As the GoutCare begins to break the uric acid storages apart, the blood levels could rise significantly. It is imperative that you provide enough water to carry this out of the body and avoid allowing it to re-settle and re-crystallize in the joints once again. The herbs are a natural diuretic and stop the uric acid from crystallizing in the joints. For that reason, you must provide the body with an exit to flush the uric acid out with the proper water intake. Please note, your water should be from a non-chlorinated pure source. A viable purification system is well worth considering and will be much cheaper and safer than bottled water in the long run.
It is best to drink the water in small amounts i.e. half a glass of water per half hour, as the kidneys process water better at these levels than for bigger intakes less frequently.
NB: If under attack, drink water during the night as well to ensure the uric acid stays soluble and is continually expelled.
Q: What sort of water should I drink?
Q: How long should I take GC®?
You need to keep the uric acid soluble and expellable to maintain a good lifestyle and eat the foods you enjoy ( within reason again!). If it is working why would you change it and risk another attack or potentially reverse the good work that has been done.
If you maintain a fantastically low purine or alkaline diet you could drop back to 2 capsules per day, but if you want to eat more of those desirable foods then stick with 3-4 capsules per day.
(A point to note is; it seems that every gout sufferer is susceptible to a couple of foods that can set of an attack. Have these in very small doses or avoid them full stop. Remember we at GoutCare can aid and help you maintain a gout free body, but if you have the gout condition it’s wise to live a little on the cautious side.)
Q: Why take GoutCare over prescription medication?
Q: Will GoutCare help reduce my symptoms of high Uric Acid levels?
Q: Can I take GC® while taking other medications?
Q: Can I take GC® while having any kind of health condition(s)?
Q: How long do I need to use GC® before I notice a difference?
Q: Is GC® guaranteed to work or your money back?
As above with a balanced diet and a healthy water intake level, we do guarantee that you will feel better taking GC® daily and that you will see improvements in overall joint health and uric acid levels.
Q : Can I take GC® while having an attack?
Q. Is GC®® FDA approved?
Q. I read that some herbs can be harmful or even dangerous. Is there anything in your blend I should be concerned about?
Q: Do Antibiotics affect gout?
Q : If I start to get that feeling of an attack or inflammation is coming, what do I do?
Q, When is the best time to start taking GC®, and can I take it while an attack is happening?
Q: Why doesn't my physician know anything about this medicine?
Q: Colchicine and allopurinol are working for me, so why should I take Gout care?
Q: I have had a kidney transplant; can I take GC® GoutCare?
Q: I take high blood pressure medicine, can I take the GC® GoutCare?
Q: If I have had one gout attack am I likely to have another?
Q: Once an attack has subsided, what kind of diet can I expect to eat?
Q: What herbs are in this product?
Q: Are there any side effects?
Q: I am currently taking allopurinol, do I keep taking this medicine along with the GC®® GoutCare?
In the long run, allopurinol, which unnaturally attempts to cease the liver’s production of uric acid, will impede the benefits and duties of the herbs. By inhibiting the liver from uric acid production, allopurinol can eventually cause liver damage. The GC® herbal blend can help restore normal liver function, which regulates uric acid production naturally. If you decide to continue allopurinol as well (why if it is not working?), GC® will still be of benefit to you and at the very least, provide essential damage control from allopurinol use.
ANTIBIOTICS / NON-ASPIRIN / PREDNISON
*Antibiotics are prescribed to eradicate bad bacteria in the body. Unfortunately, they destroy the good bacteria in the digestive system as well. The bowels are responsible for roughly 30% of uric acid elimination. When adequate amounts of friendly bacteria are excluded from the bowels, the elimination process is inhibited, resultant in even greater uric acid build up. This also impedes the absorption of the herbal blend and makes it increasingly difficult for your body to initiate or retain its healing process.
Should you encounter the need for antibiotic use, we recommend a strict diet, plenty of plain yogurt and other sour dairy products, and sufficient chlorine-free water intake. Consume a high-quality probiotic, such as Friendly Fighters�, during and after its use. The probiotic and antibiotic must be taken three hours apart in order to acquire any benefit from the friendly bacteria replacement effort. The antibiotics will have a weakening effect on the herbal blend, but you can remain attack free with some vigilance until a balanced intestinal flora can be re-established.
* Avoid products that contain acetaminophen (tylenol, cold medicines, painkillers, etc…) while under an attack. They may prolong the illness and prevent the attack from subsiding. It can also be found in over the counter liquid cold and pain reliever formulas as well as some leading prescription pain relievers. Acetaminophen may cause the gout attack to more severe and prevent a gout attack from subsiding.
* It is important to WEAN off of prednisone, particularly after long-term use. This drug suppresses the natural steroidal hormones produced by the adrenal glands. These glands need a bit of time to “wake up” and initiate their routine production. The gradual decrease of prednisone use will allow this instinctive process to develop once again.
* The herbs in GC® GoutCare aid to strengthen liver and kidney function. This can help facilitate the repair of any organ damage prescription medicines may have provoked.
A CAREFUL AND HEALING DIET
Acid / alkaline balance is extremely important to normal physiology. The body cannot tolerate extended pH imbalances very well. The management of the pH factor is so important that the body’s primary regulatory systems (especially breathing, circulation and eliminations) closely regulate acid-alkaline balance in every cell and system of the organism. Thus acid / alkaline balance may be relevant to all sorts of diseases, including but not limited to arthritis and gout, and can negatively impact our ability to heal.
As a society we tend to over indulge in acid-producing foods. When we combine foods improperly, even alkaline-producing food, hyperacidity is nearly inevitable. These imbalances not only strip the body and bones of vital nutrients in an attempt to buffer these acids, but also take away the ability to deal with something as natural as uric acid. You cannot afford to ignore uric acid control. It is imperative that you dedicate your body to healthy and manageable levels.
GC® GoutCare can assist your metabolism to operate as it was intended to. Our mission is to free you from the fear of a gout attack and enable you to ‘have your steak, and eat it too’. It is very important to cleanse any uric acid build up by bringing most uric acid production to a halt. Even if you are not under an attack, a person with gout has uric deposits all over the body posing a threat. See our Gout Stages page for more information.
We offer the product(s) to help your body cleanse the stored uric acid and begin maintaining healthy functioning levels. You can help expedite this process by providing a body environment in which the herbs can be readily absorbed.
We recommend you adhere to a strict alkaline diet for about five days. Providing a healthier body environment will increase herbal assimilation and promote healing. See our gout diet page and stick with food selections of the lower purine diet.
For maintenance and general health after cleansing, 70-80% of each meal and snack should come from an alkaline food source with 20-30% from an acidic protein.
Follow the water instructions above. Elimination is essential, and you must provide the exit support. With increased water amounts, flushing of toxins, and elimination of processed foods full of salt, one should replace lost salts with a liberal use of a good high-quality salt (not table salt) on your fresh foods. Pair this with healthy food sources of potassium to keep both levels up to par while cleansing.
Avoid fast weight loss (especially during an attack ). Purines are stored in fat, and weight loss will increase uric acid production and retention. Fast weight loss, more than 1lb a week, can cause an attack to get worse.
General note for anyone under a gout attack: an increase in the metabolism of the body’s fat cells leads to the production of substances, ketone bodies, which inhibit the excretion of uric acid. This can prompt excessive uric acid release into the blood stream as much if not more than extravagant feasting. Maintaining weight with a good variety of healthy alkaline foods and fats, while avoiding all weight loss is very important. Anything less than 1500/2000 calories a day can make your attack worse.
We would like to thank all who have already experienced the relief that our herbal blend has to offer. Since the commencement of this site, we have acquired numerous letters and testimonials of appreciation.