This is a review of Pure Encapsulations Uric Acid Formula. This product is made from herbal extracts and helps maintain a healthy uric acid level in the blood. When purines are digested, uric acid is produced naturally in the body. This product is promoted by the manufacturer as a treatment for gout. Gout is a type of arthritis that affects millions of people. It is cause by a uric acid accumulation up the blood and which then causes joint inflammation. There are two types of gout: acute and chronic. Acute gout is a painful condition that usually affects only one joint; chronic gout is defined by repeat periods of pain and inflammation. With chronic gout often multiple joints are affected. We decided to conduct some independent research online. Read on to learn more about this product and whether it is right for your situation.
This is a natural supplement. Vitamin C enhances glomerular filtration and keeps uric acid levels in check. Quercetin is a bioflavanoid that inhibits liver enzymes that produce uric acid. Potassium citrate neutralizes acids, especially uric acid, and allows it to be expelled from the body painlessly. Devil’s claw and bromelain also make the body’s immune response stronger. Cherries and grapes contain antioxidants and anthocyanin which protect the body from free radicals and reduce the production of uric acid.
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
- Potassium citrate
- Devil’s claw extract (harpagophylum procumbers) (standardized to contain at least 5% harpagosides)
- Black cherry extract (Prunus serotina)
- Bromelain (2400 GDU/g)
- Grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera) (standardized to contain 92% polyphenols
- Ascorbyl palmitate (fat-soluble vitamin C)
- Other ingredients: Maltodextrin, vegetarian capsule (cellulose and water)
The recommended daily dosage of Pure Escapsulations Uric Acid Formula is 2 capsules per day. The capsules should be taken separately between meals.
Bromelain and devil’s claw may cause heartburn, nausea, diarrhea or upset stomach. Devil’s claw may also cause skin rashes, haemodynamic instability or dysmenorrhea. People who are taking ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, or potassium sparing diuretics should monitor their potassium levels regularly while taking this supplement. Also, pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before using this product. If you are on blood thinners, immune-suppressants or antibiotics, talk to your physician before taking this supplement.
The listed price on the website is $33 per bottle containing 120 capsules. This price is inclusive of shipping within the US. The effective monthly price is $16.50, which is fairly reasonable.
The company only issues refunds for damaged products and does not accept returns of opened or used products. They claim that the products are of highest quality but do not support this statement with a guarantee.
Conclusion – Pure Encapsulations Uric Acid Formula Review
This is a good product containing many ingredients that are commonly known to be effective in controlling gout. However, the fact that they do not offer a money-back guarantee if the customer is unsatisfied with the supplement makes us slightly apprehensive. This product is cheaper than reputed gout supplements which are circulating the market and people who are not willing to shell out an additional $10 per bottle can opt for Pure Encapsulations Uric Acid Formula instead. However, good price is not the same as good quality. The list of side effects should be studied and a physician should ideally be consulted before starting this supplement.