Goutrin is a unique blend of ingredients that targets gout from all angles - from limiting uric acid production, to flushing the uric acid already in the body, to providing pain relief and preventing an attack.
Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by uric acid crystal build-up in your body. A naturally occurring compound, uric acid is produced in the body and is also present in foods such as animal protein, alcoholic beverages and sweetened drinks. Ideally, uric acid is released out your kidneys and into your urine. If this flushing system is impaired or levels are too high, uric acid can build up in your blood, leading to a state called hyperuricemia. Gout can then occur as the uric acid accumulates into urate crystals. These needle-like crystals can then be deposited into your joints, where they can cause excruciating pain and inflammation.
Organika’s Goutrin is designed to combat gout from all angles, by combining a unique blend of natural plants and compounds.
Goutrin contains cherry powder, which has been linked to a 35% decreased risk of gout attacks, compared to no intake. Cherry blocks the reabsorption of urate in the kidneys, and increases urate excretion via urine. Cherry juice may also block xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that speeds up the production of uric acid.
Included in the formula is vitamin C, an excellent source of antioxidants. Research shows that vitamin C intake is strongly associated with a lowered risk of gout, as it helps reduce levels of uric acid in the blood. Vitamin C is an effective anti-inflammatory, as well as an essential nutrient in the formation of collagen, a protein needed for healthy joints.
Celery seed is another Goutrin ingredient, which contains natural phytochemicals that help to provide pain relief. Celery seed is a diuretic, allowing your body to release excess water by increasing urine output, therefore allowing uric acid to be excreted. Celery seeds contain several beneficial substances, including volatile oils, flavonoids and antioxidants (which may protect cells from damage); coumarins (chemicals that help thin the blood); and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). Celery seed powder helps neutralize acids in the body. It’s also sometimes used to help reduce muscle spasms, calm the nerves and reduce inflammation.
Thyme and peppermint are both included to provide a flavonoid called apigenin. It is a potent inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, thereby decreasing uric acid production. Peppermint also contains the volatile oil menthol, which has a calming and numbing effect on muscles as well as a diuretic effect on the body. The herb thyme contains thymol, a fantastic essential oils that has been scientifically found to have antiseptic and anti-fungal characteristics. The other volatile oils in thyme include carvacolo, borneol and geraniols.