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Q. Is GC® FDA approved?
A. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve nor disapprove of any dietary supplements, such as GC®, since it is not within their responsibility. The FDA only endorses pharmaceutical drugs, and GC® is a blend of natural herbs and food substances. However, the FDA does oversee the manufacturing of all dietary supplements to ensure safety and consistent quality.
Q. I read that some herbs can be harmful or even dangerous. Is there anything in your blend I should be concerned about?
A. The herbs in our blend were chosen not only for their safety, but for their benefits. They are all completely safe and promote good liver, kidney, digestive and blood health. Below is a list of herbs to be cautious with, according to the FDA. Even though the FDA does not regulate vitamins and herbs, they do issue warnings when necessary.
ARISTOLOCHIC ACID (Aristolochia, birthwort, snakeroot, snakeweed, snagree root, sangrel, serpentary, wild ginger).They list this as having caused documented human cancers, and it is linked to kidney failure. Very Likely Hazardous -- These are banned in other countries, have an FDA warning, or show adverse effects in studies:
COMFREY (Symphytum officinale, ass ear, black root, blackwort, bruisewort, consolidae radix, consound, gum plant, healing herb, knitback, knitbone, salsify, slippery root, symphytum radix, wallwort). Abnormal liver function or damage, often irreversible; deaths reported.
ANDROSTENEDIONE (4-androstene-3, 17-dione, andro, androstene). Increased cancer risks and decreases in "good" HDL cholesterol have been reported.
CHAPARRAL (Larrea divaricata, creosote bush, greasewood, hediondilla, jarilla, larreastat). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
GERMANDER (Teucrium chamaedrys, wall germander, wild germander). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
KAVA (Piper methysticum, ava, awa, gea, gi, intoxicating pepper, kao, kavain, kawa-pfeffer, kew, long pepper, malohu, maluk, meruk, milik, rauschpfeffer, sakau, tonga, wurzelstock, yagona, yangona). Abnormal liver function has been linked to use.
LIKELY HAZARDOUS -- These have adverse-event reports or theoretical risks.
YOHIMBE (Pausinystalia yohimbe, johimbi, yohimbehe, yohimbine) Blood pressure changes, heart beat irregularities and heart attacks have been reported. Experts say it's important to tell your doctor about any dietary supplement you may be taking. Not only do many supplements have significant side effects, but they may also interfere with the effectiveness of prescribed medications, such as birth control pills.
BITTER ORANGE (Citrus aurantium, green orange, kijitsu, neroli oil, Seville orange, shangzhou zhiqiao, sour orange, zhi oiao, zhi xhi). High blood pressure; increased risk of heart arrhythmias, heart attack, and stroke are risks associated with use.
ORGAN/glandular extracts (brain/adrenal/pituitary/placenta/other gland "substance" or "concentrate"). Theoretical risk of mad cow disease, particularly from brain extracts.
LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata, asthma weed, bladderpod, emetic herb, gagroot, lobelie, indian tobacco, pukeweed, vomit wort, wild tobacco). Difficulty breathing and rapid heart rates are thought to be associated with this.
PENNYROYAL OIL (Hedeoma pulegioides, lurk-in-the-ditch, mosquito plant, piliolerial, pudding grass, pulegium, run-by-the-ground, squaw balm, squawmint, stinking balm, tickweed). Liver and kidney failure, nerve damage, convulsions, abdominal tenderness, burning of the throat are risks; deaths have been reported.
SCULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora, blue pimpernel, helmet flower, hoodwort, mad weed, mad-dog herb, mad-dog weed, quaker bonnet, scutelluria, skullcap). Abnormal liver damage.
Q. There was a study of nearly 50,000 men over 12 years, comparing those who got gout with those who didn't. What were the key findings? Specifically the study showed the consumption of meat, particularly red meat, significantly increased the risk of gout, and that consumption of all types of seafood that we investigated tended to carry an even higher risk. Notably, NO INCREASED RISK was seen with the consumption of purine-rich vegetables, which include peas, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach, and again, no association with the overall protein intake. The study found a protective effect from vegetable and dairy proteins. Further, the report discovered that increased consumption of low-fat dairy products strongly reduced the risk of gout. If this is true why do you want me to avoid these foods on your healing diet?
A. This holds truth, but only when you are not under an attack. While under an attack, any freshly introduced uric acid into the blood, at a time your system is trying to expel all the stored uric acid, IS a problem! The article asserts there is an 'increased risk', which is not referring to someone under an acute attack.
We are dealing with persons under an attack 95% of the time. Being under an attack is like having a glass of water filled to the brim. Any additional water added, is going to be a problem for the glass to hold. Under normal circumstances, these foods may not create uric acid faster than your system can expel it. However, once the blood is hyper-saturated and the connective tissues have crystallized uric acid in them, these foods could certainly prove problematic during this stage of hyperuricemia. The article also fails to discuss that while these foods may not themselves cause a state of hyperuricemia, when added to a diet of foods already high in purines, then together they are going to be producing more uric acid than the system can deal with. This is a slanted view of uric acid production because all foods that contain purines or inhibit uric acid expulsion contribute to the overall problem of hyperuricemia. Anyone who has had past attacks should start off with a cleansing diet when beginning the GC® herbal blend. This will allow the herbs to dissolve any stored uric acid that lies in the connective tissue, even if one is not under an attack at the time they begin.
Q: Once an attack has subsided, what kind of diet can I expect to eat?
A: By establishing a healthier digestive system, most all foods can be consumed in moderation, without the fear of a gout attack. Our herbal blend can help provide stability to the digestive tract. It is imperative that we, gout sufferers, support this stability long term, by preserving a good balance of the foods we eat. Our daily diet should be inclusive of largely alkaline 'healing' foods, balancing each meal, in order to keep the 'bad' foods in moderation. Be sure to consume proper pure water amounts and enough GC® required for your body weight. Take the herbal capsules everyday to help expel the excess uric acid that we produce in our bodies.
Q: What herbs are in this product?
A: The herbs in GC® GoutCare are 100% all natural and consist of the following: Artichoke, Saponins from Yucca root, Garlic Powder (allium sativum), Tumeric, and Certified 80% Silymarin from Milk Thistle.
Q: I have gouty arthritis and I live with pain all of the time, in all of my joints. My uric acid level is VERY high. Will the Goutcare bring down my uric acid level?
A: While the liquefied uric acid level may not lower right away, the crystals in the joints will be dissolving, freeing you of the pain. Your count would be many times higher in the blood than it is during an attack, if the uric acid was not crystallized in your joints. The crystallized uric acid does not show up in your count, because it is not in a liquid state in your blood supply. The further it crystallizes, the lower your level becomes, and of course the more it crystallizes, the greater the pain you have to live with. Our herbal blend can undoubtedly rid your body of excess uric acid and stop it from crystallizing. In 85% of the cases, your blood levels will decrease AND your pain from the crystallized uric acid will be gone.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: The herbs in GC® GoutCare are beneficial to all walks of life, whether you suffer with Gout or not. They can help cleanse the blood, kidneys, the liver, lower the bad LDL cholesterol, and even lessen insulin needs of Type 2 Diabetics. Less than 1/2 of 1% experience any negative side effects at all, and the only side effect experienced in that small percentage, has been an upset stomach. If you experience any gastric disruption, simply take the doses with your meals.
Q: What is sour dairy?
A: Sour dairy is a milk-based product that has been transformed by the active cultures Lactobacillus / Acidophilus (yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese). These cultures occur naturally in our system and have everything to do with good bowel digestion. It is these bacteria that cause the molecular breakdown of the foods we eat in order to extract the nutrients from it. This process starts in the intestines, and our vitamins and minerals are absorbed through the gastric walls. Unfortunately, we as a nation kill these friendly and vital bacteria off daily through stress, antibiotics (prescribed and/or taken in by meats/milk we consume), chlorine (pools, baths, drinking water), fluoride (water and toothpaste), bleached flours in food products and many prescription medications. It is imperative that we replace these bacteria day after day, and especially the gout sufferer. We need to absorb the herbal blend and to expel uric acid at the maximum levels our system can handle. A healthy digestive system is the only way to ensure this.
Q: Do I have to take GoutCare forever?
A: This depends on your diet, how many attacks per annum, alcohol intake, weight, etc. There are so many factors involved with the onset of a Gout attack. The recommendations would involve the avoidance of so many foods and general lifestyles, that we highly recommend the daily intake of the GoutCare herbs to ensure a Gout-free life.
Q: Can I remain Gout free without these herbs?
A: It may be possible with a VERY strict diet, no alcohol consumption, proper exercise, water, weight, etc...
Q: What foods should I avoid to stay Gout free if I choose NOT to take your preventive herbal blend?
A: Maintain a diet of low purines at all times. Eat very little meat red or pork, no organ meats at all (Hot dogs, bologna, etc.) Consume no alcohol. Do not eat any fried foods, roasted nuts, or any foods containing of cooked with oil that has been subjected to heat. Avoid rich foods such as cakes and pies. Limit white flour and sugar products in your diet. Avoid the amino acid glycine. Limit your intake of caffeine, cauliflower, dried beans, lentils, fish, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, spinach, and yeast products. If you are overweight, lose excessive pounds but avoid crash diets because they will bring on an attack as well.
Q: I am currently taking Allopurinol, do I keep taking this medicine along with the GC® GoutCare.
A: We do have customers who use both. Although, most are looking forward to discontinuing the use of Allopurinol due to the dangerous side effects, and considering our GC® product in order to do just that. If you are looking forward to stopping Allopurinol, please talk to your physician about a plan to wean off of the medication. We have been told that customers are advised to consume both for a week or two, then wean off of the Allopurinol over the course of next two weeks. By reducing the amount of Allopurinol by 25% every four days, your system is allotted the time needed to adjust to the new natural herbs and allowed uric acid production. 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.
Q: Why doesn't my physician know anything about this medicine?
A: This is not your doctor's fault. All medical training is directed to diagnose and treat symptoms, but not how to prevent. Preventative care is in its infancy. Unless your physician is certified in a field of Naturopathic Medicine, then he/she will not be familiar with all natural herbal remedies.
Q: Colchicine and Allopurinol are working for me, so why should I take Gout care?
A: While these drugs can work for some, many people experience a reduction in effectiveness over a period of time. With Allopurinol being a synthetic drug and Colchicine a poison, your body has a much harder time processing them, often leaving you riddled with side effects. When given the option between all natural improved health and synthetic / poison symptom treatment, we would vote natural every time!
Q: I have had a kidney transplant, can I take GC® GoutCare?
A: Generally yes, seeing that all the herbs in GC® are supportive of healthy kidney function. We have quite a few clients, under these same circumstances, using the product successfully. We recommend to consult with your physician for monitoring purposes.
Q: I take high blood pressure medicine, can I take the GC® GoutCare?
A: Yes, we have quite a few customers in this same situation, as well. Adequate intake of non-chlorinated water is a necessity, 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight, which is the daily required amount. Again, be sure to consult your physician for monitoring purposes. Please keep in mind that our product(s) and program target inflammation, HBP is rooted in an unhealthy inflammatory response in the body. Many find that in time they may no longer even need the high blood-pressure medication.
Q: I do not want to order over the internet, can I purchase GC® GoutCare elsewhere?
A: At this time, GoutCare is only available through our website and a few stores. However, we do have a printable order form for mailing or faxing, and a toll-free number, for use inside the USA. The local stores are also listed here on this website.
In Just One Powerful Formulation, GC® GoutCare Can Help. . . .
- Eliminate gout pain and inflammation
- Renew your energy levels from the cellular level on up
- Increase uric acid elimination
- Restore the kidney system
- Prevent uric acid crystallization
- Fortify your blood while it attacks and subdues your gout
- Relieve the symptoms of angina
- Regenerate and detoxify your cells each day, naturally
- Get well, without doing harm