This is a review of Acid Check, which is a medical supplement that is used to help treat the root cause of gout. Gout is a painful condition which is characterized by pain and inflammation in the joints and is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the patient’s blood, which then crystallizes and leaves deposits in the joints.
The job of Acid Check is as it sounds – to keep in check, or control, the amount of uric acid in a person’s blood. As an additional benefit, it reduces lactic acid buildup in the blood after exercise. It does not, however, provide any immediate relief to the pain of uric acid buildup, but instead shows results over the long term. The supplement comes in caplet form and has the advantage of being in slow-release form, which works for longer than more standard supplements.
- Calcium carbonate
- Potassium hydroxide
- Magnesium hydroxide
- Vegetable magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose gel
- Potassium chloride
- Cellulose gum
It is recommended for a patient take two or three caplets of this supplement per day. When the pain from an extreme outbreak is severe, more may be taken to try and speed up the effects, but care must be taken not to overdose. Contact a doctor for the highest safe dose.
This product is rated by the FDA as GRAS, or “Generally Regarded As Safe.” There are no known major negative side effects to this supplement.
Acid Check costs $29.95 per bottle, and each bottle contains sixty caplets. This amount would most likely last less than a month, making this product a bit more expensive than competing products such as GoutClear. The website does however offer a discount of $5 and shipping is free within the United States, which makes it slightly more affordable as well as comparable to other gout treatment products.
As mentioned, the FDA gives Acid Check a GRAS status, because it has been studied and proven safe by the American Academy of Sciences. It completely conforms to the FDA’s standards of uniformity and safety that it upholds for all dietary supplements. In terms of customer satisfaction, however, this product does not offer any sort of guarantee of satisfaction or refund.
Conclusion – Acid Check
Acid Check has FDA certification, which is a point in its favor compared to many other gout supplements. Also, it has a similar price to many comparable gout supplements on the market. However, Acid Check is not formulated from herbal or all-natural ingredients, nor does it treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation that go along with uric acid buildups. Plus, even with the FDA seal of approval, they still don’t offer a guarantee.