This is a review of the dietary supplement Uric Acid Formula: The claim from the manufacturers of this health product is that it supports healthy uric acid metabolism. This supplement can help maintain healthy liver-enzyme activity, supporting the immune system, and facilitating systemic alkalization.
Two vegetarian capsules contain:
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 250 mg
- Potassium (as potassium citrate) 200 mg
- Devil’s claw (harpagophytum procumbens) extract (root) 200 mg (standardized to contain a minimum of 5% harpagosides)
- Cherry (prunus spp.) Extract (fruit) 325 mg
- Quercetin 200 mg, bromelain (from pineapple stem) (2,400 gdu/gram) 100 mg
- Grape (vitis vinifera) extract (seed) 50 mg (standardized to contain 92% polyphenols)
Other ingredients: maltodextrin, ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water).
Some studies indicate that vitamin C may help to reduce uric acid, thereby limiting gout flare-ups. The same is true about potassium which helps to eliminate uric acid. Pain can be reduced by taking devil’s claw. However, together with some of these useful ingredients there are certain questionable additions such as ascorbyl palmitate. This substance has the function of a preservative agent only. While this allows the product to have a longer shelf life, it can lead to damaging bladder-stone growth. This, in turn, may negatively impact the functioning of the kidneys. The gastrointestinal system may also be compromised, as this substance can lead to inflammation of the gut.
The manufacturer suggests taking two (2) capsules per day, mornings and evenings, with a meal; alternatively, follow the instructions of a doctor.
A bottle containing 120 capsules costs $36.60. However, the manufacturer states that their product is only available from health-care practitioners registered on their network. Our research found that the product is, in fact, sold on Amazon at the same price. There is no need to contact a health-care professional, and on this third party site there is no shipping fee. Either way, no discounts are offered by this manufacturer.
Although the manufacturer claims much about the quality of their product, they do not offer any satisfaction guarantee. This is a concern: this could imply that their product is inferior. However, this product is tested by third-party groups. Our research indicated that, although there were only 17 reviews on Amazon, they were of high quality.
Conclusion – Uric Acid Formula
Gout is a painful condition caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Stress and other factors can either trigger a flare-up or cause a serious attack. Therefore it is good to have products on hand that can actively manage this condition.
However, even though this product has quality reviews and is tested by many different institutions, there are some concerns about this dietary supplement. Firstly, each person is different, therefore will react differently to supplements. However, this product does not offer any way of returning this product should it not supply satisfaction to the buyer. Secondly, the product does not come with any discounts. As a product to be used daily, a discounted rate could have made this supplement more economical.