Consuming collagen protein can help metabolize purines, as it contains glycine. Glycine acts as a nitrogen and carbon donor, which is a key step in the complex process of breaking down purines. Additionally, Frog Fuel and ProT GOLD are low in purines. In most cases, individuals with Gout can take Frog Fuel or ProT GOLD but we suggest ordering a sample pack before committing to a large order to assess your individual tolerance.
To further reduce uric acid levels, make sure your diet includes enough vitamin C, or try adding a supplement. Several studies show that a daily dose of 500mg vitamin C can significantly lower uric acid levels.
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Gout is caused initially by an excess of uric acid in the blood, or hyperuricemia. Uric acid is produced in the body during the breakdown of purines – chemical compounds that are found in high amounts in certain foods such as meat, poultry, and seafood.
Gout is a result of “hyperuricemia,” when your body produces uric acid (a waste product from digestion) faster than you can excrete it. Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism in your body. Purines are part of the structure of DNA and are found in every cell we digest, both plant and animal. Normally, your gut and your kidney help excrete a healthy amount of uric acid, but like many things, different triggers in your diet can upset this balance.
- Low-fat and nondairy fat products, such as yogurt and skim milk.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Nuts, peanut butter, and grains.
- Fat and oil.
- Potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta.
- Eggs (in moderation)
- Meats like fish, chicken, and red meat are fine in moderation (around 4 to 6 ounces per day).