For one suffering gout, the following vitamins, herbs, and extracts may be worth looking into:
- Vitamin C
- Folic Acid – Folic Acid is a B vitamin and is also known as B9 – [Known food sources with high contents of folic acid include dark leafy green vegetables such as avocados, seaweed, spinach, asparagus and brussel sprouts. Liver, yeast, eggs, legumes, seafood and nuts are also a good source.
- Eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA – [Known food sources include oily fish such as herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and seaweed. The EPA in fish comes for the algae that fish consume.
- Black Cherry Extract
- Celery Seed Extract
- Bosweilla – Anti-inflammatory properties
- Devils Claw – Anti-inflammatory properties
- Turmeric & Curcumin – [Studies have shown positive effects for rheumatoid arthritis and general pain and inflammation. Curcumin has also been shown to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors. Positive effects have noted on diabetes and viral infections.]
CAUTION: As with any herbs, extracts, supplements, and vitamins, one should check with their doctor prior to taking to ensure there will not be negative interactions with prescription medications one might be taking.
Many herbs and vitamins have side effects. Side effects for most herbs, extract, supplements, and vitamins can be found on WebMD.com.Home
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