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Uric Acid Crystal Pictures

Uric Acid

Each uric acid crystal is microscopic.

You never get to see them, let alone watch them get beaten.

Now you can.

EULAR (EUropean League Against Rheumatism) has produced 6 still images of a uric acid crystal meeting a white blood cell.

I used 4 of these pictures in the image showing on the right. See a full size version of my uric acid crystal graphic below

You can see more images below, but first let me explain some very important points revealed by these pictures.

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Gout Natural Remedies

Today, I began my quest for gout natural remedies, to bring the Gout Home Remedy Research pages up-to-date, as part of the Gout Treatment section makeover.

It surprises me how many natural products contain substances that can lower uric acid. However, I must emphasize that these are all very experimental, and are often only at the animal testing stage (or not even that).

I have to admit, I nearly fell at the first hurdle when I read

N-substituted cyclic imides of phthalimide, 2,3-dihydrohalazine-1,4-dione, and diphenimide were shown to reduce the serum uric acid levels in normal and hyperuric mice at 20 mg/kg/day I.P. for 14 days.

I have no idea what substituted cyclic imides are or where I can find them, and the abstract[1] I read gave no answers. However, it did give me some pointers to investigations of products I do understand – flavonoids, cassia oil, and orange juice. Continue reading Gout Natural Remedies