Different vitamins and minerals are needed to help with the process of digestion, which is the starting point for breaking down foods – especially proteins when it comes to gout – into the right individual molecules that can be used best by the body – AND the right “size”.
As an example, when proteins are not broken down completely, the purines in the proteins become a problem; they cannot be fully processed properly and the result is elevated uric acid. Zinc is an important mineral that is key in producing high quality stomach acid makes for good chemical breakdown of the food sources and sets up the proper hormonal signaling for optimum absorption later in the small intestine.
Also the minerals calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium are alkaline minerals that are the basis of how the body chemistry maintains healthy pH balance.
Both the fat soluble (vitamins A, D, E, K) and the water soluble vitamins (vitamins B & C,) are also critical in maintaining pH balance, and facilitating complete digestion and they also provide anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep systemic inflammation in check as well as helping to detoxify the liver and kidneys.
Always check with you MD or ND for proper dosages and to be aware of any contraindications that may interfere with specific health conditions and/or medications, natural or pharmaceutical.
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