Frequently Asked Questions
|+ What is uric acid and is it harmful to me?
Uric acid is the by-product of your own body’s processing of substances called purines, found in foods such as fast foods, alcohol, sugary foods & beverages and bread. If you produce too much of it, or alternatively your body cannot process it sufficiently, it accumulates in the blood and eventually deposits as needle-like crystals in your joints and soft tissue, often leading to very painful gout, arthritis and many other ailments. Excessively high uric acid levels have also been linked to stage 2 diabetes, kidney stones and renal complications, cholesterol, blood pressure, immune disorders and most ailments known to man.
|+ What causes high uric acid levels?
Whilst genetics are believed to play a large role in high uric acid levels, westernized diets have a large part to play as well. Above average alcohol consumption and a diet of high purine foods exacerbate the problem. We strongly recommend a frank discussion with your health care practitioner to pinpoint what factors may be contributing to your high uric acid levels, and address these core issues in conjunction with your course of Lifetones.
|+ Is Lifetones Uric Acid Support Safe?
Lifetones Uric Acid Support contains exclusively all-natural botanical ingredients and is completely vegetarian and vegan friendly, sugar-free, and non-GMO.
Lifetones Uric Acid Support contains the following natural ingredients:
Celery Seed, Nettle, Birch, Alfalfa, Harpago and Boswellia.
Over 2 million bottles of Lifetones Uric Acid Support have been sold worldwide.
The nutrients in the liquid tinctures are extracted using 20% v/v ethanol.
|+ Can I take Lifetones Uric Acid Support with other medicine?
Yes! Lifetones Uric Acid Support is safe to take with any other medication, although if you are on any chronic medication we recommend you start on 5 drops three times daily. Each week increase your intake by 5 drops per dose until, after 6 weeks, you will be on the full dosage of 30 drops three times daily.
|+ Must I stop my existing medication when using Lifetones Uric Acid Support?
Never stop any existing medication without first discussing it with the health care practitioner that prescribed it, or an equally qualified professional. Lifetones is safe to use in conjunction with your existing medication. As your condition improves, please discuss further medication adjustments with your medical and/or healthcare practitioner.
|+ I suffer from bad cramps. What causes this?
This could be a sign of high acid levels in the body. When we become acidic our bodies use minerals such as calcium and magnesium to help keep us alkaline. But calcium and magnesium are also needed to help relax and feed our muscles. Depleting our bodies of these minerals can result in muscle cramps and spasms. If you are cramping badly it is important to keep your body alkaline by taking Lifetones Uric Support and supplementing with Lifetones CalMag.
|+ My big toe is swollen and very painful. Is this gout?
Gout is an extremely painful form of arthritis that most commonly affects the big toe but can also affect the wrist, knee and elbow. Needle like acid crystals form in the joint causing intense throbbing pain and swelling. If gout is left untreated it can cause damage to the joint as well as kidney problems. Lifetones Uric Acid Support will help to dissolve the uric acid crystals in the join, ease the pain and inflammation as well as assist the kidneys with eliminating the acid from the body. If you are prone to gout attacks use Lifetones Uric Acid Support daily to maintain and alkaline body.
|+ What makes Lifetones Uric Acid Support different to other remedies for arthritis and gout?
Lifetones has the unique ability to treat the cause of the pain in the joint by breaking down and eliminating the uric acid crystals that form in the joints as well as easing the pain and inflammation. These acid crystals grind away at the joint causing destruction of the cartilage and eventually the bone. Many of the remedies on the market claim to repair the cartilage and/or bone but Lifetones removes the cause of the joint destruction enabling these products to work better. You cannot repair the joint until the acid crystals have been removed.
Use Lifetones Calmag in conjunction with lifetones Uric Acid Support to help strengthen the joints and muscles
|+ Are there any known side-effects to taking Lifetones Uric Acid Support?
Sometimes the uric acid in the joints that are crystalized begin to melt which means that pain and discomfort sometimes increase and even move from the joints, such as in the hands and feet, to the knees and elbows. A handful of clients have developed a mild rash within the first three days of taking Lifetones. You may even get a mild headache and/or loose stools for the first 48 hours, as a result of your body going through a detox cycle. This means that Lifetones is working. These symptoms will subside after the first few days. Remember to drink lots of water to help eliminate the uric acid.
|+ What age must you be to take Lifetones?
Persons of any age group can take Lifetones, from young children (3 years old) onwards. Reduced dosages are recommended for any children under the age of 10. Children with sports related injuries, obesity, ADD, ADHD and/or sugar cravings would benefit from the use of Lifetones Uric Acid Support.
|+ Should I take Lifetones Uric Acid Support before or after meals?
Ideally, Lifetones Uric Acid Support should be taken in a half cup (120ml) of room temperature water an hour before meals. If you missed out on this, remember that it is better to then take it either with, or after your meal, than not to take it at all!
|+ Can I use Lifetones Uric Acid Support on an ongoing basis?
Yes, although we recommend that you reduce your dosages once you have achieved your desired results.
|+ How quickly will I see results from Lifetones Uric Acid Support?
Whilst we have had numerous testimonials where customers have had amazing results in 1 to 3 days, noticeable results become apparent to most between 1 week and 1 month. For extreme cases where you may have been in some discomfort for many years, the rule of thumb is that you will need one month's treatment for each year that you have suffered with the ailment.
|+ How much Lifetones Uric Acid Support will I need to take?
Whilst each customer of ours is unique, research indicates that most of our clients take the full dose of 30 drops 3 times daily for between 3 and 6 months.
|+ Can I use Lifetones for my heartburn, indigestion or acid reflux?
No! The aforementioned ailments are associated with stomach acid, completely different from uric acid conditions.
|+ I have been taking Lifetones Uric Acid Support for two months and it is not working: is there anything more I can do?
The following factors may influence Lifetones’ ability to work:
|+ Why do you use medicinal alcohol?
Herbal remedies are made in three main categories for oral consumption: Tablet/Capsule, Tea and Tincture. Depending on the ailment the delivery method will vary:
|+ I started to take the drops yesterday, today I am aching more, is that part of the detox process?
Sometimes the Uric Acid in the joints that are crystalized begin to melt which means that pain and discomfort sometimes increase and even move from the extreme joints such as hands and feet to the knees and elbows. You may even get a mild headache or a loose stool for a day or two as one goes through a cleansing process. This means that Lifetones is working. Also drink more water while taking Lifetones Uric Acid Support to help flush out the acid. Taking Lifetones Calmag will also help
|+ Are there any synthetics in Lifetones?
There are no synthetic actives whatsoever all Lifetones Products are 100% natural and we have used medicinal alcohol, derived from sugar cane, as a preservative.
|+ Do you have scientific validation of the efficacy of the product?
Each herb contained our Lifetones products have been tested for their use and efficacy. Lifetones is registered with the Medicines Control Council of South Africa and registered with Food Safety Authority of Ireland: reg no. 27605. Lifetones products are non-scheduled products and all the herbs are not listed on any endangered species list, globally. With regards to scientific validation, through our many years of experience in the industry as well as firm evidence, which substantiates our formulations and all our customer reviews stating the effectiveness of Lifetones Products, which we consider to be the best feedback from people.
|+ Where are Lifetones Products Made?
Lifetones Products are formulated in South Africa and are manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices facility) in South Africa, being distributed and sold worldwide.
Lifetones is manufactured using the worlds best, natural ingredients to the highest standards.
|+ Can you take Lifetones when you are pregnant?
Although Lifetones is 100% natural we suggest to wait till after your pregnancy before taking Lifetones Uric Acid Support.