FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What Is Uric Acid, and how is it harmful to me?
Answer: 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.
2. What causes high Uric Acid levels?
Answer: 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.
3. Can I take Lifetones with other medicine?
Answer: YES! Lifetones 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.
4. Must I stop my existing medication when using Lifetones?
Answer: 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.
5. I suffer from bad cramps. What causes this?
Answer: This could be a sign of high acid levels. 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 and supplementing with Herbay CalMag.
My big toe is swollen and very painful. Is this what everyone call GOUT?
But what exactly is 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 will help to dissolve the uric acid crystals in the joint, 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 daily to maintain an alkaline body.
Answer: What makes Lifetones 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 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.
6. Are there any known side-effects to taking Lifetones
Answer: 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.