CrystallisationGout, complex disease of uncertain origin caused by the faulty metabolism of uric acid produced in the body by breakdown of protein, and resulting in elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and by the deposition of crystals of uric acid. A diet rich in malt liquors, wines, and certain types of protein may precipitate individual attacks but does not cause the disease. Its incidence is not usually affected by climate or season; about 95 percent of sufferers are men. The disease is rare in people under the age of 30; from 10 to 20 percent of cases have a familial history.

Acute attacks are characterized by severe pain in the joints, often in the big toe, but sometimes in the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, or elbow. The attack usually begins abruptly; the joint becomes swollen, red, inflamed, and extremely tender. Untreated attacks last from a few days to a week or more.

Repeated attacks may result in the development of a condition known as chronic tophaceous gout. In this condition crystals of uric acid lodge as white, chalky material in soft body tissues and in and about the joints, where they may cause bursitis and destruction of bone. Large and deforming deposits may, after many years, settle in the outer margins of the ears, a characteristic feature of the disease. Chronic gout may also cause kidney damage by the formation of uric acid stones, a condition called urate, or gouty, nephropathy.

The treatment of both types of gout calls for complete rest of the limb and a simple diet, low in poultry, legumes, liver and other organ meats and high water intake to reduce the uric acid content of the body. Sodium salicylate and corticosteroids may be prescribed, or a corticosteriod may be injected into the affected joint.

Action of ArthroMine

ArthroMine is made of plants and natural substances with added sulphur (food quality sulphur). The ArthroMine compound is targeting the following objectives:

  • Reduction of the articulatory tissues inflammations
  • Alleviation of articulatory pains
  • Dissolution of crystallizations (uric acid – calcifications)
  • Improvement of the viscosity of the synovial liquid
  • Improvement of the blood irrigation of the articular tissues favouring the inflow of easily assimilated silica to preserve the cartilages

Some other plants and substances used in ArthroMine could be viewed as excipients, in fact their role is to facilitate and control the assimilation of the preparation to insure its dilution over time and its distribution to the targeted tissues.

ArthroMine does not contain any cortico-steroids to take care of inflammation; therefore there are no risks for bones demineralisation, which would weaken furthermore the functional capacity of the articulations. Much to the contrary, some of the plants found in ArthroMine contain silica, which contributes to strengthen the bones and to preserve the binding between the bone and cartilage tissues.