Uric Acid Saliva Test Kit Strips by Berkeley Fit® are an easy-to-use personal saliva test kit enabling dietary management of uric acid levels.
Instructions for Use. Place the strip on your tongue. Within 10 seconds, the strip changes colors, reflecting the amount of uric acid in your body.
Use this real-time feedback to make real-time dietary adjustments to avoid inflammatory foods that increase uric acid or consume anti-inflammatory uric acid reducing foods and uric acid cleanse supplements.
Avoid uric acid promoting and inflammatory foods include foods rich in purines, alcohol, and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). These foods are known to contribute to oxidative stress, weight gain, and gout.
Optimize your consumption of uric acid-reducing anti-inflammatory foods includes celery seeds, high fiber foods, green teas, fresh vegetable juices, including vitamin C enriched foods, such as tart cherries, which are rich in anti-inflammatory anthocyanins. Flush out uric acid by drinking water. Maintain a plant-based diets, such as the Mediterranean Diet, MIND Diet, and DASH Diet and rehydrate with alkalizing water and juices, i.e., lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and other natural uric acid neutralizing and uric acid clearing foods.
Optimize your consumption of uric acid support supplements referred to as uric acid cleanse and uric acid control supplements. Uric acid cleanse supplements often contain polyphenols, tart cherry, celery seed, turmeric, vitamin C, B-complex to relieve gout pain and reduce gout swelling. Popular supplements include Alerna, Varicol,Solray, Life Extension, Kidney Cleanse, Enzymedica, Swanson, Nature’s Way, Pure Encapsulation, Uricel, Vitamin Shoppe, Puritan’s Nature and other uric acid supplements that supports healthy uric acid levels and healthy kidney function.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body's response to them. Gout flares result in painful joint typically in the big toe.
A significant correlation between the concentrations of uric acid in saliva and serum (blood uric) acid has been well established. Clinical correlates have shown that serum uric acid is strongly correlated with saliva uric acid that is associated with obesity, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. The ability to monitor cardio-metabolic risk using a self-check saliva-based test could help overcome barriers to regular screening and may improve adherence to dietary and behavioral treatment programs.
If saliva levels are persistently elevated, please share this observation with your healthcare provider to be properly tested.
When used with the Uric Acid Test app available on the iTunes App Store, users may automatically record their latest uric acid test strip reading and save it for later review.