I wanted to try these Ural Sachets to see what they are all about. Many people use them to alkalinize the urinary and kidney tract. Also, I saw where they were also taken for gout. So. . . here I am in the United States trying to find Ural Sachets. I did not know that they are primarily used and sold in Australia and New Zealand. Nothing here in the USA.
I could order them from an outlet in another country, but chose to see if I could make them mySelf. The ingredients of a sachet of Ural has:
Sodium Bicarbonate 1.76 grams which is 3/8 of a teaspoon
Citric Acid powder 0.72 grams which is 1/8 of a teaspoon
Tartaric Acid pwdr 0.89 grams which is 1/8++ teaspoon
Sodium Citrate 0.63 grams which is 1/8+ teaspoon
As you can see I converted grams to teaspoons. The measurements are approximate. The sodium bicarb was easy. All that is is baking soda. I used Arm & Hammer. The citric acid powder I did not know about, but was able to purchase it at a local health food store in bulk. Some of the bigger grocery stores that sell in bulk may also have it. I think it was Frontier brand, but not sure. The Tartaric acid was also easy. It is, by a common name, Cream of Tartar. That also was in the bulk section. The bulk section I am talking about is where all the bulk spices are located.
The sodium citrate was much more difficult. I poked around on the internet to find it. Not too many places listed it. I ordered it from Amazon.com for $13.52 for a 16 ounce bag (it really comes in a jar). Believe me 16 ounces is a lot, especially if one uses an 1/8 of a teaspoon at a time. Here is an Amazon link – WillPowder Sodium Citrate, 16-Ounce Bags. It was certainly better than paying $1,691.80 for 275 pounds that was listed in one of my searches. One pound is plenty and as it is, I may have to look around to find more uses for it (grin).
All I did was put the measured ingredients in a cup; mix ‘em up a bit; add 1/2 cup or more of water; and drink the fizzy mixture. Be prepared for a little burp!
It is interesting that the mix contains sodium bicarb. That was the main ingredient I used to in “My Dance with Cancer” to turn stage 4 prostate cancer that metastacised to the bones around.
Here is what generally the websites that sell Ural Sachets say about the product – Product Use : Ural is a urinary and systematic alkaliniser for Kidney and Urinary tract infections. What they don’t say is that gout suffers have used it to turn things around. Here is what one site says about gout and Ural Sachets:
Maintain the urine pH (acidity) between 6.5 and 7.0
w This has a major beneficial effect on dissolving uric acid stones.
w You need to take a urinary alkalinising agent (such as Ural sachets, Citravescent sachets or sodium bicarbonate tablets) and regularly measure your urinary pH (acidity) using indicator strips:
§ Start off taking about 3 sachets of Ural or Citravescent or 3 sodium bicarbonate tablets per day. You may need to take more or less depending upon the effect on your urine pH.
§ Start off measuring your urine pH about 3 times a day. You can measure less frequently once you have adjusted your dose to keep you urine pHs stabilised between 6.5 and 7.0.
§ Adjust the dose of Ural, Citravescent or sodium bicarbonate up or down to keep the urine pH between 6.5 and 7.0:
· If the urine pH is LESS than 6.5, then INCREASE your dose.
· If the urine pH is MORE than 7.0, then DECREASE your dose.
· Your urine pH will vary day to day according to the rest of your diet: just try to keep your urine pH in the range 6.5 to 7.0 as much as possible.
· Dissolution treatment won’t work if the pH is too low OR if it is too high.
§ You can purchase urine indicator strips from a chemist: ask for strips that just measure pH. Urine strips that measure other substances in the urine along with urine pH can be used but these are more expensive.
And another site under the heading Supplements stated this about supplements for gout:
Fish oil – shown to have anti-inflammation properties that reduce inflammation of arthritis.
Celery – shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and pain around the joints.
Ural – urine alkaliniser to neutralize the uric acid and help to flush out excess uric acid
That is pretty much it for now on Ural Sachets. I would suggest you do your own research. I do not know how long one is to use it. Some of the sites suggest 3 to 5 days for UTI. I am not a doctor. I am a human. Good afternoon! Vernon “Vito” Johnston