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 

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19 Responses to “Ural Sachets: How to make. For UTI and Gout”

  1. David says:

    This is a well written, well researched article.

    Well done. Most informative.

  2. Thomas says:

    I use URAL for my gout, works a treat and it doesnt have any bad long term affects like other drugs that the doctor prescribes like prednisone, allupurinol and colchicine. ALso buy PH strips to measure your blood ph frequently and adjust ural dosage to suit

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      It is beautiful to hear that you stepped around prednisone, alluporinol, and colchicine to control gout. Thanks for posting! Would it be possible to elaborate a bit on your procedures. It would help many many people who have been dancing with gout, and are leary about prescribed medicines. For instance, do you buy the sachets or make your own? Have you adjusted your diet? What pH do you find works for you as a control? What is the max dosage that you have taken. How many times a day? And anything else you think may be of interest to those of us who have played the bulging toe game.

      In my case, I was getting attacks every other week in both big toes. I had tried the meds you mentioned earlier, but did not embrace them. I changed my diet, and I did focused breathing. . . Thanks for your great post. Vernon “Vito” Johnston

  3. heather says:

    Citric acid is also used in canning so it should be easily found. I picked some up to make homemade dishwasher detergent (but never followed through) and found it in our small remote, grocery store. It may have some silicon dioxide added to it though. Not sure how that would affect it.

  4. Thomas says:

    I just buy the sachets from the pharmacy, I am originally from south africa and now licing in new zealand. In south africa, a similar thing to ural was called citric soda or citrus soda?

    I believe my gout is mostly related to my alcohol consumption and not so much on the food I eat, now and then when I go on a drinking binge I used to get a gout attacks from that

    Usually when I know I’m going to be drinking on the weekend, I start having my ural 3 days or so before drinking, I have 1 sachet in the morning before eating anything and 1 sachet before bed. On the packet it says you can actually have 2 sachets up to 4 times a day. Sometimes I run out of ural and forget to get some more and I can start feeling slight tingle in my toe and thats when I usually have up to 2 sachets up to 3 or 4 times a day to lower my uric acid instantly and dramatically. That usually helps for the gout not to hit bad, just have a slight discomfort in the toe

    Also try to drink a lot of water to flush your body out

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      Thomas. . . this is great input and will help a lot of others. It is a good reminder about drinking more water. It is interesting how dramatically the sachets can lower the uric acid levels.

  5. Maria says:

    Great article! Just one small thing. Cream of Tartar is definitely not the same as tartaric acid. You can find both in the baking section of good grocery stores. Or if there is a winery near you, they normally have 55lb bags of citric acid and tartaric acid. Tartaric acid being natural grape acid. Cream of Tartar is alkaline so this may have raised the alkalinity of your home made mix. Anyway, still a great article.

  6. mal cliff says:

    i would agree 100% with thomas-my deductions are almost identical.
    i have only had 3 attacks of the toe in 3 yrs+
    unfortunately when coming from Oz to cyprus i had assumed that i could get urals here.so after a month of beer @ 56c a can for 500ml i had an attack, i did feel the warning signs a cuple of days before but could get nothing-eventually we found some alluporinol.
    which although seems a reasonable preventitive is certainly not a cure. it is now a slow process of recovery and a good lesson about drinking,main lesson is don,t forget the urals!(and o course lots of water)

  7. Mike fromOZZIE says:

    I have had only 2 gout attacks in 24 yrs and now am on a good diet, excecise, and NO beer. Burbon and diet coke is fine. Keep of fortified wines.
    Just had my second gout TODAY why? eating mud crabs and prawns like there was no tomorrow and bingo the bloody red light on my big toe came back . But i can get URAL here in Manila and will have it under control. So next attack in 24yrs? hope so as i will be 90 by then.
    Please dont muck about get URAL on the net and save all the home made brews ok.

  8. Ben says:

    Ive been told to use Blackmores pspc,one satchet of ural and one pince of epsom salts. Has anyone heard of this formula for alleviating gout? Ive been on allopurinol for around 6 months and havent had one attack. As most gout sufferes i love a drink.However when i was in europe 2 years ago,i drank like a trojan,also ate many Kranskys, pork pies and never had a flare up.Im a bit sceptical on what causes it,deheydration must be a factor. McDonalds has always been a flare up ingrediant for me. Ive had it in my ankle,foot,toes. Very very severe in some cases.

  9. Carolyn says:

    hi, nicely done and i wonder if it is cheaper than Ural which is very expensive here. My mother takes it – she had a ca oxalate kidney stone and got tired of doing the lemon juice (citric acid-Acid in the mouth alkaline in the body) alternative. I think it was juice of 5 lemons in water daily.

    BTW if you have had one of these stones you should check your vit d and k2, as well as your hyper acidic diet – calcium going in all the wrong places.

    we have another interesting mineral powder here in australia – have you heard of it? Percy Weston’s formula called Percy’s powder ( sulphates of mag, potassium iron and manganese .) He wrote a book detailing his research with health and cancer in his farm animals and his family. He died in his late 90’s so he knew probably what he was talking about. I think an iron free version might be nice since iron seems to get a bad rap with cancer.

  10. mark says:

    ural, ural, ural. suffered for 3 days until very learnered colleuge suggested ural. 48 hours later almost no pain. magic magic magic

  11. Cheryl says:

    Great blog! Very informative.
    I use Ural in Australia for cystitis and it’s fantastic – immediate relief! I also take cranberry capsules every day to maintain and rarely have cystitis when I’m on the capsules.
    Can’t buy Ural in Italy – will have to try to source the ingredients here. Someone suggested just carb soda would do the trick; does anyone know if that would work? I imagine it could be added to a drink to make it palatable.

  12. dorothy says:

    i bought 2 boxes of the sachets while on holiday in dubai last year, no prescription necessary….it’s magic stuff…i use it when i feel a uti coming on, and take cranberry pills…wards it off everytime…i used to get frequent uti’s and this has worked magic to keep them at bay…
    gret article, ow i know it can be used for gout too!!

  13. Jen says:

    I used URAL before when I was in Australia. It really helps to kill the pain. I moved to US and got very serious UTI. I decided to take AZO which is available over counter, but it doesn’t help much. So I ordered URAL online. Hopefully, URAL can stop my UTI for good!

  14. Tony B says:

    Ural is widely used in hospitals here in Australia. Like most drugs, they have both a generic name, and a wide variety of trade names. The generic name for Ural is Sodium citrotartrate.

    If you can’t find Ural by name, ask your pharmacist for it by its generic name, or failing that, ask them for a urinary alkalizing agent, then look at the pack for the generic ingredient.

    Chinese medicine is very big on alkaline diets.

    Hope that helps folks.

  15. Madueke Ijeoma says:

    I like your blog but all these stuff you talked about, I can’t find it here in Nigeria.UTi is a very serious case in Nigeria and the medical Doctors are doing nothing to help. Please, how do I get these organic salt,sodium citrate, u
    Ural and so on. I need ur help.

  16. elijah says:

    IsIs it ok to dissolve URAL sachet in warm water?

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