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What vitamins can lower your uric acid levels?

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Research has shown that increased intake of vitamin C can lower the level of uric acid, according to WebMD. Boosting the intake of vitamin E can also reduce uric acid levels in the blood, reports the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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The breakdown of purines leads to the creation of a chemical called uric acid, and foods like liver, dried beans, and beer contain it, states MedlinePlus. High levels of uric acid in the blood lead to the creation of crystals and thus gout, reports WebMD. Men who take very high concentrations of vitamin C are 45 percent less likely to develop the most painful conditions of gout than those who receive very low levels.

Vitamin C is a supplement that occurs naturally in citrus fruits, broccoli and other fruits, according to WebMD. The risk of gout reduces by 15 percent for every 500 milligrams of vitamin C intake. Thus, consistent intake of vitamin C is an efficient way of reducing the risk of getting gout.

A study performed on rats has shown that increased intake of vitamin E can lower the level of uric acid in the blood, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Administration of about 200 milligrams of vitamin E per day lowered uric acid levels as well as blood pressure.

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