Can an organic herb supplement be an effective kidney stone treatment and are supplements for kidney stones safe for me? The pain from kidney stones can be extreme, and can be said to rival birth pains. If you suspect that you have kidney stones, it would be advisable to see a healthcare practitioner to rule out health-threatening conditions. Once those are ruled out, herbal supplements for kidney stones may provide support for kidney health.
How do herb supplements for kidney stones work? Certain herbs have 'stone-breaking'(lithotropic) properties, such as Gravel Root and Chanca Piedra. Others promote increased urination to wash out the stones (Birch Bark, Juniper) and Mullein relaxes the urether. Oregon Grape Root can relieve spasms and is helpful in keeping the urethra from twisting around a stone which is trying to pass. Birch Bark can help prevent the formation of urate stones. Marshmallow soothes and coats the inside of the urethra. Remedy's organic Go Stone herb supplement for kidney stones is a unique proprietary formula which contains these and other valuable herbs and can be a helpful alternative for those who are not candidates for surgery and other medical options. Adele Davis, one of the most respected herbalists, explains that many stones are caused by magnesium deficiency and other imbalances in the body (see information below).
Those who suffer from oxalate stones may find relief by also taking B-6 supplements (which dissolve excess oxalate) and those with calcium stones may find benefit from Vitamin C, which helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones and magnesium ammonium phosphate stones. (See Remedy's B-6 and Vitamin C in this website and the information below for additional supplements for kidney stones). Remedy's Go Stone organic herb supplement is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Anyone who has suffered from stones knows that the pain can be excruciating - a local emergency room nurse told us she had given birth to twins and had passed one kidney stone. She insisted she would rather be in labor with the twins than have the stone again. Why do we form kidney stones? If stones were normal, everyone would form them. Some believe that the cause is dietary, others believe that it is genetic.
In our experience, our bodies never do anything without a reason. One of the smartest nutritionists to have lived, Adele Davis, explains in her book that stones are formed by those suffering from a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium supposedly keeps the calcium in the kidneys in suspension (diluated in the urine), rather than allow it to settle in the kidneys and form stones. We have put this theory to the test time after time and have found that it works for stone prevention in the majority of cases.
But what if you already have a stone? A number of herbs have 'Lithotrophic' (stone breaking) properties. We have included a number of them in our Go Stone formula, such as Chanca Piedra and Gravel Root. Chanca Piedra means 'break stone' in Spanish, and the name Gravel Root is self-explanatory. Other herbs in the formula, such as Juniper, promote diuresis (urination) or soothe the urethra (Marshmallow). Oregon Grape Root is a spasmolydic (prevents spasms, so helpful in discouraging the urethra from twisting around a passing stone). Mullein is reputed to relax the urether as well. Birch Bark is incorporated because it is a strong diuretic and its properties include preventing formation of calculi (stones, antihilitic). It is believed to dissolve stones and it promotes the passage of urate stones. Commission E approves using Horsetail for kidney stones and for the general health of the urinary tract; it also increases urine output. Our formula includes a number of other herbs which support kidney and urinary health.
Certain supplements can be paired with Go Stone, such as Remedy's Multi-Mineral formula. When you have lower levels of calcium, your body produces more oxalate which makes you more at risk for kidney stones. Vitamin B-6 keeps the body from building up excess oxalate. Too much oxalate is a major factor in kidney stone formation. Vitamin C helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones and magnesium ammonium phosphate stones.
Kidney stones can be serious, and certain untreated conditions can lead to permanent kidney damage or the loss of a kidney. Always consult your healthcare practitioner if you suspect you have kidney stones.