When I was in my 20s, I had six different medical doctors at a major hospital in New Jersey assure me that I would never get gout. The reason why the doctors told me I would never get gout is what this article is all about.
Why Six Medical Doctors Have Assured Me I Will Never Get Gout
In my 20s, a friend of mine from college told me he was going to do a few medical clinical trials to earn some extra money. At first I chuckled, but when my friend told me how much money he was going to get paid for doing the trials, I signed up too.
Over a roughly two to three year span, I participated in six medical clinical trials conducted at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Before each clinical trial began, I had to undergo a complete physical, including a blood test each time.
All six times I had a blood test done, I had six different doctors look over the results, and each one assured me with the utmost confidence that I would never get gout in my life. The reason why each doctor assured me that I would never get gout was because each blood test showed that I had zero uric acid in my system.
Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. With no uric acid in my bloodstream, there is no way I could ever get gout.
With each of the six doctors I would always ask the same question. Why did I have no uric acid in my system? None of the doctors could say, and each and every one of them said that I was the only person they had ever seen who had zero uric acid in their system.
When I did medical clinical trials, for the most part, I did not really deal with the doctors running the studies that much after the physical. Mainly you deal with the nurses, and unlike the doctors, the same nurses tended to be there for each clinical trial.
After the second or third clinical trial I did, the nurses started telling me I was a medical freak because none of them had ever seen someone with zero uric acid in their blood tests. I asked all of them why I had zero uric acid and none of them could say, but like the doctors, they all assured me I would never get gout.
For years after doing the clinical trials, I always wondered why I had no uric acid in my system, and then one day I came across an article that said that Vitamin C can reduce uric acid levels. When I did the clinical trials, I was taking three to five grams (3,000 to 5,000 milligrams) a day of Vitamin C complex (meaning Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids) on my own, which I had been doing for years before the clinical trials.
In the article that said Vitamin C can reduce uric acid levels, the patients were generally taking far less Vitamin C daily then I was. I believe the high levels of Vitamin C complex I was taking daily is the reason why my blood tests always came back showing zero levels of uric acid in my system.
In 2013, another article said that patients taking 500 milligrams a day of Vitamin C saw no clinically significant decline in uric acid levels. Those patients were taking far less Vitamin C a day than I was, and they probably were not taking Vitamin C complex, which I have found to be more effective for me than Vitamin C alone.
To this day, I firmly believe that the high levels of Vitamin C complex I was taking daily during the time frame when I was doing medical clinical trials is the reason why I had zero uric acid in my system, and why six medical doctors all assured me with the utmost confidence that I will never get gout.
Today, at the age of 49, I take one to two grams a day of Vitamin C complex. I take less Vitamin C complex these days because I also supplement my diet with wheat grass. I am extremely confident that I will never get gout as long as I am taking the Vitamin C complex daily.