Your Kidneys and Uric Acid

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the renal system, situated in the back of your abdomen under your lower ribs one on each side of your spine, which perform many crucial functions including:

  • pass waste as urine
  • maintaining overall fluid balance
  • regulating and filtering minerals from blood before sending it back to the heart.
  • filtering waste materials from food, medications, and toxic substances
  • creating hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure

Metabolic Acidosis

The kidneys are needed to remove acid from the body but a build-up of too many acids in the blood can occur when the kidneys are unable to perform this vital function. This can result in a condition called metabolic acidosis.

When your body fluids contain too much acid, it means that your body is either not getting rid of enough acid, is making too much acid, or cannot neutralize the acid in your body. As acid builds up, kidney function lowers, and as kidney function lowers, acid builds up. This can lead to the progression of kidney disease and decreased renal function.

Kidney stones and polycystic kidneys
Kidney disorders include kidney stones and polycystic kidney disease

Your kidneys’ new best friendLifetones and Medicines

Lifetones Acid Clear helps to neutralise excess acid in the body as well as assist the Kidneys with removing excess acid from the body.

Dehydration is a common cause of acidosis.

It is important to drink lots of water while using Lifetones to allow the kidneys to do their job effectively. Mild dehydration can make you feel tired, and it can also impair normal body functions. Severe dehydration can lead to kidney damage, so it’s important to drink enough water when you work or exercise very hard, especially in our warm and humid weather.

What if you already have a kidney disorder?

Lifetones is safe to use with a kidney disorder but we recommend taking low doses of 5 drops 2 x daily. Patients suffering from kidney disease are frequently told to restrict their water intake which results in elevated acid levels in the body. Many people on diuretics develop gout because of this, particularly when the reason for the kidney problems in the first place is due to high acid levels.

Contact a natural health professional

If you are feeling unsure about your water intake or would like to discuss any concerns you may have about the health of your kidneys, please contact Cheryl Tones, an experienced Phytotherapist, on 082 440 9374 during working hours.

Kidney disease and Lifetones


Lifetones liquid can be purchased at most pharmacies and health shops as well as Clicks, Dis-chem and Takealot.

NEW Lifetones capsules can be purchased at all Alpha Pharm Pharmacies and select Clicks stores.

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  1. I am 60, female, and just been through chemo, mastectomy and radiation. I handled it so good, worked throughout except after mastectomy. I started with severe Rheumatoid arthritis – severe -. My bloed results for uric acid were above 50. Yesterday I bought the capsules and started with 2 on empty stomach with 400ml purified water.
    Any other suggestions or precautions that I must be aware of? Regards.

    1. Sorry you have been through so much. Please just ensure that you drink a lot of water to flush out all the uric acid crystals.

    1. This is always a difficult one because with kidney disease the kidneys are not removing acid and other toxins effectively from the body. Lifetones requires that you drink lots of water to help flush the kidneys to remove the acid. But someone with kidney disease is often on a restricted amount of water intake daily. This means that you do not always get the best results because the acid cannot be flushed out effectively. But if you wish to try, we suggest starting on 10 drops daily.

    1. When taking the tincture, placing it in a half a glass of water is fine. What is important though is to drink as much water as possible during the day to help flush out the uric acid.

  2. I seem to be urinating all day when i drink lifetones, and continuouslty ‘dripping’ . Was so bad that i had to wear pads and thought i may need surgery, but stopped when i stopped dring the lifetones. It did 100% rid me of the arthritis in my hands.

    1. Hi Heleen. As per the email we sent you: So excited to hear that the arthritis in your hands has cleared but obviously having to urinate all day can be very unpleasant. I’ve never had anyone experience the dripping side effect before but it is understandable. Lifetones breaks down the uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles and then encourages the kidneys to flush the excess acid out of the body. Excessive urination means that the body is very effectively removing all the acid. This is exactly what you want to happen and as soon as the body is alkaline it will gradually reduce. The dripping might just have been because the urinary system was overwhelmed with an excessive amount of urine and acid which was more than it could handle. Perhaps continue on a much lower dose to keep your body alkaline- 10 drops in water daily. Make sure that you continue to drink lots of water.

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