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Thanks to novel treatment you will forget about kidney stones

Kidney stones can be dissolved by the unique combination of calcium oxalate. Also it can prevent the occurrence of stones, says Business Standard with the reference to the discovery of the University of Houston.
So, hydroxycitrate, inhibiting the growth of calcium oxalate crystals, was in the centre of attention. It dissolves the crystals under certain conditions. Kidney stones form solid deposits of mineral substances. They are found in approximately 12% of men and 7% of women. ncreased The risk of stones is increased at high pressure, diabetes and obesity.

For the last 30 years, preventive therapy has not been particularly changed. Doctors simply advised to drink more water, and refrain from foods with oxalate (spinach, almonds). Sometimes it is recommended to take a potassium citrate (it slows the growth of crystals), but in some people, severe adverse reactions may occur. The new compound is going to make a real revolution in this field.

By its chemical properties hydroxycitrate is similar to potassium citrate. But it forms a strong bond with the surface of the crystals and results in the dissolution of stones. The compound was tested in seven volunteers. They took the supplements with hydroxycitrate for three days. These volunteers have improved the condition of the kidneys; and also there was noted that the compound was excreted in the urine.

 Source: Eurolab