Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. When it reaches a certain level, the acid falls out of solution and crystallizes into sharp stones. These poke into the soft tissues in your joints, tendons, and muscles. Gout can also contribute to kidney stones, and in fact, is actually a kidney issue. If the kidneys are working properly they will filter out the uric acid and it won’t build up to level that become problematic and that form stones. Supporting kidney function is the primary goal of The Herbal Toad's Gout Out, but we also incorporated herbs that effectively remove inflammation, and reduce the pain Gout out relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and flushes out uric acid.