Chanca piedra - Breakstone - Adeeva
Natural Solution for Kidney and Gallbladder Stones
Dosage: Take one or two capsules, twice daily, on an empty stomach, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day.
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This supplement contains Chanca Piedra, along with Vitamin B6 and Magnesium, three ingredients that have been shown to dissolve, eliminate and/or block the recurrence of stones, in susceptible individuals.
- Chanca Piedra: Chanca Piedra is a popular South American herb that has been used traditionally to dissolve and eliminate kidney stones and gallbladder stones. The English translation for Chanca Piedra is "stone crusher." Recent scientific evidence has provided solid evidence of this therapeutic effect.
- A 2006 Brazilian study showed that the therapeutic effect of Chanca Piedra may be due to its ability to modify the shape and texture of stones (calculi) to a smoother and more fragile form, which would allow for easier elimination and/or dissolution of the stones.(1)
- Another study published in Urological Research demonstrated that Chanca Piedra has an inhibitory effect on crystal growth and aggregation in human urine, which may inhibit stone formation , acting as an important part of a prevention strategy in those with a past history of kidney stones.(2)
- A 2006 study involving 150 kidney stone patients, as reported in the Journal of Urology, tested the efficacy of Chanca Piedra supplementation in patients administered shock wave therapy. Shock wave therapy ( delivered from outside the body) breaks down stones to facilitate their elimination. Upon completion of this therapy approximately half of the patients were given 2 grams of Chanca Piedra every day, for 30 days. The remainder of the group did not take Chanca Piedra and acted as controls. Stone clearance was assessed after 30, 60, 90 and 180 days by abdominal x-ray and ultrasound scan. The Chanca Piedra patients were shown to have a stone-free rate 10% -23% lower than the control group.(3)
- Vitamin B6 and Magnesium: Supplementation with Vitamin B6 and magnesium has also shown positive effects on preventing the recurrence of kidney stones. In a landmark study 149 patients with longstanding recurrent kidney stones (calcium oxalate and mixed calcium oxalate/calcium phosphate), received 100 mg of magnesium 3 times a day and 10 mg of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) once a day for 4.5 to 6 years. The mean rate of stone formation fell by 92.3%, from 1.3 stones per patient per year prior to the study to 0.10 stones per patient per year during the study. No significant side effects occurred.(5) Another study using 500 mg of magnesium alone also showed impressive results in preventing the recurrence of kidney stones in previous sufferers (6).
- Barros ME, Schor N, Boim MA. Effects of an aqueous extract from Phyllantus niruri on calcium oxalate crystallization in vitro. Urol Res. 2003 Feb;30(6):374-9. Epub 2003 Jan 21.
- Barros ME, Lima R, Mercuri LP, Matos JR, Schor N, Boim MA. Effect of extract of Phyllanthus niruri on crystal deposition in experimental urolithiasis. Urol Res. 2006 Dec;34(6):351-7.
- Micali S, Sihinolfi MC, Celia A, De Stefani S, Grande M, Cicero AF, Bianchi G. Can Phyllanthus niruri affect the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal stones? A randomized, prospective, long-term study. J Urol. 2006 Sep;176(3):1020-2.
- Murugaiyah V, Chan KL. Antihyperuricemic lignans from the leaves of Phyllanthus niruri. Planta Med. 2006 Nov;72(14):1262-7. Epub 2006 Sep 1
- Prien EL Sr, Gershoff SN. Magnesium oxide-pyridoxine therapy for recurrent calcium oxalate calculi. J Urol 1974;112:509-512.
- J Am Coll Nutr 1982;1:179-85.