How Nephure Works – The Science
Nephure contains an enzyme called oxalate decarboxylase. This enzyme splits oxalate into smaller compounds naturally present in your body. The reaction starts with the enzyme binding oxalate ultimately pulling it apart into smaller pieces resulting in reduced oxalate levels.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is oxalate and where does it come from?
Oxalate is the chemical outcome of metabolism in plants. While oxalate serves an important role in the growth and regulatory functions of plants, it serves no known benefit for your body. Oxalate that you consume becomes a waste product and is disposed of through the kidneys and urinary tract. Oxalate is also considered an “anti-nutrient” because it binds with nutrients we need, like calcium, magnesium and iron, making them less available for your body.
How does oxalate affect us?
Oxalate is considered an “anti-nutrient” because it binds with nutrients we need, like calcium, magnesium and iron, making them less available for your body. The oxalate you consume through your diet becomes a waste product and is disposed of through the kidneys and urinary tract.
What is the recommended oxalate intake per day?
If recommended to be on a low-oxalate diet, the ideal oxalate intake is about 50 mg per day. For reference, the average person consumes about 250 mg of oxalate per day.
How do you define a food/beverage low in oxalate?
We define low-oxalate foods to have between 0 – 2 mg of oxalate per 100 g serving. Medium or moderate levels are defined as 2-10 mg per 100 g serving; any servings above 10 mg of oxalate are considered high.
What is a low-oxalate diet?
The traditional low-oxalate diet requires reducing or eliminating oxalate-packed foods, which include anything from spinach and nuts to potatoes and chocolate. A low-oxalate diet is recommended to a growing number of people as part of an overall program to help maintain kidney and urinary tract health. Please check with your healthcare professional for more information on things to include in your kidney health program.
What is Nephure?
The Nephure Oxalate-Reducing Enzyme is an innovative product that reduces the levels of oxalate in a variety of foods and beverages* to help with your kidney-friendly, low-oxalate diet. When purchased, you will receive a Nephure box with 30 stick packs for easier, on-the-go use with your low-oxalate diet.
What is an enzyme?
Enzymes are specialized proteins that accelerate chemical reactions. Enzymes are present in nearly all foods and are used in many applications including the production of breads and baked goods and many other consumer products.
Where can I find allergy and nutrition information?
Ingredients: Maltodextrin (non-GMO corn starch), oxalate decarboxylase enzyme
This product was manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, corn, milk ingredients, eggs, soy, wheat, crustaceans and fish.
How often should I use Nephure?
The suggested use is twice daily with your two largest meals – mix with a 6 oz. beverage (below 140 degrees Fahrenheit) that will be consumed with that meal. It is recommended not to exceed 3 packets per day.
What is the difference between Potassium Citrate and Nephure?
The main mechanisms of Potassium Citrate is that it raises the pH of the urine discouraging certain crystal formation. It also binds up calcium so that it cannot bind oxalate. Nephure has a more direct approach in the sense that it breaks down oxalate in food thereby making sure it is not there in the first place! Nephure helps you digest oxalate so that your body can put it to better use.
Is Nephure non-GMO?
The maltodextrin used in Nephure is from non-GMO corn starch.
Is Nephure gluten free?
Yes, Nephure is gluten free.
Is Nephure made in the USA?
Nephure is proudly made in the USA with carefully selected ingredients of international and domestic origin.
WHY CHOOSE NEPHURE?
Proudly made in the USA with carefully selected ingredients of international and domestic origin
Nephure’s purpose is to assist you in limiting the intake of oxalate-dense foods as recommended by the AUA guidelines.**
Manufactured in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registered facility complying with cGMP
Product is lab tested to assure accuracy and quality
**AUA Guidelines on the Dietary Management of Kidney Stones (Diet Therapies #10)
THE NEPHURE LOW-OXALATE SHOP: BECAUSE FOOD IS LIFE
Scale down the hard work of a low-oxalate diet and enjoy some of the foods you love during family mealtime with less hassle.
Visit the Nephure Low-Oxalate Shop, and experience how to make your kidney health program easier.
WHAT DO NEPHURE CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY?
Finally, a product which allows me to return to some of my cherished foods without guilt! Thank you, Nephure!
I limit my consumption of oxalates but when I slip up (usually after eating out), I reach for Nephure and it helps so much.