Alkali citrate helps prevent kidney stone formation by reducing the ability of calcium in the urine to bind with oxalate.
Specifically formulated by kidney stone specialists—including nephrologists and urologists—Moonstone contains clinically significant amounts of alkali citrate that increases urine citrate and urine pH in the body. This works because increased urine citrate helps prevent calcium stones, while increased urine pH helps dissolve and prevent uric acid stones and cystine stones.1
Although citrate from lemon juice and citrus beverages may raise urine citrate, these drinks are missing the other key nutrients that help prevent stone formation. For citrate to enter the urine and act to prevent kidney stones, it must be ingested accompanied by sodium, potassium, or magnesium—and this is exactly what Moonstone provides.
Ultimately, lemon juice and other beverages cannot realistically supply what the body needs to prevent kidney stones. Moonstone’s higher net citrate content provides more “net base”, also known as alkali, which is essential to preventing kidney stone formation.2