Hyaluronic Acid Refreshingly hydrated skin and joints
- Reduce wrinkle depth and fine lines
- Reduce skin dryness (face and body)
- Hydrate joints and skin
- Maintain healthy joints, cartilage, bone, tendons, and ligaments
- Synovial fluid viscosity molecule
A biological lubricant macromolecule. Naturally refresh and hydrate aging skin and joints.
A naturally occurring macromolecule in cartilage and synovial fluid (ultrafiltrate from plasma), a biological joint lubricate. Hyaluronic acid is the substance that provides viscosity to synovial fluid secreted by the synovial membrane. A necessary slippery fluid that hydrates joints, cartilage, and bone. Hyaluronic acid also hydrates your skin via water binding and retention, found in topicals because the skin absorbs the molecule which stays in the skin and collects water in turn moistening dermal layers and hydrating skin cells and connections. Hyaluronic acid as a consumer product provides the ability to modulate bodily hydration at critical points and regulate extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging.
Hyaluronic acid has a extremely short half life in blood - three to five minutes, less than a day in skin, and one to three weeks in cartilage . This vital macromolecule has a very short useful lifespan, one that must be replenished to keep stress points well hydrated.
Hyaluronic acid naturally arises in cartilage, where it decreases inflammation by increasing anti-inflammatory molecular activity. Cartilage resides on the edges of bones as a cushion for joints and bones alike. With age there is gradual degradation of cartilage, joints, bone strength, tissue health, and the availability of required substances (hyaluronic acid and subsequently synovial fluid). Supplementation of hyaluronic acid has shown in cli n osteoarthritis patients, and lower inflammation [4, 8].
Hyaluronic acid may also be capable of regenerating cartilage, or serving as a catalyst for rebuilding. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that can cause functional disability and other symptoms; joint pain, stiffness, muscle pain, bone aches, decreased flexibility, and mobility. A disease that affects so many people, that it actually accounts for approximately a half percentage point loss on the United States GDP . Osteoarthritis has various causes and contributing factors; aging, lack of sex hormones, genetics, job, lifestyle, and exercise. Hyaluronic acid is being studied and used as a treatment that reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis, because of its particular effects in joints, muscles, bones, and cartilage, namely; lubrication via synovial fluid production support, chondroprotective contributions, and reducing inflammation . Hyaluronic acid clinical trials also show high regime tolerability levels.
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors cause skin aging. Intrinsic is the natural decrease in hormones and drying out of skin associated with getting older. Extrinsic is photoaging; UV radiation, lifestyle choices, and more [2, 6]. Skin aging is a fact of life, yet there are a multitude of methods to reduce the dramatic impact it can have. Oral consumption of hyaluronic acid is one of those methods; in a double blind, placebo controlled, randomized clinical trial hyaluronic acid supplementation showed increased skin moisture and hydration in the treatment group [5, 3]. Show more...
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