If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, or at least a way to get healthier glowing skin, hyaluronic acid might be your answer. Many skincare products contain Hyaluronic Acid, (HA), which is an ingredient that provides mega hydration to your skin – and a whole lot more.
However, hyaluronic acid in the form of an oral supplement – also referred as "ingesting hyaluronic acid" – provides longer lasting benefits compared to topical hyaluronic acid because it nourishes your skin cells from the inside out.
Read on to learn more about hyaluronic acid supplements and see incredible before and after photos.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule found naturally in skin and connective tissue in the body. It’s a major component of the extracellular matrix, the structure in which our skin cells are located, including collagen.
Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own water weight, which gives it the ability to retain moisture extremely well. This is why it’s such a star ingredient in skincare products, creams, and serums.
Think of hyaluronic acid like a sponge holding water, but in this case, it’s your skin holding the water – resulting in the plumping of skin and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Simply put, hyaluronic acid acts as an effective moisturizer because of its ability to attract and retain water in the skin, keeping it well hydrated and supple.
The Best Way to Take Hyaluronic Acid Supplements
Taking a daily hyaluronic acid supplement gives the skin support from within, keeping it youthful and healthy.
Hyaluronic acid supplements in capsule or tablet form may be easy to take, but some have low grade HA which absorbs poorly in the gut. Hyaluronic acid pills also usually contain unnecessary ingredients such as gelatin, cellulose, silicon, and rice flour.
A better way to take hyaluronic acid orally is in powder or liquid form. Powder and liquids are rapidly absorbed in the gut and can appear in the body in a quicker amount of time compared to pills, capsules, or tablets. Additionally, there are hyaluronic acid powders that also contain collagen peptides, which enhances the benefits even further. Wholy Dose’s Unflavored Superpowder is an example of this – a blend of hyaluronic acid, marine collagen peptides, and biotin powder supplement.
Can You Take Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Together?
Hyaluronic acid and collagen go hand in hand, so if you’re thinking of taking a supplement with collagen and hyaluronic acid, we’re pretty sure you’ll be happy with the results.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are part of the extracellular matrix, which is where skin cells are located and produced. Almost half of HA in the body is located in the collagen of skin, but as we age, the production of HA decreases – very similarly to the production of collagen.
Due to this, taking a supplement that has hyaluronic acid and collagen will give you more effective results as opposed to taking it separately.
Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Before & After Pictures of Skin Transformation
After 6 Weeks of Wholy Dose's Hyaluronic Acid with Marine Collagen Supplement
The photos shown above are of a customer who took Wholy Dose’s Unflavored Superpowder every day for 6 weeks. She was dealing with acne, acne scars, skin redness, uneven skin tone and texture, and dull skin. After 6 weeks of hyaluronic acid and marine collagen supplementation from Wholy Dose, she noticed visibly healthier and glowing skin, diminished acne and scarring, less skin redness, softer skin, more even skin tone, and tighter plumper skin (improved skin elasticity).
She shares, ”No makeup in both pictures! My skin is so glowy and soft. My hair grows pretty fast but I definitely noticed it is now more soft and shiny, and my nails also grow more now."
Wholy Dose is proudly driven and created by science. It’s different from other hyaluronic acid supplements because it contains a combination of top-quality, clinically-proven ingredients to maximize the benefits while increasing absorption by the body.
How Long Does Hyaluronic Acid Supplements Take to Work?
Most people who take hyaluronic acid every day in the right dosage see results (such as the improvement of skin elasticity and reduction of skin roughness) in 4-8 weeks. However, everybody is different and some may see results in as little as 2-4 weeks. With daily usage longer than 8 weeks, you will begin to see major improvements in your skin health and anti-aging skin, like reduced deep wrinkles and fine lines.