Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that's naturally produced in your body. It provides mega hydration
and is key to keeping your skin healthy and glowing, and joints and bones working smoothly.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA), is a molecule naturally found in your body, predominantly in skin, joints, eyes, and connective tissue.
HA acts as a cushioning agent for the body while providing moisture and hydration. It is key to keeping skin hydrated and youthful, joints working smoothly, and bones and muscles strong.
While it can be used as a topical, cream, or injection, our studies are based on ingestible hyaluronic acid use.
Hyaluronic Acid = Hydration
How Hyaluronic Acid
Works in the Body
HA is most abundant in skin, making up 50% of your total body HA content. Similarly to collagen, your body's hyaluronic acid naturally declines starting in your 20's and is reduced to half by age 50.
With this decline, your tissues become weaker and drier – leading to wrinkles, uneven skin texture, dry skin, brittle hair, hurting joints, and weaker bones.
Naturally, your skin, joints, bones, and muscles lose elasticity and moisture with age due to a loss in hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid Benefits
- Joints & Bones
- Acid Reflux
- Increases skin hydration and moisture
- Diminishes appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves skin texture and tone
- Increases brightness of complexion for radiant skin
- Helps with healing of scars and wounds
- Helps with skin issues like eczema, rosacea, and acne
Hyaluronic acid helps replenish and rejuvenate skin tissue. Studies show that when taken consistently, hyaluronic acid has positive benefits on the skin hydration and reducing wrinkles.
- Improves overall hair health
- Strengthens hair follicles
- Reduces hair brittleness
- Helps reduce hair loss and thinning
- Encourages growth in hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows
Our skin makes up 50% of the total hyaluronic acid in the body, including the dermis layer of skin which is where the root of each hair is located. Having abundant levels of HA helps maintain a healthy scalp and healthy hair.
- Improves overall nail health
- Supports the strengthening of nail structure
- Reduces brittleness of nails
Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and support the skin that surrounds your cuticle, working to maintain its barrier function to protect against dryness and breaking.
- Reduces joint pain
- Reduces risk of joint deterioration
- Strengthens bones
- Regenerates bone tissue
- Improves quality of bones
When it comes to joints and bones, hyaluronic acid is crucial to keeping them strong and healthy. Studies have found that hyaluronic acid improves the health of joints and bones while reducing pain and the risk of deterioration. HA acts like a lubrication for joints, keeping tissue hydrated.
- Decreases acid reflux symptoms
- Relieves damage in esophagus from stomach acid lining
- Speeds up recovery process from damaged lining
Hyaluronic acid is found in our bodies within connective tissue, including our stomach. Studies show that hyaluronic acid is effective in gastroesophageal reflux control and may reduce symptoms.
In Your Skin
Clinical studies found that after 8 weeks of HA ingestion, people showed significantly diminished wrinkles compared with the placebo group. Additionally, skin luster and suppleness significantly improved after 12 weeks.
Check back for more clinical studies coming soon.