Joint Issues and Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

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These can all be affected by hyaluronic acid (HA) levels in the body. HA is a lubricant and cushion in joints and may affect healing in other areas of the body.

The Ultimate Internal Moisturizer

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the ultimate internal moisturizer, and 50% of the body’s amount of hyaluronic acid is located in the skin, with the remaining abundance in the joints and vitreous of the eyes, although it is also located in smaller amounts in many other areas. As we age, hyaluronic acid levels decline, which helps explain why our skin wrinkles after losing moisture with aging, cartilage and joints lose lubrication, and eyes become drier.

HA attracts moisture, like a magnet. According to multiple sources, it can hold 1000 × its weight in water; therefore increasing moisture and lubrication.

Hyaluronic Acid Has Various Medical and Cosmetic Uses Available in:

  • Topical facial serums and creams
  • Eye drops
  • Injections
  • Dietary supplements (oral capsules)
 

Hyaluronic Acid as a Dietary Supplement:

  • Supports replication of HA to extracellular tissues
  • Promotes moisture retention and hydration of skin
  • Maintains joint integrity and function
  • Supports eye health

Suffering from Joint Pain, Arthritis, or Injuries?

Hyaluronic Acid may:

  • Act as a natural “shock absorber”
  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Support healthy structure of various body parts, providing resiliency and movement with less friction
  • Improve joint lubrication and the cartilage structure of joints
  • Help regulate the repair process of any injured body tissue
  • Act as a powerful antioxidant for inflamed body tissue, protecting against repetitive wear, strain, and chronic degeneration
 

Hyaluronic acid is a major component of synovial fluid which is known as the “gel pad” in our joints because of its function in providing lubrication and shock absorption. It bathes and soothes the joints. Since the joint surfaces have no blood flow, HA nourishes the joints. HA is also responsible for lubrication; without sufficient amounts there can be cartilage deterioration.

Intra-articular injections of HA have been used since the late 1950s in conditions where joint degenerations occur, and many studies support this beneficial effect.

Most health professionals are familiar with the products Synvisc® and Hyalgan® which are injections used in the joints to give back the gel cushion that people lose over time but has led to painful conditions. However, injections are not a pain-free process that everyone wants to necessarily start therapy with.

Topical serums, cosmetic injections, orthopedic injections

Hyaluronic acid is used by medical professionals in various cosmetic procedures such as “plumping” lips or adding fullness to other areas in the face. It can be applied topically as a serum or injected for cosmetic procedures. Other hyaluronic acid products are used in orthopedic procedures such as for joint injections.

HA Capsules are available at Town & Country Compounding

Why Choose Hyalife®2 Hyaluronic Acid Capsules?

1) Easily Absorbed

Hyalife®2 contains an easily absorbed, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid in its natural state is an extremely high molecular weight substance — measuring from 800,000 to 8,000,000 Daltons — which is too large for the body to absorb orally. As a result, it is simply excreted, unused.

It has solved the hyaluronic acid absorption dilemma as it is manufactured through a patented enzyme-cleaving technique that reduces the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid without altering its chemical nature. Because of its small size, it is easily orally absorbed.

2) Natural Source

Hyalife®2 contains hyaluronic acid derived from rooster combs, which have been safely used as a source of hyaluronic acid for more than 20 years, in the form of an injectable treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. Not only does this type of hyaluronic acid have a natural affinity for human tissues, it has been clinically shown not to cause an allergic response.

3) Moisturizes From The Inside Out

Hyalife®2 technology has double the amount (140 mg) of HA per capsule compared to standard (70 mg) formulations and is a low molecular weight form that is able to be absorbed orally.

The low molecular weight hyaluronic acid contained in Hyalife®2 is estimated to be between 1,500 and 5,000 Daltons — less than one percent of their original size. As a result, Hyalife®2 is absorbed easily through the intestinal tract.

4) Delivered Where It Needs To Go

Of course, it doesn’t matter if something is absorbed if it’s not delivered where it’s needed in the body. The absorption and delivery of Hyalife®2 have been demonstrated using a well-established animal model to measure wound healing capacity. The physiological activity of Hyalife®2 is a reliable indicator that Hyalife®2 is absorbed and delivered to the skin.

More on HA for Orthopedic Conditions

Hyaluronic acid is well-known in orthopedic conditions and its role in attaching to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. It is also found throughout the body and serves as part of the supporting structure that provides cushioning and lubrication for cartilage, synovial fluid, skin and the vitreous humor of the eye.

Oral use of hyaluronic acid for supporting joint functionality has also been the subject of research with many studies showing a beneficial effect.

Results of a Study on HA in Individuals with Knee and Lower Back Pain

Patients who experienced chronic knee pain and lower back pain took low molecular weight hyaluronic acid supplements for eight weeks.

“In AAQOL, 5 of the 33 physical symptom items were significantly improved.” see Table below:
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