As we mentioned in our last post, hyaluronic acid carries with it a host of benefits for various parts and functions of your body. So with that being said, we wanted to help you further understand the full spectrum of benefits we uncovered regarding hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid & Your Skin
Hyaluronic Acid is found in the collagen of your skin, and helps to retain over a 1000x its weight in water within the cells of your skin, making it an incredibly beneficial moisturizer additive. In fact, no other biological substance can retain as much water as HA, which results in smooth skin, lessening the appearance and even creation of wrinkles.
Also, HA has the ability to remove waste matter from cells, with its antioxidant properties.
Hyaluronic Acid is quickly growing as an even more popular source than Collagen, gaining prevelance in anti-ageing therapies. However, it is not a “quick fix” as HA is easily destroyed by the body, and needs to be repeatedly taken or injected – which can be an expensive process.
Hyaluronic Acid & Your Joints
Most of us have heard of glucosamine supplements used for the treatment of arthritic conditions, but hyaluronic acid can be administered by way of injections directly into the knees for quick relief.
Hyaluronic Acid & Your Eyes
Hyaluronic acid is found in the vitreous fluid in the eyes giving them their shape and characteristics. Since hyaluronic acid lubricates the eye tissues, it is of great benefit for people suffering from dry eyes.
Hyaluronic Acid & Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common problem, but hyaluronic acid helps the connective tissue regenerate your gum tissue, as well as reduces any inflammation that leads to bleeding gums. Studies also show that applying hyaluronic acid as a gel (Gengigel) helps to reduce bleeding gums.
Other Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
- faster wound healing
- increased energy
- dry skin relief
- improved muscular strength
- increased mental alertness
At Azure Skin Care, we were pleased to learn of these additional benefits of hyaluronic acid, and hope you have found this post as enlightening as we did!