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Hyaluronic Acid

What is it?

A polysaccharide, hyaluronic acid occurs in high concentrations in the skin, joints, and eyes, where it provides lubrication and sustains tissue hydration. Like many other ingredients we select, hyaluronic acid naturally declines as we age.

Benefits:

  • Boost skin moisture
  • Improve skin suppleness and reduce skin texture
  • Speeds up wound healing
  • Lubricate joints, reducing pain and inflammation
  • Supports better sleep
  • Reduce eye dryness

    Summary of Select Clinical Studies:

    • Reduction in wrinkle depth and volume, as well as improved skin luster and suppleness, after 12 weeks
    • Significant reduction in inflammation in joints
    • Improves sleep quality
    • Significantly improves skin moisture content immediately (see chart)

      References 

      1.  Oe, Mariko et al. “Oral hyaluronan relieves wrinkles: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study over a 12-week period.” Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology vol. 10 267-273. 18 Jul. 2017, doi:10.2147/CCID.S141845
      2. Nelson, F R et al. “The effects of an oral preparation containing hyaluronic acid (Oralvisc®) on obese knee osteoarthritis patients determined by pain, function, bradykinin, leptin, inflammatory cytokines, and heavy water analyses.” Rheumatology international vol. 35,1 (2015): 43-52. doi:10.1007/s00296-014-3047-6
      3.  Jensen, Gitte S et al. “Oral intake of a liquid high-molecular-weight hyaluronan associated with relief of chronic pain and reduced use of pain medication: results of a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind pilot study.” Journal of medicinal food vol. 18,1 (2015): 95-101. doi:10.1089/jmf.2013.0174
      4.  Kawada, Chinatsu et al. “Ingested hyaluronan moisturizes dry skin.” Nutrition journal vol. 13 70. 11 Jul. 2014, doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-70