Acid (HA) was first used commercially in 1942 when Endre Balazs
applied for a patent to use it as a substitute for egg white in
bakery products. He went on to become the leading expert on HA,
and made the majority of discoveries concerning HA during the next
What is Hyaluronic acid – why is it so important?*
Hyaluronic acid) is a naturally occurring, ubiquitous, safe and
non-toxic chemical (1) that is demonstrating surprising results
for addressing inflammation and pain. Its principle characteristics
include viscoelasticity, high water solubility, extended domain
presence in solution and maintenance of cellular and extra cellular
* Lubricates the joints and ligaments 100 times better than
any other product.
Orthopedic surgeons, veterinarians, ophthalmologists, dermatologists,
general surgeons and even dentists use hyaluronic. It hastens and
improves the healing of skin, mucus membranes and bone, and is showing
remarkable results when used as a dietary supplement, particularly
for patients with arthritic conditions, individuals who are in extreme
pain and are waiting to endure back surgery to reduce their suffering,
and even to improve the health of skin. Further, this ingredient
has an extraordinary safety profile. Within the body it performs
and facilitates innumerable basic and essential functions.
Hyaluronic acid, a KEY component of collagen, has been called a
“space filler” or support scaffolding for living cells.
It makes up much of the material in between cells and provides structure
to various organs, such as the eyes, joints and skin.* Hyaluronic
acid (HA) is akin to mortar in a brick wall. It holds the bricks
(cells) in place. With progressive aging, Hyaluronic Acid breaks
down and less and less is naturally produced within the body. Just
like mortar is the first component to break down in a brick wall,
so collagen degradation produces most of the overt signs of aging
in the human body.
the Benefits, they are amazing:
Benefits of LifeSource’s HA:
Relief and Healing
of Internal Organs
LifeSource’s HA with MSM vs. Conquer HA
LifeSource’s Hyaluronic Acid with Lignisul MSM compared to
the popular Conquer HA supplement for maintaining healthy joint
functions.. Which is right for you? Please use the following information
to help you decide. The following chart contains supplemental facts
for 1 daily serving.
HA w/ MSM
choice really is easy here!
Hyaluronic acid has been nicknamed by the press as the "key
to the fountain of youth" because it has been noted that at
least some people who ingest a lot of it in their diets tend to
live to ripe old ages. ABC News had a show on a village in Japan
and hyaluronic acid entitled, "The Village of Long Life: Could
Hyaluronic Acid Be an Anti-Aging Remedy?".
As Hyaluronic Acid is present in every tissue of the body; hyaluronic
acid’s importance cannot be underestimated. Retention of water
is one of the most important biological functions of hyaluronic
acid, second only to providing nutrients and removing waste from
cells that do not have a direct blood supply, such as cartilage
cells. With a lower than adequate amount of hyaluronic acid, nutrients
cannot be moved into these cells and waste cannot be eliminated
from cells. Hyaluronic acid is sometimes abbreviated as HA.
Hyaluronic acid is found in the synovial joint fluid, Osteoarthritis
is a disease which the majority of Americans, at some point in their
life, suffer from. Many different forms of treatment have been developed
to try to help people through the pain and discomfort which is associated
with osteoarthritis. One of the newer forms of treatment is the
replacement of synovial (joint) fluid within arthritic joints. This
is helpful because during the progression of arthritis, this synovial
fluid breaks down into smaller units, thereby decreasing its lubricating
and shock absorbing abilities.
summary, hyaluronic acid has been found to be beneficial in osteoarthritic
knees. There is no explanation as to why some individuals react
positively when others do not. However, it has been found that 80
to 85% of individuals who are treated with this series of injections
have some amount of pain relief which lasts anywhere from 9 to 12
Cartilage is a specialized form of connective tissue. Hyaline cartilage
is the most predominant form of cartilage in the body. It lends
strength and flexibility to the body. A key component of cartilage
is hyaluronic acid. Cartilage is also avascular – with no
blood vessels. Nutrients are brought by the synovial fluid, which
is rich in hyaluronic acid to the cartilage, which is also hyaluronic
Hyaluronic Acid is also found in the extra cellular matrix (ECM).
The ECM is composed of material (fibrous elements, including glycosamino-glycans)
produced by the cells and excreted to the extra cellular space with
the tissues. All nutrients and metabolic waste are transported through
the ECM. Hyaluronic acid is a major constituent of the ECM and serves
as an essential structural element of the ECM. Hyaluronic acid locks
moisture into the ECM and hyaluronic acid supports the structural
integrity of the extra cellular matrix.
In the skin, the extra cellular matrix is composed of hyaluronic
acid and other sulfated GAGs, combined with collagen and elastin.
Large amounts of water are held in the ECM. When elastin is not
bathed in water, it becomes dry and brittle, thus the look of dry,
brittle, wrinkled skin.1
Half-life is defined as the time required for one half of the total
amount of a particular substance to be consumed, broken down, or
depleted. The half-life of hyaluronic acid in the cartilage is 2-3
weeks. But the half-life of hyaluronic acid in the skin is less
than 1 day! Hyaluronic acid is present in both the dermis and the
epidermis. 50% of the body’s naturally produced hyaluronic
acid that is found in the epidermis is metabolized and excreted
in less than 24 hours. Like hyaluronic acid produced in the body,
hyaluronic acid taken as a nutritional supplement moisturizes from
the dermis to the epidermis - from deeper layers of the skin to
the outer layer.
The extra cellular matrix fills up the space between the skin cells.
This makes the skin soft, smooth and elastic. But as we age, hyaluronic
content in the skin changes due to two separate clinically proven
1. There is a decrease in synthesis of hyaluronic acid.
2. Recompartmentalization – from the epidermis to the dermis.
Both changes leave the epidermis depleted in hyaluronic acid resulting
in thinning, aging, and decreased moisture in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid occurs in abundant amounts in many of the places
people with connective tissue disorders have problems such as the
joints, the eyes, the skin and heart valves. Hyaluronic acid is
needed to cushion and lubricate joints, eyes, skin and heart valves.
People with connective tissue disorders and related features all
seem to have abnormalities of hyaluronic acid. In every study I
found that analyzed hyaluronic acid levels in people with connective
tissue disorders or related disorders, when compared to controls
they always had hyaluronic acid abnormalities.
HA is influenced by nutrition and other environmental factors. Many
of the features of premature aging syndromes and connective tissue
disorders are also known to be caused by nutritional deficiencies,
and not surprisingly these are often the same nutritional factors
that influence the manufacture of hyaluronic acid. My theory is
that this is not all one big coincidence. Logically, it is more
likely to be a predictable sequence of causes and effects.
Hyaluronic acid is being used commercially or experimentally to
correct a large portion of the problems found in connective tissue
disorders such as fractures, eye disorders, poor wound healing and
prematurely wrinkled skin. It would be highly logical to consider
the possibility that hyaluronic acid works to correct these problems
because defects or deficiencies of hyaluronic acid are what cause
these problems in the first place.
Perhaps controlling or optimizing the environmental factors, such
as modifying ones diet, to optimize hyaluronic acid levels would
be helpful in treating many inherited connective tissue disorders
and premature aging syndrome.
Gina L. Nick
President, California Naturopathic Doctors Association
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