Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricating component of skin tissue, joint fluid, eye fluid, and other connective tissues throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid belongs to a subset of polysaccharides called glycosaminoglycans which are the moisturizing and hydrating agents in the body.†
Natural Hydrating Agent: Hyaluronic acid’s hydrophilic or “water-loving” property is vital to its structure and function. Water readily binds to hyaluronic acid, forming a jelly-like substance that fills the spaces between collagen and elastin. This hydrates the skin by holding in water. It also acts as a cushioning and lubricating agent in synovial fluid surrounding joints, thus protecting against mechanical friction that can cause damage. As part of the vitreous humor of the eye, hyaluronic acid provides needed lubrication to prevent eyes from becoming dry.†
Oral Supplementation of Hyaluronic Acid: Aging, along with exposure to environmental factors such as pollutants and sunlight that generate free radical molecules can degrade and deplete the body’s natural reserve of hyaluronic acid.†
When taken internally, hyaluronic acid has the potential to benefit connective tissues throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid supplements differ from the hyaluronic acid found in cosmetics in that it can nourish tissues, including the inner layers of the epidermis, not just the superficial top layer of the skin. This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.