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Hyaluronic acid for joint and skin wellness
Like a sponge, hyaluronic acid holds water molecules in body tissues. It is produced by the body and is a major component of skin and articular cartilage.
Hyaluronic acid attracts many water molecules and holds them in order to provide the right amount of hydration, turgidity and viscosity to cellular tissues. It is generally produced by the body and it is a major component of skin and articulations.
It is not a chance that it is used as a beauty treatment to help fight wrinkles and skin blemishes and to maintain the skin firm and bright; athletes use it when overloading occurs, in order to ease acute ailments of the joints or whenever they can hardly move their articulations. It acts as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and it protects ageing bones.
In order to retain so much water, the hyaluronic acid, a very large and heavy molecule, composes matrices in the tissues where it is present in the form of sodium salt (sodium hyaluronate). But once produced, the hyaluronic acid doesn’t last forever: on the contrary, it is rapidly degraded by the body and its production decreases when ageing or in the presence of skin or joint-related problems, which increase the rate of its degradation.
Technology allows us to consume hyaluronic acid through dietary supplements, mostly in the form of sodium hyaluronate. But it is possible not to find hyaluronic acid molecules with the same quality, purity and biological activity in those dietary supplements. This is why one of the most common ways to produce “green” sodium hyaluronate to use as a supplement is biological fermentation, that provides hyaluronic acid with high, medium or low molecular weight according to which one is needed.
Plant derived hyaluronic acid with low molecular weight is easily absorbed, while the one with high molecular weight is absorbed little by little and has a long-lasting effect.
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