Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs in every tissue in your body. About half of it is in your skin and joint fluid.
HA is essential for cell-to-cell communication, hydration, nutrient delivery, and waste and toxin elimination. It helps maintain adequate amounts of joint fluids and reduces inflammation. It also acts to reduce the appearance of fine lines and age spots on the skin. You can take HA as an oral supplement.
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
The only problem with HA depends on the source and method of processing. Where it comes from makes a huge difference as to HA’s safety and effectiveness. How it’s processed determines whether or not you will be able to absorb it.
What to Look For
If you think HA might be useful for you, make sure you use the form that comes from rooster comb rather than from bacterial fermentation. In addition, the rooster comb variety should be processed enzymatically to make it easy to absorb. This form will say, “reduced molecular weight” on the label.
The usual dose of HA is 420 mg a day in divided doses. If you can’t find HA, please contact my office. I can provide you with hyaluronic acid in this optimal form.