Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has many benefits and has become one of the most interesting ingredients in skin care. Naturally found in the body, HA helps bind moisture to cells, which can bring benefits both inside and outside the body.
But how can it bring the most benefit to you?
When applied through syringe (injectables), it can create immediate plumpness and smoothing to areas such as lips and wrinkles. Be that as it may, these expensive surgical procedures can cause pain and swelling, and the results are only temporary.
When applied to the skin, this soothing ingredient can create a more hydrated and smooth appearance. Some note an increase in skin moisture when coupling a face cream with Sodium Hyaluronate. For this reason, numerous skin care brands now include this smart ingredient in their formulas.
On the other hand, oral supplements containing hyaluronic acid have helped with joint pain, dry eyes, and aging skin. Although, the results are not fast-acting, they are shown to be long-lasting and bring more significant improvements by means of the inner body.
This article will highlight the basics of hyaluronic acid: it's functions and purposes in the body, and how you can maximize this power house ingredient for your most amazing skin ever.
- Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in the body and can be derived from natural and vegan foods. It's an important component of soft tissues and skin as it helps form the protective layer against damage.
- Hyaluronic acid levels in the body decrease gradually with age.
- Studies show hyaluronic acid can be increased through supplementation, creating long lasting results when taken daily.
- With HA supplementation, UV sun damage to skin and wrinkle formation is reduced, while skin elasticity, suppleness, smoothness, and hydration are increased.
- The best forms of oral hyaluronic acid are low molecular weight, hydrolyzed supplements, and those combined with synergistic ingredients, such as collagen peptide.
What is hyaluronic acid?
HA is a natural glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharides), an important part of connective tissue. It can be derived from natural foods, supplements and HA powders. HA is also produced within the body and distributed widely throughout connective, neural, and epithelial tissue (lining of the intestines, arteries, ovaries, etc.). Simply put, HA is crucial for the health of tissues that provide support to our cells.
HA is represented in the terms "Hyaluronate", "Hyaluron", and "sodium Hyaluronate"
How much hyaluronic acid is in the body?
A healthy individual will have an average of 15 grams of HA in their body, and one third of this is degraded each day and turned over. Not surprisingly, the amount of HA in the skin gradually decreases with age. This study measured the natural amount of HA present in the skin of participants from ages 19-75. It was found that by age 47, HA quantity in the skin was significantly decreased compared to the 19-year-olds. Likewise, by age 75, only about one-quarter of the amount of HA was present in the skin. This explains why HA is so important for maintaining youthful skin and why skin dryness is a hallmark of aging skin.
What does hyaluronic acid do in the body?
HA has a wide spread function in the body across soft tissues. In short, HA is a protective substance. Thus, our joints, skin, and major organs rely, in part, on the presence of HA to operate at optimum levels. Similarly, it plays a vital role in the resilience of cartilage and its ability to resist over-compression.
How does hyaluronic acid improve skin?
Skin health relies on HA for its ability to hold moisture, up to twice its own volume. As we age, the drop in HA makes the skin lose moisture, and in turn, elasticity and collagen decreases as well. This process exposes the skin to show progressive signs of aging.
Further, HA is known to act as an antioxidant with protective attributes towards the skin. This study, concerning HA and UV-damaged skin, showed that UV damage was decreased after 6 weeks of HA supplementation. In other words, it's suggested that HA can actually reverse the clock on the sun damage to our skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Studies for Skin Health
It's long known that HA has the ability to penetrate the skin's upper layers and improve skin moisture when applied topically. However, this study directly correlated HA oral supplementation with increased "skin elasticity, skin hydration, and significant decrease in skin roughness and wrinkle depths" (Gollner, et al). Best of all, no negative side effects were noted from the HA supplement.
Further good news, skin benefits from HA supplementation are longer lasting and more dramatic than with topical serums and creams. This study showed significantly reduced wrinkles after 12 weeks of HA supplementation. Skin luster and suppleness were also notably improved. Naturally, skin elasticity and smoothness are the markers of youthful skin, and are enhanced with an abundance of hyaluronic acid.
Collagen Boosting Effects
In addition to HA's ability to inhibit wrinkles, it's other super power is its collagen boosting effects. Collagen is your body's most abundant protein, but as we age, that abundant protein becomes less and less. The sad result we realize is the formation of wrinkles, hair loss, and joint pain, to name a few. Essentially, a surplus of HA has the ability to to improve our defenses against collagen loss and degradation.
What type of HA supplements work best?
According to this study, not all forms of HA supplements have equal bioavailability. Lower "molecular weight" supplements, such as found in Amino Collagen C with HA, are more readily used by the body and will have the best effect for health and beauty. (This means you can use less with a better result).
Not to mention, there are ways to enhance the activity of HA through companion ingredients. Namely, HA is known to work synergistically with hydrolyzed collagen, forming a super-antioxidant power duo. This study measured ramped-up HA levels in individuals who ingested collagen peptide (hydrolyzed collagen) for 9 weeks.
Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid was developed for the purpose of increasing body levels of HA and collagen to maximize beauty benefit. It is a finely processed marine collagen from wild caught, deep sea fish, plus vegan hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. It's the ultimate anti-aging supplement to defend against collagen loss and skin dryness. And, it's super versatile to fit any diet as it has no fillers, sugars, or flavors.
With Amino Collagen C, you can experience all the benefits that higher levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid bring every day.
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