THE ANTI-AGE NUTRIENT
Hyaluronic acid is widely used in skin care creams, injectables and supplements. This magic ingredient is a gel- like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all people. HA acid cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair and fills the eye.
Almost half of the body’s Hyaluronic Acid is located in the collagen of skin. Hyaluronic Acid helps retain over several hundred times its weight in water within the cells, making it an excellent hydrator and moisturiser. It works by attracting moisture to the skin and locking it in, binding it to the underlying cellular structure, thus it increases volume, plumps up wrinkles and creases and helps smooth the surface of the skin.
Uses of Hyaluronic Acid are wide and in skin care creams it is considered to be more important than collagen. HA acid is mostly used in anti-ageing products and cosmetic procedures. It is naturally destroyed by the body, so it needs to be used regularly.
Other uses and benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid are to help ease joint pain especially in the knees. After eye surgery HA acid can help lubricate and heal eye tissue. Gum Disease can benefit also from HA acid as it is an important connective tissue component in the gums helping with the regeneration of fresh healthy gum tissue. In a nutshell HA acid can heal, lubricate, moisturise, improve muscular strength and increase mental alertness.
A good Hyaluronic Acid depends largely on the brand you buy, but a lower weight molecule is better to use as it will penetrate much deeper and is absorbed far more efficiently by the skin than a larger molecule would.