What is Hyaluronic Acid (And Why Do I Need It)?
Meet Your Partner In Age-Fighting Crime.
We all know how important water is to the human body (after all, it is roughly 70% water). While maintaining a healthy water intake—and keeping caffeine in check—are hugely important, these practices are not the only things keeping us hydrated. Allow us to introduce your newest hydro-enhancing pal: Hyaluronic Acid.
Never fear—we call it HA for short. When we think of moisture (or lack thereof), we tend to associate it with the condition of our skin—and for good reason. As the largest organ in the body, it’s no wonder why our skin is one of the main indicators hydration. So what does this mean for other functions of the body?
Naturally made in our body but mighty, Hyaluronic Acid is your moisture-retaining sidekick. Composed of natural sugars that we produce, this tiny molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! It is found in almost every part of the body. That’s right … the power is already within you.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Me?
Think of your body as a well-oiled machine, But for us, the “oil” is actually water-binding molecules that aid in the motion and elasticity of our moving parts. Roughly 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid we produce is actually found in the skin. Hence, our tendency to associate it with moisture retention. Hyaluronic acid is our “oil” and is essential to many aspects of our health. So what about the other 50%?
This naturally-occurring molecule is a humectant, a term which notes its ability to grasp and retain water. This allows it to become a jelly-like substance that cushions our joints and provides elasticity to our connective tissues (such as those found in skin, ligaments, tendons, etc.). We are born with high levels of Hyaluronic Acid, which is partly responsible for the plump, “baby-soft” feel of infants’ skin that we begin to envy as we age (as well as the strong, healthy joints of our youth). Over time, we lose our ability to retain Hyaluronic Acid due to a number of factors—both normal aging and environmental. This loss can cause a wrinkled skin appearance, joint discomfort associated with normal daily activity, and so on. In other words, after a while, our little moisture sidekick starts needing some support … and that’s where Hyalogic® comes in.
What’s Next? Answering The Call Of Duty With Hyalogic®
Part of what makes up the HA molecule is glucosamine, which is commonly used as a supplement to keep joints healthy. However, glucosamine is only a small part of what makes our joints healthy—Hyaluronic Acid is significantly influential on joint health, so the use of these compounds in tandem ultimately creates a better plan to maintain your mobility, your skin, and your life.
Originally founded as an alternative to glucosamine supplements for bone and joint support, Hyalogic® products were born. Over time, users began taking notice of the beautifying effects of our oral supplement. Hair, skin, and nail health began to improve, which then kickstarted Hyalogic®’s extensive skincare line and launched our products to the next level.
If you think of this gelatinous substance serving as a literal “cushion” for the joints and skin, it’s easy to see how it supports the skin elasticity that we need in these areas—creating more range of motion in the ligaments, flexibility, and even that “bounce” in the skin’s texture that fills out wrinkles and fine lines.
When taken internally as a supplement or applied topically to the skin, Hyaluronic Acid reinforces your body’s natural moisture-retaining power, which is essential to our overall health. With our assurance of both quality and effectiveness, you can trust that Hyalogic® products may help to not only support the look and feel of aging—but can help protect against physical and environmental aggressors before they become problematic. Start showing your moisture-retaining sidekick some love with Hyalogic® and Hyaluronic Acid, so you can look and feel your best at every age.
For more information go to Hyalogic.com or call (866)-318-8484.