Jarrow Formulas Hyaluronic Acid 120 capsules is clinically documented and bioavailable to improve skin hydration.
Glucosamine a widely used supplement to support the formation of connective tissue and cartilage in joints has a new competitor, Hyaluronic Acid Complex™, hyaluronic acid is the metabolite of glucosamine and as an metabolite works better and faster to support the formation of cartilage in joints and collagen in skin tissue.
Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccharide which is an integral part of the gel-like substance of animal connective tissue; it supposedly serves as a lubricant and shock absorbant in the joints. Hyaluronic acid has also been isolated from umbilical cord, synovial fluid, skin, certain fowl tumors, and other sources.
Hyaluronic acid is also present in eye fluids, where it lubricates both the eyes as well as connective tissue.
Treatment of this polysaccharide with the enzyme hyaluronidase, followed by acid hydrolysis, yields a disaccharide consisting of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid. This disaccharide appears to be the basic repeating structural unit that constitutes the hyaluronic acid molecule.
Hyaluronic acid provides the fluid matrix for joint lubrication, skin hydration, and skin repair. Unlike ordinary collagen products, patented BioCell Collagen II® is a rich source of bioavailable hyaluronic acid and is clinically proven to support joint health.
Hyaluronic acid a substantial part of the lubricant that surrounds the joints (synovial fluid), skin, hair and nails. Hyaluronic acid is isolated from all kind of sources like spinal cord fluid and even skin.
Not many natural sources are suitable for human consumption since they must be free of any contaminents like fowl tumors, heavy metals or dangerous bacteria.
The form of hyaluronic acid used in Hyaluronic Acid Complex is patented and widely researched from a pure source free of contaminants. It is standardized to contain at least 20% chondroitin sulfate, 10% hyaluronic acid (50 mg per capsule).
Glucosamine, a widely know ingredient of many popular dietary supplements targeted at people suffering from arthritis or weak connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid is a fast acting ingredient, which complements the treatment of arthrtis with regular medication and glucosamine as well.
Some wil state that they had more benefit from Hyaluronic acid than from glucosamine. It takes a while before glucosamine catches on and you need to start early with the treatment if you want not only relief in the future but right away. Some people would be better of not waiting for glucosamine to do its' protective repairing work.
Hyaluronic acid is not just a ingredient that is suitable as dietary supplement for joint care but also as anti aging ingredient for skin, hair and nails. The human body consists of 25% hyaluronic acid and is divided through the skin, skeletal tissue and hair.
• supports the rejuvenation & hydratation of skin tissue, keeping it thick and elastic
• supports joint lubrication
• improves joint strength
• great for endurance and bodybuilders athletes
• is safe to use
Hyaluronic Acid provides the fluid matrix for joint lubrication, skin hydration, and skin repair. Jarrow Formulas Hyaluronic Acid is a low-molecular weight preparation derived from biological fermentation. It is clinically documented to be bioavailable and to improve hydration of the skin.
Mechanisms of Action
Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan or HA) is a major component of the extracellular matrix and plays an important role in tissue repair.
It is known to influence wound healing, inflammation, scar formation and many other critical processes. Due to the activity of an enzyme, hyaluronidase, that degrades HA and also the high metabolism of HA by cells, naturally occurring hyaluronan has a short half-life in tissues.
HA is especially important for the health of the skin and that of cartilage. Cartilage consists primarily of water, as do most of the tissues of the body. The 20 to 35 percent of the cartilage not made up of water consists of collagen and proteoglycans. Together these form the cartilage matrix. Collagen provides the structure of the cartilage matrix. Proteoglycans form the gelatinous netting that fills the structure created by cartilage collagen. Hyaluronan (i.e., hyaluronic acid) is one of the main components of the synovial fluid of the joints. Hyaluronan molecules are extremely long molecules that also serve as the structural “backbones” or, alternatively, the “trunks” of the proteoglycans that are found in cartilage. A large number of proteoglycan subunits are attached to each hyaluronan backbone or trunk.
A point often made regarding the huge proteoglycan molecules is their affinity for water. They draw water into themselves readily when not under pressure and then release some of this liquid as force is applied. The result is a type of cushioning effect within the joints that allows for compression as the joint changes shape with movement, yet prevents the ends of the bones from grinding against one another. The effect is somewhat akin to that achieved by the hydraulic cylinders used as shock absorbers on cars: When the car hits a bump, fluid is released from the cylinder slowly into a reservoir, an action which absorbs much of the jarring impact which otherwise would be transmitted to the body of the car, and then the fluid flows back from the reservoir into the cylinder chamber. Proteoglycans release and reabsorb water in much this same fashion as they cushion the joints. HA thus is important to the affinity for moisture of proteoglycan-based tissues.
Hyaluronic acid, likewise, helps to retain moisture in the skin to reduce wrinkles and maintain elasticity. Retention of adequate moisture supports skin nutrition and helps this tissue to dispose of waste products. This is similar to the role HA plays via the synovial fluid of the joints. In the skin, the extracellular matrix is composed of hyaluronic acid and other glycosaminoglycans combined with collagen and elastin. Replenishment of HA to the skin must take place on a virtually daily basis.
HA supplements should be given two to four months of proper and consistent use to achieve maximum results.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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How to prevent or treat varicose veins with natural remedies?Sometimes it seems like varicose veins come out of nowhere when you’re least expecting it. Most people over the age of 60 have some degree, and usually they’re not a big deal. But they could be, it depends on the general health of your veins.
Valves in your veins are supposed to work harmoniously to move blood in one direction, to the heart!
If your heart is weak, or your valves stop working, or your veins lose collagen and become weakened, then the blood stays in your legs and feet longer than it should. It pools faster if you’re standing for a long time or if you’re sitting for a long time like during a long plane flight. The pressure inside your veins makes them wider and after a while, micro amounts of blood leak out into the surrounding tissue.
Varicose veins form, that is what you see when you look at your legs and see those twisted, distended big blue veins. It causes venous insufficiency. You are not the only one suffering: a large amount of especially elderly people and those who have to stand for a long time in their jobs, have varicose veins. They mostly impact the legs and feet.
Return to sports after knee surgery, is it possible?
Whether you are a top athlete or an amateur, it will happen to you do one day or later: you will have a sports injury.
One of the most common dramatic sports injuries is a torn anterior cruciate ligament, abbreviated to ACL.
When you tear your anterior cruciate ligament or ACL your knee swells with blood. When the knee swells, that triggers a cascade of events which causes you to lose quadriceps strength. In addition you will notice that your thigh looks a lot smaller than the other one. That is due to atrophy of the quadriceps which occurs after an ACL injury.
In addition to the loss of quadriceps strength and atrophy which accompanies an ACL tear you will also notice loss of motion and in most cases a fair amount of pain.
Many athletes choose to have ACL surgery to improve their chance of returning to the same level of performance as they had before.
The sad reality is that many athletes can not return to sports after ACL surgery. The reasons for this vary. As such, there is a lot of research taking place to improve your chance for a successful return to sports after an ACL reconstruction.
But first the question whether ACL surgery should be done.
Glucosamine for healthy joints and gutGlucosamine is a compound naturally found within the cartilage of our joints, made from chains of sugars and proteins bound together. It acts as one of the body’s natural shock-absorbents and joint lubricants, allowing us to move around without joint, bone and muscle pains.
Glucosamine possesses natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. One of the most popular supplements taken by people with bone and joint pain, glucosamine aids in treating common symptoms of age-related disorders like arthritis and osteoarthritis.
It can also help improve digestion and gut health, mobility, range of motion and general joint health, even in healthy people who have no chronic joint or bowel disorders.
Without glucosamine, everyday movements and tasks would be very difficult and painful. The body needs glucosamine for the synthesis of certain proteins and fats that form various important tissues, especially cartilage. This plays an important part in the construction of our joints, tendons and ligaments. In addition, it helps form the (synovial) fluids that surround joints and provide lubrication.
Glucosamine also serves an important role in microbial health. It helps form connective tissue that make up parts of the digestive tract, a system that helps the immune system function.
Botox: what is it and is it dangerous?Nowadays, you often hear how people have used botox in order to get rid of unwanted wrinkles. Apparently, 3 out of 4 users are satisfied enough to recommend it to others. As a matter of fact, botox has become so popular, there are even so-called 'botox parties' in which the guests all receive injections while having a drink and bite.
Although botox was approved for medical use almost 30 years ago in 1989, it was only approved for cosmetic treatment 15 years later in 2002.
Botox became rapidly popular as a solution to sagging skin. So much so, that perhaps you too are considering to do it as well.
However it is a smart idea to get familiar with how botox works and what to expect in order to make a smart decision.
Why does skin wrinkle when we age?Normal healthy skin has a nice epidermis with a smooth outer layer that acts as a barrier to water and environmental injury. Skin colour and tone is even and unblemished. Components such as collagen that make the skin look firm and plump.
Elastin is what makes the skin elastic while glycosaminoglycans keep the skin hydrated. These three are all abundant when we are young.
So, what causes the skin to look wrinkled? That is a result of a combination of both intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.
Why are we so much less flexible when we age?
We cannot stop but smile at how adorable babies and toddlers look when they move: they may be clumsy but their little bodies can bend as if they have no bones to stop their amazing range of motion. The reason is these toddlers have a very high amount of collagen in their joints.
take 2 - 4 capsules daily, divided in two doses with a meal or as directed by a qualified physiscian
contains per daily serving (2 capsules)
hyaluronic acid 100 mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (non-hydrolized hyaluronic acid), filler (cellulose,vegetable magnesium stearate), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans