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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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 120 mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (non-hydrolized hyaluronic acid), filler (cellulose), v-capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), filler (vegetable magnesium stearate)
store in a cool, dry place
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