Hyaluronic acid – also known as hyaluronan – is a compound that’s naturally produced by the body and found mainly in the skin, joints, tendons, eye sockets and other connective tissues. While a lot of attention, hyaluronic acid is the unsung hero of healthy, youthful skin.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
✔️ Wound Healing
✔️ Increases skin elasticity
✔️ Can Treat Eczema
✔️ Can treat Facial Redness
Not Just Good for Skin Care!
Studies have supported claims that hyaluronic acid is also good for promoting:
✔️ Joint Health: Hyaluronic acid makes up a significant part of the synovial fluid found in joints (create a lubricant -> cushions joints -> to move smoothly -> absorb shocks). Without it could lead the joints to become stiff and painful and it speeds up wear and tear.
✔️ Digestive Health: Hyaluronic acid -> found abundantly in gut-healing foods (i.e. bone broth soothe and repair the lining of the gastrointestinal tract) and aid in digestion (research suggests it can reduce acid reflux)
✔️ Bone Health: Hyaluronic acid -> play a role in preserving bone mass (science predicts could be beneficial for postmenopausal women and older people who are at high risk for brittle bones and fractures)