Hyaluronan (HA) is a protein which occurs naturally in the body. It exists in all living organisms and is found in the synovial fluid of the joints for lubrication; the vitreous humour (fluid) of the eye and is most abundant in the skin. After the age of 50, the levels of HA in the body decrease by 50%
As Hyaluronan (HA) becomes depleted in the body, it can cause stiff joints, dry eyes and wrinkly, sagging skin. HA (found in the synovial fluid of the joint) plays an active role in maintaining joint health by helping to reduce friction, acting as a natural anti-inflammatory agent as well as an anti-oxidant.
It’s critical to maintain the space between the joints and HA can help with this to improve the cushioning at the end of the bones and joints.
Hyaluronan (HA) is the principle compound for retaining water in the human body. It is abundant in our connective tissue, which is sometimes described as the ‘mortar’ of the body. As we age, connective tissue loses water and causes many of the signs we associate with ageing.
As we get older it is important to keep the whole body hydrated to minimise the signs of ageing and since our levels of HA decrease dramatically after the age of 50, replacing lost HA can be of huge benefit. HA is found in high concentrations in the eyes and synovial fluid of the joints so therefore HA supplementation may greatly improve their health and wellbeing.
As an added benefit, topping up natural levels of HA can also help combat the signs of ageing, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin as well as maintaining healthy eyes.
HA binds 1,000 times its weight in water, making it the ultimate in natural moisturiser, it transports nutrients to the body and, can help to restore the moisture and lubrication that the aging process takes away.