Hyaluronic acid

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Hyaluronic acid is a component of connective tissue that serves to cushion and lubricate. Hyaluronic acid is found in large quantities throughout the body, including in many places affected by some hereditary diseases of connective tissue (joints, heart valves, eyes).

In connective tissue disorders are often found hyaluronic acid abnormalities. Interestingly, there are biochemical abnormalities in most individuals who suffer from conditions involving connective tissues, such as mitral valve prolapse, osteoarthritis, and keratoconus.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in all living organisms and is a universal component of body tissue spaces between cells.


1. Overview
2. Health importance of hyaluronic acid
3. Foods that contain hyaluronic acid

Health importance of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid was discovered in 1934, being a compound of the body with a main role in water retention in connective tissue, skin and organs. It is a component of collagen, so can be derived and concentrated collagen.

Hyaluronic acid is still created and degraded in the body much faster than most compounds. As you get older, the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid lowers. Aging process is closely linked to the hyaluronic acid deficiency.

For years, doctors have used an injectable form of hyaluronic acid during surgery to treat eye and painful joints (normal, synovial fluid has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, but in certain diseases it reduces and this way appears joint pain).

Now, researchers have shown that oral administration of hyaluronic acid is more effective in maintaining healthy skin, eyes and joints. In addition, hyaluronic acid helps the entire system degenerative reversibility or aging.

Hyaluronic acid provides lubrication of joints and helps maintain normal function, of damping of the joints.

Foods that contain hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is present in the composition of certain foods and eating these foods can encourage the body to produce extra hyaluronic acid.

- Root – root vegetables that contain starch stimulates production of hyaluronic acid in the body. Is scientifically demonstrated that people who eat more root vegetables live longer, are not affected by cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s. Also, in spite of not using sunscreen and that they spend more time outdoors, their skin is still very young like appearance and texture.

- Animal cartilage and joints – animal joints and cartilage contain large amounts of hyaluronic acid, although few people want to eat those parts. An alternative is tastier soup bones.

- Soy – Soy contains protein called isoflavones that mimic estrogen, which encourages the production of hyaluronic acid. Fermented soybeans consumed in Japan and China is the best source of soy, fermented soy as unfermented contains phthalates which prevents proper absorption of certain nutrients.



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