There are plenty of skincare companies that either use hyaluronic acid in their topical products or produce a pure hyaluronic acid serum, particularly as recent research has shown that it also has antioxidant properties so can protect as well as hydrate the skin.
However, this supplement has much more to offer than better-looking wrinkles!
The main function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water to keep your tissues well-lubricated and moist. We are not just talking about skin, but more importantly – joints. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the spaces between your joints, and if you are having joint problems, such as osteoarthritis, this is the supplement for you. Hyaluronic acid has been proved to help with joint pain – and can in fact be injected straight into the joints. Although the squeamish might prefer to simply take hyaluronic acid as a liposomal!
Basically you can think of hyaluronic acid as WD-40 for your joints!
There are also benefits for dry eyes – hyaluronic acid is in some eye drops.
Foods containing hyaluronic acid include:
- bone broth
- soy-based foods
- starchy root vegetables
- citrus fruits and leafy greens.
Yoga Nutrition also sell a 'normal' liquid hyaluronic acid in pure water, which you can use on your skin as well as take sublingually -