Synthovial Seven Hyaluronic Acid
In the skin
The skin is the largest organ in the body comprising about 15% of the body weight. Roughly 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid in our body is found in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen are vital to maintaining the skin’s layers and structure. It is the collagen that gives the skin its firmness but it is the HA that nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Imagine the collagen as the stretchy fibers that restore the skin back to shape when stretched. Collagen is like a rubber band but stretch that rubber band a million times, like what we do with our skin and without any moisture. Eventually that rubber band gets overstretched (saggy) and dried out and will most likely break. This is much the same way the collagen in our skin reacts leaving our skin dry and wrinkled. Now imagine that same rubber band stretched a million times while under water the whole time. Chances of that rubber band drying out and breaking are minimal. Consider the Hyaluronic Acid as the water that keeps the collagen moist and elastic. Collagen is continuously surrounded and nourished by the gelatinous HA substance. Young skin is smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps skin stay healthy. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. With decreasing levels of HA in the skin, so goes the ability of the skin to hold water. The result, the skin becomes drier and loses its ability to restore itself. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus keeping the skin wrinkle-free.
How does Hyaluronic Acid help the body?
In the joints If we compare the joints of the human body to and automobile engine, the joint fluid in the body mimics the oil in a car engine. At regular intervals we replace the oil in our car engines because the heat and friction breakdown the oils viscosity. The oil becomes thinner and less able to protect the metal surfaces from excessive wear. Hyaluronic acid acts the same way in our joints. As we age the viscosity of the joint fluid breaks down and becomes thin and is unable to cushion the joint cartilage. This leads to increased friction and wear on the cartilage surfaces of the joints. Hyaluronic Acid helps to restore the normal viscosity of joint fluid and to prevent further damage to the joint.
- Hyaluronic acid is essential for the health of the synovial fluid which lubricates the bones and joints.
- Hyaluronic acid is essential for the structure of the extracellular matrix in the skin which gives the skin a youthful wrinkle free appearance.
- Hyaluronic Acid is an essential component of the vitreous humor (fluid of the eye) which is essential for proper eye health and function.
- Hyaluronic Acid supports and gives structure to healthy skin, scalp, gums and lips by assisting with maintaining the nourishment and hydration of the epidermal and dermal layers of each structure.
- Hyaluronic Acid, a key factor to maintaining healthy strong tendons and ligaments by providing nourishment, waste removal and hydration to these structures.
- Hyaluronic Acid is essential to building healthy strong cartilage all the way from the heart valves to the cartilage surrounding the ends of joint bones.
- Supplementation with hyaluronic acid is crucial due to decreased synthesis or production of hyaluronic acid that occurs with aging and chronic injury.