Joint, Skin, and Healthy Aging
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally throughout the human body with particular concentrations in the joints, skin, and eyes. Its functionality in the body is often described as acting as a cushion and lubricant for joints as well as other tissue. Hyaluronic Acid is also used to promote skin health by supporting healthy repair and healing, as well as for its "internal moisturizing" affect.
Since the production of hyaluronic acid within the body does decrease with age, supplementation can provide additional support for joints, tissue, and skin health -- and therefore healthy aging. Hyaluronic acid is also an important component of articular cartilage where it acts as a coating around each cell. Through its interaction with certain proteins these aggregates soak up water and are are responsible for the resilience of cartilage.