Lubrication for Joints and Cartilage (Microbial fermentation)
Body Function Supported: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a fluid that exists in every single living organism. It keeps the entire body lubricated, and moisturized, with the highest concentrations found in the skin, and synovial fluid in the joints.
Background: Hyaluronic Acid in our joints is a long, and complex molecule that forms into a ball shape, which resists compression. As we age, those molecules break down and lose their ability to keep a ball shape, resulting in pain and stiffness.
This molecule is part of a group of macromolecules, known as glucosaminoglycans (GAG's), which are an important network of substances providing structural integrity to cells and joints. Scientific research reveals that Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold more water than any other natural substance. Its unmatched hydrating properties result in increased smoothness and softening of tissue.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) was discovered in 1934. It's joint care benefits became popularized worldwide after an ABC News report on "The Village of Long Life". The report revealed that 10% of the population is over 85 years old, and they still have substantial joint flexibility.
It was discovered that in this Japanese village, just north of Tokyo, the residents ate a diet that was very high in sweet potatoes and vegetables, both of which contribute to the synthesis of HA. High levels of HA were found in their bodies, and this is directly linked to their improved joint health.
Reason to Use: In joints & cartilage, HA helps support the fluids that lubricate, and provide shock absorption.Special Advantages: Life-flo's Hyaluronic Acid capsules are a great supplement to use with Life-flo's maximum strength Hyaluronic Cream for joint relief. Including HA, in your diet, helps replenish this vital compound that naturally decreases with age.