U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can hyaluronan taken in supplement form be as effective as hyaluronic acid injections?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: The supplement has no value for arthritis.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Possibly: Injected drugs can be helpful but you may get greater relief from eating the substance. Hyaluronic acid is found in animal flesh and joints. Eat some chicken soup made with bones and skin.
Dr. Spence Misner
Wound Care 45 years experience
Find a good jewish grandma for the most potent chicken soup
Feb 22, 2013
Last updated Feb 22, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.