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Hyaluronic Acid (Overview)

Hyaluronic acid is a long chain polysaccharide, or sugar type of molecule. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a normal part of our body. It can be injected into the body to fill wrinkles. Our body eventually breaks the material down, so the effect is not permanent.


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What is hyaluronic acid and what does it do?

What is hyaluronic acid and what does it do?

Moisturizer: Hyaluronic acid is used in many ways, especially when it comes to the skin. Hyaluronic acid (ha) can be applied to the skin for healing wounds, skin ulcers, and burns. It even works efficiently as a moisturizer. Ha is known to be called “the fountain of youth” as it is a widely used ingredient for most injections or fillers. ...Read more

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Hyaluronic Acid (Overview)

Hyaluronic acid is a long chain polysaccharide, or sugar type of molecule. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a normal part of our body. It can be injected into the body to fill wrinkles. Our body eventually breaks the material down, so the effect is not permanent.


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Is hyaluronic acid bad for males?

Is hyaluronic acid bad for males?

Yes: Hyaluronic acid is a component of the skin and can be used in anyone male or female. When administered properly, it is perfectly safe. It is an fda approved product. ...Read more

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Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

No help for meniscus: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is currently only indicated in the knee for the treatment of certain degrees of osteoarthritis (oa). Viscosupplementation has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. The indications will continue to evolve as more clinical studies are completed. ...Read more

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Has anyone used hyaluronic acid, for treating arthritis?

Has anyone used hyaluronic acid, for treating arthritis?

Yes: I use it freqently for persons with moderate knee arthritis. It is safe well tolerated and works pretty well for about a six month period of time. It does not cure anything but i find it works for a few years in an individual. At that point the arthritis has worsened and then knee replacement is usually necessary. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

No: There are numerous otc products for this: when you shampoo, also wash face with hands. Head & shoulders has 2 kinds. Nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun, others are easily found & cheap. The generics are just as good. You can get otc Miconazole cream, Clotrimazole cream Hydrocortisone cream. If it fails to respond, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drik hyaluronic acid capsule while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drik hyaluronic acid capsule while breastfeeding?

Hyalouronic acid: As a general rule i would avoid taking esoteric things like hyaluronic acid while nursing since we don't know what long effects it will have on the baby. ...Read more

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Probably not: First of all, why are you taking these supplements? If they are high quality, pharmaceutical grade products, they will probably not cause liver damage. My advice is to seek a consultation with a physician who is familiar with vitamins and supplements and come up with a plan to maximize your health. ...Read more

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How long does normally it take for hyaluronic acid to work?

How long does normally it take for hyaluronic acid to work?

Difficult to absorb: There is a paradox of sorts when dealing with injections versus oral supplements. Many people would much rather take an oral supplement than have an injection administered. However, the efficacy of injections has been proven to a greater extent than oral supplements. Hyaluronic acid is so effective is that it has a very large molecular weight, which reflects its ability to hold water weight, but d. ...Read more

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I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?

I am taking herbal supplements fish oil, estrogen, multiple vitamin, hyaluronic acid, pumpkin seed oil. Are these safe to take with each other?

Not really, but why?: Who knows? They may not even be safe by themselves, as you never really know what's in them to begin with. Why are you taking them in the first place. What are you attempting to fix, and how are you going to tell if any of them help -- what criteria are you going to use. They will commonly interact adversely with other supplements and also with prescription meds. Avoid at all costs. ...Read more