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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

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

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Hi, i'm 34 y. I have a mixed sensitive face skin. Is a cream based on a combination of retinaldehyde and fragmented hyaluronic acid recommended for me?

Hi, i'm 34 y. I have a mixed sensitive face skin. Is a cream based on a combination of retinaldehyde and fragmented hyaluronic acid recommended for me?

No. try pangea : I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...Read more

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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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Does hyaluronic acid really work safe?

Does hyaluronic acid really work safe?

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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Is hyaluronic acid bad for males or boys?

How bad can it be...: ...If our joints are full of it? Whether it is an effective dietary supplement remains to be seen. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about hyaluronic acid?

Fluid inside joint: Hyaluronic acid is distributed thougout the body including connective tissue. It is in the highest concentration in fluids in the eye and joint. It is in joint fluid. It bathes the knee, gives nutrition to the cartilage, cushions the joint. When a joint gets disease the hyaluronic fluid beome abnormal. One of the treatments for degenerative arthritis is the injection of hyaluronic acid. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronic acid really work for aging?

Does hyaluronic acid really work for aging?

No evidence: At this time there is no scientific evidense to support this although it is usefull in osteoarthritis. It is often used in wound care and eye problems like detached retina. It is sometimes used in cosmetics where it mostly holds water in the skin swelling it a little bit. ...Read more

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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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What is a natural source of hyaluronic acid ?

Animal joints: This acid is found in animal joints and connective tissue. Make a soup of chicken with bones and skin in the broth.
You'll need magnesium to aid in making your own hyaluronic acid so eat some leafy greens with your soup. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to use hyaluronic acid in young age?

Is it healthy to use hyaluronic acid in young age?

Yes but : While hyaluronic acid (HA) may be safe at a young age, the question to be asked is why a young person would require HA? ...Read more

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Is hyaluronic acid to be used for someone under 30?

Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic Acid helps to trap water and is helpful in moisturizing our skin. Since it is a large molecule, it has limited ability to penetrate the skin in a topical form so typically it is injected into the skin. The injectable forms are the dermal fillers known as Restylane, Belotero Balance and Juvederm. Hylatopic plus is a topical used to treat dry skin. If a person needs HA, it may be used. ...Read more

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What is the natural food sources of hyaluronic acid ?

Many sources: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is found in eyes, joints, skin and other areas. It is currently injected in joints, used in eye surgery, as well as wound healing and some cosmetis. Ha as a fountain of youth is still unproven scientifically. Oral supplements are available. Foods with ha include soy products, animal parts with cartilage(joints tendons, rooster combs), starchy root veg. & red grapes/wines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyaluronic acid?

What is the definition or description of: hyaluronic acid?

Sugar: 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. ...Read more

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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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Can hyaluronic acid ingested orally be absorbed by the body?

HA: Yes, if you modify the molecule and lower the molecular weight but original ha will not absorb orally as the molecule is too big. The small varients in theory will not combine with water in the joint as readily and are less efficacious than the injectible form. ...Read more

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What is the natural way to increase the hyaluronic acid in the body?

What is the natural way to increase the hyaluronic acid in the body?

Many sources: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is found in eyes, joints, skin and other areas. It is currently injected in joints, used in eye surgery, as well as wound healing and some cosmetis. Ha as a fountain of youth is still unproven scientifically. Oral supplements are available. Foods with ha include soy products, animal parts with cartilage(joints tendons, rooster combs), starchy root veg. & red grapes/wines. ...Read more

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Where is the safest and cheapest place to have hyaluronic acid facial injection?

Facial Fillers: "safest" is the most important word here. While these are generally safe treatments, they should be administered by an experienced physician with proper training in facial aesthetics and surgery. Contact or refer to the website of the am academy of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, american soc of plastic surgery, am academy of ophthalmology or the am academy of dermatology. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the natural way to get the enough hyaluronic acid for our body?

HYALURONIC ACID: THERE IS NO NATURAL WAY OF GETTING ENOUGH HYALURONIC FOR YOUR BODY.
WHY DO YOU WANT IT ANYWAY? ...Read more