Hyaluronic acid has revolutionized modern cosmetics and aesthetic medicine, but this is just the beginning of a long list of its properties. You met the first of them in the previous article, but it's time for the next, equally impressive.
The skin contains half of the hyaluronic acid that is found in the body. Hyaluronic acid attaches to water molecules, thanks to which the skin is moisturized and compact. No wonder that it is attributed anti-aging properties. However, the final ones depend on many other factors, such as:
Each of these factors reduces the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the skin. The use of both internally (in the form of a supplement) and externally (on the skin) hyaluronic acid, replenishes its reserves. Thanks to this, the visibility of wrinkles is reduced, the color improves, the skin smoothes out and inflammation is reduced. Hyaluronic acid injection is a sensation in aesthetic medicine for a reason. as a wrinkle filler or lip enhancer.
This is because the joints are another place where there are hyaluronic acid reserves. Its presence in this place acts as a "grease", which prevents friction between the joints, which can cause pain. Thanks to this, hyaluronic acid is used among people suffering from osteoarthritis. According to research, the hyaluronic acid supplement significantly reduces knee pain within two months. The best results were obtained in people between 40 and 70 years of age.
Hyaluronic acid injections have also shown some effectiveness, but there were risks of side effects. Further studies suggest combining both methods to increase the time between injections.
This surprising property was discovered during animal research. Hyaluronic acid supplements have been shown to slow the rate of bone loss in osteopenia rats.
This is the initial stage of "slimming" the bone, which is becoming lighter and more susceptible to fracture. The next stage is osteoporosis.
What's more, it turned out that hyaluronic acid increases osteoblast activity. These are the cells responsible for bone reconstruction, which is something that every person with osteopenia or osteoporosis wants to have as much as possible. There are currently no human bone tests, but preliminary animal results are promising.
This problem affects up to 5% of Poles and at most 0.04% of Poles. It manifests as pain in the lower abdomen with a large and frequent urge to bladder.
Unfortunately, the causes of cystitis remain unknown.
Interestingly, however, it turned out that hyaluronic acid relieves pain associated with cystitis and reduces excessive frequency of urination. For this purpose, however, it must be administered through the catheter directly into the bladder. It is not clear how hyaluronic acid helps in this case.
Scientists believe that it helps repair bladder tissue damage, reducing pain sensitivity. It would follow that a similar process is taking place here as with faster wound healing. It is also not known whether oral use of hyaluronic acid increases its concentration enough, but achieve the same effect as when administered through a catheter. However, there is hope for women with frequent bladder complaints, which may also benefit from a natural probiotic treatment.
Finally, the most surprising use of hyaluronic acid. When reflux occurs, the contents of the stomach (including stomach acid) go back down to the throat, causing pain and damage to the esophagus.
Hyaluronic acid in combination with a heartburn drug and chondroitin sulfate soothes damaged esophageal mucosa and accelerates the healing process by up to 60% more than the heartburn drug alone. It is possible that such a composition will have heartburn medications in the future.
We have already used the properties of hyaluronic acid in one of our products - REFLU-G, which due to the comprehensive composition promotes epithelial regeneration and has the ability to neutralize the excessive acidity of gastric juices.