Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like substance found abundantly in the epidermis and dermis of the skin. It has a unique ability to retain water, preventing loss of moisture in the skin. It is therefore one of the key molecules involved in preventing ageing by maintaining hydration.
One of the dramatic differences observed in ageing skin is the reduction of HA in the epidermis. This means the skin is losing one of its principle molecules for binding and retaining moisture and contributes to a progressive loss of elasticity in the skin. HA therefore encourages skin smoothness and reduces the chance of wrinkles developing. It is ideal for dry or wrinkle-prone skin and for those living in cities who are exposed to stressful and polluted environments.
HA increases when the skin is healing and helps to reduce inflammation on the skin’s surface. It is therefore great for those who suffer from acne, psoriasis, sunburn, or if you need to accelerate the healing of cuts and wounds.
HA can be used at any age by both men and women. Both in vitro and in vivo studies confirmed the stability of Wild Nutrition’s extra low weight Hyaluronic Acid when exposed to digestive enzymes during ingestion. The extra low molecular weight of Wild Nutrition Hyaluronic Acid promotes superior bioavailability and distribution to body tissues. The fermentation process used makes it suitable for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
As well as skin health, HA can also support the lubrication of joints, helping movement and physical structure, and can help to prevent dry eyes.