Hyaluronic Acid with MSM
Hyaluronic acid is a Polysaccharide (or mucopolysaccharide) that contains amino acids. It is one of the components of the skin's dermis. The dermis is made up of collagen and elastin fibers and a gel-like substance consisting of hyaluronic acid, chondroitine sulfate, dermatan sulfate, glycoproteins and water.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural extract used in skin care products. It can be extracted from shark skin, microorganisms, and other substances. A pharmaceutical-quality hyaluronic acid can retain over 400 times its own volume in water. Because of the complicated extraction and purification process it is an expensive ingredient. However, recent advances in biotechnology have increased its availability.
The percentage of hyaluronic acid in the skin is closely related to the hydration (how much water) of skin. Hyaluronic acid retains water in the intercellular matrix of the dermis. It creates a visco-elastic solution that fills the spaces between the collagen fibers in the dermis. It can penetrate the stratum corneum, because of the molecular weight and create a protective film comparable to the epidermal structure. Scientific tests and biopsies have shown increased glycosaminoglycans (amino) sugars made hyaluronic acid in the dermis, as well as increased hydration and better elasticity of the skin.
Some amino acids such as hyaluronic acid naturally prevent soluble collagen from changing into insoluble collagen. Hyaluronic acid also makes collagen fibers more supple and hydrates the tissues. The suppleness, softness and smoothness of the skin is increased as well.
Scientific studies show that the highest quality of mucopolysaccarides and hyaluronic acid, when hydrolyzed and used in a cream, increases the content of water in the dermis and increases the skin's elasticity.
First used in cosmetics, hyaluronic acid is classified as a medical device, not a drug (used for its physical properties). Hyaluronic acid is now used in the medical field such as:
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Hyaluronic Acid 60 Capsules 50 mg
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