Last Modified on Jul 08, 2015
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has become a popular supplement used to treat many ailments, and hyaluronic acid benefits include use for arthritis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, and damaged tissue. It is also widely used in skin care products for its ability to rejuvenate the skin! Hyaluronic acid contains hyaluronan, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. For osteoarthritis, where the joints lack the fluid for sufficient lubrication, Hyaluronic acid injections are made directly into joints for temporary relief from pain.
Hyaluronic acid interacts with molecules that cause inflammation, thus negating their effects. Hyaluronan molecules travel throughout the body, taking nutrients from the food we eat and transporting it to the cells that need them via our extracellular fluid.
Below you will read testimonials from our readers about the benefits and also side effects of hyaluronic acid.
[YEA] For the most efffective hyaluronic acid, at the most reasonable prices, check out iherb.com and look at the reviews for Hyaluronic acid 100 mg. Just one or two a day has helped hundreds of arthritic people, with no powders to mix. I personally have noticed a huge difference to my severe hip arthritis since adding that to my supplements when glucosamine wasn't enough. I also take the HA from a company which is derived from Collagen type 2, which will surprise you with the added bonus of mosre beautiful skin along with lessening the pain tremendously.
[NAY] Hi to all, having degenerative disc disease (ddd) in my neck c5-c6 along time, I'm 35 and really disappointed. I was on Hyaluronic Acid for about a month, but nothing so far, now I'm giving up, I don't know if I was doing something wrong, maybe one thing. I was not making the remedy in a distilled water, it was regular store bottle, so to be honest I'm getting a litlle bit suspicius about this purebulk site! And will ask for answers from the supplier next time I buy HA, but from another source.
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I got my HA powder online in bulk and followed the directions in our spring water in my bottle of 16.9 oz cold fridge water. Over night it still didn't disolve and no indication of doing so in a new batch this morning. I shake it regularly and it still is a little gooey mess on in the bottles. HELP!!!!!!!! THANKS DONNA
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This one's for "Ted". Ted most of your advice on treatments seem to be based on a 150 pound man. I'm 300 pounds. If I were talking Hyaloronic Acid, would I require more than someone that is 150 pounds? Also are most herbs to be taken dependant on body weight?
I noticed that some have said they didn't get any results from their HA. Two things to remember re: hyaluronic acid (HA). 1- the normal molecule of HA is too large to be absorbed into the system. It would be labeled high molecular weight. You want the product which says low molecular weight. The high molecular weight molecule can be injected into joints, but not taken orally.
2- Source of HA: There are two sources. 1- natural which comes from avian collegen. 2- synthetic process by bacterial fermentation. That is high molecular weight.
Orally it is only the low molecular weight molecule that is of benefit to the body.
Re: Hyaluronic Acid Powder: I'm trying to find out where to buy the 500mg and at what % of purity are you guys using?
I would like to comment on my experience with hyaluronic acid (HA). I first tried a common and popular brand of HA to see if it would help with joint comfort of my back as I had previously been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and arthritis. I used their "double strength" version which contains 100mg of HA in each capsule among other things.
These particular capsules contain the following:Supplement Facts -- Serving Size 1 cap
Amount Per Serving Daily ValueSodium (from Sodium Hyaluronate) Hyaluronic Acid (from Sodium Hyaluronate) L-Proline [Pharmaceutical Grade (USP)]Alpha Lipoic Acid Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized to min. 90% Total Polyphenols)
I took three of these spread throughout the day and noticed good benefit within one week. That works out to 300mg of HA per day. I was happy with the results, but it was a bit expensive as I was paying almost $20 for a bottle of 60 capsules which lasted only twenty days. I stopped taking them after going through 5 bottles to see if the effect would be lasting. It wasn't!
I then decided to try Ted's mix as it was cheaper to take, though not as convenient as the capsules. With the electronic scale I use, it seemed to take just over 1/2 teaspoon of the HA to get the required 500mg assuming that my scale is reasonably accurate. I added the sea salt and started taking that mix three times per day on an empty stomach after the mixing process.
This mix took about two full weeks before I started noticing any benefit and I did not feel the benefit was a good as with the capsules. One bottle of mix would last me about two and a half days as I was taking a full shot glass for each serving. I have since increased the mix to 3/4 of a teaspoon per bottle and this seems to have added to the benefit of the mix to the point that I now feel that it has a similar effect as the capsules.
Although I am using more HA per mix, it (bulk HA powder) is still significantly cheaper than the capsules. The consistency of the mix is "very slightly thicker than water", possibly like the consistency of low fat or non fat milk. I just recently noticed that _____ offers a 120 capsule bottle for about $25, so my current thinking is that I may use both. The capsules when I am away from home or run out of the liquid, and the liquid for when I am able to make it and take it at home. The other thing I am thinking is that with the capsules, I probably could have cut down on the dose of 3 caps per day after the first week or two... possibly only one or two per day to maintain the benefit. The thing is, I am a little afraid to try and cutback on the amount of HA I put in the mix or consume as I like the benefit and would hate to lose the benefit, even temporarily! Any suggestions or thoughts?
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Hi. My first time here; just registered. Would like to ask a question about people's experiences with different Hyaluronic Acid brands, but don't quite see how except for this form? This would be my question: I am currently taking Purity Products Ultimate H.A. Which has worked very well for me for knee pain. But it is expensive. I am wondering who has had success with Purity Products H.A. , and then also had success with a less expensive brand. Thanks, Nomi
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Punta Gorda, Fl Usa
[YEA] I forgot to mention that after 7 days of taking HA 3 x 50mg a day, my tennis elbow and sciatica pains have gone. I knocked my left knee on a porcelain tile, I had excruciating pain, I'm glad to report the sweling and the pain have gone. This is a brilliant ingredient. I just want to get my bald hair patches filled in with new hair. I know Rome was not built in a day but Earth Clinic members.... Do any of you have information on how long was it before you could see positive changes to new hair growth? Thanks
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Hi Alfred - How long was it before your bald patches were filled up with new hair? I've been taking 3 x 50mg Hyaluronic Acid tablets for the past 6 days, I've not seen any improvement apart from smooth facial skin. Please help me? I'm fast losing my hair. Thanks Kate.
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Hello, I have been on this site reading several threads in regards to Hyaluronic Acid. One user mentioned that she purchased the brand Source Naturals bottle titled "Hyaluronic Joint Complex" with glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm. So, I looked for it in stores and found it for 45 dollars. I ordered it online instead for half the price. I took the pill as directed for 2 days and it upset my stomach a bit. Nonetheless I kept taking it and then I decided to do the "Ted's pill test" that I had seen mentioned on one of those threads.
This is what I did: got a cup filled it halfway with tap water and dropped the pill in. I kept a timer for 15 minutes and saw that the pill had not yet begun to dissolve at all. I left it there for another 30 minutes and finally it looked soggy but I had to get a spoon to break it up because it was still hard in some places. My question is: Is this normal for this pill to take nearly 45 minutes to dissolve?
Also, is this pill supposed to be taken with food?
Finally my last question: Can I crush the pill and take it with water? Will it still work its effects this way?
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Regarding Ted & Alfred's recommendation of Hyaluronic Acid supplements, are there any concerns that HA may promote breast & colon tumors?
Thanks for any advice, John
TEDS RECIPE CALLS FOR 500 MG OF HYARULONIC ACID I ORDERED A PACKAGE OF THIS FROM PUREBULK BUT I ONLY RECEIVED A 100MG PACKAGE AND I NEED TO KNOW THE CORRECT MEASUREMENTS FOR THIS AMOUNT
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Pleasant Shade, Tennessee, Usa
Noticed your note about how to get Purity products to Australia.. My son lives in San Diego.. Purity sends to him.. He forwards to me in Thailand. I have them send as candy.. If sent as vitamins.. Duty very high.. Always come thru smooth.. No challenges. stuff still works well for me..Alfred
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Long Beach, Ca
Does anyone know if the salt in the HA recipe would make congestive heart failure worse? Using borax in the bath caused all the fluid build up in legs to drain out which was fantastic! but the HA/sea salt/water mixture is bringing all the fluid back.
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