Natural Cures for Degenerative Disc Disease

Dec 19, 2016

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Generally considered a disease of aging, degenerative disc disease is an age related condition. The spine is constantly subjected to stress and periodically, minor injury. These stresses combined begin to compound and cause damage over time. This gradual proliferation of damage or normal changes in the spinal discs is known as degenerative disc disease. For most individuals, the degeneration of discs causes little problem or concern; however, some individuals experience severe pain in conjunction with the condition.

The symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease vary depending on the intensity of the condition. The symptoms may result in back or neck pain in some while it causes no pain in others. One of the most common symptoms reported, when any are experienced, is sciatica, or pain that radiates from the low back into the buttocks and upper thighs. In addition to this pain, some individuals may experience tingling or numbness in the legs and feet.

The intervertebral discs or spinal discs are the padding or cushion between each vertebra of the spine. By comparison, these discs are somewhat like “shock absorbers” that cushion the spine as it moves and bears weight. As the body ages, these cushions break down, causing degenerative disc disease. Common causes that contribute to this breakdown include loss of fluid and tears and cracks in the disc. Injury, obesity, heavy physical work and smoking add to the degeneration of discs.

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

While degenerative disc disease is a common part of aging, certain measures can be taken to prevent degeneration and reverse the current levels of degeneration. One effective natural degenerative disc disease treatment includes 500 mg of Hyaluronic acid powder, 9 grams of sea salt, and 500 cc of water emulsified and taken daily. This mixture works to restore the cartilage in the discs. Additional options include vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium – all which support bone and joint health. A healthy lifestyle complete with regular exercise and light weight bearing exercise helps maintain bone and muscle health and serves as a supplement to degenerative disc disease treatment.

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Posted by Maria (England, Uk) on 04/18/2016
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I've read several posts about Ted's cure on EC about this and I've noticed a lot of confusion about weights and measures.

I tried it with the salt but it was too salty, so on my next batch just used HA and water:

  • 500ml of cold water
  • 1/8th tsp Hyaluronic acid
  • Don't fret too much about the exact measurement, I know my 1/8th tsp was probably sometimes nearer a 1/4!
  • Put your cold water in a jug, don't just tip all of the HA in at once otherwise you'll end up with a blob of jelly lurking at the bottom of your jug!
  • If you can, sprinkle the HA with one hand and at the same time stir with the other hand. You'll still get some blobs, just try and break them up on the side of the jug.
  • After a good stir, pour into a bottle and put the cap on tight, give the bottle a really, really good shake, then put into the fridge.
  • Give another good shake after an hour or so, then leave overnight, all your blobs should have dissolved and your mixture will be ready to use.

The amount I take each day is: 2 fluid ounces/4 tablespoons in the morning and the same again at night. One 500ml batch lasts me four days.

For the first two weeks I used High Molecular Weight HA and had some success but then two weeks ago I changed to Low Molecular Weight HA and I've found this to work much better.

Both lots of HA were bought from ebay uk. I will say which companies in a further post if it's allowed.

I've had chronic Degenerative Disc Disease and three herniated discs for twelve years and have been in pain every day, just getting out of bed hurt, I couldn't even lean forward to get my socks on! Sneezing would have me dropping to the floor in pain, it was even painful to sneeze sitting down!

I'm sure anyone with this knows what I'm talking about!

Anyway, after two weeks on the LMWHA, In the mornings when I'm usually at my most painful and stiff, I'm just swinging my legs out of bed and standing straight up without all the pain and grunting and groaning. My pelvis and hips feel freer when I walk, instead of feeling all tight and tense. I have a bit of a swing again!

This is just after one month, I'm really hoping the effects with be cumulative and that I continue to improve even more.

Oh, just before I wrote this post I had a sneezing fit, it didn't hurt once!

This hasn't been a complete cure, after all, it's only been a month. I still have a some pain and stiffness but I feel so much better than I have done for the last twelve years!


Replied by Michael, New Zealand
New Zealand
108 posts

Hi Maria,

I just read your post and it interested me, as a very good friend of mine suffers from the same problem of herniated disc but also drying out of his lumbar discs. He suffers mostly at night, waking up in pain, hard to turn over and getting up in the morning.He stays stiff for an hour usually, and does not loosen up until he has had his 2 to 3 km walk. Daytime not quite so painful until evenings or sitting for long time. Sciatic nerve is compressed.

Does that sound familiar? I would dearly like to know if you are getting improving results from your treatment regime and if you have changed it in any way. Hoping to hear good news from you. Thank you. Michael

Replied by Kennywally
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RE: Degenerative Disc Disease, I have different take on this. If linus pauling was correct, that "all chronic illnesses can be traced back to mineral deficiency", Then I'd reco cell salts/minerals, to anyone for almost anything, seriously. I'm not saying there are no other options, just that I believe, the root cause is lack of minerals. I see it, but I'm not in a position to prove it, and perhaps that may be for the best, otherwise it would be a huge shock to medicine. Anyways, not sure if a complete recovery can happen after so much damage occurs from lack of minerals. The only way to check it is to take the cell salts, and Bioplasma is a daily dose of 12 needed cell salts, so, if injured, take extra, up to 1 dose, 8x a day to build up reserves. I've been taking 2-4x the daily dose for over a year, I feel great except for this extra weight from the candida.

Also, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth, the Queen mother, and John D rockefeller lived into their 90's with only a homeopathic physician....there has to be something to it.

Replied by Maria
England, Uk

Hi Michael,

Yes, very familiar! The pain and stiffness when trying to get out of bed and after sitting down for some time, it does take an hour or two to loosen up, although it never goes away. After the initial excitement of the HA working for me, it seemed to plateau very quickly and not get much better after that first month. I stopped taking it for a week to see what would happen and I could tell the difference, it's better for me to take it than not! A couple of months ago I bought some magnesium flakes so I can make some magnesium oil, I'm going to add this to my quest to relieve my pain! I've had DDD for about 12 years so maybe it's just been a bit too long to expect a full recovery. Good luck to your friend.

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Posted by Arcenum (Antwerp) on 10/26/2016
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Good day everybody,

I am a 38 old man I have DDD at lvl t7, t8, l1 and l5 s1, and I tried out Ted's remedy 500 mg hyaluronic acid +9 gr of salt +500 ml water, been taking it for 4 months . but it did nothing. What do I do wrong?

I also use liposomal vit c, b vit, calcuim and magnesium. nothings helps. Is theire anything else I can try?because I feel lot of pain of it

Friendly greets koen.

Posted by Ron (Indiana) on 09/29/2015
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I used sea salt and hyaluronic acid mix for almost a month with little to show. I'm 57 with back arthritis.

Replied by Janet

Dear Ron,

Hyaluronic acid puts the fluid back in joints and spine. I have found that Collagen is the other remedy that heals and strengthens the bone. I make our version of bulletproof coffee to alleviate pain. I have found it to be another piece of the puzzle. I take 1 cup of brewed coffee add 1/2 tsp mct oil 1/2 tsp grassfed butter 1 full scoop about 2 tbsp of collagen 1 and 3 blend 15 seconds pour into cup and drink. You can add magnesium oil 6 drops and your liquid HA to this also. Pain is pretty much gone and quickly. This also improves digestion somewhat.

Ted recommends 4 hourly doses of the lysine remedy to kill any virus that lurks on nerve paths and spine so I use it too. In a 1 liter bottle I add spring water 1/2 tsp lysine 1/2 tsp sodium ascorbate [vit c reacted with baking soda] 6 to 8 drops methylene blue and 1/4 tsp l threonine. but I multiply the doses to make 4 total doses I mark my bottle with 4 tape lines and take 1 an hour in the am. I do this for three days. I drink my coffee 2 x a day. No back or neck problems any longer.




How often do you to the three day lysine remedy (monthly, quarterly, etc.)?


Replied by Fady
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I've been reading about Hyaluronic Acid a lot to cure Degenerative Disc and I want to give it a shot. I have couple of questions if someone can help me:

1. What should use? Is BulkSuplement good to use?

2. How to use it and what is the dosage? and how many times per day and for how long?

Thx, Fady

Replied by Janet

Barb, I use that 4 hourly doses of lysine remedy for a minimum of 3 days, I add 2 afternoon doses if we get those sudden onset awful colds. Ted often says that 3 days is your time to know if something is working. I take it as needed so I do not have a schedule in weekly or monthly time frame. It is my go to first response to any of us getting sick or under the weather. I do keep a bottle of vitamin c sodium ascorbate with lysine and methylene blue made up in a 1 liter bottle on my kitchen sink for daily dosing for our family of six. I make it with 10 to 12 doses as we all take it 2 x a day 5 days out of seven as a supplement 1/2 tsp of sodium ascorbate is 2 grams of vitamin c 275 mg of baking soda reacted to make sodium ascorbate which is more absorbable than ascorbic acid itself. lysine in powder form at 1/2 tsp is 1.2 grams of l lysine. so a 10 dose bottle is 5 tsp of each. I add methylene blue which you can read about here as a great help we buy it at an aquarium shop or online I add 10 to 15 drops to this, for general supplementation. I then mark the bottle and add a dose to a glass add 1/2 glass of water and drink. janet

Replied by Cj

Degenerative disc disease:

Ted or anyone that can help! Just curious is it okay to use Pink Himalayan salt rather than the sea salt? It works well for me without raising my BP and was told that it has healthy healing benefits. Thanks for your help!!

Replied by Joey
Houston, Texas

This isn't really a treatment for back arthritis as much as it is for degenerative disc disease, so it's hard to speak for the effectiveness of this treatment for your back arthritis.

Posted by Joel (Manchester, UK) on 09/09/2014

Hi Guys

It was just a question regarding the article I've copied in below. It's for treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease.

My Mother has been suffering with this for some time. I'm trying to get her to take the mixture of Hyaluronic Acid and 9 grams of sea salt but she's worried that taking so much salt is dangerous. Also she was worried about the Hyaluronic acid.

I just want to put her mind at rest really, would you be able to confirm that these levels of sea salt and Hyaluronic acid are safe to take over a period of time? Thanks


Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

"While degenerative disc disease is a common part of aging, certain measures can be taken to prevent degeneration and reverse the current levels of degeneration. One effective natural degenerative disc disease treatment includes 500 mg of Hyaluronic acid powder, 9 grams of sea salt, and 500 cc of water emulsified and taken daily. This mixture works to restore the cartilage in the discs. Additional options include vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium – all which support bone and joint health. A healthy lifestyle complete with regular exercise and light weight bearing exercise helps maintain bone and muscle health and serves as a supplement to degenerative disc disease treatment."

Replied by Happy


The copy and paste portion of your post does not state who wrote it. If I were you, I would not follow it. 500 mg of hyaluron acid, per dose, or even per day, is way too much.

There is absolutely no reason to preserve it with all that salt...... just cold water. make it one day in advance. I believe that the dose is about 10 mg of H.A., dissolved in water, X twice per day. Store the H.A. water mixture in the refigerator, for up to 3 days.

There is no reason to give her all that sea salt, and eat all of that chloride, and all that sodium; just to get some trace minerals.. Just buy a ionic minerals supplement. Giving the trace minerals in ionic form.

Have her make herself some bone and cartilage broth by boiling down her collect meat scraps in a large pot. simmer for 3 days, or continuously, every day, on very low heat. Then can the broth in jars, or refrigerate. see the sally fallon books and websites. for details. That will give her cartilage and bone calcium as food. perhaps also hyaluron.... if it is not killed by heat.

Be carefull with giving her molybdenum supplements. I took those, 500mg each, for only 7 to 10 days, and they caused a copper deficiency in the spine cartilage, which gave me a sudden case of degegenerative disk disease. a bad case. I stopped the molyB and added extra copper as supplement pills. also took hyaluron powder dissolved in water for 4 hrs minimum. Seems like it was about 10 mg H.A. powder X twice per day. I recovered in about 4 or 5 weeks. I could not have tolerated 500 mg per day of H.A. I don't think anyone could either, and there is no need to.

QUESTION: did your mammy take the FOSAMAX, or Bisphosphonate class of osteoporosis drugs ???? If so, that is what happened to her spine. Get her off of them immediately and supply her bone nutrients to try and repair the damage done by the perscription drugs.

Replied by Poshgummy
Manila, Philippines

I am currently 7 weeks pregnant and have disc degenerative disorder. I suffered from it again for almost a year and went to various kinda of treatments. But all they gave me was temporary reliefs.

I plan to try this hyaluroni acid and sea salt solution because I read good reviews and I need to have a pain free back to be able to cope with my pregnancy.

Is it safe for me to take the solution with the same prescribed dosage?

Replied by Honest 1

I am new to this conversation but strongly recommend that you NOT ingest a lot of salt. It is extremely dangerous for anyone but complications such as toxemia can result in pregnant women.

By my calculations, you are 5.5 months now. I sincerely hope you did not begin the regimen!

Replied by Fritzie

I read here that hyaluronic acid may promote tumors ... Not sure what to make of this!

Replied by Elisabeth
Vallejo. Ca

Do we mix these items together daily. How do you measure this with a weigh scale? Also I am currently taking a supplement which has 200 mg of hyaluronic acid 400 mg of chondroitin and 200 mg hydolised collagen. It appears that this is not enough hyaluronic acid.

Posted by Ashley (Middletown, Pa) on 02/03/2013
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I just want to say thank you SO so much to Ted for posting this remedy and to Lisa from Lafeyette for sharing her story and giving additional instructions regarding the remedy.

I have been suffering from back pain since I was 17 yrs. Old. I'm 29 now. I've always had my back "go out" on me and be laid up in bed for a few weeks and then be able to start hobbling around again. Living in constant pain or fear of pain is a horrible exsistance though. This past Sept. (2011) my back finally gave up on me. I lost the use of both legs and was in the most excruicating pain of my entire life. I was unable to care for my 2yr. Old and was on horrible prescription drugs for months. I was constantly in a fog of pain and exhaustion (brought on by the drugs). I tried physical therapy and that helped but I had to stay on the meds.

I had an MRI done and my doctor told me I have severe degeneration in my discs, spinal arthritis all along my spine, and my L4 & L5 are bulging. The rest of my lumbar discs are also trying to bulge and have little to no fluid left to cushion them. I was so devastated.

After several months of trying to do things the "medical" way I decided to search for a natural remedy on my own. I can't tell you how elated I am that I found this site and the recipe for Ted's hyaluronic acid. I decided to give it a try.

I have been using this remedy now for maybe 2 1/2 weeks and I am almost 100% pain free. I went off my meds on day two so I could feel how much the hyaluronic was working, except that it relieved almost all of my pain after only 3 doses!!! It's so incredible to feel this pain free. My entire body feels so much better. I started taking a vegetarian glucosamine and MSM supplement as well after about a week and a half and I've only seen improvement. I am still taking the hyaluronic 3 times a day because my spine has been under so much stress for so many years and I just feel better when I take it 3 times.

There is so much more that I want to say and share about where this site and this remedy has led me; how I can feel so much about my body that I never knew I was missing. I feel incredible now that I'm giving myself what I need to not just survive but thrive! I don't want to make this post too long that no one will read it though. :P

Overall I just can't thank you enough Ted, Earth Clinc and this community. The combination of hyaluronic acid and physical therapy is helping me to live life again, pain free. I've started to lose weight as well now that my body isn't so clouded with prescription medications. I know that will only help my spine to heal as well. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart thank you!


Replied by Olga
Foshan, China

Ashley, I am so happy for you and I'm excited to try this remedy, I feel so identify with you. I'm a single mother of a 15 & 11 yrs. I have been consumed in pain and fear for so many years. Are you still taking it? How often?

Replied by Joe
Matawan, Nj

Did you have pinched nerve symptoms that went away as well? Where did you buy HA and sea salt? What brand? Thanks!

Replied by Sujana
Stamford, Ct

Hello, can you please exactly tell what you used for your back pain and where to buy it? Would really really appreciate your response!!! Thank you and may god bless you

Posted by Art (Tustin, Ca) on 01/20/2013
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I tried Ted's hyaluronic acid and sea salt remedy for degenerative disc disease and it was very helpful and reasonably priced, however I got tired of mixing it regularly and switched to a hyaluronic acid supplement that contains the following:

Serving Size: 1 vcap
Servings per Container: 120
Sodium (from Sodium Hyaluronate) 10mg
Hyaluronic Acid (from Sodium Hyaluronate) - 100mg
L-Proline - 100mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid -50mg
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized to min. 90% Total Polyphenols) - 25mg

I started out at three of these per day and have reduced to two per day with results that seem to be as good as, or possibly better than Ted's remedy mix. It is hard to say for certain if it is better than Ted's remedy because, had I stayed on Ted's remedy, I may have continued to improve also.

In any case, I am glad I tried Ted's remedy because it convinced me that HA works. I was already taking a supplement with HA in it, but it was too small of a dose to be of much use. The sea salt in Ted's remedy is also beneficial for other areas of health.


Replied by Bily
Bitola, Macedonia

hi I was wondering when the disc is filled with Hyaluronic Acid, it sounds like when you have herniated disc it will be pulled back in the right place?

Replied by Bily
Bitola, Macedonia

Hi guys, as I mentioned before HA, im taking NOW foods now in caps, also applying comfrey poultices on my ddd neck c5c6 hernia, taking copper and b1 b6 b12. SO my question is, has anyone tried atlas realignment for herniated disc and ddd on neck, or whatever someone succeed with dizziness. AtlasPROfilax, I researched a lot with many success, but there is also few guys with worse outcome....

Replied by Robyn

What about an inversion bed? I believe that helps with degenerative disc disease. Doing some butt exercises can help, realigns the hips which helps the neck. I have bulging discs c4,5,6.

Replied by Dublinchris
Dublin, Ireland

*****Please Help! *******

From reading the testimonial here this does indeed seem to an almost miraculous cure for a condition that causes untold misery to millions of people worldwide. My wife has been diagnosed with this terrible condition and is terrible pain. She wants to give this a try. The only place we can get the poweder is in sachet form in health stores here in Ireland. see link-->

The product contains 30 sachets X 5ml ???

My question is multi loaded so please bear with me:)

* Is the powder in that link ok?

* What measurement is 500mg of powder..Isn't that half a gram.? That seems very small to put into so much water.

If anyone could clear this up for me, it would be greatly appreciated. I want to get this right first time .


Replied by Tricia
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Chris, apologies for delay in replying, we've still got telecommunication issues after the storms so I couldn't reply to you before now. You may have bought the product by now and realize that Syno-vital is actually liquid inside the sachet not powder (unless they've changed it since I took it about 2 years ago). It is the only one available in this country unless you buy via the internet. I can't vouch for its efficiency regarding the bones as it turned out that I needed an operation to cure me of my awful pain. I can tell you that my skin and general well being felt improved enough on 1 sachet per day (as was recommended) for me to take it till I had finished the box). Many days I took a second sachet because I had read that you will naturally eliminate any excess that is not required by the body.

One of my bugbears about this country is that often the diagnoses are clinical rather than investigated via xray and blood tests. In my own case I was left in agony with the diagnosis of Muscle Spasm until I demanded an MRI. Once that had been read by the consultant he wanted to operate immediately even though it was only 2 days to xmas because I was at risk of being paralyzed from structural bone damage. My GP apologised afterwards and explained that they are under instructions from private and public sectors to treat a bad back as just that and not to investigate. Investigation costs whereas painkillers are purchased by the patient themselves. So please (I may be preaching to the converted and if so, I apologise) fight with your doctors until you are fully satisfied with all your efforts that you are on the right road.

Good luck and best wishes to your wife. She is lucky to have you.

Replied by Chris

Thanks Tricia for your reply,

I realized when we got the sachets that they were in liquid form. I found a great site online, Nukraft, that operates a shop through eBay. I ordered 5 gms of pure hyaulronic acid powder that cost €20 including postage. They sell everything at a fraction of the cost of Holland & Barrett. Sorry to read about your back and hope that you are OK. Thankfully my wife got an x-ray on the recommendation of her doctor and she received the news that several of her lumbar discs are thinning. She is on a course of pain killers and anti inflammatorys. She is feeling the inflammation more but if she sits upright for too long then the pain kicks in. Walking even short distances distances is difficult for her as well. I am still going to give this recipe a try, now that we will be getting the proper powder and see what happens. In the meantime, she has booked an appointment with some guy in Kinnegad called Alan Kane who is supposed to be out of this world. So much so that he gets clients coming over from Britain to book appointments with him. I agree with you about the health service here, it is all geared towards money over the health of the individual. I was thinking my wife might need to get a scan if this doesn't clear up. When you say 'structural bone damage' was that due to wear and tear or as a result of an injury. Is it the same as degenerative disc disease?

Sorry for all those questions, all the best,


Replied by Michael
North Dinwwiddie County

I have bone spurs in my neck, thorasic and lower lumbar area. My whole spine aches. Sometimes I have numbness and pain in both arms, to include pain in the xyfoid area of my left side of my chest. It mainly happens during or after using a riding mower or tiling a small garden area. Then sometimes it seems to flair up on it's own. Will this formula help also? Thank you, for listening . My age is 63yo, male wt is 240lbs . At present I have been under chiropractic care. Being seen 2 times a week. I am still working for myself. I do daily janitorial work. Mopping floors, buffing etc. I am taking serrapertase and using the tens machine daily. I am a diabetic x10yrs or more. And I have been diagnosed with neuropathy in both feet.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Michael, untill you find a solution, you can try Epsom Salts baths.

Replied by Janet
Roxboro. Nc

Where can I buy this that is already made in pill form. I want what you are taking! Thank you.

Replied by Art
168 posts

I don't know if EC will allow me to post name brands or places to purchase so the information may or may not appear in this reply. If it is missing search for these ingredients:

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Sodium (from Sodium Hyaluronate) 10 mg <1%
Hyaluronic Acid (from Sodium Hyaluronate) 100 mg
L-Proline 100 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized to min. 90% Total Polyphenols) 25 mg
† Daily Value not established.

I used this:

Now Foods Hyaluronic Acid 2X Plus Veg Capsules, 100 mg, 120 Count

Amazon currently has the best price that I was able to find, but I find that pricing varies from time to time as other common suppliers have had better pricing at other times.


Replied by Kim
Roseville, Ca

I've been reading Probiotics are very helpful for Diabetes. It is thought that Diabetes is caused by bad gut bacterial. Wouldn't hurt to start there.

Replied by Dodie

Could you tell me the name of the supplement you purchased, I'm new to this, but trying to figure the mixture out, sounds confusing.

Replied by Johnny

Thank you, Art. I would love to take this supplement with Hyaluronic Acid and the other ingredients. Would you please send me the name of it? Many thanks,

Replied by Art
168 posts

Johnny from Virginia,

Ted's mix worked very well also, but the capsules were very convenient when away from home. This link is to Amazon, but any major online supplement supplier should have this product, but Amazon currently has the lowest price I was able to find right now, but this changes regularly so it is useful to check around before ordering:

Note that this is their double strength version as this brand has several other versions of HA.

I am not sure if the other ingredients are important or not because their amounts seem useless based on studies using them individually, but perhaps there is a synergy with the combination, but the amounts still seem to low to be of value.

I had to take three capsules per day, one with each meal. That's a total of 300mg of HA per day. Any less was not effective for me. Some manufacturers advertise a 100mg per dose, but it takes 2 capsules to equal a dose, so it is helpful to read labels to make sure. There are 100mg of HA in each of these caps. Less than 300mg per day were not effective for me. I was able to tell a difference while using the first bottle. Had there been no improvement while taking the first bottle, I would probably not have continued to use it and just stuck with Ted's mix.

As time has passed I would say that the HA added to the effect of the Borax I take and eventually I was able to discontinue the HA and only use the Borax now with very good effects.

If you decide to try this, always check with and get approval from your doctor to be sure it is okay for you to use it and that it is compatible with any medications you are currently taking.


Posted by Nitin (Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India) on 07/13/2012

Hello, myself NITIN, First of all thanks for sharing such wonderfull information, pls help me out with my query-:

I have degenerative disc disease, and I am taking TED's REMEDY(500mg HA 9gm sea salt 500ml water).

"I want to ask that this solution is TOO SALTY so will there be any side effects of taking this solution for a long time(2-3months approx)."

and "for how long I have to continue this remedy to fully restore my degeneration?"

MY L4/L5-9mm (present state), 15mm is normal....

PLS HELP ME OUT!! thanks

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales

Water First!! And the 'Glouble' is the HA gelling, so that's okay. Other than that, just do as you're doing, when you see the gel bloob, shake till it mixes as per usual. Love Andrea C XXXX.

PS, I shook mine per Ted's remedy, following it to a tee. It's no good reading half a remedy but being gung ho about the rest.

Posted by Ada (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/01/2011
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A million thank yous Ted for the Degenerative Disc remedy recipe with Hyaluronic acid, sea salt and water. Today was the first day in about a month that I was able to sneeze and not feel pain in my lower back. I became determined to find something that could help me overcome extreme pain in my lower back and referred pain in my left thigh that would often throb, after I had a bit of a breakdown when I came to grips that my few options included pain killers for the rest of my life, back surgery and/or the possibility of walking with a cane. I recently turned 31 and I was devastated.

Before I tried your remedy, I could not walk at full stride - I could only walk slowly and every step was painfull. I couldn't sit for a lengthy period of time before my back would begin to hurt. I could not stand for a long time without my left leg feeling like it was about to become disjointed at my waist. Reaching was impossible. I could not manage a full night's sleep and most nights I had to sleep on the floor because my bed, although quite firm, couldn't support my condition well.

I found your recipe and made my first batch August 25th. Within the first few days, I could feel that the pain was slightly less, only barely noticeable. As the days passed, I could feel that the pain was still slightly decreasing. Because I had lived with the pain for some time, I didn't know what kind of benchmark I could use to really give a green light that it was working. Today is the seventh day that I've been taking the remedy - mind you, although I'd prefer to take it as recommended, I have not been able to take it 3 times a day and a few days, I only took it once. Instead of having to brace myself for the pain I knew I would feel, I was able to sneeze without discomfort today. I am highly encouraged by my results and look forward to a full recovery. To think, a week ago, I was in tears because I was looking at a grim future. Now, I'm looking forward to being able to exercise and stretch again. I can already walk with a full stride and I can reach without straining too much. I still feel some pain when I've stressed my back or leg too far but I know it will soon subside for good. Thank you very much for sharing this remedy. I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me.

Posted by Dano (Williston, Ohio) on 10/18/2010

Hi, read about your solution for degenerative disc disease, how do I measure out 500 mg of HA powder........1/4 tspn or what?..... Please give me an idea of approximately howmuch to use. Thanks, Dano

Replied by Lisa
Lafayette, La

Dano, it depends on which brand you are using, and if it is just HA, or has something like msm mixed into it, which would make your measurement different than if just HA. Purebulk, the brand I use, is, I believe, 3.56 grams (3560 mg) per 2 teaspoons. So, I break that down into approx. 1/7 of that dose, or 1/3 teaspoon. It's a little more (593 mg. ), but it doesn't make any difference, it's close enough. Be VERY sure you dissolve it in fridge temp. Water, NOT room temp water.

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Posted by Natalie (Washington, Dc) on 05/29/2014
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I would first like to express my joy in having come across your site! It has been working miracles on many of my ailments. I'm 25, recently diagnosed with phase 1 degenerative disc disease. I found out about Ted's mixture of hyaluronic acid and sea salt and immediately got on it. I've been taking it for 3 days and the pain in my spine has substantially subsidized. I read that it takes 2 weeks to fully restore the disk cartilage.

My question is upon the full restoration of my discs would I have to stay on a maintenance dose of hyaluronic acid? If so do I have to take it forever? Considering that I'm 25, I do not smoke and I'm far from obese I wouldn't think that I would need to take it forever, I just want to be sure that I'm able to restore the slight loss of fluids that was currently lost from my discs which is causing immense pain. Thank you for your time and contributions!


Replied by Kody


Did you find out if you need to keep taking it after 2 weeks? I don't see a response to your question. Thinking about buying some of the hyaluronic acid soon for lower back discs. Thanks! Kody

Posted by Ceann (Manchester , Ia) on 02/09/2013

Please help! My 16 year old had her 3rd disc rupture and 2nd back surgery in 3 years. She is still not pain free and doctor said she won't be due to ddd. Her incision is still oozing 2.5 months after surgery. I will start her on the hyluronic acid and sea salt, but what else for the muscle pain??

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa

Vitamin K, Vit D plus Calcium for strong bones. A warm soaked Epsom Salt wash towel over the affected area 2x daily will help.

Replied by Ladybug
Sacramento, Ca

My first thought was Magnesium for her muscle pain. Perhaps nice, long soaks in the tub with Epsom Salts? (1-2 cups dissolved in the bath water.)

It may even benefit the healing of the incision.

Replied by Jholl
Louisville, Kentucky

Most of us have a magnesium deficiency. Please read Dr. Sircus about transdermal magnesium. I have found it very helpful for arthritis. I do not think you should apply it on the wound. But elsewhere would be good. It will absorb and help heal. The product is called magnesium oil. It is not actually an "oil" but does share some characteristics of an oil. It absorbs in a few minutes. Like most all supplements, patience helps as defiencies are not corrected overnight.

Replied by Franky
Beirut, Lebanon

Magnesium oil is a must but not enough for degenerative disc disease. You also need vitamin d, and bioavailable calcium through food like almonds, sesame seeds, dark greens, organic whey protein from 100% concentrate.

You need boron also. Spray a borax solution mixed with water on the degenerated area. (half a tea spoon with half a liter of water sprayed on the area twice a day)

you need to eat food high in phosphorous.

you need to massgae a mixture of clove oil 10% and castor oil 30% and extra virgin coconut oil 60%. This works like a charm, but needs time in such situations. You also need to elliminate foods like wheat sugar fried food and junk food and grains, to stop fueling the underlying undiagnosed hidden body condition or major multiple malnutritions, that are causing your disc to degenerate. This is most vital to success and better than treating the symproms on site, to ensure future body harmony.

you can email me for questions.

Posted by Clean Air (Los Angeles, California) on 11/18/2011

Hi Ted, This site is wonderful, as are the folks who participate. Thank you so much!

You said the treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease is as follows:

"500 mg of Hyaluronic acid powder (sodium hyaluronate) plus 9 grams of sea salt in 500 cc of water. Store in refrigerator when not in used. " I'm confused on a few things and thanks ahead of time.

Here are my questions:

1. How much HA do I order from the purebulk website? Is 500 mg of Hyaluronic acid enough to last the entire two weeks, longer perhaps?

2. For bone AND cartilage restoration, what would the amount of time be for restoration? Maintenance?

3. Do I continue this indefinitely and then go on a maintenance dosage?

Thanks for all the feedback.

Clean Air

Replied by Tony
Feltham, Middlesex

Many thanks for this wonderful article. Following surgery 1994 laminectomy/discectomy L5/S1 level my latest MRI shows degenerative disc disease. I'm going to try the HA formula. The only thing confusing me is the vitamin C. I take a buffered vitamin C with magnesium and calcium. Should I stop using the vitamin C when taking HA? Any help or advice greatly appreciated. Thank you

Replied by Steve
New York, New York

For Ted or anyone that can help!!!! I had l4, l5 micro discectomy and been in pain ever since. How should I take the hyaluronic acid and will it heal my discs ? Please help Ted!!!!

Replied by Lisa
Lafayette, La

CORRECTION TO ABOVE POST! Sorry, when I said pour out 1/4 cup to arrive at 12 oz from your water bottle, I should have said 1/2 cup (4 oz) Thanks!

Posted by Sam (Willis, Michigan) on 08/29/2010

Ted I need to confirm about taking HA everyday until the cartliage is cured. The dose is about 8 caps three times a day empty stomach. It takes about 2 weeks to completely remove all back pain and the joint affected area in extremities may take a little longer. Thank you, Sam

Replied by Jasonmchicago
Chicago, Il Usa

Dear Ted, Can you help explain the different uses for HA vs. MSM. One's for degenerative disc disease, the other for arthritis... But not sure what the difference is in layperson's terms. Can you help with this? Thanks-a-million! Jason M Chicago

Replied by Lynette
Houston, Tx

Post on degenerative disc disease - mention "8 caps per day". Is this typo error and should read "8 cups" or some other measurement? thanks for your consideration

Replied by Lisa
Lafayette, La
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Lynette, not 8 cups, 8 CAPS. The reference to caps means the cap on the top of a typical water bottle. Altogether, it measures approx a shotglass full, maybe a little less. Measure the first time, mark your glass, then you won't have to measure it every time. I use a little plastic cup for that.

Quick update; my hubby has been taking Ted's recipe for the HA, 500 mg. Powder in 16 oz. Water, with 9 grams sea salt (approx 1 1/2 teas. Salt). His back is improving in a shocking manner (to him, at least), he is able to move like he hasn't moved in years! He used to be in karate as a teen, and can kick his leg straight up in front of him, (Whoo! I had to duck, didn't see THAT one coming! ), and his knee is steadily on the mend. That's all in less than 2 weeks.

Put your water in the fridge for about 4 hours, get it to 39 degrees or so. Add powder and salt and shake. Powder won't dissolve right away. Put back in fridge. Shake every 2-4 hours. In about 12-18 hours, the powder will be all dissolved, and water will have a slight thickening to it. This gives approx 10 doses. At dose 7 or so, around 2 1/2 days, start another bottle in the above manner so you won't miss a dose. I figured out that this method gives you roughly 150 mg. HA per day. After this 3 week regimen, use 12 oz water (open new 16.9 oz water bottle, pour out little over 1/4 cup, this leaves you 12 oz). Add 3000 mg. Ascorbic acid (vit c powder) BEFORE refrigerating. Shake well. Refrigerate 4 hours till 39 degrees or so. Put in approx 2 grams HA (2000 mg. Powder), and close lid. Shake, same as method described above. In 12-18 hours, it should be ready. This formula is much thicker. 1 Tablespoon dose will be 75 mg. Do morning & nite, on empty tummy. Also pour tiny bit in your hand, to rub on your face, neck and hands. AWESOME serum for the skin. DO NOT put your hands or mouth on this bottle, to keep from contaminating ingredients.

Side note: Vit C in body acts with any iron running around in there to break down the HA, which is not good. Take a quercetin tablet (bioflavinoid) to prevent this, and get OPTIMAL results from your HA. Sorry for long post, I've done so much research on this I talk about HA in my sleep. Good luck. I am not a doctor or nutritionist, just an interested by-stander. Do your own research and see your physician before taking anyone's advise!

Replied by Peter
Chicago, Il

To : Lisa from Lafayette

Is half hour before meal or one hour after meal fit the definition of empty stomach ?

Replied by Lisa
Lafayette, La

Peter, that sounds fine to me. We usually take our morning dose right before breakfast (maybe 15-30 min) and the evening dose right before bed (we eat kind of late). My husband takes his mid day dose a couple hours after lunch, but I'm sure one hour after food would be fine. Good luck! By the way, my mom has been on it for 1 week, Purebulk's thicker recipe, 150 mg. Daily, and she said she can mow her back AND front yard now without getting tired at all. Before, she had to take a nap right after mowing (she's 76! ). She also said an excruciating knee problem has been cut down to 1/2, and is getting better daily. Did I tell you I get my HA powder from Ted's source, Purebulk? It's cheap, the molecular weight is medium (you simply can't find any low molecular weight HA in powder form ANYWHERE! ) and it's pure. So easy to use. Our first bottles, though, we used an HA powdered capsule that I just opened up and dumped into the bottle (10 of them at 50 mg. Each). More expensive that way.

Replied by Janice
Coloma, Mi

Lisa, I'm not sure I follow this. You said that Vit C in body acts with any iron running around in there to break down the HA, which is not good but there is Vit C in the mixture.

Replied by Lisa
Lafayette, La

Right, there is vit. C in the mixture, to act as a preservative. It is a small amount, equaling about 250 mg. Per dose. This dosing info is from Purebulk website, where they tell how to mix it. Go to the site, pull up "hyaluronic Acid" and just read their info. On there. Very enlightening, indeed. But according to the Dr. Who wrote "How to live 100 years without Growing" , Vit. C in the body reacts with any unbound iron that may be in the body to break down HA by becoming a "pro" oxidant, vs. The antioxidant we all understand Vit. C to be. He confirmed (in an email to me) that taking bioflavinoids like Quercetin (which is an iron-binder) will keep this from happening, thus allowing you to reap the benefits of HA AND vit. C at the same time. That's what his book teaches, anyway. And I emailed him to ask him again just to be sure. Just read the book for yourself to glean your own info and understanding of what he explains. The info I gave was what I took away from the book, though, and I have added quercetin to my own supplement regimen. Don't take my word for it, read for yourself, it's always good to come to your own conclusions. For the Dr's website who wrote "... Live 100 Years... ", type in keywords Bill Sardi, and you will find ample info on him and his books. Fascinating guy.

Replied by Jb
Syracuse, Ny

So, about the Vitamin C and HA... Does that mean I should stop taking a vitamin c supplement while I'm taking the HA? And is HA something you continue to take your whole life? I'm just looking to get some relief from the degenerative disk in my neck.

Replied by Nitin
Agra, Uttar Pradesh

HELLO SIR, please help me out by telling "how to measure 500mg", as by reading ur post about DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE. I ordered HA from pls help me out in measuring 500mg of this acid- waiting eagerly for reply. Thanks regards!!

Replied by Ed
Chicago, Il

Has anyone tried this solution recently? I'm a little hesitent to try it since those recommending it seem to have dropped off the posting board with no further updates.


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Posted by Hari (Hyderabad, India) on 03/04/2014
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The best way to CURE degenerative disc disease is yoga... It will give you relief from the pain and agony. I suffered for almost five months and found a good yoga guru who cured me completely. I request all of them who suffer from any kind of back/spine problems to try Yoga once. You will experience a better life for sure.. Thankyou