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.
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?
Pine Lodge, Victoria
After one week without HA.. my body started to fall apart. In about 4 days my knees started to hurt.. I have no reaction to HA..
I got to get off My a-- and do more exercise..I eat a lot of vegtables.. I grow my own purslane and aloe vera.. never knew you could eat aloe vera.. a little bitter BUT very healthy.. Just wash it, scrape the little ruff spots off the edge.. do not peel.cut in thin slices. eat the whole thing.. tell u one thing, it gets that poop out of you..every day like clock work.
That HA is good stuff Lee. Thanks for checking In.
Seattle, Wa Usa
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.
Re: Degenerative Disc Disease all right, I bought double strength HA from Now foods, but it contains other stuff as well, it is in capsules, so my question is can I dissolve like 5 capsules in cold water to get 500mg HA or just drink the capsule, which way is better, I spend so much money and I come from very poor country, as I said in another post, Pure Bulk did not work for me, ordered online plus shipping inversion table...etc, a lot money for a guy from poor country, I would really appreciate answer which brand of HA is the best and I accept anything that will help not to go under the knife, because of uncertain outcome...HELP
PS;my worst problem is insane vertigo...feels like hell, any help apriciated, thanks
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.
Up The Creek In Wv, Usa
My husband was told by his Doctor that his incredable pain in his back was because his disks were degenerating. Surgery was the only option they left him with. I learned about hyaluronic acid right here on this site. I made it for him and in about a week his pain was gone. He's a bad boy and only took it for a few weeks and because his pain is gone he has quit taking it. I also made it for an friend with bad knees and he had a very good result. He has cancelled plans for a knee replacement.
No results with hyaluronic acid
After reading Alfred's posts about the benefits of this, my husband and I started taking 100mg (2 50mg capsules) daily one month ago. The brand I bought has very high ratings and was just manufactured in March 2010 (so it is not old product). We haven't seen any changes since taking this. Has anyone else tried this? Have you gotten results?
My next step is to try the brand he recommends I guess.
New York, New York
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
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
Lead Hill, Ar
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
Hi, After reading Alfred's letter about the benefits of hyaluronic acid, I started taking it, but found it made me feel overwhelmingly tired. It was from an animal source. So I changed to one sourced from plants, and have been taking it ever since with no ill effects. But to be honest I cannot see any improvement in my health, and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced any beneficial changes? In the meantime, I shall continue for a while yet. Perhaps give it three months in all. Best wishes. Beryl
Hi. I emailed Ted directly re: how to use his HA remedy for spinal degeneration. Will that also get posted to this website, when or/if he answers? My questions were; His mixture of Hyaluronic acid in sea salt and water were not extremely clear. I read his referred Purebulk website directions on mixing, and they were a little different. In Ted's mixture:
1. Does the water have to be 39 degrees F. Or lower?
2. How do I measure 1 gram of sea salt?
3. Does the formula go bad after 48-72 hours like that on Purebulk?
4. Mine did not gel up like Purebulk talks about, although Ted used 500 mg. HA, purebulk used over 2 grams, I believe. 5. Do you have to shake it every 2-4 hours for 12-24 hours like Purebulk instructs?
I am SO excited about starting this regiman, as is my husband. I actually mixed his up this yesterday morning, and shook it appropriately (is this necessary, Ted?) and gave him 8 capfuls this morning. He very sceptically asked me how long it takes to work. I said anywhere from 1 day on, why? He said he could hardly walk on his knee this morning, 3 hours later, no pain! Awesome if this would be "the Miracle Cure", huh?
God Bless, Lisa from SW Louisiana
Hi all, I was about to buy from the purebulk site but got a little confused by Ted's initial comments. Can you clear up for me this comment: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "... Hyaluronic acid, yes I buy them from purebulk. The only particular brand I like is not the brand itself but for those formulations used for horses, which is proven to work. So Purebulk do not do an equine HA product." What does this mean then please? As I'm buying for international shipment the order will be very expensive for a months supply so I need to know what I'm buying! Cheers for viewing, best wishes, DJ
Having read numerous posts here about hyaluronic acid, I am now trying it, but in the various suggestions I find some confusion. So I am appealing to the generosity of knowledgeable contributors who take the time to share their expertise. When taking the hyaluronic acid tablets:
1. Should it be refrigerated?
2. Should it be taken on an empty stomach, or with food?
3. Should it NOT be taken at the same time as vitamin C, or any other particular supplements?
None of these issues is addressed on the bottle. Many thanks for this wonderful site.
Fairfax, Va Usa
To Bill from San Fernando, Luzon
I have been taking's Ted's Hyaluronic Acid formula for the disk & back problem on empty stomach (3 times a day), he also recommends taking magnesium citrate on empty stomach also, can I take both of them at the same time ?
Thanks Bill for your advice.
EC: Peter is referring to Ted's reply regarding Hyaluronic Acid in the below thread:
04/18/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Hyaluronic acid, yes I buy them from purebulk. The only particular brand I like is not the brand itself but for those formulations used for horses, which is proven to work. Hyaluronic acid is way better then the popular Glucosamine sulfate. It is a miracle supplement against back pain caused by degenerative spinal column.
My formula that works 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. The formula advocated by the (purebulk) will not work as it degrades Hyaluronic acid since vitamin C will obviously degrade them. They do get more stable if EDTA is added in small amounts as free metal irons tend to degrade them. 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. I have a couple of cases with severe spinal degeneration of cartilage and gets fully restored upon taking of HA. What the HA does is very simple. It is a major component of synovial fluid - spinal fluids. It is also found in your skull that acts as a shock absorber. So if the movie Rocky got decomissioned from boxing, the HA will restore the brain concussion and helps boxers against brain damage as HA will act as shock absorber between the brain and the skull..." continued
Los Angeles, CA