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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?
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.