Hyaluronic Acid Benefits: Skin Care and More!

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Posted by Alfred (Bangkok, Thai) on 06/13/2010

This Book I read when I am sitting on the John.

"How to Live 100 years Without Growing Old"..Back cover. What HA does. Holds water in the body,..acts as a lubricant in the heart valves..,Is the spongy shock absorber at the end of the bones..,holds most of the moisture in the skin.., makes up 80% of the human eye,.. provides a barrier against the spread of infection.. helps to erase fine facial aging lines and wrinkles.(plastic surgery in a bottle)...can produce scarless wound healing...has antioxidant properties....detoxifies the body...provides form and shape to the body...

author of this book Bill Sardi..Please Please.. do not push your bodies. we only have one body.. be good to it.. All these changes can not happen overnight (Rome Was not built In A Day) Take a normal,or a little more than normal supply of the HA..

Do not shock your system.. get a good quality HA.. do not waist you money on JUNK pills
I Care
Alfred

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
07/19/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to write about hyaluronic acid. I know that Alfred had a specific recommendation of which I ordered online and went through 4 bottles. When I ran out I was on holiday so I went to the health food store and found another brand and thought I'd give it a try. Well, it was fantastic! I had really good results with it and might venture to say even better than the recommended one. The brand I found is Source Naturals and the product is called Hyaluronic Joint Complex (with Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM). In addition it has collagen. Then, when I went to find it again, I could not! So, I decided to give another a try. This time it was the same company, Source Naturals but instead it was their Skin Eternal Hyaluronic Acid and still it worked quite well. The first one though was better for my needs which is hip pain. Now, the bonus- the first one was only $15 and the second I found on sale for $10! That's way less than Alfred's recommended. Here's to health, Lisa

Fritzie
(Sf)
09/08/2020

What WAS Alfred's choice for hyaluronic acid?

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Replied by Kay
(In The Valley, Ca)
07/20/2010

Lisa,

In checking on-line to try and find the Source Naturals brand that you recommended, I found that most people complained of the size of the pills. Some said that they returned them and a few said they just couldn't take them. Of those that could get them down, they seemed pretty happy with the results. What's your feeling on the size of the pills?

Thanks, Kay

Replied by Pr
(Houston, Texas)
07/20/2010

Hi Lisa, I am following your results with the hyaluronic acid and am glad to hear another brand not as expensive is working just as well. My question is can you up date on any new developments or if not any can you please restate how hyaluronic acid has been helping you. Thanks so much.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
07/20/2010

Hi PR and Kay, To answer your questions: The Source Natural pills are two different sizes. The joint complex pills are quite large although I didn't give it much thought until you posed that question. The way I have always taken pills though makes it easy I think. Since you usually have to take supplements with food, I chew a mouthful of food well and then when I'm ready to swallow, I put in a pill and it goes right down with the food. At any rate, that works for me. Now, the Skin Eternal formula of theirs- the pills are considerably smaller. Both have the same amount of hyaluronic acid in them but the Joint complex has considerably more ingredients. The reason I bought the skin formula was because I knew this company made a superior product since I had excellent results with the Joint complex and they also had an equal amount of HA. I bought them but as soon as I found the Joint complex again I grabbed them. I also noticed that the Joint complex sells out fast! So, obviously others notice their effectiveness.

As for my results that I notice, my skin is very soft and supple, my joints feel lubricated, wrinkles are almost non-existent on my neck and face. And at 53, that's a bonus! That being said, I have to honestly say that a lot of that may be due to my diet changes which are lots of raw veggies and a green smoothie daily. The biggest reason I wanted to try the HA though was to feel a difference in my hip joints because that has been an on-going search for several years at this point. After reading Ted's explanation about HA and what it does for the body I tried Alfred's HA recommendation. Definitely noticed a difference immediately but after the initial change, didn't notice anything more. Also, they were quite expensive. THEN, I tried this company's Joint complex and Wow! Big difference. Just what I have been searching for! It really is nice to be out of pain. Hope this info helps. Lisa

Replied by Pr
(Houston, Texas)
07/20/2010

Thanks Lisa, for your reply. It was helpful.

Replied by Lee
(New York)
07/21/2010

Hi Lisa, I'm about to finish my supply of the "preferred" brand of HA and was delighted to read your update. Could you let me know how many milligrams you take each day (of the new brand)? Also, are the pills any larger than the ones that Alfred recommended? I feel that the HA is helping with general stiffness but have not noticed the other effects. Perhaps I need to take a larger dose. Thanks so much. I hope you are enjoying your summer. Lee

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
07/21/2010

Hi Lee, I am happy to update! First off, I would like to say that this morning, after 2 days back on the Hyaluronic Joint Complex, I woke up completely able to walk without any catching in my hips! It feels miraculous. Especially after 5 years of pain. . . I am not sure what kind of effects you are after but that was exactly what I have been in search of. My diet change took care of many things but did not make any difference in my hip challenges. So, in light of this, I would have to say this formula is the answer over the Skin Eternal formula that this company offers, though they both have the same amount of HA in them. Two tablets have 100mg of HA, 600mg of Type II collagen, 750mg of glucosamine, 600mg of chondroitin and 400mg of MSM. It works for me! For myself, I have found that 3 tablets with my lunch and 3 with dinner work. I am going to stay with this for a couple of days and then cut back and see if my results remain the same. As for the size, the joint complex are large but I wrote how I take them in my last post which poses no problem for me. I think also that it is important to always remember the principle of uniqueness! This formula really works for me and I really gave the other one a fair shake- 4 bottles. I remember too that Deirdre had a negative reaction with the other one due to what she believes was from the inositol. This formula does not include that. For those who are sensitive to that, this may be the answer. We all have to find what works for our unique body. I hope this info helps Lee. If you have any other questions, I would be happy to answer them. Lisa

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
07/21/2010

Lisa Congratulations. . No more joint pain after 5 years. . You now take 300mg per day. 3. . 50mg tabs per meal ( two meals). . I am very happy for you. . Just one thing when you talked about $15.00 price with Source Natural that was for a 15 day supply (not 30 day supply) Continue your climb for better health. My best. . Alfred

Replied by Tina
(Princeton, N J)
07/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Lisa,
I just read your post on HA and had to comment. I too have been taking Source Natural's HA, in both the kinds you mention, the Joint Complex and the Skin Eternal formula. I think I wrote a post last month(?) about this. I started HA because of knee pain due to some over-enthusiasm at the gym. Within a few days my pain had disappeared and the bonus was that my skin looked and felt so smooth and I seemed to have new energy. I became an instant believer in the positive effects of HA and I can't thank earth clinic enough for all the info they allow to flow through. And I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Alfred for his original post about HA. I went to Whole Food to buy the brand he mentioned but they did not have it. Instead, I was led to Source Natural and was told that it was equally good. Since then, I'm on my second bottle (I take two a day, one in the AM and one in the PM) and along with a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with raw honey, black pepper and coconut oil washed down with a glass of warm water first thing in the morning, my knees have given me no trouble at all. Like you, I too have become a convert to green smoothies ( I try to have a green smoothie at least for one meal every day) and the difference is amazing: I have tons of energy, sleep like a log, and best of all, I have begun to lose weight!

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
07/25/2010

Yes, We are learning about HA- that's why Earth Clinic is a Fantastic website. We learn from trial and error from You special people out there with challenges. . Alfred did not have too much hurting him, so he pussy footed around with 100mg of HA BUT a lot of YOU are hurting BIG Time. . So Lisa was the smart one. . She Bit the BULLET. . Took 300mg with two meals. . That HA took care of her pain she had for 5 years. My concern is YOU do what is best for you. . What ever company pill you now have. . And nothing seems to be happening. . Double or triple your daily dose BUT not more than 300mg per day. Then see what happens. . For the best quality HA- it's your choice who you will purchase from. The cost will be similar. . About $1. 00 per 100mg. . Both makers pills are good and maybe more out there we do not know about. If you have something broken, or something hurts real bad. . " Take the Lisa challenge. ". Go for 300mg per day. Then after your hurt is gone and joint repaired. . Go back to 200mg or what ever is needed. . Health #1. . Not his or hers or mine or yours. Thanks for your time. Alfred

Replied by Lee
(New York)
07/26/2010

Hi Alfred, I could not agree more. EC is the only place that I know of where we can read about the personal experiences of the many generous contributors and then draw our own conclusions. I am always eager to read the updates that people like you so kindly provide. Thank you so much - and a huge thank you to EC. Lee

Replied by Lisa From Mcminnville, Oregon
(Mcminnville, Oregon, Usa)
07/28/2010

Hi Ted, I am new to this site and I am wondering about taking Hyaluronic acid for Degenerative Disc Disease. My husband takes pain medication daily(2-3 500 mg percoset) and I am wondering if anyone has experienced any side effects by taking the HA in addition to pain medication. He desperately wants to find a solution to getting away from taking pain medication, and from everything I've been reading about HA it sounds like this may be the solution he's been searching for.


General Feedback
Posted by Fltanz (Anywhere, Fl, Usa) on 05/19/2010

I was curious if anyone else has had the success that Alfred has had with HA and if they would share their story? Also, is anyone having sucess with another brand? Is there anything else you are using in combo with the HA?

Replied by Alfred
(Banngkok, Thailand)
05/20/2010

Good Day Fitanz.. I feel the reason the pill I am taking is working so well is that the HA is mixed with other stuff, to make it easy for the body to absorb. I found out what the other is in the pill from PP and sent it to Earth Clinic.

Also I think 100mg in one pill is too much.. I would rather see it in 2 or 3 pills for better absorption. Stay well.

I Care
Alfred

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
05/21/2010

Hi Fltanz,

I just wanted to say that I have been taking the brand that Alfred recommended. At first I only ordered one bottle, cautious in case I had no results. In 2 days I definitely noticed a marked difference in my joints- as if they were well-lubricated. Also, my skin began to soften even more. I say even more because I have been about 80% raw since Oct '09 and have been green juicing and now green smoothies daily which rejuvenated my skin and health!

Now with the HA all skin damage on my right arm from the sun in Hawaii 4 years ago is gone! Honestly, my arm looked like it was from a 90 year old and I'm only 53- scary!

No significant changes in my hair as of yet but, I will post if I see them. That would be fantastic if that changed! Anyway, since I could clearly see results immediately, I ordered 3 more bottles and am taking it daily.

Hope this helps you, Lisa

Replied by Lee
(New York, New York)
05/22/2010

Okay - that does it for me! I just ordered the "special" brand. It sounds awesome. I'm a huge walker and love the idea of no joint pain - not to mention all of the other side effects. Will keep you posted! Thanks for all of the info - as always. Lee

Replied by Tina
(Princeton, N J)
05/24/2010

Hi Lisa,

I know that product names are discouraged at EC (rightly so, I might add) but I was curious to know which HA product Alfred had recommended, since I would like to buy it too. Would EC permit you to write it? Thanks!

EC: Hi Lisa, you can find the brand name in Alfred's post on our Supplement Favorites page here: https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/favorites.html#ALFRED

Replied by Sherry
(Lutherville, Md, Usa)
10/10/2010

I've a question for Ted about the use of HA. My teenage son hurt his knee while playing sports and tore his cartilage about 9 months ago. He's taking comfrey tea and silica from horse radish for a month or so, but it is not helping too much. I am wondering if HA could help his torn cartilage. I woud appreciate if you could respond to my inquiry. Thanks.


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Posted by Kate (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England) on 01/03/2012
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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.

Replied by Rachn
(Sydney, Nsw)
04/06/2012

Hi, I don't know if anybody has answered your question yet, but all vitamins take at least 3 months before you see or notice any change. So just keep taking it.

Replied by Kate
(Maidenhead, Uk)
09/26/2012
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Rachn - I have managed to regrow new hair around my bald patches by first of all going on an anti-candida diet for 6 weeks, after which I slowly introduced normal foods in to my diet. I have also been on a high iron diet which has further helped my hair growth. You are absolutely right, my tablets have taken 3 months to take effect.


High Vs Low Molecular Weight

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Posted by Sherry (Phoenix Az.) on 01/27/2017
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I have been studying hyaluronic acid on web site (complementary prescriptions) the low molecular weight HA is for skin, the HIGH molecular weight is to consume. Low molecular weight will do harm it can trigger pro-inflammatory, and cause cancer to metastasis (only for skin)

Our body needs HIGH molecular weight as we age we don't produce as much. This is important. That is why I was searching for answer.(someone on here did ask the cancer question). I love earth clinic it has helped me so much. Sherry


Hyaluronic Acid Lozenges

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Posted by F13 (Miami, FL) on 08/19/2014
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For what it's worth, my MD recommended the Hyaluronic Acid lozenges because the pills mostly get destroyed by stomach acids.

The percentage of absorbtion with the lozenges is nearly 100%. You it place under your tongue until it desolves completely. You are not suppossed to swallow until it desolves, and you can't eat or drink anything for about 25 minutes.


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects

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Posted by Mary (Arcadia, California) on 03/24/2014 50 posts
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I used the Hyaluronic Acid but broke out in large cysts on my face and itching. I had trouble with cystic acne most of my life. That may be why.

Is there such a thing as "organic H.A." since I buy cage free and no hormones or antibiotics in my chickens to eat. If there is, can someone help me find this supplement. I have the worst osteoarthritis. Thank you in advance.

Mary


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Holly (Portland, Or) on 05/15/2013

I'm concerned about the cancer implications of using high dose Hyaluronic acid, as wikipedia indicates that it contributes to cancer metastasis (spreading). Can someone speak to this very serious issue? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyaluronan


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Leslie (Washington, DC) on 04/12/2013
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I have also bought the Ultimate HA and found with just one pill it makes me as someone else has said "overwhelmingly tired". It's strange. There are other ingredients besides the HA so I'm not sure what is making me so tired. Does anyone have anyone ideas? Thank you! Leslie


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Beryl (London, Uk) on 08/06/2010
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Hi

Alfred has won me over with the positive results he's had with Hyaluronic Acid, so a few days ago I purchased a bottle and started taking it. I've been taking 150mgs but find that an overwhelming tiredness comes over me and I do not have the energy to do anything. As the day goes on and I move further away from taking the HA my energy levels start to come back. I do feel that I've wasted my money because the HA was expensive and from a very good source. As far as I'm aware, the HA I purchased is animal sourced, would I fare better with a plant or fish based product?

I do find that I also feel overwhelmingly tired when I ingest flaxseed or chia seed.
Best wishes
BERYL

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
08/07/2010

Beryl.. Thanks for the confidence.. Now to get u on track. Take ACV Apple cider vinegar for two weeks.. Get your system cleaned out.. Then try the HA but start small.. Your pills are 50mg each.. Take one 50mg pill a day for a week.. Then two etc and see what happens.. I think to start with 150mg too big a load on the system.. Give your body time. Stay well my friend, Alfred


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Judy (Denver, Colorado, Usa) on 07/05/2010
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I tried HA Joint Formula. Seldom have I had anything so devestating happen that is going on now. I took it two days and my ankles ached and swelled. I was taking something else new so I quit both. The swelling went down so I tried the HA alone. Same thing happened. I quit and swelling went down again. What possessed me to try it a third time, I'll never know, but I did. Ankles ached and swelled, I quit, but this time the swelling didn't go away. It got worse. My legs swelled and then my belly swelled. In three days I looked like I was 6 months pregnant and felt like I was carrying around a 20 lb watermelon and was hard as a rock. Then I developed a rash that was lumps in rows and felt like ropes. These were skin colored. Three days later I noticed I had a teet like bump (like teets on a dog or cat) and next day I had two more. A few days later I had deep red smooth rash where the skin was clear. I used ACV and that red went away in a day. All this from navel down. ACV helped get rid of the bumps somewhat but what is left feels hard. I got psoriasis on my elbow. I wake up in the morning with matter in the corners of my eyes and crust on lids and eyes are bloodshot. Eyewash helps, but eating sage on bread helps the most.

When my legs started getting badly swollen, I was ready to do anything. I quit taking every nutrient and stopped eating and drank nothing but water, a little juice, green tea and cup of coffee. It took two days for the swelling to go down enough to get compression socks on. The belly softened up but is still swollen. I have water pills but I'm allergic to them. They make my ankles swell and blood pressure go up. I'm taking black radish and parsley and now the leg swelling goes down at night, but I haven't seen my ankle bones in months. The swelling gets worse after I get up and after awhile have a hard time walking because of the pressure, and have no stength to get up a step.

This has been going on since mid-March. Before I took HA I felt great, had lost a little weight and had bought a polka CD and danced around to get exercise. I'm not one to go to doctors. Every time I go to one I end up worse off. Now I'm wishing I had. (at least an allergist) I think it's too late for an allergist now.

We have an annual health fair and you can get a pretty comprehensive blood test. (35 things checked) I've been going over 35 years and seldom have anything out of whack. This year - 7 things and 3 more one point over or under baseline. 2 tests point to heart, liver or kidneys. My cholesterol is perfect. Uric acid is high but I don't have arthritic pains or gout.

My blood pressure is/was high. I take L-arginine and hawthorn and ACV for that and most times it's close, or is normal. Six years ago I went to a doc that put me on BP med that raised by blood sugar and almost put me in a wheel chair because of back, hip and leg pain. Now I'm diabetic and as for BP, drugist says they've about run out of options.

My son takes medicinal marijuana for back pain. A friend of his gave me some salve for the rash his wife had and didn't use up. That seems to be helping and a side effect is, it lowers my blood sugar. It's always high in the morning even when I took medication. I do my best to keep it under control with nutrients, herbs and diet. I had it under perfect control with diet only before I was given the BP med that raised it. It's high in the morning but with this marijuana salve it's lower (normal) than I've seen in years. It got rid of the psoriasis on my elbow. I only got 1/2 gram. I'm not a marijuna person. Wouldn't smoke it, but I'm ready to find a dr that will prescribe the salve.

This HA has something in it made from olives that's supposed to "trigger" the HA and make it absorb better and faster. Boy, does it ever. This belly weight is not like fat and not like water bloat. I do a little dry brushing to get the lymph moving. I have a dutch door and I lean on that and sort of walk in place and do mild squats for exercise. Muscle tone in belly is gone.

Does anyone have any ideas? Sorry this post is so long.

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
07/06/2010

Judy, I am stunned what is happening to you. We are born with a lot of HA in our system. As we get older we lose much of it. Your side effects are many. Did you overdose on the HA? How many mm was the pill? I know pill not from PP. Their stuff is well balanced. That's the only thing I can figure. Did you give the pill the water test? How long did it take pill to dissolve? If longer than 20 min the pill was old. Judy, please send note to Ted. He is an amazing person. He will figure it out.

I Care,
Alfred

Replied by Sara
(The Beach, Canada)
07/07/2010

Alfred, I would like to start taking HA, my health food store carries one at 150mg. Is this too much? You said you take 100mg three times a day. Should I take 150mg twice a day. And for a much sillier question- Will I grow a bunch of hair in places I don't want-face and arms. Thanks, Tina

Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
07/08/2010

Sara.. You live in a Great Country.. Canada. I spent some time in Edmonton..

I guess I was not clear I take 100mg of HA..= 3 pills.. When I take 3 pills from pp it = 100mg.. I am now taking 4 pills = 133mg.. You can take up to 300mg per day according to the book.. "How to live to 100 without growing old" meaning you will be 100yrs old but Not look 100yrs old.. But my opinion. I think smaller doses would be better absorbed.. Like 50mg per time x 4 or 5 or 6.. Get absorbed better... I worry about Health food store pills.. My daughter is 58, knew the people, she said they know their business.. Took pills for 3 weeks nothing happened.. I asked her to give it the water test.. The pill did not dissolve.. If you trust the people.. Buy small quantities.

I think as far as the hair thing.. My hair is growing where it was. On my head and arms. No new places.. Please do not worry about that. Rome was not built in a Day.. You will not look younger overnight.. But the HA stuff is good. Has a list of GOOD things it will do for you.. Health worth more than money.. Take one day at a time.. Life will be good to you

I Care,
Alfred

Replied by Judy
(Denver, Co, Usa)
07/07/2010

Alfred, Thanks for answering. Yes it was PP, if we're talking about the same PP. All I can say is it was in capsule form, ad was on the radio, one bottle free and two more charged. I did not do water test. I think I did three total a day. I did whatever the directions said for two days each time. I forgot to add in original post, I'm very sensitive. When I was tested for allergies many years ago I was allergic to 40 percent. I'm sure hundreds of people could take this without a problem, otherwise I'd have sent form to the FDA. I seldom have a problem with nutrients and when I do it's very minor. I think I got caught up in their talk about how it helps get rid of wrinkles or I'd have left it alone after the first try. Serves me right to be that vain. I'm 69. Can't expect to look 55. Would be nice though.
I will contact Ted. Thank you.

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
07/08/2010

Judy.. You sound like one sweet person.. Only 69.. Just a kid.. BUT with the HA wrinkle stuff u can buy in the store.. It will dissolve your wrinkles (I call them hinges.) from smiling too much.. But seriously.. New stuff out in the market, that will get rid of those hinges. When you say 55.. In Thailand 5 means HA. If 555.. It would be HA HA HA. Now you know Thai.

I know you will contact Ted.. Please give him complete description of what is happening to your system (not Just HA stuff) but everything.. YOU WILL be amazed How he can clear your challenges UP.

Stay well...
I Care,
Alfred

Replied by Oblivion
(Oc, Calif)
10/08/2015

To Judy from Colorado:

What an interesting post!

Your results sound as if you've clearly had an allergic reaction to an ingredient contained in the HA (to be precise). You've stated that your allergic to your 'water pills'..(you probably have allergies to many things). Recommendation is to see an allergist, and get tested for the many things you seem to be allergic to. Sometimes a person will be highly sensitive to chemicals, foods, ingredients, plants, even herbs, and may exhibit signs of allergies. These can be confused with an 'allergic' reaction.

A severe allergy, however, is life threatening, so it's advisable to not try taking the product that caused any significant swelling or discomfort again). Do yourself a favor & see a an MD. Eat well, and most importantly, exercise!


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Gtcharlie (Los Angeles, Usa) on 06/05/2010
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Better But With Side Effects

I've been taking HA for almost a month now for my knee pain. It helped the pain but I developed a small rash on my back (a common side effect) and my eyes got very itchy. I started with three pills as Alfred had suggested and now I cut it down to just one daily as a maintenance dosage. There is still a faint trace of skin rash in that small area, but I traded it off with my pain. There is a bonus; my skin as a whole is not as dry (more than 20% better) and the color of my nails has improved too.

I am not challenging Alfred's suggestion, I am saying we are all different individually. So test out the dose to see what suits you best!


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 06/04/2010
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I was very excited to try the Hyaluronic Acid product that Alfred has been talking about (thanks, Alfred) and started it about 10 days ago. Unfortunately, this product is not for me. I had to stop taking it after a week due to severe side effects from just 1 capsule a day! I can't imagine what taking the recommended 3 pills a day would do.

This product (the Ultimate H.A. from P. Products) acts like a sedative in my body. I don't know if it is the Hyaluronic Acid or another ingredient in the capsule, but 30 minutes after taking 1 capsule, I felt a pressure just above my forehead and then the intense urge to sleep set in. I made 2 driving mistakes the first day I took it, I was so out of it. Luckily no accident, only a very close call.

Not only did I feel totally exhausted, I also looked tired. People kept asking me if I was okay, did I just wake up, I didn't look right, etc. etc.. I also had extremely weird and disturbing dreams when I took this product. To me that's usually a loud and clear message that my body doesn't like a supplement! At any rate, I kept up the HA (just 1 pill/day) for 7 days, hoping that the side effects would abate. They didn't, not a bit...

I might try another brand of Hyaluronic Acid in the future to see if the same thing happens. Incidentally, I have a few other friends testing the same product (all taking 3 capsules a day) and none are experiencing the exhaustion. The only common side effect is the vivid, weird dreams.

Just be careful if you are trying out this product for the first time. Chances are you'll be fine, but if you feel tired all of a sudden, be careful on the road!!

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
06/06/2010
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To Val and Deirdre:

No dreams BUT Very tired.. did not think too much about being tired during the day.. Figured I was getting along in years & that is part of getting older.

Deirdre.. THANKS for waking me up. Today I will stop. taking HA and see IF I am not tired anymore.. I feel like sh-- ALL day just dead..Night time cannot sleep until 3 am..The HA has helped me a lot. Repaired my bones. New hair growth on my head, face almost clean of barnicles ,hair turning slowly back to black color from white. Wrinkles disappearing.. BUT to walk around all day as a Zombe. Tired, dead feeling.. It would be nice to be alive again. I will get back to you after a week or so.

I care
Alfred

Replied by Deirdre
(Earth Clinic)
06/06/2010

I may have figured out the ingredient causing extreme fatigue in the Ultimate H.A. formula: inositol.

Inositol side effects include:

tiredness
nausea
headache
dizziness
diarrhea
hives
itching
wheezing
skin rash
gas
can induce contractions in pregnant women
causes a deficiency of magnesium and potassium

Mega doses - hamper the absorption of iron, calcium and zinc.
Mega doses - can cause kidney diseases like kidney stones, etc.

Replied by Bev
(Long Beach, Ca)
06/07/2010

I don't have any side effects but what would you consider mega doses? I take 3 per day (Alfred's brand)AM, Afternoon PM and PM.

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
06/08/2010

Good day Bev from sunny California,

My reading on HA tells me 300mg a day max.. But Ted uses liquid to heal a specific area.. When he says caps .. each cap about 25mg so 8 caps = 200 and 12 caps = 300 same.. I never figured it out. But Ted can give you a better answer.. Ted is one Amazing person..NO doctors will tell you what Ted tells you. He does a lot of research.. But he is one busy guy.

I Care
Alfred

Replied by Lee
(New York, Usa)
06/10/2010

I'm confused. Alfred, have you been feeling exhausted all during your use of ha, or did it just start? So many of us have been reading your posts with enthusiasm and I, for one, ordered the brand that you are using. So far, I'm feeling fine but am concerned about the potential exhaustion. Could you clarify when this started happening to you? Thank you for all of your insights. Lee

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thailand)
06/11/2010

It's been one week.. stopped Taking P. Ultimate HA..I thought easy solution.. Just stop taking Ultimate.. Got idea because Deirdre got bad reaction.. I thought maybe that was why I was tired during the day.

NOT TRUE..NOT TRUE.. In fact after giving up P. U.HA. am hurting.. my knees, both knees hurt, My being tired has NOTHING TO DO WITH the HA.. Its lack of exercise. My age must have something to do with it...I have a very good Vitamin from the same company that my wife was using. Perfect multi Super Greens. I took for 2 days now..

Amazing how good I am feeling. when my wife complains ,she does not feel good.. she is only 49 yrs old. I ask her. Did you take your vitamin.?. She always say.. I forgot. so with the vitamin and exercise.. My energy I know will return.

Thanks for your caring.
Alfred

Replied by Hope
(Sacramento, Ca)
06/11/2010

Hi Alfred -

Sooo happy you figured out what you needed! Here is to exercise - bodies were built to move and they love it!

For the record, I started off with a lower quality brand HA several weeks ago and did not see too much improvement. I started the Ultimate HA about a week ago, in addition to oil pulling with sesame oil, and I feel Fabulous!! Much less aching of muscles and joints, sleep like a baby, skin improving, and mind is clear and joyous! It could be HA or OP, but I sense that it is both and what a FINE combination!

Keep well, Sweet Alfred!

Replied by Alfred
(Bangkok, Thai)
06/12/2010

Lee, I did not answer your questions properly.. My being tired has nothing to do with side effects of HA..But When Deirdre had a tired reaction, I was looking for an easy way out. Wishful thinking. Playing long shot. My being tired started when I left California, moved to Thailand and retired.. worked ever since I was 13..Mind does not stop working, planning, its still active.The tireness came from boredom, nothing to do, take it easy.. That not my cup of tea..Soo instead of sitting around I help people and am starting a new business and teaching other people to do the same.. my life is getting back together.. I am keeping it busy.

By me stopping taking the HA for one week, its amazing. I now have pain here and there.. Knees hurting bad. But in a week they will be new again.Please do not worry about the HA.. Only good will happen to you as you go into the future taking HA

I Care
Alfred

Replied by Mynmimi
(Bristol, Tn)
10/24/2010

Dierdre, did you try any other brands of HA and if so, what results did you have? I have sleep problems and now I tempted to use the PP brand HA and perhaps it will put me to sleep! Plus the excellent results some people are having are appealing.

Replied by Deirdre
(Earth Clinic, Atlanta)
10/24/2010

Hi Mynmimi,

No, I haven't tried another brand of HA yet. My husband has been taking the PP brand for many months now and loves it. Next time we need to re-order, I want to try the brand that Lisa from Thousand Oaks had recommended at some point last summer since it is considerably cheaper. Sorry, I don't remember the brand so will have to hunt for it on the HA page. Yes, if you want to sleep, try a supplement that contains inositol! You might also want to try homemade milk kefir with its high tryptophan levels. That also zonked me out (see my recent feedback on the subject). Please let us know how it goes with the HA!

Best,
Deirdre


Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
Posted by Val (Tampa, Florida) on 06/04/2010
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Uh oh, my husband and I have been taking NSI hyaluronic acid and he started having very vivid weird dreams after a week or so almost every night, I have had two of them. I thought it was because we are stressed out about his being out of work for a few months.

Anyway, I just ordered 3 bottles of the brand Alfred recommended and hate that he won't take it if it gives him the weird dreams too.

Neither of us have felt tired though.

Alfred and all who take it - do you have this side effect?

Replied by Marjay
(Southfield, Mi)
06/04/2010

I havent tried the hyaluronic acid, but with the blackstrap molasses I experienced very vivid, weird dreams. I had to stop using it. I dreamed of huge rats in my cake, single leg trying to come through my window, wow, too weird for me. I cut out the bsm. Anybody else experience this? One good thing was my new growth hair was coming out black, and not gray.

Replied by Val
(Tampa, Florida)
06/06/2010

The one we are taking has:
BioCell Collagen II® 1000 mg

Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II 600 mg

Chondroitin Sulfate 200 mg

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 100 mg

Other Ingredients: Kosher gelatin (capsule), rice powder, and magnesium stearate

The one that should arrive Tuesday is Hylastin from PP and has:

Purity's HylastinTM is our next generation H.A. formula designed to dynamically support healthy, supple skin with 100 mg of Hyaluronic Acid per serving, plus other powerful ingredients to supercharge your skin and joints, including super concentrated Ultra-Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil, Pomegranate P40pTM Extract, 5-Loxin®, Folic Acid, Borage Oil, IP-6, and Vitamins E, C and B12.

I really hope this one is better as this is not a great time for us to be wasting money, but if it helps his joint pain it will be worth it. By the way, the one we have been taking hasn't helped us in any way at all.

Val


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Posted by Tina (Princeton, N J) on 06/07/2010
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Hi All,

I have been using HA for three weeks now. My brand is from Source Naturals and has 100 mg of HA. It also has BioCell collagen, Type II collagen, and Chondroitin Sulfate. I take two tablets every day, morning and night.

I had been nursing a sore knee for two weeks prior to taking HA (result of trying too many new classes at the gym!) and was hoping the HA would help with the lingering pain. Within a week, I could run up and down the stairs as before, without a twinge. I also found that my pores were shrinking, and my face looked and felt smoother. I did have some sleepless nights initially until I figured out that it must be the L-carnitine, which I had also begun taking at the same time. I reduced my dosage of that to one TBSP a day and now I sleep soundly. Till date, I have had no unusual dreams that I can remember any way. For now, I plan to continuing taking HA because I love the results. Thanks EC for having this great forum where one can learn so much to improve one's life.

Tina


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Posted by Rae (Il) on 08/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was taking hyaluronic acid (HA) orally but then I read about a connection with cancer. I've read articles about it online and they seem to discourage taking HA if you have cancer, especially breast cancer. A naturopath's article advised against HA all together as a precaution. But then he provided an opposing opinion from Bill Sardi here: http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/news/sardiHA.htm

I noticed when I stopped taking HA, my joints felt achey, especially after I had been sitting for a while and got up and started walking. I started taking MSM and Boswellia and the aches went away for the most part. But I noticed a lot more white hair when I stopped taking HA and I remember Ted saying when he took HA, his white hair turned back to his natural color, and he posted a photo of himself. I was wondering if anyone could help verify if HA is safe to take or not. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Replied by Marnie
(Nampa, Id)
09/01/2018

Hi Rae, based on my research and reasoning I believe HA supplementation is safe. And in fact, the article you linked by Bill Sardi explains it very well as to why it's safe.

Can you please share with us how you took the HA supplements? Dosage, type, and frequency.

Thanks and Blessings!

Replied by Rae
(Il)
09/17/2018

Hi Marnie, thank you for your response and sorry for the delay in mine. I was taking NOW brand of 100 mg hyaluronic acid. The label says it has 10 mg of sodium (from Sodium Hyaluronate), 100 mg L-Proline (Free-Form), 50 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid, 25 mg Grape Seed Extra (Vitis vinifera) in a cellulose capsule. Other ingredients: rice flour, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

I took one 100 mg capsule a day. Reading old posts from Alfred (2010), he went off HA for a week and experienced a lot of aches as well. I don't know if one should wean off it, but I just stopped taking it all at once and I was shocked at how much my knees and hips ached. I am 57 years old and I felt like I was 80+ years old.

I no longer have any aches as I think the MSM and Boswellia solved that problem. I do have a problem with my left knee where I cannot lock it completely straight without pain on the outer side of the knee cap. I don't know what is causing this but I have scoliosis and pronated knees so over time, perhaps that is causing this. I am trying to do yoga to help address it. Below are articles about HA, some are for and some against. I have read that you have to be careful about where HA is sourced because traditionally, HA was extracted from rooster combs and now it is mostly produced via microbial fermentation with Streptococcus. But there's now a concern that streptococci are pathogenic.

Thanks again for your response Marnie. I am still rather wary about taking HA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3239841/#B8

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25134379

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15522317?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18564137

https://csn.cancer.org/node/242237

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18661346

http://knowledgeofhealth.com/humans-can-mimic-newly-discovered-cancer-proof-state/

https://articles.mercola.com/vitamins-supplements/hyaluronic-acid.aspx



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