There’s been lot of buzz around hyaluronic acid in the skincare and collagen realm lately. From serums to injections to creams, the goal is to deliver this superstar beauty ingredient into the skin. But take a deeper look at hyaluronic acid and you’ll discover a whole world of intriguing benefits that go far beyond the desire for smooth, vibrant skin.
Just the Science, Please
Hyaluronic acid (also referred to as HA, to save some syllables) is a naturally occurring substance found in almost every cell in our body. Officially called a non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan (say THAT 5 times fast), Hyaluronic acid is distributed throughout our connective tissue, neural tissue (think brain health!) and our epithelial tissue. Epithelial tissue lines the organs, vessels and cavities of our body. So basically HA exists in every nook and cranny of the body.
HA used to be produced mainly through extracting it from rooster’s combs, but currently the main source is via microbial fermentation. Sproos uses HA from fermentation sources.
We are Water
When you think of hyaluronic acid, think water. Think hydration. Although hyaluronic acid doesn’t contain water, it has the unique ability to retain up to 1000 times its weight in water. We all know that water and hydration are key to the overall healthy functioning of our bodily systems. With HA, you can attract and maintain that hydration in the key areas that need it most.
If you’re one of those people that struggles with the ‘8-10 glasses of water a day’ directive – you’re not alone. Taking HA as a supplement actually increases the odds that you will retain the water you do take in. And send it special delivery to the nooks and crannies where it can work its magic.
Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen = The Dream Team
Just like best friends who are so close that they to finish each other’s sentences, HA and collagen complement and support one another perfectly. HA enhances the body’s ability to produce and synthesize, or use, collagen. By taking collagen and HA together, you’re increasing the efficacy of both. Which leads to global benefits for your entire system.
For Joint Health: It’s a Lubricant
Hyaluronic acid works as a key ingredient in joint health by maintaining the cushioning and lubrication of joints. Studies have shown that HA helps with symptoms of degenerative joint disease. Our joints are meant to protect our bones from the erosive effects of our repetitive, day-to-day movements (and for all you adrenaline junkies, this process moves a lot faster).
HA also increases the resilience of cartilage by delivering nutrients and removing waste products. In joints it’s found in the synovial fluid – which is the fluid that exists in joints as a shock absorber. By replenishing synovial fluid, HA helps to reduce the effects of daily friction on our joints.
A daily dose of collagen and HA can improve joint health, increase mobility and help with joint pain and stiffness. Luckily, SPROOS UP YOUR JOINTS contains both, giving you the boost you need to move like you used to.
For the Skin: it’s Beauty Plus
HA is all about moisture, so it’s no surprise that it provides our precious visage with all of the plumpness and firmness that is the holy grail of the beauty industry. In fact, half of all of the body’s HA is found in the skin. Most of the effects of age are due to our skin’s ability to retain moisture and also low collagen levels.
HA works with collagen by providing a moisture rich environment where collagen can stretch without breaking. Giving skin the elasticity we crave. Hyaluronic acid also helps with wound healing, tissue repair, chapped lips, dry scalp issues, gums and even the moisture level of our eyes.
SPROOS UP YOUR SKIN AND HAIR contains both marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, because BFFs belong together.
It’s a Daily Practice
Much like collagen, the body’s ability to produce and maintain natural hyaluronic acid levels decreases as we age. HA has a half-life of about 1-3 days. It degrades rather quickly and needs to be replaced. So adding hyaluronic acid daily is the best way to regenerate and maintain your levels.
It’s About Resilience
HA maintains the body’s resilience. It has antioxidant properties, is constantly renewing (until, you know, we’re old) and it’s widely found in every area of our body. By supplementing daily with this superstar ingredient, you’re providing your body with the tools it needs to keep up with the life you love to live.