Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is normally produced in the body in order to hydrate tissue. It is found in abundance in the joints and it is the main component of synovial fluid. It is especially important because it is the main factor determining the lubrication and protection of the joints. Since hyaluronic acid is an extremely hydrophilic molecule (it accumulates and binds an amount of water that is 1000 times greater than its own weight), it provides deep hydration and youthful looking skin.
After the age of 25 years or due to illness, the production of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases. The produced hyaluronic acid has a relatively lower molecular mass and so its efficacy in the body is also reduced. This leads to increased friction of the joints, cartilage and muscles. The skin becomes thin, loses volume, elasticity, it becomes dehydrated and this creates preconditions for the development of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a component of complex mucopolysaccharides, glycoproteins and proteoglycans, which are part of gangliosides in the nervous tissue, synovial fluid, mucus and heparin in the liver. The largest amounts of it in the human body are in the extracellular matrix of soft connective tissue or synovial fluid. Hyaluronic acid is a linear polysaccharide consisting of N-acetyl-glucosamine and glucuronic acid connected by 1-4 or 1-3 beta glycosidic linkages. It has high molecular mass and interesting viscoelastic properties. The half-life of hyaluronic acid is three to five minutes in the blood, less than a day in tissues and one to three weeks in cartilage. The renewal rate of this polymer indicates its continuous synthesis and decomposition. In medicine, hyaluronic acid and its derivatives are used for different purposes: in damaged synovial fluid, in arthritis and osteoarthritis (in the form of intra-articular injections or oral supplements), in ophthalmic and otological surgical procedures and in cosmetic surgery. Sodium salt of hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan) is also used for the same purposes as hyaluronic acid itself.
In clinical trials, the amount of hyaluronic acid that was used in osteoarthritis varied from 10-240 mg/day over several months without any observed side-effects. Application of hyaluronic acid is generally safe and rarely causes allergic reactions.
Doc Hyaluronic Acid™ is an oral viscous liquid based on hyaluronic acid of high molecular mass that is readily and rapidly absorbed by the body. It lubricates and protects the joints, cartilage and muscles, preventing their deterioration and improving joint mobility. It moisturizes the skin, giving it a youthful appearance.
Doc hyaluronic acid™ is beneficial in the following body functions:
- Lubricates joints, which reduces friction and improves their mobility.
- Protects joints, muscles, and cartilage against aging.
- Absorbs the vibrations that occur during exercise, and while joints move in general.
- Reduces inflammation by relieving pain.
- Moisturizes the skin, giving it a youthful appearance.
- Increases skin elasticity.
- Prevents the formation of wrinkles.
- Helps to create new tissue by preventing scarring.
- Helps to heal wounds.
- Provides moisture to eyes and helps them to stay clean, lubricated and healthy.
- Cardiovascular system.
- Moisturizes and lubricates heart valves.
Properties of the hyaluronic acid contained in Doc hyaluronic acid™ are:
- Non-animal origin. This is a product of bio-fermentation by microorganisms, rather than of animal origin. It contains no residues characteristic of animal origin such as viruses, hormones or antibiotics.
- High purity. Purity of bio-hyaluronic acid is more than 95%, which is an enormous advantage compared with hyaluronic acid of animal origin, which is only 10-20% pure.
- High molecular mass. It has an ideal molecular mass of ~1,500,000 Daltons, which at the same time allows for rapid reabsorptionand high efficiency.
- Complete and rapid absorption. Absorption takes place in the digestive system, somewhat already in the mouth and for the most part in the small intestine.
Who can benefit?
Doc hyaluronic acid™ is necessary and recommended to:
Anyone who has problems with joints.
Women in menopause who feel fatigue or pain in joints.
Anyone older than 50 years of age, to maintain eye health and cardiovascular system, as well as to relieve pain in bones and joints.
Anyone who exercises regularly, to reduce friction in the joints, restore muscle tissue, and heal injuries faster.
Anyone who wants to protect the joints as prevention, slow down aging, and refresh the skin, hair, and nails and give them a youthful appearance.