If you want smooth, plump ageless skin, you need Hyaluronic Acid. We caught up with Karen Alexander, Nutritional Therapist at Wild Nutrition, to find out how Hyaluronic Acid can totally change your skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like substance found abundantly in the epidermis and dermis of the skin. It has a unique ability to retain water, preventing loss of moisture in the skin. It is, therefore, one of the key molecules involved in preventing ageing by maintaining hydration.
One of the dramatic differences observed in ageing skin is the reduction of Hyaluronic Acid in the epidermis. This means the skin is losing one of its principle molecules for binding and retaining moisture and contributes to a progressive loss of elasticity in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid, therefore, encourages skin smoothness and reduces the chance of wrinkles developing. It is ideal for dry or wrinkle-prone skin and for those living in cities who are exposed to stressful and polluted environments.
Hyaluronic Acid increases when the skin is healing and helps to reduce inflammation on the skin’s surface. It is therefore great for those who suffer from acne, psoriasis, sunburn, or if you need to accelerate the healing of cuts and wounds.
Hyaluronic Acid can be used at any age by both men and women. Both in vitro and in vivo studies confirmed the stability of Wild Nutrition’s extra low weight Hyaluronic Acid when exposed to digestive enzymes during ingestion. The extra low molecular weight of Wild Nutrition Hyaluronic Acid promotes superior bioavailability and distribution to body tissues. The fermentation process used makes it suitable for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
As well as skin health, Hyaluronic Acid can also support the lubrication of joints, helping movement and physical structure, and can help to prevent dry eyes.