Joint Pain, Cartilage Issues, and Arthritis
Hyaluronic acid (HA), also known as hyaluronate or hyaluronan, is naturally occurring in our bodies. HA is a gel-like substance that serves several purposes, including the growth of bone and cartilage, reduce pain and inflammation in joints and tissues and provide lubrication. As the body ages, Hyaluronic acid (HA) levels in the body can decrease. Hyalife®2 provides HA you are missing to improve your overall health.
The Ultimate Internal Moisturizer
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the ultimate internal moisturizer. HA attracts moisture like a magnet. According to multiple sources, it can hold 1000 × its weight in water, therefore increasing moisture and lubrication. The highest HA concentration is in your eyeballs and joints, where it acts as a moisturizing agent keeping your body hydrated and reducing wear and tear while providing pain relief. As we age, hyaluronic acid levels decline, which helps explain why our skin wrinkles after losing moisture with aging, cartilage and joints lose lubrication, and eyes become drier. This condition leads to pain and stiffness in joints, consistent itching in the eyes, and drying of the skin in older age.
Hyaluronic Acid Has Various Medical and Cosmetic Uses Available in:
- Topical facial serums and creams
- Eye drops
- hyaluronic acid Injections
- Dietary supplements (oral capsules)
Hyaluronic Acid as a Dietary Supplement:
- Supports replication of HA to extracellular tissues
- Promotes moisture retention and hydration of the skin
- Maintains joint integrity and function to give pain relief
- Supports eye health
Are you Suffering from Knee Pain, Arthritis, or Injuries?
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
The symptoms of osteoarthritis often gradually develop and worsen with time in the affected joint. Some common signs and symptoms include the following:
- joint tenderness
- joint stiffness
- bone spurs
- loss of flexibility
- grating sensation
- loss of flexibility
What is Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common kinds of arthritis which is degenerative in nature and causes wear and tear. It usually occurs in older adults of age 50 years or above. In this condition, the cartilage present in the knee joint starts to wear away gradually. This results in a decrease in the protective space between joint bones, which causes rubbing and leads to painful bone spurs.
How Hyaluronic Acid Can Help
Hyaluronic Acid may:
- Act as a natural “shock absorber”
- Reduce inflammation and pain
- Support healthy structure of various body parts, providing resiliency and movement with less friction
- Improve joint lubrication and the cartilage structure of joints
- Help regulate the repair process of any injured body tissue
- Act as a powerful antioxidant for inflamed body tissue, protecting against repetitive wear, strain, and chronic degeneration
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of synovial fluid which is known as the “gel pad” in our joints because of its function in providing lubrication and shock absorption. It bathes and soothes the joints. Since the joint surfaces have no blood flow, HA nourishes the joints. HA is also responsible for lubrication; without sufficient amounts, there can be cartilage deterioration.
Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Hyaluronic Acid
When you have well-lubricated joints, your bone doesn’t rub against each other which means no knee pain and other joints inflammation and pain. Research studies show that for some osteoarthritis patients, hyaluronic acid injections provide better results than painkillers. Some other studies indicate that HA and corticosteroid injections both work well for treating osteoarthritis. However, they may not be that effective in patients suffering from severe arthritis and older adults.
How Hyaluronic Acid Injections Work for Joint Pain?
Healthy joints have hyaluronan, which delivers lubrication within joints. But if the patient suffers from osteoarthritis, this fluid supply to the knee, wrist, and other joints reduces significantly. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid joint injections have been used since the late 1950s in conditions where joint degenerations occur, and many studies support this beneficial effect.
Most health professionals recommend the products Synvisc® and Hyalgan®, which are injections used in the joints to give back the gel cushion that people lose over time. It leads to painful conditions. However, injections are not a pain-free process that everyone wants to necessarily start therapy with.
Topical serums, cosmetic injections, orthopedic injections
Hyaluronic acid is used by medical professionals in various cosmetic procedures such as “plumping” lips or adding fullness to other areas of the face. It can be applied topically as a serum or injected for cosmetic procedures. Other hyaluronic acid products are used in orthopedic procedures, such as for joint injections.
Some common brand names of FDA approved hyaluronic acid injections for the treatment of knee arthritis include the following:
HA Over the Counter Capsules at Fort Worth Pharmacy
Why Choose Hyalife®2 Hyaluronic Acid Capsules?
1) Easily Absorbed
Hyalife®2 contains an easily absorbed, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid in its natural state is an extremely high molecular weight substance — measuring from 800,000 to 8,000,000 Daltons — which is too large for the body to absorb orally. As a result, it is simply excreted, unused.
It has solved the hyaluronic acid absorption dilemma as it is manufactured through a patented enzyme-cleaving technique that reduces the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid without altering its chemical nature. Because of its small size, it is easily orally absorbed.
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2) Natural Source
Hyalife®2 contains hyaluronic acid derived from rooster combs, which have been safely used as a source of hyaluronic acid for more than 20 years, in the form of injectable treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. Not only does this type of hyaluronic acid have a natural affinity for human tissues, but it has also been clinically shown not to cause an allergic response.
3) Moisturizes From The Inside Out
Hyalife®2 technology has double the amount (140 mg) of HA per capsule compared to standard (70 mg) formulations and is a low molecular weight form that is able to be absorbed orally.
4) Delivered Where It Needs To Go
Of course, it doesn’t matter if something is absorbed if it’s not delivered where it’s needed in the body. The absorption and delivery of Hyalife®2 have been demonstrated using a well-established animal model to measure wound healing capacity. The physiological activity of Hyalife®2 is a reliable indicator that Hyalife®2 is absorbed and delivered to the skin.
The low molecular weight hyaluronic acid contained in Hyalife®2 is estimated to be between 1,500 and 5,000 Daltons — less than one percent of their original size. As a result, Hyalife®2 is absorbed easily through the intestinal tract.
More on HA for Orthopedic Conditions
Hyaluronic acid is well-known in orthopedic conditions and it attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. It is also found throughout the body and serves as part of the supporting structure that provides cushioning and lubrication for cartilage, synovial fluid, skin, and the vitreous humor of the eye.
Oral use of hyaluronic acid for supporting joint functionality has also been the subject of research with many studies showing a beneficial effect.
Results of a Study on HA in Individuals with Knee and Lower Back Pain
Patients who experienced chronic knee pain and lower back pain took low molecular weight hyaluronic acid supplements for eight weeks.
“In AAQOL, 5 of the 33 physical symptom items were significantly improved.” see Table below:
Side Effects of Hyaluronic Acid Injection
The most common side effects of Hyaluronic acid injection treatment are mild pain at the injection site, slight swelling, and build-up of fluid in the joint. However, these are short-term conditions and settle in few days. Also, infrequent flaring up of injected joint may occur, which can increase inflammation. In the case of persistent pain and stiffness, you should consult the doctor and take medical advice for the suitable treatment that meets your needs and goals.
Hyaluronic Acid Treatments that Can Relief Joint Pain
Hyaluronic acid treatments are available in the form of periarticular (around the joint) and intraarticular (between the joint) injections. These injections provide the benefits of reducing inflammation, swelling, and pain by restoring lubrication and inducing the growth of new bone tissue and cartilage between the knee joints. Additionally, hyaluronic acid gives relief from frozen shoulders or stiffness of shoulders. Research study suggests that it may be because of the decrease in swelling and inflammation within the synovial membrane. Plus, the hyaluronic acid injections may help in controlling synovitis and inflammation in the ankle and foot joints of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Your physician may recommend the use of hyaluronic acid oral pills or supplements to help treat mild arthritis.
Fort Worth Pharmacy is pleased to offer an effective way to treat osteoarthritis with Hyalife®2 Hyaluronic Acid Capsules. We welcome any questions you may have about this product. Please use this form to ask your question.