Vegan Hyaluronic Acid for Joint Health
Updated: Jul 1, 2022
Joints play an important role in our overall health. They allow us to move freely and easily. Your joints are the links between your bones that lets you bend your hips, knee, neck and so much more. While physical activity is one of the most important way for keeping your joints healthy, studies has also shown that hyaluronic acid is another way for easing pain and stiffness in your joints, leaving you happy and healthy. How does hyaluronic acid help your joint?
What is Hyaluronic Acid and Its Importance to Our Health
Before we know the importance of hyaluronic acid for joint health, lets first know and understand what it is. According to WebMD¹, an online health news and information publisher “Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints.” The function of hyaluronic acid is to keep your tissues (cartilage) and joints lubricated.
A healthy joint keeps you moving. When your joints are healthy it allows you do what you love, such as walking, running or various other types of sports. If your joint is not well taken care of, it can lead to inflammation and other displacements. Studies show that added hyaluronic acid helps reduce inflammation and pain in joints. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)² explains the studies carried out from 2017 to 2021, showing that hyaluronic acid has been the key ingredients in treating inflammation and other types of inflammatory diseases. The addition of hyaluronic acid can help reinforce and improve your cartilage as well as providing lubrication to make the effect your bones less damaging to the joints.
Where Does Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Come From?
Vegan hyaluronic acid is a plant-based source of hyaluronic acid that is cruelty-free and produced through fermentation of a safe bacteria strain rather than the usual rooster comb, which makes it environmentally friendly³. Aside from these, it is 100% free of animal based ingredients and certainly not tested on them. Not only is this plant-based form good for you, but it is far less taxing on the environment.
What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid plays a crucial role in our joint heath and has different health benefits. It can help with relieving joint pain such as knee osteoarthritis and speeding up would healing. Knee osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage in your knee joint has broken down and when this occurs, the bones in your knee joint rubs against each other, causing friction that makes your knees stiff and hurt. Healthline⁴ states “Hyaluronic acid supplements are very helpful for people suffering from osteoarthritis.” They also stated that “Hyaluronic acid helps wounds heal faster by regulating inflammation levels and signaling the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area.” The addition of hyaluronic acid (supplements) to your body will help reduce certain joints health problems like arthritis, inflammation, and joint pain.
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