Slow down the aging process with hyaluronic acid

We’re going to try to talk about this extremely popular drug. Because in medical terminology, the definition of hyaluronic acid gives very little insight into what a miracle substance is. Hyaluronic acid is a non-sulfied glycosaminoglycan, an intercellular matrix component and an organic polysaccharide.

Now, in simple, not medical terms.

Hyaluronate,  or simply hyaluronic acid , is an organic substance that is produced in more or less amounts in almost all cells of liquids and tissues of our body. Large amounts of hyaluronic acid are produced in the tissue molecules of articular cartilage, eyeball, brain, heart valves, saliva and, of course, skin. It is the skin that accounts for more than half of all hyaluronate in the human body. Hyaluronic acid ensures elasticity and normal functioning of tissues by holding water molecules and binding them in the intercellular space. 

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This is its main task - to maintain the water balance of all tissues of the body. This moisturizes cells, preserving their youth and functionality. Also, hyaluronate promotes the growth of cells and their recovery. The most important and surprising feature of hyaluronic acid is the ability of one molecule of a substance to hold moisture a thousand times its own mass. Due to this property, the connective tissue cells are protected from dehydration.

That’s why hyaluronic acid became so popular in the beauty sphere.

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But if our body is capable of producing hyaluronic acid on its own, why is it so popular for external use? There are several reasons for this.

- One kilogram of the body accounts for about 0.2 grams of hyaluronate. With an average weight of 65 kg, the human body contains only 14 grams of hyaluronate (approximately one teaspoon of the substance on the whole body), with a third (about 5 grams) being broken down and synthesized daily.

- The process of hyaluronic acid cleavage is accelerated by ultraviolet rays, skin synthesis stops in the cells, so after a long stay in the sun the skin becomes dry and dehydrated, the aging processes are accelerated.

- After various injuries and operations as part of the skin integument of hyaluronic acid becomes much less, because its consumption for the recovery of organs and affected tissues increases. The amount of time spent on restoration of organs and damaged tissues is increased.

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- Hyaluronic acid production is also affected by a number of different external factors. The amount of waste is reduced for the following reasons: bad habits, poor nutrition, stress, unfavourable ecology, poor quality water and other negative externalities.

- The most important, because the most inevitable reason is age. Enough hyaluronic acid is produced before the age of 25. After 25 years, the synthesis of hyaluronate slows down, and after 40 years, due to its lack, the body is unable to synthesize collagen in sufficient quantities, the aging process becomes irreversible. Accordingly, if hyaluronate in the body is insufficient, the first signs of aging appear - dry skin, wrinkles, dull complexion. By filling the deficiency of hyaluronic acid, we slow down the aging process.

That’s the secret of hyaluronic acid’s popularity.

Methods of filling the lack of hyaluronic acid in the body

Over the years, the production of hyaluronate in the body decreases, the natural process of aging begins.

What can we do to replace the amount of hyaluronic acid, thereby slowing down the aging process of the skin?

- Healthy living (avoidance of harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption

- Observance of the drinking regime (a healthy person is recommended to consume 35 ml of water per day per 1 kg of body weight, that is, about 2 liters of water for women and 3 liters for men)

- Proper nutrition and supplementation of hyaluronic acid products (meat cartilage and broth, bananas, legumes, soy, cereals as well as potatoes, beets and other starch vegetables)

- Skin care (moisturizing cosmetics and UV protection)

- Cosmetic procedures (injection techniques)

We have so much more to say and tell you about hyaluronic acid  so gonna stop for right now our article over here but stay tuned the continuation is coming soon.

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Julia Stecher is an award-winning fitness model, professional nutritionist, and certified personal trainer who provides personal training services in Zurich and online.

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