Os­teoarthri­tis in the knees – take Hyaluronic Acid

Bray People - - LIFESTYLE - WITH CLAIR WHITTY Clair Whitty is a Bach Flower Prac­ti­tioner, Nu­tri­tional Health Coach and Vega Al­lergy Tester based at The Nat­u­ral Health Store, 24 North Main Street, Wex­ford 053 9121613 clairm1@eir­com.net www.clairsclinic.ie

I wrote about Hyaluronic Acid sev­eral years ago, it wasn’t the most pop­u­lar sup­ple­ment then and to­day it still hasn’t found its right­ful place in help­ing peo­ple with os­teoarthritic pain. Re­cently a cus­tomer told me that she had read the ar­ti­cle. She had told her hus­band about it. He was wait­ing on a knee re­place­ment, and was in pain so she sug­gested that he take it. He never had the knee re­place­ment and has never looked back. He doesn’t take it all the time just a few times a year. Her hus­band is very happy us­ing this sup­ple­ment.

Glu­cosamine is a pre­cur­sor of Hyaluronic Acid. It com­bines in the body with glu­curonic acid to make Hyaluronic acid which in turn pro­duces mois­tur­is­ing com­pounds such as syn­ovial fluid. It’s this fluid that acts as a cush­ion be­tween the joints pre­vent­ing dam­age through wear and tear. Some­times the body is un­able to join the two com­pounds to­gether and the pro­duc­tion of the much needed Hyaluronic Acid may be limited. So while you may have been tak­ing Glu­cosamine which is far more pop­u­lar it may not be con­vert­ing into the much needed Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic acid is avail­able on its own, or in com­bi­na­tion with other in­gre­di­ents like Glu­cosamine Sul­phate. Con­tinue to take your fish oils, and Glu­cosamine along­side the Hyaluronic Acid if you can’t find a com­bi­na­tion prod­uct. Each has their own func­tion in deal­ing with the symp­toms of os­teoarthri­tis.

It also has fan­tas­tic ben­e­fits for the skin which is the most im­por­tant site of Hyaluronic Acid ac­tiv­ity in the body. It nour­ishes and hy­drates the skin help­ing to plump out those wrin­kles. Drink plenty of wa­ter if you take Hyaluronic Acid.

You can help re­lieve the pain of your os­teoarthri­tis and re­duce wrin­kles at the same time. I wouldn’t say no to that!

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