Osteoarthritis in the knees – take Hyaluronic Acid
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!