Hyaluronic acid (or HA) is a natural elemental compound of our skins make-up, which unfortunately decreases as we get older. It’s a sad-but-true fact that even by the time we are 18 years old, the hyaluronic acid in our skin starts to dissipate. This inevitable process, the slippery slope, creates the visible signs of aging. Such losses of HA do not, in most cases, become apparent to the casual observer until we reach our late thirties or for the lucky ones our early forties.
Whilst many brands and generic versions of hyaluronic acid exist, the producers of the raw material all have one set and specific goal in mind. This all starts in their labs where their scientists are tasked with the goal of helping to reverse the signs of premature aging and maintaining the beauty of youth.
One of the main jobs that hyaluronic acid performs in your skin structure is to trap moisture, thus making the skin plumper and cushioned.
In addition to the above, this “so-called” fountain-of-youth beauty ingredient supports our skin by assisting the repair of damaged tissue. In doing so, HA is binding the skins building blocks, collagen and elastin, the primary result being the creation of a protective barrier against microorganisms.
Hyaluronic acid: The production of HA is decreased with age, meaning supplementation is a positive option to help maintain younger looking skin.
Why hyaluronic acid supplements exist
The concept of supplementing our diets with HA is not new, but it is incredibly popular and showing no signs of abating. This is owed to the volume of scientific studies that support hyaluronic acid supplementation.
The diagram above shows the loss of HA over the decades. Putting HA back into the body so that it can be returned to the skin is clinically proven to delay the onset of time.
Hyaluronic acid is found in various cosmetics, including face creams, lipsticks and face masks. It is also very commonly injected into the skin for dramatic instant results; although this is invasive and potentially riskier, not to mention painful.
The human desire to retain the beauty of youth has never been more apparent than it is today, for this reason, the sale of capsules and powders containing HA has never been greater in stores and online.
Manufacturing solid dose hyaluronic acid
Available dosage formats
- Hyaluronic acid capsules
- Hyaluronic acid drinks and powder formulations
HA is a very lightweight and fine powder, it is pure white and free-flowing. It is important to consider that it is expensive per gram but fortunately, the recommended dosage per serving is lower than other ingredients such as collagen or MSM. It is also not anywhere near as expensive as some new ingredients with strong claims that have entered the market, so this ingredient is a good mid-range proposition.
At Supplement Factory we manufacture a high volume of capsules and powders containing this ingredient and therefore our experience is uniquely vast.
Synthetic versions of this ingredient are most popular for supplementation and are considered safe within the food and beauty communities.
Hyaluronic acid powder: fine and free-flowing. HA is a great and effective mid-range beauty ingredient with strong clinical support.