The Hyaluronic Acid in Cortaflex HA
In all mammalian joints, the ends of the bones that "rub together" (or... articulate) are covered in cartilage. This helps the bones articulate smoothly and without wearing away or causing pain.
However, that's not all! Each joint is enclosed in a "capsule" and this capsule is filled with Synovial Fluid which acts as a lubricant and shock absorber - literally "joint oil" - helping the whole joint work better.
Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of Synovial Fluid AND is a key component of cartilage, responsible for the viscoelastic behaviour of Synovial Fluid and the hydration and elastic strength of cartilage.
Through wear and tear or injury, cartilage gets damaged and the quality Synovial Fluid deteriorates.
In Cortaflex HA the Hyaluronic Acid is vegetable sourced (not extracted from Rooster Combs as with other forms!) and provides an extra boost to joint fluid, maximising the joints' shock absorbing properties.
Other benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is NOT just found in the joints but is distributed, and used, widely throughout the body - especially in the skin and the eyes.
In the skin - Hyaluronic Acid is involved in tissue repair and because of this it is a common ingredient in skin care products. An injectible version of HA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for filling soft tissue defects such as facial wrinkles. Its effect is to add volume under the skin by "plumping up" the skin tissue - thus smoothing wrinkles away.
In the eyes - high levels of HA are found in the vitreous humour of the eyes. Its first medical use was involved in assisting the healing of the eye following surgery.
Hyaluronic Acid has been likened to the cement in a brick wall - it is the "scaffolding", or support structure, around living cells - especially in the eyes, joints and skin.
The benefits of Cortaflex HA for joints are undisputed, it may also be very good for the eyes and skin!
Description: With added Hyaluronic Acid, Cortaflex HA for the maintenance of healthy joints: cartilage and synovial fluid.