Imagine a future where you could work on your golf handicap well into your 90s, practice your swing pain-free, and effortlessly stroll along the fairway.
If jogging, cycling or yoga are more your bag, wouldn’t it be sheer luxury to wake each morning with super supple joints and radiant skin more akin to a person almost half your age?
Come to think of it, wouldn’t it be great if we could continue to do all the things that matter to us most – indefinitely? Whether it’s taking the dog for long muddy walks through the woods or playing rough and tumble with the grandchildren in the garden, these are the activities that make life worth living.
The benefits of regular exercise have been known for some time.
Exercise can even lower your risk of premature death by 30%. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) now cites physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality.
The baby boomer generation — those born between 1946 and 1964 — appear to appreciate the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle more than any other group. According to Today’s Geriatric Medicine Magazine they are creating a boom themselves in fitness trends and exercise program participation — a trend that looks set to continue and increase in importance.
But even with the best of intentions, exercise can put a strain on joints already subject to the normal wear and tear associated with getting older. So will we ever be able to enjoy prolonged mobility without the aches and pains?
Some scientists believe we can. They think they’ve found the solution in the natural acid Hyaluronan.
Hyaluronan, or HA for short, is known as the body’s natural moisturizer. It can also be known as Hyaluronic acid or Hyaluron. This vital enzyme has been fascinating scientists for decades but a recent development has been taking the global research community by storm.
Scientists have found a new way to produce hyaluronan in liquid form. What’s so special about that? Well, this means that it can now be swallowed and easily absorbed into the gut ‒ an innovation which, it is claimed, can rapidly lubricate and so rejuvenate joints.
And that’s not all. Tests also suggest that when taken as a liquid supplement, hyaluronan can be more effective than glucosamine — the leading and widely respected supplement for joint problems.
Believe it or not, there’s more! HA’s super-hydrating qualities can also, it is claimed, make the skin look and feel years younger.
So let’s just recap. A single food supplement may be able to quickly and effectively prevent or ease debilitating joint pain – and revitalize the skin. This amazing claim could revolutionize the way we are able to live our later lives.
So what is hyaluronan, why is it so important and could it really help us to stay fit and active for longer and reduce the visible signs of aging?
Hyaluronan is found throughout the body but is especially concentrated in synovial fluid (found between each of our joints), in the clear gel inside our eyes and in our skin. Its main job is to retain water and keep the body moisturized (1) and it plays a vital role in the lubrication and protection of our joints.
The enzyme was first identified by German biochemist Karl Meyer in the 1930s and it has been of scientific interest for many decades. Interestingly, HA was first used commercially in the early 1940s — but as an egg white substitute in bakery products rather than as an anti-aging innovation. The first use of hyaluronan for medical purposes came in the late 1950s when it was used in eye surgery.
Using Google Ngram, we can see how the word ‘Hyaluronan’ started appearing in published literature (predominantly scientific papers and journals) in the late 1970s and then grew rapidly in the 1980s and early 1990s. This growth may have been due to a parallel increase in the scientific understanding of the role and importance of the enzyme and its multiple uses.
Interestingly, and maybe coincidentally, this increase in Hyaluronan-related literature also appears to mirror society’s increasing desire and determination to stay young, fit and healthy.
Hyaluronic acid plays an integral role in normal joint function and continued joint health. HA is found in cartilage, a tough, flexible connecting tissue which covers the surface of our joints, protecting our bones and keeping our bodies strong and flexible.
It is also a major component of synovial fluid, a thick, sticky liquid contained within the synovial membrane which, together, forms a type of protective cushion that sits between each joint.
But synovial fluid is more than just a simple shock absorber. It’s an important lubricant which also transports essential nutrients to the cartilage and removes harmful waste. HA and glucosamine
Hyaluronan is produced in the body from the amino sugar glucosamine and some tests suggest that a HA supplement may be better for the joints than taking glucosamine — the widely respected supplement for joint problems.
In a recent article, Howard Thomas, Ph.D, Chairman and founder of Citrox Biosciences Ltd, described how laboratory studies using cells in culture showed that glucosamine functions by stimulating HA production in the synovial fluid.
This led him to conclude that “taking HA as a supplement gives faster and more reliable results than glucosamine.”
Hyaluronan is also an essential ingredient for healthy, youthful skin. The enzyme helps to retain moisture, stimulates the production of collagen and helps to keep the skin elastic. No wonder then, that it has long been a common ingredient in many skin care products, cosmetic surgery procedures and anti-wrinkle treatments.
In addition, HA’s regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties make it a highly effective natural healer. It is widely used by the medical profession for a variety of purposes including the treatment of arthritis, the healing of burns and wounds, as a surgi¬cal aid in eye surgery and as a treatment for mouth ulcers.
As we get older our HA production diminishes and we make less and less synovial fluid. This can cause sore, stiff and inflamed joints and can lead to painful and debilitating conditions including arthritis and osteoporosis.
Reduced hyaluronan levels also leads to the formation of wrinkles as the skin’s elasticity lessens and collagen fibers become more rigid. But with the advent of liquid HA supplements we might finally be able to effectively top up our hyaluronan supplies and hold back these signs of aging.
HA injections for joint pain and oral supplements derived from chicken rooster combs have been available for some time. But injections can be costly and painful and the HA extracted from rooster combs can be hard for the body to absorb. (2)
In contrast, the new liquid form of hyaluronan can, it is claimed, be rapidly absorbed in the gut. In fact, tests have shown that it can appear in the joints in less than 60 minutes and remain in the joints for at least five hours, reducing pain and improving joint lubrication and mobility. (3)(4)
Not surprisingly, these findings have caused great excitement in the anti-aging research community. Dr. Luke Bucci, Ph.D., Vice President of Research for Weider Nutrition International summed up this feeling of enthusiasm and anticipation when he said:
“This is the first time hyaluronic acid has been reported to be absorbed orally, which paves the way for hyaluronic acid dietary supplements to be introduced and deliver on anti-aging and joint health promises.”
Now you could benefit from this ground-breaking hyaluronan innovation.
Antiaging Nutrition’s Novisyn Hyaluronic Acid Supplement could offer a simple solution to joint pain and arthritis. It may also prove to be a highly effective skin moisturizer, producing firmer, smoother and younger looking skin.
Novisyn may help to:
Derived from natural sources and fermented in a laboratory to give it a low molecular weight, Novisyn is also said to be easy to absorb.
Antiaging Nutrition’s daily Novisyn Hyaluronic Acid Supplement could be your most simple, highly effective and safe way to replenish HA levels which can help to maintain full mobility as we age.
Novisyn Hyaluronic Acid Supplement is said to have no reported adverse side effects and the product is free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, lactose, wheat, soya or gluten and is also said to be suitable for vegetarians, vegans, diabetics and pregnant woman.
Enjoy the activities you love the most for longer with the help of hyaluron.
1. Basic Functions of Hyaluronon. http://www.fulcrumhealth.com/about_hyaluronan.html. Accessed August 25, 2014.
2. Benefits of Novisyn (Hyaluronan) natural supplementation. http://www.fulcrumhealth.com/fulcrum_health_products/joint_care/novisyn/novisyn_hyaluronan_joint_care.html. Accessed August 25, 2014.
3. Balogh L, Polyak A, Mathe D, et al. Absorption, uptake and tissue affinity of high-molecular-weight hyaluronan after oral administration in rats and dogs. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2008; 56: 10582-10593.
4. Oral Delivery of Hyaluronan Absorbs Effectively in Joints. http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/22/2_MeetingAbstracts/729. Published October 22, 2010. Updated April 18, 2004. Accessed August 18, 2014.