If you use skincare, you may already be aware of hyaluronic acid and the benefits it can deliver to the skin. But, where you aware of how hyaluronic acid can be introduced orally into your routine? This is something we will be focusing on in today’s blog post and understanding the side effects of taking hyaluronic acid orally.
Don’t worry if you find yourself a little confused with what hyaluronic acid is or how oral supplements work, this next part will explain everything in a little more detail. If you are confident in your knowledge of what hyaluronic acid is and how it benefits the body, you can skip to the next part.
What is hyaluronic acid and what are its benefits?
- Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in the body.
- Its main function is to draw moisture into the skin and areas such as the joints and eyes to maintain their lubrication.
- The production of hyaluronic acid naturally begins to decrease as we age which will explain why you notice signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles and development of osteoarthritis and arthritis.
- Hyaluronic acid plays a crucial role in wound healing and helping to reduce inflammation in the skin and tissue.
- You can find hyaluronic acid in several skincare products, as well as supplement form.
- Can help improve respiratory conditions such as asthma.
- Will improve eye health, especially any concerns with dry eyes and similar issues.
- You can find out more about taking hyaluronic acid supplements by checking out our dedicated blog post.
The way hyaluronic acid works in the body is by forming a long, chain-like molecules called polymers. This chain works at helping compounds, such as water to latch onto the chain. This is why hyaluronic acid is known as being one of the most hydrating ingredient available to maintain joint health and keep the skin healthy and happy.
Is it good to take hyaluronic acid orally?
Yes, taking hyaluronic acid orally has been proven to have positive impact on the overall health and function of certain areas of the body. There are different forms of hyaluronic acid that many prefer to use either capsules or liquid to introduce the acid into their daily routine and diet.
These are fast absorbing forms of hyaluronic acid that will deliver results by the mouth. After just 2 weeks you will begin to see an improvement in your joints, with any existing joint pain beginning to subside and notable improvement in your skin health.
How many mg of hyaluronic acid should I take daily?
The recommended dosage for hyaluronic acid is between 90 to 120 milligrams per day. However, it is advisable to consult with a doctor or medical professional as this amount is just a suggestion and there are no known dosage guidelines. Having said that, there are on-going clinical studies with some evidence demonstrating how you do not need any more than 240 mg per day to reap the rewards of the humectant powerhouse.
What are the dangers of hyaluronic acid?
There are no real dangers when taking hyaluronic acid when applied to the skin or ingested in an oral supplement. Both ways are considered safe, however I would still suggest seeking the advice from a medical professional as not everyone is the same and have different needs, skin types and bodies.
The one form of hyaluronic acid that requires the most medical attention are injectables. If you are wanting to have a hyaluronic acid treatment it is vital you visit a practitioner who is fully licensed and hold the right qualifications.
How long does oral hyaluronic acid take to work?
It is advised that taking an oral hyaluronic acid will take a minimum of 4 weeks to see a remarkable difference in the health, function and comfort of your joints, eyes, and skin.
The first improvements you will see are a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. After taking oral hyaluronic acid for 8 weeks, your skin will improve further, and your joints will become notably more comfortable, and mobility increased.
Once you have reached 12 weeks, the difference in your skin’s texture, firmness, and overall complexion will be impressive. Any conditions, such as osteoarthritis will be significantly improved, and your joint health will be restored. Consistency is key when it comes to taking hyaluronic acid, so ensure you keep taking these supplements, even after you have seen an improvement. This is due to the fact the body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid begins to slow down overtime so consuming hyaluronic acid supplements will keep the best levels of hyaluronic acid in the body.
Can ingesting hyaluronic acid help skin?
Yes, it certainly can help with your skin. This is because when you take a hyaluronic acid orally it will contribute to the HA existing in the body helping to kickstart the cells production. This will result in the acid working in the lower layers of the skin to improve the overall complexion by hydrating it from the inside out. You can also help improve the skin further by teaming your oral hyaluronic acid supplements with serums and other skincare formulas. The humectant traits of hyaluronic acid will help draw water into the skin and lock it into place ensuring the skin has a constant source of moisture. This helps protect the skin from exposure to free radical damage, which can lead to uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and signs of ageing. These occur when the skin encounters pollution, sun exposure, cigarette smoke, central heating, and other environmental aggressors.
There you have a little more detail about the side effects of taking hyaluronic acid orally. Don’t forget if you have any concerns with using a HA supplement you can check with a doctor to find the best product. To avoid any unwanted side effects always ensure you take the product as explained on the packaging and if you have any further questions, come, and find one of our health experts over on Instagram.