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#1 animegirle

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:32 PM

Hi guys,
Read an article last night in Woman's World about Hyaluronic Acid Supplements. Does anyone take this supplement? A few of the highlights are below:

*In the past, the only way to get more HA into your body was by injection. But thanks to recent advances, it's now possilbe to get HA's benefits from a pill!

*Taking HA for just 4 months boosts collagen production almost three-fold, resulting in firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin, report researchers. Experts say HA also acts like a super-sponge holding up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture and plumping skin tissues so dramatically, it erases fine lines, wrinkles and even crow's feet within months.

*The good news: boosting your HA levels will not only prevent future scarring, it'll erase the scars you already have, says Deanne Dolnick, M.S. (LA nutrition educator) In fact, research suggests taking just 140mg of HA daily shortens the time it takes for wounds to heal by 40% and reduces even thick, red keloid scars by at least 50% in four months.

*And it could be a boon for those w/ acne. "People w/ acne just assume they're stuck with those nasty red scars," says Dolnick. "But taking HA prevents them from forming and can make old acne spots disappear in as little as three months.

**Dr. London advises taking 420mg daily for the FIRST TWO WEEKS, "then taper down to a maintenace dose of 140mg daily." You'll find HA at most nutrition outlets from brands like Optio Health and Solaray.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:35 PM

cool...I did notice that Avon started selling it recently (in supplement form), but I didn't consider purchasing it until now. I know that the hyaluranic acid moisturizer from SSC is good stuff.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:37 PM

hmm... :-k
sound really...good...
will research more on internet for additional info...

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:38 PM

hmmm, I think I thought these supplements would just make me retain water...you know, something my womanly figure doesn't need...

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:42 PM

Other HA benefits may include:

•Increased Mobility
•Softer Skin
•Faster Wound Healing
•Fibromyalgia Relief
•Retinal Lubrication
•Clearer Vision
•Dry Skin Relief
•Dietary Benefits
•Improved Sleep
•Stabilized Emotions
•Reduced Fine Lines
•Improved Vitality
•Hair Growth
•Hair Color Restoration
•Tissue Reconstruction
•Improved Bone Density
•Increased Mental Alertness
•Improved Muscle Strength
•Increased Sexual Potency
•Strengthening of Internal Organs


it looks like the HA supplements are not cheap... #-o

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:45 PM

HA is influenced by nutrition and other environmental factors. Good natural sources of Hyaluronic acid include starchy root vegetables such as satsumaimo and taro, as well as chicken skin and animal parts with a large concentration of hyaluronic acid.

http://www.hyaluroni.../research2.html

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 04:02 PM

okay - time to buy a taro smile.gif
They're actually pretty yummy.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 04:13 PM

Is there anywhere we can buy this in the uk as it would prove pretty expensive to keep getting it shipped every month? ](*,)

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE
•Increased Sexual Potency

NICE where can i buy it and how much does it cost??
I can feel it's getting nearer
Images they'll turn out clearer
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:44 PM

Well guys,
I went to the health food store and picked up a bottle. The concentration in the capsules is 20mg....a far cry from the loading and maintenance dose! I took 100mg tonight and will up my dosage as I acquire more bottles of pills! I want to give this a good 3-6 month run to be able to form a really good opinion. I'll keep you guys posted!

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE
Well guys,
   I went to the health food store and picked up a bottle. The concentration in the capsules is 20mg....a far cry from the loading and maintenance dose! I took 100mg tonight and will up my dosage as I acquire more bottles of pills! I want to give this a good 3-6 month run to be able to form a really good opinion. I'll keep you guys posted!


animegirle,
how much did you pay for the product? and what brand? i might experiment with you... :-k
anyway, let me know if your scars/marks/wrinkles/whatever will vanish tomorrow morning! =P~

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 02:59 PM

is there any possibility of overdosing on this stuff and getting some nasty side effects? are there any side effects at all with this stuff? anything we need to be concerned with at all if we decide to use this stuff? kinda sounds too good to be true.

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 03:36 PM

Hi again guys,
Okay I started looking around the net and I found this site: http://www.haformula...Synthovial7.htm
They have the HA in liquid form, much better for me! I spoke at great length with the owner and he stated that his wife uses the product and it definately smooths the skin and plumps it up, as well as helping with any joint problems (I know my knee could use a boost..lol) The concentration of their liquid is around 2.15mg/7 drops. He states that his wife doubles this dose for a few weeks, kind of like a loading dose and then adjusts up or down as necessary. He swears by this product. I went ahead and placed and order to try it out. He is very helpful, so if you have any questions I would go to the site and give him a call. He was not familiar with the article that appeared in Woman's World, nor about dosing at that high level. Hope this helps!

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 05:12 PM

this is it right?? http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=19262
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 05:20 PM

This looks good from iherb: http://www.iherb.com/puultihaform.html
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 05:27 PM

Those both look good, with the right concentration to boot! I spoke with another guy at a company that sells the liquid and he said that the concentration in the liquid is at a much higher level than the pill form, thus the lower dosage. We'll see. I'm going to check into some of these blends that you guys found! Thanks!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 08:57 PM

I just wanted to add that Hyaluronic Acid is also available in topical form. A couple of examples are:
http://www.naturalskincare.com
Here's a link for info on it: http://www.naturalsk...hyaluronic.html

I believe it's also an ingredient in:
Spenco 2nd Skin Quick Heal gel

There are quite a few products that contain Hyaluronic Acid.
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 10:05 PM

Tamara,

It IS the ingredient in spenco. That stuff works really well..I just rediscovered it and was raving about it on another thread.

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 05:26 PM

found a couple of links: http://www.haformula...oductsorder.htm

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http://www.hyalogic....luronicacid.htm

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 06:18 PM

I read on another board that Spenco may be discontinuing their 2nd skin quick heal gel.....I have a tube but now I'm thinking of purchasing another one or two to keep onhand. :-k