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Hyaluronic acid is a special mucopolysaccharide that occurs naturally in our synovial fluid, which lubricates cartilage between the joints

Hyaluronic acid is a special mucopolysaccharide that occurs naturally in our synovial fluid, which lubricates cartilage between the joints. It also plays an important role in tissue hydration and cellular function. Our bodies produce less and less of this acid as we age and our joints become stiff and painful; our skin appears dry and wrinkled.

Used extensively in cosmetics for its anti-aging and moisture retaining properties, hyaluronic acid may offer relief for osteoarthritis of knees and joints and for eye surgery because of its viscoelasticity and lubricating properties. A double-blind placebo study being conducted by Dr. K. Dean Reeves in Kansas City is investigating the value of using hyaluronic acid orally in treating osteoarthritis. It appears to be effective in slowing down and reversing the pain of arthritis.

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