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Hyaluronic Acid for Joint Health

Hyaluronic Acid for Joint Health

Hyaluronic Acid helps to maintain normal joint cushioning. Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in most every cell in the body. Hyaluronic Acid has a half life of approximately 3 days so it is imperative that the body continually replenish itself with Hyaluronic Acid. Glucosamine HCl and N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine (both found in GLC2000) together stimulate production of Hyaluronic Acid which in turn lubricates and nourishes existing articular cartilage.

Hyaluronic Acid in Bones and Cartilage

jointHyaluronic Acid is found in all bones and cartilage structures throughout the body. HA is especially found in various forms of cartilage but none more than the hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage covers the ends of the long bones where articulation (bending) occurs and provides a cushioning effect for the bones.

Hyaluronic Acid in Synovial fluid

HA synovial fluidOur joints are surrounded by a membrane called the synovial membrane which forms a capsule around the ends of the two articulating bones. This membrane secretes a liquid called the synovial fluid. Synovial fluid has many functions, but none more than providing the elastic shock absorbing properties of the joint. Its second most important function in the joint is to carry nutrients to the cartilage and to also remove waste from the joint capsule.

Hyaluronic Acid in Tendons and Ligaments/Connective tissue

Connective tissue is found everywhere in the body. Its major functions include binding, support, protection, and insulation. One such example of connective tissue is the cordlike structures that connect muscle to bone (tendons) and bone to bone (ligaments). In all connective tissue there are three structural elements. They are ground substance (hyaluronic acid), stretchy fibers (collagen and elastin) and a fundamental cell type.

Understanding Joint Care and Repair
The make up of Cartilage Part 1
The make up of Cartilage Part 2
Protecting and Repairing Cartilage
Hyaluronic Acid for Joint Health
Can Supplementation Help

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