What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Natural occurring hyaluronic acid is the most abundant non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan in the body known as hyaluronan found in copious amounts throughout the connective, epithelial, and neuro tissues. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are unbranched polysaccharides (carbohydrate polymers) that consist of repeating disaccharide units. The disaccharide units generally are comprised as a first saccharide unit, one of two modified sugars known as N-acetylgalactosamine or N-acetylglucosamine. The second unit is Uronic acid sugar known as Glucuronic acid, which is one monosaccharide unit in the repeating disaccharide units involved with the formation of glycosaminoglycans. Hyaluronic Acid and Glucuronic Acid are negatively charged molecules with high viscosity and are located primarily on the surface of cells and throughout the extracellular matrix (ECM).
Pharmaceutical Food Grade Rooster Comb
D-glucuronic and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine acids occur naturally in cell surfaces in the extracellular substances of connective tissue, synovial fluid of the joints, endobulbar fluid of the eye, human umbilical cord tissue and in Rooster Comb. H.A.95™ capsules contain 95% Hyaluronic Acid and 46% Glucuronic Acid. These two amino acid sugars work in synergy and are naturally sourced co-factors your body will recognize and utilize.
Rooster Comb (HA) Health Benefits
Joint & Cartilage Support
Primary constituent of the synovial fluid that surrounds and lubricates the joints. Delivers nutrients to the chondrocyte cells of the articular cartilage and protects from normal wear and tear.
Found in the structure of the eyes, which is the vitreous human (clear gel) that provides hydration from within. HA and collagen fibrils occupies 80% of the eye, so if suffering from dry eyes, then HA is the natural answer.
Major component of the skin matrix, which keeps the skin supple, smooth and reduces fine lines. HA fills the epithelial tissue of skin and plays an important role in reepithelization process of the extracellular matrix of the basal keratinocytes (constituents) of the epidermis.
Assist in the formation of new connective tissue. In essence, HA is a single molecule, which attaches to hundreds of other structural protein molecules (proteoglycans) that aids in healthy connective tissue throughout the (ECM).
Scalp Tissue & Hair Follicles
Scalp skin matrix consist of 100,000 hair follicles that are located in the dermal layer. Hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the deep layers of the scalp leaving your hair healthy and lustrous.
Protects against oxidative cell damage and nourishes the cells with nutrients, along with filtering toxins out of the cellular system and bloodstream.
Aids in the formation of granulation tissue and microscopic blood vessels, which promotes wound healing from the base of a wound to the surface.
Hyaluronic Acid History
Two decades ago, rooster comb hyaluronic acid was first introduced to all health food stores nationwide. Needless to say, hyaluronic acid was a bit of an enigma to the retail public and stores. Approaching 2005, after 7 years of diligently educating the public on the benefits and research of hyaluronic acid (rooster comb), it finally became a signature household supplement and successfully sold on every store shelf nationwide. Come 2011, the cosmeceutical skin care manufacturers started implementing hyaluronic acid ingredient to their skin care formulas for fine lines and supple skin. By 2012, corporate mainstream media commercials sky rocketed HA revenue to $1 billion worldwide.
Year-end 2012, consumers started seeking non-animal origin (plant based) HA verses the traditional animal source (rooster comb). Manufacturers started purchasing low cost bacterial fermentation made in a laboratory out of Streptococcus Zooepidemicus (synthetic). Traditionally HA was extracted from Rooster Combs and now it is mainly consumed via microbial fermentation with lower production cost. Nevertheless, whether cheap or not, it’s facing a growing concern due to the fact that streptococci are pathogenic. Folks! The only food grade source of hyaluronic acid that exist is sourced from animal origin (rooster comb) only. I understand the demand for plant based supplements, yet hyaluronic acid is not naturally occurring in plants. Therefore, the only alternative is sodium hyaluronate (bio-fermentation), which is made from bacteria, yeast, glucose and inorganic salts. Clearly not natural nor will your body recognize or utilize these abnormal molecules made in a laboratory.
Let me illustrate here and take everyone back to a bit of chemistry and the natural biological functions of our intricate cellular system. First, our bodies only recognize food grade nutraceuticals. Hyaluronic acid and glucuronic acid are both naturally sourced food grade compounds (sugar amino acids) found in rooster comb hyaluronic acid. Why is this important to understand? Hyaluronic acid has 5 other constituents that works in synergy (co-factors), before entering the cellular system. It must get through the gastrointestinal tract, then recognized by the extracellular matrix, collagen fibrils, elastin, and growth factors (fibroblast system) in order to enter our vast and unique cellular system. Secondly, precise Dalton weight is essential through innovative technology for optimum assimilation throughout the endothelial stomach cells, bloodstream and cellular system.
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