Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is found in virtually all of your body’s cells. HA clusters most densely, however, in the skin, cartilage and other connective tissue and in the synovial fluid that lubricates the body’s joints. Sometimes called “nature’s moisturizer,” HA attracts and retains water. As you age, your body’s natural stores of HA are depleted, and this plays a part in some of the most visible signs of aging, such as joint dysfunction and dryer, less elastic skin. Eating certain foods can help your body to maintain or replenish its HA stores. – Source, Healthy Eating
Hyaluronic Acid Foods:
- Animal products have the highest amounts of HA, particularly organ meats: Foods high in retinol, a component of vitamin A, will contain high amounts of hyaluronic acid, according to a 2008 study conducted by Gary J. Fischer, PhD (Professor of Dermatology) of the University of Michigan Health Systems. The study, cited in the Archives of Dermatology, claims that a cross-linked blend of hyaluronic and retonic acid is beneficial to skin healing and collagen regeneration due to their vitamin A antioxidant properties. SOURCE: Livestrong
- Bone broth
- Sweet Potato
- Cod Liver Oil
- 1-ounce serving of fresh thyme will supply you with 45mg of vitamin C, 75 percent of your daily recommended allotment of the vitamin.
- Soy products are rich in chemical compounds known as isoflavones. Isoflavones help raise estrogen levels in the body; one of estrogen’s more obscure properties is its ability to elevate hyaluronic acid levels.
- Vitamin C and Magnesium are important for HA synthesis. Consuming foods high in Vit C and Magnesium will help maintain adequate HA production.