We answer the most common questions about Hyaluronic Acid and share our top tips for taking it, PLUS the common things to avoid and mistakes that we see people make.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid good for Longevity?
Hyaluronic acid is best known because it helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. It also helps to keep the skin hydrated and supple, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, hyaluronic acid can help to improve circulation and promote the production of collagen, which helps to keep the skin looking youthful.
Hyaluronic acid is not only beneficial for reducing wrinkles, but also for extending lifespan. This is because it is composed of molecules like acetyl-glucosamine, which has been found to increase lifespan in lab organisms. This is due to the fact that acetyl-glucosamine can induce the unfolded-protein response, which helps reduce the accumulation of proteins that are associated with aging. When hyaluronic acid is consumed, parts of it are digested and enter the bloodstream as acetyl-glucose molecules. Therefore, by taking hyaluronic acid as part of a longevity supplement, we can reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process.
Your most common questions about Hyaluronic Acid answered
How to take Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is best taken with food or dissolved in water. With a daily dose of 650mg (0.65g) the amount of Hyaluronic Acid is small and therefore not detectable when mixed in food and so does not impact taste or texture.
When to take when not to take hylarunoic acid
Hylauronic acid is generally safe for most people to take, but there are some instances where it should be avoided. People with autoimmune disorders, bleeding disorders, or those taking certain medications should not take hyaluronic acid without consulting a doctor first. Additionally, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should speak with their doctor before taking hyaluronic acid.?
Hyaluronic Acid can be taken at any time of day. Most people adopt a routine of taking their supplements in the morning as they start their day to ensure consistency and Hyaluronic Acid can easily be added to this.
How long does Hyaluronic Acid take to work?
The most common question we get is “how long does it take for Hyaluronic Acid to work”. Like any supplement, Hyaluronic Acid takes time to enter your system and get to work. The time it takes will also depend on, dosage, how often it's taken and your preferred method of taking it.
It can take several weeks to several months for hyaluronic acid supplements to take effect. It is recommended to take supplements consistently for at least 3-4 months to achieve the best results.
Our Top Tips for taking Hyaluronic Acid
It seems too simple... but don't forget to take your Hyaluronic Acid! The best way to ensure you remember to take your Hyaluronic Acid is to add it to a routine/ritual that you already do. For example, if you have a cup of coffee as soon as you get up in the morning, then put your Hyaluronic Acid on top of your coffee so you can’t miss it.... if you DO miss a day don't think your hard work is all undone. If it's just a day or two you can catch up by increasing your dosage slightly the following few days. Although, clearly don't miss a week and then take 8 days of doses in one day! Many of our customers take 2 or 3 grams per day so you’re not going to over do it by having a gram and a half for 3 days.
Take your Hyaluronic Acid with a meal. We believe that this is the optimum way to take Hyaluronic Acid because your body will absorb it alongside the nutrients in the food. If you are taking Hyaluronic Acid in capsule form then you can either swallow the capsules with some water whilst you are eating or break the capsules open and pour the Hyaluronic Acid into water (to be drunk) or your meal.
Tip 3: Don’t take Magnesium with antibiotics. It may seem counterintuitive since Magnesium is an essential mineral, but you shouldn't take extra supplements if you're on certain antibiotics. Antibiotics that contain aminoglycosides affect the muscles and, since magnesium affects the muscles, it might cause problems. Also, some antibiotics can affect how much magnesium the body can absorb. Magnesium can also bond to antibiotics, reducing the benefits.
Top things to avoid when taking Hylarunoic Acid
When not to take Hylarunoic Acid
Hylauronic acid is generally considered to be safe for most people, but it should not be taken if you have an allergy or sensitivity to hyaluronic acid or any of its inactive ingredients. It may also not be appropriate if you have certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or a bleeding disorder. You should always consult your doctor before taking any new supplement, including hyaluronic acid. Additionally, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should speak with their doctor before taking hyaluronic acid.
Things to avoid 1: Avoid Hylauronic acid capsules that have unnecessary fillers, binders, preservatives and additives to their supplements. They are added to bulk up products that are in most cases not needed and add no value to your health.
Things to avoid 2: Quality and purity is everything. Unfortunately not all companies agree with us. Whilst Amazon is the world's marketplace and you can find every supplement under the sun on it (including ours), don't take it as given that every supplement on Amazon is pure and tested for quality. Sadly, you will find the cheapest, best selling supplements on Amazon are very often unscrupulous Chinese sellers with very questionable quality. Put simply, they are the best sellers because they are the cheapest. To build (unfounded) credibility they pay 3rd parties for dozens of fake reviews, which gives audiences the perception that hundreds of other consumers are enjoying and benefiting from their product. Sure, there will be authentic reviews also, but for the low/no quality brands that we are talking about here, these are due to the placebo effect.
Of course, this is not always the case and many mainstream vitamins and supplements are purchased on Amazon hundreds of thousands of times a month and therefore some of the best sellers have the economies of scale to be able to offer great value and great quality. But it’s safe to say that for the less well known categories, like longevity supplements, this is not the case and therefore the cheapest products are not what they say.
At Longevity Box, every product we develop is more than 99% pure (as pure as it gets) and we test every batch. You can find our latest certificate for each product on Amazon and our website.
Follow these tips and avoid these things to ensure you are getting the most from your investment in your long term health. If you have any questions, please check out the product pages on our website for more FAQ’s on Hylauronic acid or drop us a line at CustomerService@LongevityBox.co.uk.