A Short History of Hyaluronic Serum Studies
Since hyaluronic acid was discovered over fifty years ago, it has been the subject of a number of medical studies investigating various aspects of its use. Since then, many discoveries have been made, but there’s also still a lot to learn. You see, in terms of medical history, fifty years actually isn’t that long a time. Currently hyaluronic acid is the subject of more medical studies than almost any other substance. We do know that it occurs naturally in the body, and that either too little or too much of it can have negative effects. We also know it has particular impact on the joints and the vision, as well as various muscle tissues.
The discovery that having too little hyaluronic acid in your body can have negative effects led to the development of nutritional supplements for people with low HA levels. These supplements do not originate from animal sources. They have proven very beneficial to people with joint health issues. They have also been demonstrated to have very positive effects on the skin, particularly because hyaluronic acid is such a wonderful conditioner. At first, some people were skeptical regarding whether or not oral supplements were even absorbed, but studies have since proven that they are. Of course, there are also benefits associated with topical uses.
Of particular note in the preceding paragraph is the implication that it is those with low hyaluronic acid levels to begin with that are the most ideal candidates for supplementation. Of course, this begs the question of what makes one person’s hyaluronic acid levels lower than another person’s. Genetics apparently do play a role. Cigarette smoking can also have an adverse affect, as can high estrogen levels. Conversely, low magnesium and zinc levels also correspond. Thus, if any of these factors sound descriptive of you, then you may have low HA levels as well.