Thursday, 21 July 2011


Do you know the difference between a grape and a raisin? The answer is water. Water enables the grape to remain smooth and plump, while the lack of hydration causes the raisin to appear wrinkled and flat. Our skin is the same. For healthy, plump youthful skin, water is an absolute must.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance found within almost all the cells of the human body, most abundantly in the joints and the skin. In the joints HA is found in the synovial fluid, which provides lubrication and acts as a shock absorber. In the skin, HA helps to retain optimal levels of water in the dermis of the skin.

However, we lose supplies of HA as we age and there are in fact only minimal traces found in the skin of those aged 60 and above. Since HA is found in all connective tissue, this is important not just for the skin, but also for the health of your joints. One happy customer wrote:

“After three and a half weeks of taking HA, I am off my prescription medicine. My hands stopped hurting, and the rest of the body followed. Last year, my doctor told me I was about two years away from knee replacement. Even with my medications, my knee hurt. All the pain is gone now. My 13-year old German shepherd has stopped dragging her back feet and doesn’t cry at night. She is also off her medications. My vet started giving HA to his old labrador last week and says he was very sceptical, but saw differences the next day. He started taking it himself after seeing the dramatic improvement in his dog.”

You may also have come across the amazing longevity of people living in Yuzurihara, Japan, where people in their 80’s and 90’s have flawless skin (no wrinkles, no age spots), flexible joints, good eyesight and a full head of hair. This is despite habitually working in the sun much of their lives, smoking and drinking copious amounts of saki! All this has been put down to their unique diet, which helps them retain HA in the body.

At Elixir, we are very pleased to be able to offer you Solgar's Hyaluronic Acid. This unique HA product consists of BioCell Collagen ll Extract, which provides 750mg Hydrolysed Collagen type ll, 240mg Chondroitin Sulphate, 120mg Hyaluronic Acid and 100mg Vitamin C. This is a particularly good combination since collagen provides the connective framework to uphold the skin tissue’s integrity, while HA provides the moisture filled cushioning between the cells, and Chondroitin cushions and provides resiliency to your joints.

Solgar’s Hyaluronic Acid is a natural nutrient with no known drug interactions, and is suitable for any adults who want to maintain and improve skin and joint health, and combat the signs of ageing.

To buy Solgar's Hyaluronic Acid click here, or on any of the links above. You can also purchase this product from our specialist Solgar Health Store, please click here. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

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