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Hyaluronic Acid: A Bodily Fluid Crucial for Joint and Skin Health

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  • Hyaluronic acid's main function is to reduce friction in your joints to keep them moving smoothly, as well as keeping your eyes lubricated
  • While there’s a chance that hyaluronic acid supplements may benefit your health, people who suffer from certain health conditions are not recommended to use these supplements

Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan) is a polysaccharide found in nearly every cell in your body. Its main function is to reduce friction in your joints to keep them moving smoothly, as well as keeping your eyes lubricated. It's also a critical part of your skin, acting as a natural support for your dermis, delivering nutrients and keeping it moist by pulling water from your body. In fact, your skin uses up most of the hyaluronic acid, accounting for half of the amount.


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