Some time ago, a news journalist visited the small Japanese village of Yuzurihara and met a group of people who seemed to have tapped into the fountain of youth. Though they were 80-90 years old, they had clear wrinkle free skin, moved around freely and had perfect eyesight. It was discovered that these villagers produced more hyaluronic acid because of the kinds of foods they were eating.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in all living creatures. In humans, this compound has been discovered in the eyes, the synovial fluid of the joints and the skin. The anti aging effects of this acid come from its ability to combat damage caused by the hyaluronidase enzyme.
Free radicals and UV radiation produce hyaluronidase in the body which breaks down the collagen in the skin. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, helps skin remain supple and youthful by building up collagen. In addition to eating foods that contain bioflavonoid, such as blueberries and citrus, which inhibit the production of hyaluronidase, you can also purchase a variety of anti aging skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid.
Creams and serums can be applied to skin to form a lightweight barrier that holds in moisture and improve its appearance. Because these products tend to be non-greasy, they can be used in conjunction with other moisturizing products or under cosmetics. In addition, the FDA has approved hyaluronic acid as a dermal filler that can be injected into the skin by a qualified clinician. Like collagen injections, hyaluronic acid will smooth out wrinkles and revive sagging skin.
This acid can also be consumed as a dietary supplement. There are several on the market including one that pairs it with the health enhancing compound Resveratrol. Found in red wine, red grapes and Chinese knotweed, Resveratrol contains powerful anti-oxidant properties that help reduce the signs of aging.
If your skin needs a little boost, try anti aging products that contain this acid. It could be the best beauty investment you ever made.