HYALURONIC ACID: From Facial Aesthetics to Joint Health
Hyaluronic acid is a highly popular substance today, especially in facial aesthetics and mesotherapy procedures. Furthermore, lately, we can observe a great surge in the use of injectable hyaluronic acid for wrinkle filling and lip augmentation, known as fillers. According to Wikipedia, hyaluronic acid-based products have an average persistence of 6–9 months. In mesotherapy, hyaluronic acid is not cross-linked, so its persistence is a maximum of 1 month.
However, less is known about the benefits of this acid for the overall health of the body, especially the joints, and the importance of hyaluronic acid for pain-free mobility.
Hyaluronic Acid: Benefits for Joints
“Without movement, life is just a lethargic sleep,” said Jean Jacques Rousseau. Like all classics, he stated a universally valid truth. Walking, dancing, running, or simply swinging our legs while sitting in a chair, we move every day, and our mobility is ensured by the mobile junctions of the bones – the joints. In the case of healthy joints, the pressure is evenly distributed over their entire surface.
Each joint is composed of the following elements:
- the articular surfaces of the bones, covered with cartilaginous tissue;
- the joint capsule, made of connective tissue;
- the synovial membrane that lines the interior of the capsule and secretes synovial fluid.
The joint capsule is lined on the inside with a special substance called the synovial membrane. This inner membrane nourishes the cartilage and produces “joint juice,” the synovial fluid, which reduces friction in joint movement, protecting them from wear and tear. When the pressure on the joint is reduced, the cartilage absorbs the joint fluid like a sponge, and when the pressure increases, the cartilage eliminates this fluid according to the degree of loading. At the same time, synovial fluid isolates the joint surfaces from each other, forming a smooth surface. A healthy joint “lubricates” itself, which is why the frictional force in a healthy joint is 5 times greater than the frictional force on the ice.
The bone ends (epiphyses) are protected by hyaline cartilage with a height of 3-5 mm, which serves as a “protective cushion”: the cartilage absorbs heavy loads and sudden movements. Articular cartilage is not connected to the bloodstream, so it does not receive nutrients from the blood. For cartilage, the source of these substances is the joint fluid. During movement, cartilage cells absorb the necessary nutrients from the joint fluid and release metabolites, which is why joint movement illustrates the true meaning of the word “life.”
Remember the astronauts who have to learn to walk again after long periods of flight in conditions of zero gravity. Now it is clear why this happens.
The base of the articular cartilage is the matrix (intercellular substance) composed of a network of collagen fibres. Within the matrix are chondrocytes – cells that synthesize proteins for collagen fibers and the structural material for the cartilage base. The matrix is composed of very large molecules (proteoglycans) that can retain a large amount of water, providing elasticity and cushioning against impacts. Additionally, the matrix is rich in glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate – structural components of synovial fluid.
Hyaluronic Acid – Presence in the Human Body
At the age of 40, the production of endogenous hyaluronic acid decreases by 50%. At 60 and above, the body produces only 10% of the required amount.
Hyaluronic acid can retain up to six litres of water per gram. Water cannot be compressed, and hyaluronic acid transfers this property to the joints. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for the consistency of the tissue fluid and modifies its viscosity according to mechanical forces: the fluid thins during the increased effort but remains viscous enough to prevent it from disappearing from the joints as water.
Hyaluronic Acid and the Causes of Cartilage Regeneration
An important concern of cartilage regeneration is the insufficient presence of necessary structural components, caused by diseases or other factors mentioned earlier. We have already established that cartilage tissue does not receive nutrients from the bloodstream but from the joint fluid, which also ensures the removal of waste from cartilage cells. If the body lacks sufficient nutrients, cartilage cells dry out and gradually die. Damaged cartilage can no longer perform its cushioning function and cannot ensure joint mobility. As a result, osteoarthritis begins to progress.
A significant component of cartilage is Chondroitin. We partially obtain chondroitin from food, and it is also synthesized in the body. Its bioactive form is chondroitin sulfate since chondroitin can only be used in the body after combining with sulphuric acid. Chondroitin sulfate acts as a magnet for fluid. Due to the electrical charge of the chemical bond, it retains large amounts of water in the connective tissue and creates a gelatinous substance in which chondrocytes are found.
Hyaluronic acid and chondroitin together provide much better joint protection. When these substances are administered simultaneously, they act synergistically, complementing each other to ensure the protective and nourishing functions of cartilaginous tissues, and they work much more effectively than each component alone.
Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin – Complex Present in B-Luron
Hyaluronic acid and chondroitin provide much better joint protection together. When these substances are administered simultaneously, they act synergistically, complementing each other to ensure the protective and nourishing functions of cartilaginous tissues, and they work much more effectively than each component alone.Thanks to its modified molecular structure, the hyaluronic acid in CHC does not get destroyed when administered orally and remains stable. On the one hand, it acts like a syringe, mechanically increasing the amount of exogenous hyaluronic acid in the joint, and on the other hand, it activates the process of endogenous hyaluronic acid synthesis at the chondrocyte level, similar to a catalyst. Additionally, CHC acts simultaneously on all joints, making it more advantageous than injectable forms.
B-Luron is a classic product whose components and mode of action correspond to the basic principle of orthomolecular medicine: “restoring and maintaining health by modifying the concentration of substances that are normally found in the human body and are responsible for its health.”
In summary: “the right molecules in the right amounts.”
Developers have successfully combined in a unique synergistic combination the two fundamental structural elements for the restoration of cartilage function: chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. The effectiveness of the obtained complex is similar to intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid, and moreover, it acts simultaneously on all joints.
B-Luron from Coral Club is an active dietary supplement based on the hyaluronic-chondroitin complex (CHC), an innovative technological product developed by the German company Gramme-Revit GmbH. It is designed to stimulate the production of endogenous synovial fluid and provide nourishment and recovery for cartilage tissue.
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B-Luron – Benefits
Consequently, the administration of B-Luron is significantly important for the proper functioning of the joints and their mobility. It is recommended to take a daily dose of 30 ml of B-Luron (equivalent to 450 mg of the hyaluronic-chondroitin complex) for one month without interruption. Visible improvement in symptoms will not occur immediately, but after reaching a certain concentration of hyaluronic acid in the joint at the end of weeks 2-3. This depends on the degree of joint damage, the level of chondroitin and hyaluronic acid deficiency. In short, the less affected the joint is, the faster the improvement will be felt, and the joint will be restored.In severe cases, it is recommended to repeat the treatment course to achieve the desired result.
Importantly, the action of the pleasantly-tasting syrup will continue even after the completion of administration, and there is a logical explanation for this: the synthesis of endogenous hyaluronic acid resumes, synovial fluid returns to normal, and the joint starts functioning.
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And always remember: “Without movement, life is just a lethargic sleep” 🙂
Note: This material was created with informational support from official Coral Club materials.