...less medical jargon in a 'Quick Glance' format!
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is in every cell of our bodies. However by age 30 the body’s production starts to diminish, which is the trigger for the aging process. Until now supplementing our bodies with HA has been difficult because the molecules were too big to be digestible. HA could only be administered by injection with relief localized to the injection area.
Recently Dr. William Judy who has spent the last three decades in florida researching HA, discovered a new source for it and developed a method to shrink the molecule to 1800 daltrons. It can now be administered orally!
He choose a company called TrueEssentials as the company to market his discovery because of their success in the absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
What foods contain HA?
Answer: A possible sources was mentioned in a segment from ABC news about a HA consumption in a village in Japan. In the 20/20 segment, "The Village of Long Life: Could HA Be an Anti-Aging Remedy?" the town doctor attributed the villager's long lives to "starchy root vegetables"-- satsumaimo, a type of sweet potato; satoimo, a sticky white potato; konyaku, a gelatinous root vegetable concoction; and imoji, a potato root. The doctor believes "these locally grown starches help stimulate the body’s natural creation of a substance called hyaluronic acid, or HA, which aging bodies typically lose. This may ward off the aging process by helping the cells of the body thrive and retain moisture, keeping joints lubricated, protecting the retina in eyes and keeping skin smooth and elastic. 'I have never seen anyone suffer from skin cancer here,' he says. 'I have seen a woman in her 90s with spotless skin.'