Hyaluronic Acid

How does Hyaluronic Acid work?

Hyaluronic acid works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. In addition, it might affect the inflammatory response of the body.

Are there safety concerns?

Prescription forms of hyaluronic acid are safe for most people. There isn't enough information about hyaluronic acid to know if it is safe when taken by mouth. Sometimes hyaluronic acid can cause pain and redness where it is injected. Increased pressure in the eye may occur after hyaluronic acid is used for eye surgery. Rarely, hyaluronic acid may cause allergic reactions.

Do not take hyaluronic acid unless administered by a healthcare professional if:

  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Hyaluronic Acid.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For treating osteoarthritis: healthcare providers inject hyaluronic acid into the knee joint.

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