Hyaluronic acid

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronan (also called hyaluronic acid , hyaluronate or , or HA) is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. It is unique among glycosaminoglycans in that it is nonsulfated, forms in the plasma membrane instead of the Golgi, and can be very large, with its molecular weight often reaching the millions. One of the chief components of the extracellular matrix, hyaluronan contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and may also be involved in the progression of some malignant tumors.

The average 70 kg (154 lb) person has roughly 15 grams of hyaluronan in the body, one-third of which is turned over (degraded and synthesized) every day. Hyaluronic acid is also a component of the group A streptococcal extracellular capsule, and is believed to play a role in virulence.

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Side effects of hyaluronic acid and what is a safe level

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I had two ingrown hairs removed from my penis 5 days ago. Will a hylauronic acid cream help the wound heal faster?

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what is difference between cosmetic & supplement HA? I buy the cosmedic1800k molecue weight. which is pure HA so why can't I put it in cap.

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