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I've seen the hyluranonic (sp) drink type supplements. Is it these you mean? I'm dying to see if they work because they look good but they are pretty pricey. Have you seen Skinade? The before and after pics on that look incredible but it's expensive.
Am struggling to see how the science would actually work. You swallow them and digest them so how does the hyaluronic actually get to your skin?
Is there any evidence that oral intake of extra hyaluronic makes the least difference to your skin? A brief google suggests it's all broken down by stomach acid and doesn't get any where near your skin.
What exactly are the other things? Looking at the Hyabeautiful it just looks like an average multi-vitamin with unproven bells on.
There are some claims about oxidative stress but no supplement has ever been proven to work on this (and sometimes our bodies need to oxidize chemicals and it would be dangerous to interfere with this) and some studies have actually shown vitamins making it worse.
Well, I don't know much about flaxseed, but doesn't it contain omega 3 or 6 so should help make skin less dry? Also vitamins can really make a difference if someone has any kind of deficiency, lots of people are D deficient for example
I know that isn't the selling point, that was kind of what I meant - maybe it's the other things like that that's improving these people's skin, not the hyalauronic acid.. Just a musing! Anyway I've started taking them, just a trial for month. I'll update for anyone who is interested.
My DB has 'dry eye' and was advised by his consultant to take HA suplement daily. HA helps connective tissue which diminishes with age and hence wrinkles ( not sure about my DB's eye) He has been on this for a few years and his skin looks amazing, he's 62. So I thought I'll have a bit of that! I have been on it for about 18 months. I am often complimented on my skin but I am not sure if it's the HA or if my DB and I have the good skin genes.
Thanks for the further posts. I will be interested to see any results. I'm 34 and started seeing some fine lines so will keep an eye on them! If there's no obvious improvement I will go back to my trusty but waaay cheaper tesco skin hair and nails vits.