February 10, 2016

Hyaluronic Acid

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What other names is Hyaluronic Acid known by?

Acide Hyaluronique, Ácido Hialurónico, Glycoaminoglycan, Glycoaminoglycane, Hyaluran, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate de Sodium, Hyaluronate Sodium, Hylan, Sodium Hyaluronate.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is present in the human body naturally, in the highest concentrations in fluids in eyes and joints.

Likely Effective for...

  • Sores in the mouth.
  • Eye surgery and corneal transplant, when injected by an eye surgeon.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Osteoarthritis, when injected into the joint.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Healing skin wounds and burns, and preventing aging.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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