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Anyone tried Hyaluronic Acid for Joints?

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I have recently started a new joint protocol with Cod Liver Oil, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and its going really well only a week in.

I've ordered some Hyaluronic Acid too as there are lots of people singing its praises online on how effective it is, with many no longer taking NSAID's for the joint pain they were experiencing before its supposed to be that good. Its a naturally occurring substance that our bodies produce, found in the fluid in our joints and eyes - where it acts as a cushion and a lubricant in the synovial fluid. We produce less of it as we get older so supplementing with it is supposed to be brilliant for the joints especially if you are experiencing discomfort in them.

Has anyone had any experience with this stuff or currently uses it?

DoomAegis's picture

I got hyaluronic acid injections for a knee injury. It was very effective. That's when I first learned about it. I had one injection per week, five injections in total. Then, after six months, we repeated the process. I'm fine now.

press1's picture

I can imagine a direct injection into the joint being extremely effective as it would form a cushion in there immediately, seeing how the powder reacts the moment it touches moisture!

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DoomAegis's picture

I got hyaluronic acid injections for a knee injury. It was very effective. That's when I first learned about it. I had one injection per week, five injections in total. Then, after six months, we repeated the process. I'm fine now.

Rosschestzip's picture

I use it on some scaring and really dry spots on my skin and the stuff is like crazy hydrating so I would imagine if there’s away to get in your system it would probably work wonders on the joints. It’s like super duper lube. There’s an injectable one that’s like a pump product, you do spot injections pre workout and since it absorbs like 10 times it’s weight in water ( idk if it’s ten times but it’s something like that) it brings water into that muscle and gives a crazy pump supposedly. But that might also help the joints if it works systemically. I haven’t tried it, I wanted to but it just seemed way too overpriced for a pump product

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press1's picture

I used this for the first time today buddy and its crazy!!! Lmao I opened a capsule and put it in water and it literally soaks up a tonne of water and blows up into these little lumps of white slimy balls. I can completely see how it works once its in the joint expecially when injected directly into it - problem is I cannot see how it gets into the area through being absobed by my stomach as surely it will be broken down. I guess it builds up i tiny amounts over time. It absorbs 100 times its own weight in water apparently!

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Rosschestzip's picture

100 times!! Wow I knew it was a lot but I didn’t know it was that much. Ya over time it’ll probably build up or it may be useless orally idk. I use like a serum on super dry skin and I wonder if that could be absorbed through the skin. Like if it would help the joints by using it topically, probably not tho, but idk because bengay works through the skin

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press1's picture

Bengay??! Lol Is this some kind of Homo product? LMAO

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Rosschestzip's picture

You guys don’t have that over there?? “I bengay, now I’m straight!!” Lmao it’s a muscle ache cream you run on the skin and it somehow is absorbed into the muscle

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press1's picture

LMFAO No I've never heard of it!!! But we do have Heat rub which I believe is the same thing - who the Hell came up with that name???!! Lol Is it even possible to go back to being straight after being Gay? Scratch one-s head

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01dragonslayer's picture

Hyaluronic acid helps in the growth and development of joint's cartilage and bone by promoting the growth of new cells and tissues. It also plays an important role in reducing joint inflammation and pain caused by injury or tissue degeneration. Please keep in mind that its not an overnight cure....it will take about 3-4 weeks to feel the benefits. Collagen peptides is a great oral supplement to help with joint inflamation.

press1's picture

Do you use HA mate? Collagen peptides are indeed a great supplement for healing tendons, even better alongside EAA's I find.

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01dragonslayer's picture

I do use HA but not for joint inflammation......I leave that up to my daily collagen peptides.

creatinehcl's picture

I use Hyaluronic Acid, a small dose of 60mg, as part of a supplement that also contains collagen peptides. I don't have any problems with my joints, more as a preventive measure. Otherwise, I read about HC that it must be of high molecular weight in order to work for the joints, but unfortunately most supplements do not emphasize whether it is high or low molecular weight HC.

Makwa's picture

Isn't that wrinkle cream? Lol

press1's picture

Exactly Mak!!! I am killing 2 birds with 1 stone here - I figure along with the collagen peptide therapy I am going to look 21 again soon. Then I am gonna befriend the Tren Twins and get a curly mullet hairpiece LMFAO

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SeeOhShow's picture

Don’t have any input lol. I’ve used/currently use the whole glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin stack and think it works. Have also used turmeric extract supplements with the 95% curcuminoids. Not the bs turmeric powder supplements, has to be the extract (preferably also with bioperine or black pepper extract to help bioavailability). High dose can feel like taking ibuprofen. And by high dose I mean I was taking enough that my crap turned orange lol. 100% worked though

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8572027/#s0005title

press1's picture

LMFAO!!!! I use the 500mg Turmeric and Black pepper extract capsules, 1 gram per day but it doesn't list 95% curcuminoids in it! Will have another look now to see if I can find better.

These Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM capsules I take contain 300mg of each, and I take 2 to 3 per day alongside 2 grams of Cod liver oil and it really does seem to make a difference doesn't it?! I was very dubious as to whether it would or not but so far so good. Do you think the Glucosamine and Chondroitin do actually rebuild cartilege and tendons as claimed?

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press1's picture

Found it buddy - do you think this will be much better?

Curcumin C3 Complex® (95% Curcuminoids) 400mg with Bioperine (Black Pepper) Capsules (Pure)

I wonder what % of normal Turmeric is made up of curcuminoids then?

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SeeOhShow's picture

It’s low single digits I believe. You want that 95% stuff. Whatever you can find for the cheapest per dose cost that has the 95% and black pepper. The studies showed dosages up to 10g per day I believe, but they don’t have long term data running it that high. I was taking ~2g/day of that 95% extract.

And no I don’t think you can rebuild most cartilage. I think they help add some lubricants in the joints to help smooth things out. Can’t repair something that doesn’t have blood supply and most cartilage doesn’t have that. The outer edge of the meniscus supposedly can heal because it can get some blood flow to it. But deep in the joint gets nothing. Tendons absolutely repair themselves. They harvest tendon from the quad/hammy for autograft acl surgery and those donor spots heal up fine for most people.

press1's picture

Damn mate its only between 1 and 7% that is curcumin in Turmeric!!! I kept seeing that other stuff but never put 2 and 2 together to realise its soooo much more effective. Mind you its quite a bit more expensive but obviously worth it. I will just take 2 capsules of that 95% product.

As always, a Wealth of knowledge Bro!!! Good

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press1's picture

Somebody TALK TO ME!!!! Lmfao Crazy

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