We have improved our Higher Level Nutritionals Joint and Flex Plus - Complete Joint Solution formula to be more helpful for all joint and arthritic types of aliments, with the addition of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in great abundance in young skin, synovial fluid and other tissues in humans and animals. Over time, oxy radicals, produced mostly through exposure to pollutants and sunlight, degrade and destroy hyaluronic acid. Fifty-year-olds are estimated to have less than half the hyaluronic acid they had in youth.
Our joints (like the elbows and knees) are surrounded by a membrane called the synovial membrane, which forms a capsule around the ends of the bones. This membrane secretes a liquid called the synovial fluid. Basically, the synovial fluid is found in joint cavities. It has many functions, including serving as a lubricant, shock absorber and a nutrient carrier. The fluid protects the joints and bones. Hyaluronic acid is a key component in of cartilage. Cartilage is immersed in the synovial fluid and is a fibrous connective tissue. Cartilage is vascular, meaning it contains no blood vessels. This is why the synovial fluid is so important. Synovial fluid is the only way in which nutrients can be carried into the cartilage and waste can be removed.