Part 1 of a 2-Part Series
It seems as if medical professionals constantly tell us to drink water. The usual suggestion is at least eight 8 oz. glasses per day. But that comes out to 64 ounces, which is an entire gallon of water per day per person! Remembering to constantly drink water during the day is difficult sometimes, especially when I don’t feel thirsty. And I always wonder why we need to drink that much. Now that I know more about science as it relates to the brain and body, I understand the connection between water and hyaluronic acid. Read on to learn more.
Why We Need Water
- Water makes up about 60 percent of our bodies?
- Every cell, tissue and organs require water to function.
- Our bodies lose water daily through our breath, perspiration, urine and bowel moments.
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid amount for men should be about 15.5 cups and 11.5 cups for women.
- Rids cell wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements.
- Critical for keeping our body temperature normal.
- Water lubricates, and cushions joints and protects sensitive tissues with the help of hyaluronic acid, a substance produced by the body which binds with water.
The Water/Hyaluronic Acid Connection
Hyaluronic acid is the key molecule involved in skin moisture. In fact, it attracts 1000 times its own weight in water!! It is nature’s moisturizer, which is essential to the function of our bodies. Bodily fluids, tissues and cells contain it. It serves the vital function of keeping cells hydrated. Hyaluronic acid lubricates muscular connective tissues by enhancing the sliding between adjacent tissue layers.
Water and hyaluronic acid work together to keep our bodies hydrated. But hyaluronic acid only has a half-life of 3-5 minutes in the blood, less than one day in the skin and 1-3 weeks in the cartilage. A half-life is the time it takes for a substance to decrease by half its amount. (Source: Journal of Dermatoendocrinology, July 2012)
Water & Skin
Youthful skin is plump, elastic and resilient, due to its high content of water and hyaluronic acid. As we age, we our bodies lose the ability to make enough hyaluronic acid. As a result, skin ages and wrinkles. Hydration of the skin critically depends on water that has been bound to hyaluronic acid.
The Hyaluronic Solution
Liquid BioCellTLife, Skin, Sport, and Pure are the only sources for bioavailable hyaluronic acid. Liquid BioCell contains a patented of matrix of hydrolyzed collagen type ll, bioavailable hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate in an ideal molecular weight that the body can effectively utilize. A clinical study has demonstrated that 28 days of daily intake of Liquid BioCell led to a 60-fold increase of hyaluronic acid in the body.
The more hyaluronic acid available to the body, the better the hydration of the body. Better hydration means younger looking skin. Since hyaluronic acid binds with water, the more water we drink the better our hyaluronic acid can provide hydration to our cells and tissues.
Check back next week to read part two of this two-part series.