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Hyaluronic Acid, also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, is a type of molecule found and produced naturally within the human body, concentrated in certain areas such as the skin, cartilage, and eyes. It is similar to ceramide in many ways, including the fact that natural hyaluronic acid production decreases over time, and with the lower levels, comes a higher degree of skin dryness. Other important roles of hyaluronic acid includes being a lubricator within the body allowing for easier movement, tissue repair, and to help retain moisture.
Hyaluronic Acid, as a natural source, exists in the tissues of animals; direct plant-sourced alternatives do not exist. You can, however, help boost your own synthesis of this important molecule by consuming more food items that have the nutrients needed for this process, like citrus fruits and soy beans!