Recently a study from Japan proved that the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to ingest food that is rich in hyaluronic acid may indeed cause better and more beautiful skin. This study was conducted by the Department of Dermatology, Toho University, Tokyo, Japan. The study found that hyaluronic acid, extracted from cockscombs, could moisturize dry skin after being taken as nutritional additive.
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of many tissues of the body. It has a water binding property and a moisturizing effect on the skin. Intake of hyaluronic acid has time-honored tradition in Asia, where the consumption of food that is rich in hyaluronic acid has been said to make the skin more beautiful and younger-looking for thousands of years. It is a leading principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine to let patients ingest food which contains organic matter they would need to replenish their organs. So ingesting organic matter found naturally in the skin would help replenish the skin.
Especially in Japan many dietary supplements and beauty drinks containing hyaluronic acid are distributed to help making the skin more youthful and beautiful nowadays. My experience with satisfied patients in our clinic who have been given hyaluronic acid to repenish the skin have encouraged me to develop our product line Perfect Skin by DDr. Heinrich® containing hyaluronic acid and collagen peptides. The new scientific findings from Japan come as strong encouragements. In Perfect Skin by DDr. Heinrich® you can choose between a beauty drink, blended with high-quality organic pure fruit juice, and powder to create your favorite flavor yourself.
The study cited was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. It found that ingested hyaluronic acid increased skin moisture and could be successfully used in the treatment of patients with dry skin.
It could be shown that ingested hyaluronic acid was absorbed by the body and was partly distributed to the skin. Thus the ingestion of dietary supplements containing hyaluronic acid does indeed make sense to replenish the skin.
DDr. Heinrich, MD