Hyaluronic acid is highly concentrated inside the eyeball. The vitreous humor (fluid within the eye) is composed almost entirely of hyaluronic acid and gives the eye a viscous gel-like property.
Roughly 50% of the hyaluronic acid in our body is found in the skin, both in the deep underlying dermis and the visible top layers of the epidermis. Hyaluronic acid and collagen are vital to maintaining the skin’s structure.
The dermal skin layer is composed of connective tissue, and the connective tissue, with its gelatinous fluid-like characteristics, provides support, nourishes, and hydrates the deep layers of the scalp.
Hyaluronic Acid in Connective Tissue Connective tissue is found everywhere in the body. It does much more than connect body parts; it has many forms and functions. Its primary functions include binding, support, protection, and insulation. One such example of connective tissue is the cordlike structures that connect muscle to bone (tendons) and bone to […]
Hyaluronic acid is a chief component of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid provides lubrication and shock-absorbancy to the joints.
Hyaluronic acid is found in all bones and cartilage throughout the body and assists in the distribution of nutrients to the cells.
The lips are a core of skeletal muscle covered by skin tissue. The dermal layer of the lips is composed primarily of connective tissue and its components (hyaluronic acid and collagen). Hyaluronic acid binds to water creating a gelatinous fluid that hydrates the surrounding tissue and keeps the collagen (responsible for maintaining tight skin) nourished and healthy. The result is healthy well – hydrated, and plump lips.