Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid Supplements + Key Role HA Plays in the Body (Not Just Skin)

Hyaluronic acid.  Anyone with the merest modicum of interest in skincare will have heard of it.

Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies. It holds 1,000 times its weight in water, and it’s what keeps our skin looking plump and youthful. Then the hard truth: the epidermis starts losing it by the time we hit our late 20s, and after the age of 30 depletion increases by 1 percent a year. Hormonal dips come pre-menopause, and menopause thins the skin even further.

So what to do? Well, there’s nothing we can do stop skin ageing. It’s a natural part of life. Slowing down the appearance of skin ageing is the best we can hope for, and we can do that by making sure we eat well, exercise, get a good night’s sleep, look after our skin and so on. Food supplements may also play their part.

Taking supplements is not something I thought about doing in my youth. But as I’ve got older and become more aware of my skin ageing, they are an option I’m increasingly turning to. About a month ago I was sent these Solgar Hyaluronic Acid Complex capsules to try, and I’ve been taking one a day ever since.

While I was aware of HA's role in skin health, I didn’t know it had a function to play in the joints too. HA is found in the synovial fluid in our joints, providing lubrication and acting as a shock absorber. According to Solgar, studies suggest that HA may offer pain relief to arthritic suffers.

‘Studies suggest’ is the rub with food supplements. There’s a massive market for them but it’s impossible to measure their benefits. For me I consider supplements a useful safety net, to top-up my body with vital nutrients should they be missing in the food I eat.
Solgar far left, larger in size than my other daily supplements

I swallow one of these Solgar capsules with my breakfast (they should ideally be taken with food). There are 30 in a bottle and they can be taken alone or combined with other supplements such as vitamin C, collagen and chondroitin suplphate.

They’re quite big (I’ve stood them side-by-side with the other daily supplements I take to give you a sense of size), so not the easiest to swallow. Washing them down with a big gulp of water usually does the trick though.

Solgar says the capsules use the most absorbable form of HA, Biocell Collagen II. This is described as a matrix of hydrolyzed collagen type II, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin -  essential for healthy joint, skin, and connective tissues.

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid Complex Supplements cost £25.39 (the cheapest I can find online) from NutriCentre here . More on Solgar here.


  1. Hyaluronic Acid is definitely the 'in' thing right now, and rightly so! It's in a lot of my favourite skincare products such as my Dragon's Blood Plumping Fix Mask from Nip + Fab. Can't wait to read about how you get on with these.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    1. As is the nature of supplements, it's difficult to measure the benefits of taking them. The safety net aspect is the key thing for me. Tx

  2. Very interesting post. I've never taken any kind of supplements before as I'm always so unsure.
    Xo Lottie

    1. Thank you Chalotte. And I have to say, supplements are quite a new thing for me. Tx

  3. Oh wow, I did not know you can take this as a supplement. That is something I will try out for sure. I do have Hyaluronic Acid serums of course and really love to use them. They do plump up fine lines for sure. Glad we are together in this journey of getting old. LOL! Kisses, Sissi

  4. I feel so slow, I didn't know aboit HA until just a month ago when I got forced to buy some new moisturizers. And then I noticed it was even in my milk cleanser :D

    I'm taking MSM powder for now which has a similar effect to HA. I don't like the idea of eating a pill for this and that, but keeping a well balanced diet :)

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