Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is present in every tissue of your body. HA aids in the retention of water, providing nutrients, and removing waste from cells that lack a direct blood supply, such as cartilage cells. Cartilage is a specialized form of connective tissue, that provides strength, flexibility and shock absorption to your body. A key component of your cartilage is Hyaluronic Acid.

The joints in your body are surrounded by a membrane called the synovial membrane, forming a capsule around the ends of your bones.  This membrane secretes a liquid called the synovial fluid into your joint cavities to serve as a lubricant, shock absorber and nutrient carrier. As a lubricant and shock absorber, it functions to protect your joints and bones during normal movement.  Your cartilage is immersed in, and fed by, the synovial fluid. Without HA, good nutrients cannot move into these cells, and bad waste cannot be removed.

Unfortunately, the process of normal aging reduces the amount of HA synthesized by your body. Your body stops producing it after the age of 35.  Oral hyaluronic acid supplementation may effectively help most people cushion their joints after just 2 to 4 months. The office is proud to offer Baxyl, which is an all natural and 100% vegan product that has no known side effects or contraindications to other medications.  Baxyl helps lubricate your joints, making them feel less stiff and achey.  Cathy Higgins (wife of Dr. Jim), who started using the product over 6 months ago, swears by the product stating that she no longer has any hand pain or stiffness, and noticed a change just after one month of taking the supplement.

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