What is the Magnesium Connection To Hyaluronic Acid?
Japanese researchers at Gifu Pharmaceutical University has discovered that magnesium ions (Mg2+) act on epidermal cells to promote cellular hyaluronic acid (HA) production, protecting the cells from oxidative damage such as UV rays.
In their previous research, they discovered that magnesium has the effect of restoring the skin barrier, and in this round of research, they have confirmed its moisturising and protective effects. HA forms a water retention film on the skin surface and exerts a high moisturising effect.
What does this mean in layman's terms? It strongly suggests the possibility of a totally unprecedented skincare solution, focused on magnesium - in particular magnesium chloride.
According to a review on HA by the International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment, magnesium is essential for hyaluronic acid synthesis and a lack of magnesium in the diet may be part of the cause of low hyaluronic acid levels.
Other sources in the scientific community also back up that claim that magnesium is needed for HA synthesis, while a lack of magnesium is one of the factors in some connective tissue disorders. The importance of magnesium in HA synthesis is no surprise, as the element is a crucial factor in a long list of bodily reactions and functions.
Magnesium and HA
Studies show magnesium is essential for HA synthesis in the body
HA is found in your skin, the connective tissue of joints, and the eyes
It is the skin’s natural moisturiser and a natural lubricant for joints
Studies show HA aides in wrinkle management and joint comfort
The researchers found that magnesium acts on epidermal cells, promoting the production of hyaluronic acid (hy,al,ur,onic acid - am I right ladies), which has the function of maintaining skin moisture and flexibility.
No matter how active we remain in our later years, there are certain unavoidable bodily realities that inevitably appear as we grow older. The quality of our eyesight takes a dip, back pain is a daily occurrence, hair turns gray or falls out, skin grows looser and begins to sag—in short, gravity wins.
Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture.
And one biological commonality in these age-related concerns (and more) is our body’s production of hyaluronic acid (HA), which begins to decline after the age of 40. While the name sounds like some sort of car exhaust byproduct, hyaluronic acid is basically a long polymer molecule—a long chain made up of thousands of sugar molecules. Also called hyaluronan, HA is a gooey, clear substance naturally occurring in cells throughout the human body.
Caim & Able will continue to delve deeper in the research in a bid to provide products that bring out your natural beauty from both inside and outside the skin by clarifying the skincare effects of magnesium chloride.