Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. In simple terms it serves to cushion the impact of tendons, cartilage and bone in your joints. When you suffer from pain and inflammation in your joints an extra increase in hyaluronic acid often helps to relieve the pain and increase in range of motion. Traditionally hyaluronic acid has been sourced from the comb of roosters.
CanEVA People is a recognized traditional Chinese medicine that is also regulated by a Health Canada Natural Health Product designation containing the recommend dose of hyaluronic acid to maintain healthy joints. A systematic review of 13 reports on oral HA clinical trials, Oe et al. found that patients that were on a highly pure HA regiment reported a beneficial effect on knee pain compared to placebo1. In terms of safety, it has been shown that on a 12 month study of 30 patients taking an oral HA regiment, no statistically significant negative side effects were seen.2
1 Bannuru RR, et al. Therapeutic trajectory following intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection in knee osteoarthritis—meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011;19(6):611–619. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2010.09.014
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