Ever wish you could get a better joint supplement than Glucosimine, Chondroitin, and CSM? Well, actually you can. In Lexington, there is a local company that sells a product called Baxyl. Baxyl is 100% Hyaluronic Acid, or Hyaluronan, the very same substance that your cartilage tissue produces to lubricate your synovial joints.
Furthermore, although your body produces less each year, you can in fact ingest this substance and get drastic improvements in conditions such as:
- arthritis, so long as cartilage remains
- CSF insufficiency
- Any condition that involves hyaluronic insufficiency.
In TCM, hyaluronic insufficiency is known as Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency, and traditionally is treated through eating fish eyes, liver, marrow, and other tissues. Pho, a Vietnamese dish, is often served with tendons and tripe, and is rich in these nutrients.
[pullquote align=”left”]”Hyaluronan plays a vital role in bone’s extracellular matrix. Hyaluronan influences the growth and differentiation of cells in the bone marrow, accelerating new bone formation. Hyaluronan also aids the bone repair process following a fracture including the early inflammatory stage, the repair stage, and the remodeling stage. Bones consist of osseous tissue that makes up the skeletal system, supports the body, protects vital organs, facilitates locomotion and mineral storage. Osteoblasts are active throughout the important physiological process of bone formation, and are vital to the overall healing of the bone by replacing cartilage with cancellous (spongy) bone forming a bridge between fracture fragments. Hyaluronan supplementation has a stimulatory effect on osteoblasts, enhances cell growth and increases bone mineralization, contributing to the overall bone repair process. – Baxyl.com”[/pullquote]
However, these days many Americans and vegetarians cannot do this. Now you can! Baxyl, and the pet and horse versions, are 100% Vegan Friendly, and it is odorless, colorless, tasteless and does not require refrigeration. You can mix it in tea, coffee, juice, or smoothies, just like honey, and it has the same consistency and viscosity as honey.
It really is a wonderful supplement, available online or at the Good Foods Co-op. The price is totally reasonable considering what it does. I myself used it years ago to get rid of burning pain in my knees related to “frog jumps” in martial arts. Check it out, and let us know what you think: Ramon@bluelotushealth.com