The Most Important Molecule In Your Body

WHY HAVE WE WRITTEN THIS BOOK?

WHY HAVE WE WRITTEN THIS BOOK?

Hyaluronan improves health. It is that simple! Dr. Douglas Kiburz, is an orthopedic surgeon. He is devoted to the well-being of the people in his life—his family and his patients. Even though surgery and prescription medications are the tools of his profession, he...

YOUR BODY IS MADE UP OF ORGAN SYSTEMS

YOUR BODY IS MADE UP OF ORGAN SYSTEMS

The systems in your body are not all that different from the systems in your car. Like your body, your car is a collection of systems: The lubrication system, the braking system, the fuel system, and the chassis. Some systems are mechanical. In the engine, moving...

HYALURONIC ACID IS IMPORTANT IN MANY ORGAN SYSTEMS

HYALURONIC ACID IS IMPORTANT IN MANY ORGAN SYSTEMS

Naturally-occurring and exogenously-added HA are important in many organ systems.In the next few sections, we are going to discuss specific organ systems in your body where peer-reviewed clinical and scientific research suggests that HA exists naturally and where HA...

ORTHOPEDIC PATIENTS, DOGS, & HORSES

ORTHOPEDIC PATIENTS, DOGS, & HORSES

A doctor learns a thing or two from horses and dogs. How did Dr. Kiburz become interested in HA as a beneficial molecule in the first place? For that answer, we must turn to dogs, cats, and horses. Dr. Kiburz and his wife, Connie, own dogs, cats, and horses. Horses...

HYALURONAN IS AN ESSENTIAL BODY MOLECULE

HYALURONAN IS AN ESSENTIAL BODY MOLECULE

Taking responsibility for our health. Our health and wellness are our personal responsibility. We cannot change our genetic makeup, but we can control some aspects of our health by making informed choices. Good health and wellness begin with understanding our family...

BOB, OLYMPIA, & HA

BOB, OLYMPIA, & HA

Bob is an 89-year-old man who has a beloved 18-year-old cat named Olympia.     Bob and Olympia like to do all the things that a cat and her human like to do together. Olympia loves to sit on Bob’s lap, and Bob loves to scratch her ears. Olympia adores...

NAKED MOLE-RATS

NAKED MOLE-RATS

Unlocking the secret to HA & long-life. The critter in the photo on this page is a female naked mole-rat.9 Cute little gal, isn’t she? Naked mole-rats live in Africa and they are the source of a very important observation about the health benefits of HA. You see,...

STRONG MUSCLES

STRONG MUSCLES

Muscles occur in surprising places in your body. When most people think of muscles, they see “Ah-nold” and his biceps in the Terminator movies. But did you know that muscles also occur in your blood vessels, heart, brain, and intestines? Biceps are important, but some...

GETTING BACK TO ACTIVITY

GETTING BACK TO ACTIVITY

Strong knees: On the road & the ranch again. Our co-founder, Dr. Kiburz, has observed that patients with knee problems benefit from taking HA. One case study story tells of “Amelia”, a long-distance runner and biker. (Her name has been changed to protect her...

JOINTS & ARTHRITIS

JOINTS & ARTHRITIS

Joints are amazing biological mechanisms! Did you know that there are 208 bones and 360 joints in the human body? Somehow, we need to keep them all strong and healthy. Repairing all these bones and joints would be a major overhaul. Joints perform work to transform...

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

Love (and backs, ankles, and fingers) in the time of HA.17 All joints benefit from HA. We already told you the case studies of how HA-TOPSHELF helped Amelia’s and Amy’s knees to heal so they could get back to their activities. Did you know that our spines also are a...

BONES & SKELETON

BONES & SKELETON

No bones about it: HA is important. On the 1960’s science fiction TV show Star Trek, the doctor was nicknamed “Bones”. The nickname was appropriate. Bones, the doctor, supported and protected the other characters, providing them with means and support to act and to...

OSTEOPOROSIS & HA

OSTEOPOROSIS & HA

Osteoporosis: HA’s role in a “silent pandemic”. During the year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was center stage in everyone’s awareness. But there is another “silent pandemic” that has been occurring for years that affects the lives of millions of people, especially...

HA & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

HA & THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

HA plays surprising—sometimes contradictory—roles in the immune system. Did you know that the immune system is the largest and most highly distributed system in your body? The immune system is an amazing organ! Most organ systems have a specific site in the body that...

GUT & DIET

GUT & DIET

HA benefits in the gut. The benefits of a healthy gastrointestinal system extend beyond the gut to our overall well-being and health (Jiang, et al., 2011). Gut homeostasis is central to hydration, gut microbiome, and innate immunity (Salem, et al., 2018; Colgan, 2013;...

THE “LONG-LIFE” VILLAGE

THE “LONG-LIFE” VILLAGE

A link between HA and longevity. In 2000, Connie Chung reported on Yuzuri Hara (sometimes spelled “Yuzurihara”), Japan, a farming village in the hills of Japan. 29Ms. Chung reported that the people of Yuzuri Hara lived very long lives and that many people in the...

SKIN

SKIN

Your skin is important to your health. We should never, ever take our skin for granted. Skin is the first and most important barrier between us and the outside world and accounts for 50% of our total body HA. Skin helps us to retain the water that our bodies need to...

HA & EYE HEALTH

HA & EYE HEALTH

Eyes: It is all about the water. Eyes need water to be healthy and comfortable. The eye is 99% water (Gaffney, et al., 2009). However, something must hold water in the eye. That is where HA comes in. HA holds the water in the eye to lubricate and protect the eye. In...

WRAPPING IT UP

WRAPPING IT UP

WHY THE HA TEAM RELIES ON DATA TO DEMONSTRATE THE BENEFITS OF HA AND TO IMPROVE HA-TOPSHELF. Remember Helen who bought her husband his own bottle of HATOPSHELF so she would not have to share her own? Helen’s experience with HA has been echoed by others of Dr....

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

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