N-acetylglucosamine (NAG, or GlcNAc) is a special type of monosaccharide (the natural sugar found in the body) that is found concentrated in the cell walls of the human body. It helps complex carbohydrates and connective tissues create important cellular structures. It is a precursor of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that retains moisture and helps joints moving smoothly. It keeps skin soft, supple and moisturized. It is also important for lubricating eyes and maintaining visual acuity.
Helps Improve Eye Function
- Helps Improve Eye Function
NAG is an important precursor to many complex structural molecules that play vital roles in the strengthening joints, managing the digestive system and more. However, its key function is the synthesis of hyaluronic acid that keeps the eyes healthy and moisturized. A study suggests that it helps heal the injured corneal epithelial cells (the topmost layer of the cornea) and has a protective effect on the eyes.Read less
What Does Science Say?
- In an experimental study involving human and animal cornea, researchers studied the effect of hyaluronic acid on the healing of injured corneal epithelial cells. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eyes and is composed of many layers. The topmost layer of the cornea is called the epithelial layer. In the study, hyaluronic acid was administered in different amounts to assess its effectiveness in the healing of the epithelial cells. The study demonstrated that hyaluronic was indeed effective in the healing of the injured epithelial cell layer. This study shares with us the initial finding that hyaluronic acid (which is made from NAG) has a protective effect on the eye. Read More
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