Last update Jan. 21, 2017

Hyaluronic Acid

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Polysaccharide with a very high molecular weight which is a component of connective tissue of the organism. As a lubricant, it is a major component of the synovial fluid of the joints, humor vitreo and subcutaneous tissue.
It is used as a topically applied compound for infiltration in the eyes, joints, skin and wounds for healing, cosmetic and surgical purposes.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

With a high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk seems unlikely.
Because of a low oral bioavailability, the absorption to the infant's plasma from ingested breast milk is greatly impeded.
In addition, it is a natural component of the human body.


We do not have alternatives for Hyaluronic Acid since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Hyaluronic Acid is also known as

Hyaluronic Acid in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Hyaluronic Acid in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight 500.000 - 10.000.000 daltons


  1. du Souich P. Absorption, distribution and mechanism of action of SYSADOAS. Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Abstract
  2. Monfort J, Benito P. El ácido hialurónico en el tratamiento de la artrosis. [Hyaluronic acid in the treatment of osteoarthritis]. Reumatol Clin. 2006 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  3. Monfort J, Benito P. [Hyaluronic acid in the treatment of osteoarthritis]. Reumatol Clin. 2006 Abstract
  4. Dahl LB, Dahl IM, Engström-Laurent A, Granath K. Concentration and molecular weight of sodium hyaluronate in synovial fluid from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other arthropathies. Ann Rheum Dis. 1985 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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