Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan or hyaluronate or ha, is a polysaccharide mainly found in the extracellular matrix, especially of soft connective tissues throughout the body. One of the major components of the fluids in the eyes, joints and skin is hyaluronic acid. * ha used in this product is made by a vegan suitable fermentation process rather than the common rooster comb or other animal sources. * the bacteria used for the fermentation is non-gmo and non-hemolytic. * fermentation takes place in a plant based growth medium without any animal products or byproducts. * sustainable, 100% vegan and vegetarian. * in order to provide peace-of-mind to our consumers, our products have been certified as 100% vegan by the non-profit vegan society. This non-profit organization, which first coined the phrase " vegan," has a strict and detailed process for registering vegan products. *information and statements regarding dietary supplements on our website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration and our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.