“Silicon” - Benefits Of Silica Supplements


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Uses of silicon is necessary for bone and connective tissue (collagen) formation for healthy nails, skin, and hair and for calcium absorption in the early stages of bone formation.


It is needed to maintain flexible arteries, and plays a major role in preventing cardiovascular disease.


It counteracts the effects of aluminum on the body and is important in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis. Its levels decrease with aging and therefore, are needed in larger amounts by the elderly.


Boron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium aid in efficient utilization of this dietary mineral.


Also known as silica, it is the most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust. It is also a mineral that researchers suspect may be essential to strong, healthy bodies.


STUDIES:
Based on animal studies, certain silicon deficient animals showed poorly formed joints and abnormal bones, including abnormally shaped skulls. Part of this minerals power seems to be its role in helping bones to use calcium.


Some researchers think it also plays a role in preventing plaque deposits in the arteries. Professor Edith Carlisle, Ph.D. says, “In aging there is a decrease in silicon content in the hearts aorta. Silicon could be involved in maintaining the health of the cardiovascular system.”


SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY:
If your low in in this mineral, you will not know it. Scientist have never seen silicon deficiency in humans, therefore, they don’t know what the symptoms are.


If your diet is rich in high-fiber grains and cereal, or if your multivitamins contains silicon, there is little need, if any, for separate silicon supplements.


Silica supplements should not be taken unless recommended by a doctor. As with any dietary supplement, silicon supplements should be used in amounts typically recommended for nutritional purposes only.


FOOD SOURCES:
Unrefined grains and cereals, and root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and beets.


HERBAL SOURCES:
Alfalfa, blue cohosh, chickweed, cornsilk, dandelion, horsetail,
red raspberry, and stinging nettle.

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