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The Power Of Silica

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 17 Oct 2019

The Power Of Silica

Mineral silica, (importantly the element silicon contained within it), is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is found in plants, animals and most living organisms[1]. Silicon is very hard and is found in rock crystals such as quartz or flint[2].

Silicon is a naturally occurring trace element in the human body obtained mainly from the diet. Evidence suggests that dietary silicon is important for bone formation and plays a role in maintaining bone and connective tissue health. It is suggested that silicon is involved with collagen synthesis as well as bone mineralisation[1].

Our daily requirements of mineral silica must come from dietary sources (from the soil where our food is grown) but we frequently don’t get enough.

Silicon molecules impart strength and stability and are present in all body tissues, but the tissues with the highest concentrations of silicon are bone, skin, hair, arteries, and nails[3].

The colloidal mineral silica used in the Qsilica range is obtained via high grade processing of Quartz minerals. The Qsilica range contains various options for supplementation with oral liquid, capsule and tablet options available.

[1] R. Jugdaohsingh (2007) Silicon and Bone Health. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Ageing, Vol 11 (2)

[2] Haas, EM. Staying Healthy With Nutrition, 21st Century Edition, Celestial Arts, 2006: p207.

[3] Price et al (2013) Silicon: A Review of Its Potential Role in the Preventions and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Int J of Endocrinology, Vol 2013