Silica is the combination of the 2 most common elements on the planet – Oxygen and Silicon. Some scientists hypothesize that we could just as easily have been a Silicon based organism as a Carbon based organism.
Two functions have been identified for Silicon. It is the primary Calcium management element and is responsible for making sure calcium is not stored in any locations other than bone. Without Silica, the body will store calcium (of which most of us get too much of ) in areas like, artery walls, joints, organs and soft tissue. The second Silicon role is in collagen formation.
The physical manifestation of aging is the inability of the body to reproduce collagen the way we could in our 20’s and 30’s. This leads to wrinkles, loss of flexibility, porosity of bones, digestive problems, arthritis and many other issues associated with aging. We feel Silica is the most natural and effective supplement on the market today to reverse or eliminate, arthritis, GI tract disorders, and osteoporosis. Silica is also known to enhance appearance of hair, skin and nails.
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Silica for Hair, Skin and Nails
Lassus A. Colloidal silicic acid for oral and topical treatment of aged skin, fragile hair and brittle nails in females.
J Int Med Res. 1993 Jul-Aug;21(4):209-15.
Lassus A. Colloidal silicic acid for the treatment of psoriatic skin lesions, arthropathy and onychopathy. A pilot study.
J Int Med Res. 1997 Jul-Aug;25(4):206-9.
Lassus A. The effect of silicol gel compared with placebo on papulopustular acne and sebum production. A double-blind study.
J Int Med Res. 1996 Jul-Aug;24(4):340-4.
Klempous J, Petruk I, Godzinski J, Helemejko M, Pospiech Z. [The influence of orthosilicon acid on traumatic edema of the skin. Introduction]
Polim Med. 1998;28(3-4):71-4. Polish.
Seaborn CD, Nielsen FH. Silicon deprivation decreases collagen formation in wounds and bone, and ornithine transaminase enzyme activity in liver.
Biol Trace Elem Res. 2002 Dec;89(3):251-61.
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Jugdaohsingh R, Tucker KL, Qiao N, Cupples LA, Kiel DP, Powell JJ. Dietary silicon intake is positively associated with bone mineral density in men and premenopausal women of the Framingham Offspring cohort.
J Bone Miner Res. 2004 Feb;19(2):297-307.
Reffitt DM, Ogston N, Jugdaohsingh R, Cheung HF, Evans BA, Thompson RP, Powell JJ, Hampson GN. Orthosilicic acid stimulates collagen type 1 synthesis and osteoblastic differentiation in human osteoblast-like cells in vitro.
Bone. 2003 Feb;32(2):127-35.
Rico H, Gallego-Lago JL, Hernandez ER, Villa LF, Sanchez-Atrio A, Seco C, Gervas JJ. Effect of silicon supplement on osteopenia induced by ovariectomy in rats.
Calcif Tissue Int. 2000 Jan;66(1):53-5.
Carlisle EM. Silicon as a trace nutrient.
Sci Total Environ. 1988 Jul 1;73(1-2):95-106.
Carlisle EM. Silicon as an essential trace element in animal nutrition.
Ciba Found Symp. 1986;121:123-39.
Silica’s protective role in Aluminum toxicity and Alzheimer’s disease
Carlisle EM, Curran MJ. Effect of dietary silicon and aluminum on silicon and aluminum levels in rat brain.
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 1987;1(2):83-9.
Birchall JD. The interrelationship between silicon and aluminium in the biological effects of aluminium.
Ciba Found Symp. 1992;169:50-61; discussion 61-8. Review.
Bellia JP, Birchall JD, Roberts NB. The role of silicic acid in the renal excretion of aluminium.
Ann Clin Lab Sci. 1996 May-Jun;26(3):227-33.
Rondeau V, Commenges D, Jacqmin-Gadda H, Dartigues JF. Relation between aluminum concentrations in drinking water and Alzheimer’s disease: an 8-year follow-up study.
Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Jul 1;152(1):59-66.
Colonel Meyer’s request that the FDA rescind GRAS status for aluminum-containing food additives.
Atherosclerosis (Coronary Artery Disease – a stage of arteriosclerosis)
Schwarz K. Silicon, fibre, and atherosclerosis.
Lancet. 1977 Feb 26;1(8009):454-7.
Loeper J, Goy-Loeper J, Rozensztajn L, Fragny M. The antiatheromatous action of silicon.
Atherosclerosis. 1979 Aug;33(4):397-408.