I know what you’re thinking, “What the heck is Silica?” And no, I’m not talking about those little square moisture absorbing packages you find in a new pair of sneakers. I’m talking about silica the mineral. Silica is so underrated and such an important supplement, and no one knows about it! Luckily if you continue reading, I am going to give you 7 reasons why I take Silica every day!
I started supplementing with Eidon Ionic Minerals Liquid Silica two years ago, after I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I was prescribed a medication that helped me reach remission (yay!) but had some not so pleasant side effects, specifically hair thinning and hair loss.
As a woman, who has always had long blonde hair my entire life (well except for high school when I would ride my bike to CVS and buy pink hair dye), this was a horrible experience. My hair wouldn’t grow past my shoulders and eventually stopped growing all together. Every time I washed my hair, it would come out in clumps. It was so alarming and scary. I considered hair extensions but couldn’t afford them, they were almost as much as my mortgage, so that was out. I also looked into some hair regrowth serum and shampoos, but many of these products had mixed reviews and weird ingredients.
I decided to take a natural approach. I tried biotin, but found it made me start having horrible breakouts. Check your multivitamins ladies, you might be breaking out because of that! Biotin did not help me grow my hair back and I didn’t really notice much of a difference while I was taking it.
I did some more research and discovered the mineral silica. Eidon Ionic Minerals silica is essential in collagen formation and connective tissue strength. Just FYI, collagen is the tough fibrous material that holds our cells together and strengthens tissues. Basically, collagen is the major component of everything from our bones to our skin, and it stimulates hair growth!
1. My hair grows super fast and I have hardly any breakage! I also noticed that my hair is thicker and stronger. Which is great because I am trying to grow out my hair for my wedding next June.
2. My nails are stronger and also grow very fast. I always had brittle nails as a kid and now they are hard and grow so quickly.
3. I had a huge reduction in joint and muscle pain. Since I started taking silica, I hardly have any pain!
4. My gut health improved. I was having horrible digestive issues and since I started taking Silica I noticed that my stomach doesn’t hurt anymore.
5. I noticed that the fine lines on my face started to reduce. Thanks collagen production!
6. My gums are healthier. I experienced inflammation on joints, gums, and other parts of the body. Since I started taking Silica, my gums are no longer inflamed.
7. My sleep improved. I used to have really bad insomnia, I would get too tired and then not be able to fall asleep. I recently started taking Silica before bed. I noticed that I quickly fell and stayed asleep! I wake up feeling refreshed and well rested, not groggy.
I love Eidon Ionic Minerals Liquid Minerals! They have been around since 1996 and all their minerals are highly absorbable, so if you have gut issues, I HIGHLY recommend trying liquid minerals and supplements because you’re wasting your money on capsules your body can’t absorb. All of Eidon Ionic Minerals are completely natural WITHOUT additives or preservatives, and every mineral is pure and very high quality.
You might want to consider supplementing with Silica because we are definitely not getting enough out of our diets. Silica does not occur naturally in a lot of foods. In fact, silica is only found in natural oats, millet, barley, wheat, and potatoes. Unfortunately, most of these foods have been refined so much that the Silica has been removed. I currently take one tablespoon of Silica just before bed!
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Stay healthy everyone,