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Health Benefits of Silica

Silica or silicon is rarely talked about as an essential mineral, but many scientists believe that is exactly what this main ingredient in sand truly is. There is some disagreement out there about whether we actually need silicon or not, but the evidence is piling up more and more against them. It is one mineral that needs to be studied much more thoroughly, but there’s still plenty of research hinting at health benefits just beneath the surface. No matter what, it’s one mineral that can’t be completely ignored.

Hair, Skin, and Nail Health – Silica has long been a go-to supplement for hair, skin, and nails. Silica is naturally found in nails, making them strong. When our dietary silica goes down, our nails grow slower and become more brittle. The same goes for hair. Silica also plays a role in keeping skin elastic and collagen healthy.

Joint Health – Since collagen is vital to healthy joints, ligaments, and cartilage, silica is important too. It lends strength and elasticity to collagen so joints are more flexible, heal quicker, and can snap back from the daily wear and tear our bodies undergo with all our bending, twisting, and stretching. Many people use silica to help ease joint pain and arthritis symptoms.

 

Bone Health – There are many studies that show that the presence of silica helps the body use calcium. As we get older our silica levels decline and our bones weaken. Mice fed low silicon diets also had lower bone density. There is plenty of evidence that silica is vital to bone health and preventing fractures as we get older. Teeth and gums get a boost from silica too.