Silicon

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silicon

Silicon

Silicon is the second most abundant element on the planet (oxygen is the first).

It’s necessary for the forming collagen for bones and connective tissue, healthy nails, skin, and hair, and for calcium absorption in the early stages of bone formation.

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

Silicon counteracts the effects of aluminum on your body and is important in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.

It stimulates your immune system and prevents the aging process in tissues.

Silicon levels decrease with aging, so elderly people need larger amounts.

A 7-year study in French women showed higher silicon intakes, mainly from drinking water, appeared to be protective against developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Sources

Foods containing silicon include alfalfa, beets, brown rice, rice, bran, rice hulls, whole and rolled oats, bell peppers, soybeans, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains.

Comments

Silicon is most commonly found in the form of silica, a compound of silicon and oxygen also known as silicon dioxide.

One form of silicon, called silicic acid, appears to be extremely absorbable and useful as a silicon transport agent in your body.

Two good sources of silicon are Body Essential Silica Gel from NatureWorks and Jarrosil from Jarrow Formulas.

The minerals boron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium are needed for the proper use of silicon.

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