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Skin, Hair and Nails
Silicon is a key ingredient of structural molecules. These are the building blocks in the body for skin, hair, nails and collagen. Enhancing the silicon content of collagen leads to improved skin, with more elasticity and fewer wrinkles.
Likewise for hair and nails. The outer shaft of the hair is rich in silicon and one of the three main minerals in nails is silicon. An early sign of silicon deficiency is often brittle hair and nails. Supplementing with BioSil can show improvement in as little as a few weeks. Hair with higher silicon content will grow thicker and stronger, have more shine and luster, and fall out less. Nails will be less brittle and grow stronger.
Bones and Joints
Similarly, silicon is important to the maintenance and growth of bones and joints. Studies have shown that it is essential for increasing levels of collagen, benefiting calcium absorption and increasing flexibility of the bones (reducing fractures). Bone health depends on silicon. It is one of the minerals required for the process of bone calcification.
Joints also benefit from silicon supplementation. Silicon is essential as a cross-linking agent for hydrating the joints. This promotes connective tissue elasticity and cushioning.
Arteries and Veins
Clinical studies show that as we age the silicon levels in our artery walls decreases. In fact, by the time we are seniors we only have 15 percent of the silicon in our aorta as that of a child. Silicon makes the inner lining of arterial tissue (tunica intima) less permeable, thus reducing the risk for plaque formation that eventually leads to obstructed arteries. This leads some researchers to believe that silicon deficiency may predispose some of us for certain types of heart disease.
Absorption is Key - Dietary sources of silicon are very poorly absorbed because of their insoluble, polymerized forms. For absorption to occur, dietary silicon must be first converted to Orthosilicic Acid (monomeric silicic acid), the bioavailable form found in BioSil.
|Serving Size:||1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Per Container:||45 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Ingredients (Amount Per Serving)||6 mg of Choline-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid|
|Directions||Take 1 capsule daily for bones or 2 capsules for skin and bones or as directed by a health practitioner.|