Stupendous Silica

Silica is a natural compound made of silicon and oxygen, two of the earth’s most abundant materials. Silica, a superstar supplement is better known to chemistry buffs as silicon dioxide or Si on the Periodic Table of Elements. Silicon dioxide is naturally found in water, plants, animals and the earth’s crust. Most importantly, silica is a trace mineral essential to human health!

Silica, a superstar supplement is better known to chemistry buffs as silicon dioxide or Si on the Periodic Table of Elements.”

Nutrition is always in style and plant-based meal planning is key to obtaining a nutrient dense diet. The silicon we eat should be a primary compound in the soil where produce is planted, directly responsible for sturdy plant stalks. Over farming, mono-farming and the use of pesticides and herbicides has eliminated microbe species who were responsible for dissolving silica into the ground. Silica is a necessary component in healthy soil, healthy plants and ultimately healthy humans. No one is advocating to skip super silica sources, especially organic options. Green beans, radishes, leafy greens, wheatgrass, alfalfa, lentils, and tomatoes are part of a healthy diet plus top-notch choices for obtaining the mega-mineral silica. Second only to oxygen, silicon dioxide is the second most abundant mineral on earth and thanks to modern farming, supplementing silica is key to addressing health concerns.

Silicon stores are higher at birth, explaining youthful skin and a baby’s chubby cheeks. Silicon is vital to the formation of collagen, the most abundant protein your body makes naturally. Collagen keeps skin firm, elastic, helps diminish fine lines and delay wrinkles. As we age, natural silicon disappears, impacting collagen production and in turn making it tough to turn back time.  Skin begins to sag; fine lines appear and loses  its plumpness. Nails become noticeably brittle, breaking easily and often hair weakens and even begins to thin.

“Silicon stores are higher at birth, explaining youthful skin and a baby’s chubby cheeks.”

Silica is a huge holistic helper, depositing calcium and other minerals into bones, making it a game changer for strengthening weak joints and may even improve the formation of cartilage. Adding silica to your supplement protocol is also connected to healing fractures and potentially preventing osteoporosis. Maintaining healthy connective tissues is linked to silica’s integral role in the metabolism of phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. 

Silica is a huge holistic helper, depositing calcium and other minerals into bones, making it a game changer for strengthening weak joints and may even improve the formation of cartilage.”

Silica plays a role in fending off cardiovascular disease by enhancing the utilization of calcium and preventing build-up. It appears healthy hearts have higher levels of silica, helping arteries retain their flexibility.

All vitamins and minerals are essential to achieve homeostasis or balance throughout the body. Most people don’t get enough silica in their diet and on top of a shortage, this marvellous mineral doesn’t accumulate in the body, but rather flushed out by the kidneys. A shortage of silica can manifest in digestive issues, slow wound healing, weakened immune system, impaired cognitive function, and sleep issues to name a few. Our range of silica-based supplements (DermaLux, PureHA & HAxtra) is the first-class ticket to healthy, shiny, thicker hair, youthful, glowing skin and stronger nails. Inside, silica helps strengthen bones, and sets you on the path to a healthier heart.

“All vitamins and minerals are essential to achieve homeostasis or balance throughout the body.”

About the author

Mercedes is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer living and loving life in Toronto, Canada.

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