Orthosilicic Acid—The Overlooked Mineral
Silicon is an abundant mineral found in nature that has been clinically proven to be an essential ingredient for stronger bones, better skin and more flexible joints. While silicon is one of the most abundant minerals on earth, it is often not well absorbed by the human body, particularly when lower stomach acidity is present (through the aging process or illness). This diminishes our ability to metabolize silicon from food sources. While high-fiber, whole-grain cereals are good natural sources of silicon, the silicon from these foods cannot be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract but rather in the stomach where it is solubilized by stomach acid into Orthosilicic Acid. Therefore, Orthosilicic Acid is the ONLY form of silicon that's readily absorbed and utilized by the body. In a nutshell, Orthosilicic Acid is the only biologically active form of silica in nature.
What Can Orthosilicic Acid Do For You?
- BONE HEALTH: recent research indicates that Orthosilicic Acid is as important to bone building and health as calcium. Orthosilicic Acid acts as a regulating factor in bone mineralization and the synthesis of collagen, the fibrous protein, which is essential for the flexibility of the bone, can be decreased by a silicon deficiency.
- JOINT HEALTH: Orthosilicic Acid has been shown to be essential for the formation of articular cartilage. Orthosilicic Acid is a cross-linking agent in the glycosaminoglycan network, which attracts and holds water in the joint.
- TENDONS: Orthosilicic Acid supports and helps maintain collagen, which promotes tendon strength and elasticity.
- HAIR: the outer shaft of hair, which provides elasticity and strength, is rich in silicon. Hair with a higher silicon content has more shine and luster. It looks healthier!
- NAILS: silicon is one of the predominant minerals in nails. Brittle and soft nails are often a sign of silicon deficiency.
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