No Thanks

Your 10% Off Promo Code is on the Way! Thanks for signing up for emails.

You're now signed up to receive exclusive deals and savings opportunities!

Thanks again for connecting with us. Keep an eye on your inbox — your first coupon is on its way!

Thank You! This email address is already signed up

You are signed up for the following:

  • Offers
  • Recipes
  • E-Newsletter
  • Updates & Reminders

Thank you for your interest and be assured that you will continue to receive our emails at this address.

Look for your next communication from us within the next week.


We are having trouble processing your request.

Our apologies!

Please try again later.

Search Please enter an item number or keyword
Shop by
Do You
Need Help?

Swanson Superior Herbs

Bamboo Extract

Bamboo Extract

Item: SWH190

  • Features even more silica than horsetail grass

  • Standardized to 70% organic silica from bamboo extract 

  • Bamboo Extract supports hair, skin and nail health*

300 mg 60 Veg Caps
Veg Caps Size: 00

Now $5.24
Extra 25% Off
Was $6.99
MSRP $12.49
Save 58%
Yes! I want 10% off and free shipping over $50 on my next automatic shipment of this item.  days. Learn more
In Stock

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Veggie Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Bamboo Extract(Bambusa vulgaris) (stems) (standardized to 70% silica) 300 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Rice flour, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), magnesium silicate.

Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take one veggie capsule per day with water.

Relative Size

Printable Size Guide

Shipping Weight

.15 lbs

  • Features even more silica than horsetail grass

  • Standardized to 70% organic silica from bamboo extract 

  • Bamboo Extract supports hair, skin and nail health*

Supplementing with quality silica like our Bamboo Extract is a great way to ensure healthy intake and nourish the vital tissues that depend on this essential nutrient.* You probably already know horsetail grass is a great source of silica, but it's nothing compared to bamboo. While horsetail is about 7% silica by weight, bamboo extract boasts an average 70% silica concentration! The average healthy adult maintains approximately 20 grams of silica within the body, but that level tends to drop with age due to reduced assimilation and other factors.

Swanson Superior Herbs Bamboo Extract Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Bamboo Extract is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good This is my second purchase. I think this is a high quality product and a great price. I'm using it to strengthen my hair and nails. Nails are doing great but no noticeable results with the hair yet. I guess that takes a little longer.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strengthens and thickens my fingernails As a musician playing steel string guitars, I need strong fingernails when playing fingerstyle. Until I took this silica preparation for about four months I never had strong fingernails. Never, and I'm in my 60s. Now I have strong thick fingernails, and I can play fingerstyle guitar properly. I can also scratch the heck out of an itchy back if I'm not careful.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Source of Silica I was looking for a reliable source of Silica, and this Bamboo Extract seemed to offer the best alternative.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product This product makes my nails stronger and longer. It takes a couple or three weeks to get into your system, but as long as I keep taking it, my nails remained stronger than they were before I started taking Bamboo Extract.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Organic Silica My wife and I have both used this product for many years to maintain strong nails and supple skin. We take three capsules per week.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Really Does Work You will not see results in a week because it takes time for your nails to grow out. The nail bed that you cannot see, is the only part of your nails that is living. But if you keep taking this for a few months, you will see your nails improve. Mine are not brittle and snapping off like they use to. My nails would also split or flake off in layers, its hard to describe, but it's not happening anymore. I'm pushing 60 and I FINALLY have nails I am not ashamed of.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silica This is my favorite source for silica. I take this for connective tissue support.
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swanson's Bamboo Extract Bamboo is a great source of silica. Good for skin and hair!
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bamboo Extract Delivers I have been taking Bamboo extract for about a month now and I can already tell a difference in my hair growth. Before it was not growing at all and my hair was falling out. Now it has grown quite a bit as I took before and after photos and of course I also take Biotin that I get from Swanson's so that helps too. Proper care and nutrition and supplementation go hand in hand with products that are specifically for the hair, skin and nails.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bulk powder bamboo Must get it in bulk in powder form
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big difference. I purchased this because my nails are thin , they split and it was frustrating. Read other reviews and felt good about the amount of silica. Was surprised that bamboo extract was actually available. Ok about my nails, they are stronger, longer, and more resilient. My hair also feels stronger and thicker. I've been using for about 8 wks. and will stay on it cause the price is right . Oh yes and what it's doing for hair and nails.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthier, brighter skin I do notice an improvement in the quality and youthfulness of my skin when I take this product regularly. I don't take it often, but when I do I have to take it regularly to notice the effect. I took it when I was dating. I took it for a while before my wedding. Basically, I take it only when I have reason to care about looking healthier. I think of it as kind of a fun supplement. And it's very inexpensive.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staple product Will continue to buy from this site...
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great supplement I have never been able to grow my nails because they were always very "soft" and would split and peel all the time. A couple of weeks after taking the bamboo extract, I noticed that my nails were much stronger and had actually grown longer than they ever had. Haven't noticed any effect on my hair or skin yet but I haven't been taking it that long. I will continue to take it just for the benefit i see in my nails.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best value makes my bones feel stronger and my nails grow faster.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality, Effectiveness & Price! Only gave 4 leaves for convenience b/c I have to order it online.. but a small inconvenience compared to overall satiisfication.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent so far Made the purchase for hair strengthening/growing benefits but too early to tell about those. What I have noticed, my nails are growing super quick and my face has become more even toned in the short time that I have been taking this product.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much needed Really good product. I am an african american female, my hair grows well but inwanted a boost. Nails are super long so i know my hair will follow, very light on the stomach, no nausea. I use in conjunction with prenatal pills (bamboo n vitamin in the am) and biotin at night (since it gives me a headache) overall im very happy.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Price on Silica This is convenient to take and I believe it helps with my skin and tendons and joints. I appreciate that it has no side effects as far as I can tell.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My hair has been growing like crazy since using this product. I'm not sure if it's the MSM or a combination of both or this one, but my hair feels softer and has definitely grown a few inches longer.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hair and nails are growing so fast and looks healthier too!
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Third order Love me some Bamboo silica. Helps what a middle age woman likes to keep herself looking good.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is incredible. I have been taking this product for about three years. And I love it. It does wonders for my hair. I will continue taking this product. The price of this product is incredible.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greate Been taking this for a few weeks and already notice huge improvement to skin and hair.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bamboo Extract It took only a month to notice great improvement in the vitality of my hair.
Date published: 2013-11-22
  • y_2018, m_1, d_21, h_5
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.6
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_13, tr_58
  • loc_en_US, sid_SWH190, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_swansonhealth
Swanson Quality Assurance

Why Shop Swanson®?

We know how important your health is to you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re focused on delivering only high quality products you can trust at the best value.

Our lab evaluates every product to make sure it’s compliant with strict standards and government regulations, and we fully believe in and stand behind our products. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, we’ll give you a full refund and pay return shipping.

Swanson's Standards

We are dedicated to offering the highest quality products at the best price. Find out more about how we ensure such a high standard in everything we do.

Learn More
Customer Service

Easy Refill

  • Get your favorite products delivered automatically
  • 10% off future orders of Swanson brand products in your subscription
  • FREE standard shipping on all future orders over $50
  • Control the frequency, delivery date, item quantity... or cancel at any time
  • Email reminders before each delivery
See all FAQs here