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Bamboo Extract

4.9 out of 5 (68)

Bamboo Extract

Item: SWH190

  • Even more silica than horsetail grass

  • Standardized to 70% organic silica

  • Supports hair, skin and nail health

300 mg 60 Veg Caps
Veg Caps Size: 00

Retail $12.49
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"My hair and nails are growing so fast and looks healthier too!" ~product review by Savanah29

  • Even more silica than horsetail grass

  • Standardized to 70% organic silica

  • Supports hair, skin and nail health

You probably already know horsetail grass is a great source of natural silica, but it's nothing compared to bamboo. While horsetail is about 7% silica by weight, bamboo boasts an average 70% all-natural 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. Supplementing with quality all-natural silica like our Bamboo Extract is a great way to ensure healthy intake and nourish the vital tissues that depend on this essential nutrient.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

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

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Shipping Weight

.12 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 68 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable Source of Silica I was looking for a reliable source of Silica, and this Bamboo Extract seemed to offer the best alternative. March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silica This is my favorite source for silica. I take this for connective tissue support. September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swanson's Bamboo Extract Bamboo is a great source of silica. Good for skin and hair! August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bulk powder bamboo Must get it in bulk in powder form May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. April 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staple product Will continue to buy from this site... October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best value makes my bones feel stronger and my nails grow faster. June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My hair and nails are growing so fast and looks healthier too! February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Third order Love me some Bamboo silica. Helps what a middle age woman likes to keep herself looking good. January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greate Been taking this for a few weeks and already notice huge improvement to skin and hair. December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamboo Extract It took only a month to notice great improvement in the vitality of my hair. November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! This is the real deal and I take it daily. November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product! I have been taking this for about 2 months now and my skin, nails, and hair feel amazing! My hair and nails have also been growing like wildfire. I'm extremely happy with the product. October 31, 2013
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