Silicon Mineral Health Benefits

Silicon, also referred to as silica or silicon dioxide, is a trace mineral that is somewhat of a nutritional secret in the health world. It is basically present in the human body in the form of silanate or silicic acid.

Silicon Rich Food: It is found in several foods, including whole grains, vegetables, fruits (such as apples, bananas and raisins), oats, lentils, beans, peanuts, almonds, coffee, beer, and unfiltered drinking water.

Silicon Deficiency Symptoms: Poor development of the bone, thinning of hair, brittleness of nails, formation of wrinkles and ageing of the skin.

Silicon Dosage: The average intake of silicon in adults is 14 to 21mg per day.

nuts is rich in silicon
nuts is rich in silicon

Silicon Health Benefits:

  • Silicon helps prevent alopecia or thinning of hair, it also increases the luster and shine of hair.
  • Silicon prevents hard plaque formation in arteries; therefore it help improves blood circulation in the body.
  • Silicon help assist calcium for the growth, and repair of joints and bones. It also increases the rate of healing of bone dislocation and fractures.
  • Silicon helps in strengthening of connective tissues.
  • Silicon protects the skin from being saggy because it increases the amount of collagen in the body.
  • Silicon makes the eyes bright.
  • Silicon restores the health of mucosa of the respiratory tract.
  • Silicon prevents the brittleness of nails and protects them against several nail infections.
  • Silicon helps prevent tooth decay and bleeding and receding gums. Some believe it can help reverse cavity formation. In children, silicon can lead to beautiful teeth and jaw formation.

Note: Do note that silicon is different from silicone, a chemical mixture used to make breast implants and other medical devices.

Caution: Silicon supplements should be avoided by those with a history of silicon-containing kidney disease.


About Len Carpio

The majority of articles I publish are focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the bodys’ ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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