Silicon is one of the three trace elements most abundantly present in the human body. It can be found in all the cells of the body, with the largest amounts accumulated in the connective tissue and organs built from it, i.e. in the bones, skin, walls of blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilages. Large amounts of silicon also occur in organs such as the kidneys, liver, spleen and lungs. It is estimated that an adult should consume about 20-30 mg of silicon daily. It is mainly supplied with a diet – a good source of this element are cereals, vegetables, fruits and drinking water.
Supplements containing silicon are especially recommended for people who want to improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails. This element determines the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which co-create the matrix of the dermis. Thus, silicon makes the skin more flexible, durable and less susceptible to wrinkles. In addition, it is involved in the process of hair keratinization, which makes the hair thicker, stronger, more resilient and resistant to falling out. It also positively affects the structure of keratin in the nails, protects against their fragility and splitting, accelerates their growth. It is also worth remembering that silicon is necessary for normal growth and bone mineralization, and its proper supply may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
We offer a wide selection of silicon-based supplements. You can choose between innovative preparations containing silicon in a liquid form of stabilized silicic acid and traditional encapsulated forms. We encourage you to try extracts from horsetail or bamboo shoots, which are an excellent natural source of highly absorbable silica.