Silica is one of the most abundant compounds on earth. It is found in leafy green vegetables and whole grain wheat. Many women swear by silica in giving them radiant hair, skin, and nails. The most potent source of silica is bamboo silica which contains a whopping 70% silica whereas the popular herb horsetail only contains up to 8% silica.
If you suffer from dry, brittle hair or if you want faster hair growth, silica may help you get a head of longer, fuller locks. Ever wonder why babies and children have such glowing hair and skin? Young people have naturally high amounts of silica which helps gives them their characteristic youthful glow.
Hair that appears fragile and lifeless is usually a way of telling you something is out of whack with your body. Silica promotes the balance of calcium and magnesium and this in turn helps with hormonal balance. Hormonal balance is a major factor of hair loss in both men and women.
Silica is a major component of collagen. Collagen basically is the glue that holds entire body together and is found the skin as well as the bones and other organs. Younger people have high levels of collagen which results in firm skin. As people get older, they slowly lose collagen and their skin sags, wrinkles and becomes thinner. Silica is a major part of collagen and so it enhances the structural integrity of collagen. This leads to skin that looks more youthful.
As a bonus, silica also helps clear out acne since it keeps the outer skin layer from being inflamed due to hormonal stresses.
Grooming and decorating nails is an important beauty routine for millions of women. Discolored or chipped nails are undesirable and take away from their natural beauty. Silica strengthens nail beds by providing nutrients to all body extremities. This added strength makes nails resistant to chipping and discoloration.
Silica has even far-reaching benefits such as being a potent body detoxifier. It clears the body of aluminum which is highly toxic to the body. The brains of Alzheimer’s patients have been found to contain high levels of this toxic element. Research has shown that decreasing aluminum levels in dementia patients by consuming silica improves symptoms.
Silica is an essential mineral that supports general health and beauty. Try a silica 30 day challenge to see if you notice an improvement and let us know what you think.