Silica is one of the most abundant substances in our bodies, however with age we often become deficient. Dietary intake also tends to decrease with age, so it’s important for many reasons that we maintain good levels in our body.
Did you know that there are many functions where silica plays a part in assisting the human body? Today we dive into the many benefits of silica.
Build stronger bones:
From a structural standpoint, silica helps to stimulate the cells that help build bones by increasing protein collagen synthesis (osteoblasts). Giving the bones additional strength and flexibility, so you can withstand the stress a fall has on the body.
Not only does it help with bone strength and flexibility, but it also helps to inhibit your bone-resorbing cells by discouraging bone resorption (osteoclasts). Silica encourage calcium absorption and also prevent calcium seepage from your bone tissue into your blood. The more calcium within the bones, the stronger they become.
Silica also helps to supercharge your bones when they are under physical stress, due to the silica crystal’s negative charge, which promotes bone mineralisation and helps them to run at 100% optimisation.
Strengthen and maintain healthy skin, hair & nails:
Silica aids in the production, support and maintenance of skin, hair and nails by boosting proteins such as elastin (which provided elasticity within the skin) and keratin (which helps make hair follicles full and glossy).
When bound to glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which is another protein that aids skin hydration, silica helps the GAGs to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and promotes optimal skin hydration.
On top of this, silica helps to increase collagen formation and help fight against ageing.
The silica-infused glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) that help skin hydration, also play a role within the joints. The GAGs promote proper lubrication between the joints, as well as reduce inflammation. Silica can assist with decreasing future bone degeneration, as well as a assisting with the rate of recovery from tendon and ligament damage.
Silica for health:
Silica also plays a role in supporting the structure of the body’s veins and arteries (including the heart) due to its benefits for connective tissue such as collagen and elastin.
Silica has so many amazing benefits and qualities, which is why it is the key ingredient used in our Qsilica range! Whether it’s our ORIGINAL liquid or capsules, our ONE A DAY tablets or PRO COLLAGEN capsules, all of our products incorporate a highly absorbable form of silica, often referred to as the inner secret to outer beauty.