Second only to oxygen, silicon is the most abundant element in nature, and third most abundant in the human body. It helps to build collagen and supports the structural integrity of hair, skin and nails giving strength and elasticity. It has been suggested that the higher the silicon content in hair, results in lowered hair fall and increased sheen.
While research is ongoing, there is some evidence that silicon may play a role in bone formation. Silicon acts as a regulating factor for calcium and phosphorus to deposit in bone tissue. In addition to connective tissue and bone health, silicon also plays a role in other health benefits such as displacing aluminum deposits in the body and protecting from artery hardening.
- Country of origin: USA
- Starting material: Magnesium trisilicate mineral source
- Solvent for extraction: None used
- Stored form: White to off white powder