eCureMe’s Healthy Living|
The earth’s outer crust is filled with Silicon. It is
found in the human bones, cartilage, tendons, hair, skin and
IN THE BODY
Silicon helps the growth of bones and cartilage in the
human body. It provides power to
all connective tissues, and helps to maintain certain
flexibility within the cell walls.
Without the proper amount of Silicon, humans will experience
a lack of growth in the bones,
mainly in the arms, legs and head. Atherosclerotic lesions
may also develop because Silicon
plays a vital role in the strengthening of the artery walls.
There is a chance, although not a
great one, that it also has a hand in cardiovascular disease.
All foods generally contain Silicon. Some of these are oats,
wheat, rice, cucumbers, lettuce,
strawberries and avocados. However, natural Silicon is often
lost during the processing
stage of food.
20 - 50 mg’s of Silicon a day should suffice, with a lower intake
for non-vegetarian diets.
Silicic acid and Metacilicate are different forms of
supplements of this nature.
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