Why do you need silica?
Silica is an important trace mineral that provides strength and flexibility to the connective tissues of your body — cartilage, tendons, skin, bone, teeth, hair, and blood vessels.
Silica is essential in the formation of collagen, the most abundant protein found in your body. Collagen helps to keep your skin elastic, builds strong nails and hair, and provides structure to most of your body.
Silica plays an important role in strengthening your bones by facilitating the deposition of calcium and other minerals into bones, thereby helping to prevent fractures and may reduce the risks of developing osteoporosis.
The amount of silica you need changes with each life stage. When you’re young, the silica levels in your body are high, contributing to the strength and flexibility of your bones and joints. Silica levels drop, however, as you age, which can affect the body’s ability to maintain adequate levels of collagen. This can lead to joint weakness, increased risk for bone fractures, dry skin, hair loss, and a number of other age-related problems.
How much silica do you need daily?
The recommended daily amount of silica for adults ranging in age from 19-50 years old is 9-14 mg/day. Silica is found in plants and some herbs such as horsetail, and in high-fiber foods including whole grains, rice, fruits, and vegetables.
Eating a healthy diet rich in these foods is a great way to get the silica that your body needs, but more and more people are finding themselves relying on prepared and processed foods which lack silica and other important nutrients. Also, modern refining methods remove some of the silica from the foods that we eat, which decreases your daily silica intake.
Silica supplements shipped to you
Taking Silica Plus, a high-quality nutritional supplement developed by Vibrant Nutraceuticals, is a great way to increase your silica intake to help meet your daily silica requirements. This is especially important as you age to help support and maintain the flexibility and strength of your connective tissues, the elasticity of your skin, and to prevent brittle and breaking hair and nails.