How much silica do you need daily?
Why do you need silica and what should your daily silica intake be?
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 you 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.
Your recommended daily amount
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 are lacking in nutrients such as silica. Also, modern refining methods remove some of the silica from the foods that we eat which affects 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.
Vibrant Nutraceuticals makes it convenient to order Silica Plus online and have it delivered right to your door. To learn more about Silica Plus and the health benefits of taking a silica supplement, click on the link to our product page.