When we think of silica, it’s hard to imagine anything other than those dry packs of silica gels that are used to absorb moisture in packaging. The truth is that silica comes in many shapes and sizes and has many different uses. For example, silica is a vital trace mineral for the production of collagen in the human body. So, when it’s not bound in a little paper bag, what does silica look like in supplement form?
What Does Silica Look Like?
Silica is one of the most abundant elements on Earth and you likely have some around you right now. It can be found in some foods, plants, rocks, cosmetic products, medicine, and toothpaste. It’s most commonly presented in quartz form.
For those who are looking to ingest silica for supported collagen production, it’s important to note that, despite its abundance, it isn’t easy to get enough from our diet alone. That’s why a daily silica supplement is recommended alongside silica-rich foods.
Healthline reports that this is due to its limited bioavailability, AKA the ability of a substance to be absorbed and used by the body. This is due to the fact that silica doesn’t actually accumulate within the body – it’s ingested and then flushed out by the kidneys, which means you must continue to ingest silica each day to replenish your body’s supply. By supplementing, you’re able to absorb enough silica to promote healthy collagen production.
Why Do We Need to Supplement Silica?
We don’t produce silica naturally in our bodies, but we benefit greatly from the mineral. Silica plays an important role in many aspects of healthy bodily function, including:
- Strengthening of hair, skin, and nails
- Joint and connective tissue support
- Fortification of blood vessels to support heart health.*
Check our blog to learn more about the benefits of silica.
Vibrant Nutraceuticals’ Liquid Silica Supplement: Silica Plus
Silica Plus is made of our proprietary Vibrant SP Blend, a tasteless liquid that can be added to any drink without changing the consistency. It’s also enhanced with ionic minerals and Glucono Delta Lactone to provide for better bodily absorption. We recommend adding it to your morning coffee or juice to maintain a routine.
Silica Plus can also be found in our Flex Fit Pro Performance Bundles – a line of supplements designed to support your body before, during, and after your workout.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.