Nutritional and Therapeutic Applications for Silica
1. Connective tissue strengthening and support (joint, ligaments and muscles)
2. Bone strengthening and support through enhanced calcium absorption
Within bone, silica is the essential component making up the collagen matrix upon which calcium is deposited. This relationship is so fundamental that it is truly impossible to form bone without both calcium and silica. In fact, researchers are exploring the possibility that supplementation of silica, rather than calcium may be what is needed for maintaining strong bones.
3. Strengthening of teeth and gums
4. Cardiovascular support
Silica in adequate quantities creates supple arteries and veins and is effective in removing plaque from artery walls. This has actually been known since 1958 when Loeper and Loeper found arteriosclerotic artery walls showed excessively high levels of calcium and lower than normal levels of in silica.
5. Stomach and digestive disorders
Most disorders of the stomach and digestive tract involve a degradation of the lining in the G.I. tract. Silica is an essential element involved in rebuilding and maintaining these tissues.
6. Immune system enhancement
Our skin is our first line of defense against naturally occurring bacteria, virusís, and other pathogens. Silica promotes and maintains healthy skin tissue.
7. Wound and burn healing
Silica stimulates the rapid re-growth of damaged skin tissue.
8. Thinning hair, brittle nails, and dry skin
All of these external parts of our body are collagen based.
9. Aluminum elimination enhancement
Silica has been shown to be a good eliminator of aluminum. Aluminum has been implicated as a cause of Alzheimerís.
While the above areas may seem quite diverse, in actuality they are directly or indirectly related to proper collagen formation. Given that connective tissue is basically collagen, the inability of the body to rebuild this tissue will result in excessive injuries, general deterioration, or excessively long periods of healing time when injuries occur.