Orthosilicic acid is the water-soluble form of silicon found predominantly in seawater. Stabilised by choline, it has particularly good bioavailability.
Silicon is present in many bodily fluids and tissues. It plays an important role in the health of the bones, joints, blood vessels as well as that of the skin, teeth, hair and nails.
It is essential for optimal synthesis of collagen and elastin. It is also crucial for the activation of hydroxylation enzymes which intervene in collagen cross-linking, responsible for the resistance and elasticity of fibrous proteins. A higher level of collagen is synonymous with more elastic, less wrinkled skin.
High concentrations of silicon are found near sites of intensive calcification, such as in the case of a fracture. Various trials conducted following fractures associated with trauma, or at the time of surgery, suggest that silicon supplementation promotes faster and better healing. In addition to its role in ensuring calcium deposition in bones, silicon is also crucial for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) which are abundantly present in cartilage and have significant capacity for retaining water. They include, in particular, chondroitin sulphate, dermatan sulphate and hyaluronic acid.
|Daily serving: 20 drops
Number of servings per bottle : 30
|Silicon (orthosilicic acid stabilised with choline)||20 mg|
|Other ingredients: Choline chloride, glycerin, distilled water.|
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