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Answer: Silicon is a trace element found naturally in the body. Trace elements are the minerals we need in smaller quantities and which have clear biochemical functions in the body (1).
Answer: Silicon is needed, among other things, for the body's collagen production, collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue. Connective tissue is the tissue that provides firm and cohesive function for all the tissues and organs of the body. As we age, the levels of silicon are greatly reduced, resulting in thinner hair and brittle nails, and a less elastic skin. At normal silicon levels, the hair is thick and has a nice glow, the nails grow faster, grow stronger, and the skin becomes more elastic.
Below are some examples of the benefits of silicon for the body:
Answer: Silicon balances the sex hormones. Men and women have both testosterone and estrogen in their bodies, but in varying proportions. When the balance of these hormones does not work and a person has too much of one of the hormones or too little of the other, then hair is one of the things that is affected first, which can lead to hair loss.
Silicon is also important for the transport of nutrients to the hair follicles. The mineral has a unique ability to bind with many other nutrients in the body and transport the substances in the bloodstream, and further to the scalp, but also to other parts of the body.
Answer: Silicon facilitates the absorption of calcium into the body, which contributes to a healthy and strong skeleton.
Answer: Bamboo has a content of 75% silica (silicon dioxide), which is much higher than other sources of silicon dioxide, such as for example horsetail. Also, silicon dioxide from bamboo does not contain an enzyme, which is found in horsetail, which breaks down thiamine (vitamin B1) in the body.
Answer: Silicon occurs in normal traditional diets, but the uptake is low. Common sources of silicon in the diet are rice, cereals and vegetables.
Answer: Silicon used in dietary supplements comes mainly from plants such as bamboo and horestail, but can also come from quartz sand (found as natural sand layers on land and the seabed). The silicon used in COLLAGEN - SKIN & HAIR COMPLEX™ comes from ORGANIC BAMBOO.
Answer: We recommend mixing a scoop of COLLAGEN - SKIN & HAIR COMPLEX™ into a smoothie, water, juice, or other optional cold beverage, or use it when baking cold pastries.
Silicon found in mixtures with ingredients that are heat sensitive, such as vitamin C, should not be mixed in boiling water or used in hot cooking as this can reduce the benefits of the ingredient.
Author: Natalie Rovaniemi CEO & founder of Celloptimum, with a Master´s degree in nutrition