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BioSilica (Pot Of 90 Capsules)

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Metabolics uses a bioavailable form of silica (as choline-stabilised orthosilicic acid) which has a high absorption rate. Full product description
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£0.30/Capsule
DESCRIPTION

Metabolics Biosilica

We have changed the form of silicon that we use both in our pure silica product (now called Biosilica) and any of our multiple formulae that contain silicon.

Metabolics uses a bioavailable form of silica (as choline-stabilised orthosilicic acid) which has a 17% absorption rate compared to silica dioxide which is less than 1%.

As a major trace element, the human body contains 1-2 gm of silica. It also diminishes as we age, although we ingest 20-50 mg per day. Food sources of silica are whole grains and cereals, beer and green beans.

It has been suggested that decreased steroid or thyroid hormones decreases silica absorption. Although post menopausal women absorb silica less easily, it is still excreted in the same amount as calcium. Silicon is 25 times more concentrated in bone forming protein than in mature bone. It appears to act as a catalyst to make the bone calcify and then leaves so there is no harmful build up.

Silica is also present in the hair at 1-10ppm, (Wicket et al 2007).

Accumulated evidence over the last 30 years suggests an important role in bone formation and bone and connective tissue health. Mechanisms are unclear but evidence exists of its involvement in collagen synthesis and/or its stabilization and in matrix mineralization (Jugdaohsingh, 2007). Researchers found that short term supplementation with silicon improved Bone mineral density in osteoporosis in animals (Bae et al 2008).

References

Bae, Y. J., Kim, J. Y., Choi, M. K., Chung, Y. S., & Kim, M. H. (2008). Short-term administration of water-soluble silicon improves mineral density of the femur and tibia in ovariectomized rats. Biological trace element research,124(2), 157-163.

Jugdaohsingh, R. (2007). Silicon and bone health. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 11(2), 99.

Wickett, R. R., Kossmann, E., Barel, A., Demeester, N., Clarys, P., Berghe, D. V., & Calomme, M. (2007). Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on hair tensile strength and morphology in women with fine hair. Archives of dermatological research, 299(10), 499-505.

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SUPPLEMENT FACTS
Each capsule contains:
%NRV*
Silicon
25 mg
(As Choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid)
† Nutrient Reference Value (NRV*) not established
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INGREDIENTS

Orthosilicic Acid, Choline Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (capsule).

SUITABLE FOR
VegetarianVegetarian
VeganVegan
No Gluten Containing IngredientsNo Gluten Containing Ingredients
No Nut Containing IngredientsNo Nut Containing Ingredients
DIRECTIONS / DOSAGE
CapsulesCapsules
Recommended dose 1 capsule per day with food. The stated recommended dose can be changed as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed this recommended dose. Consume within 3 months of opening.
WARNING
If pregnant or breast feeding, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
STORAGE
Store in cool, dry place out of reach of children.
PRODUCT TYPE
CapsulesCapsules
Serving Size: 1 capsule