Natural Anti Aging

What is Silica?

What is silica?

Silicon, the second most abundant element after oxygen on the earth, is also responsible for stronger bones and luxurious hair.  It is a necessary element that the body needs to strengthen bones, maintain youthful skin, and to help grow stronger hair and nails.

Silica is not to be confused with silicone, which is a form of silicon that is used in producing glass products, optical fibers, lubricants, and breast implants.  Silicone contains a different chemical bond than silicon and it is has no nutritional value to the human body.   Silica is found in several forms, ranging from liquid to gas, but dietary silica, or orthosilicic acid, is the form that is used by the human body.