The properties of Silica in supplements
Silica (Silicon Dioxide)
|TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):||IS39D4B0|
|Silica||(SiO2)n or SiO2 or O2Si|
|Quartz, Cristobalite, Dioxosilane, Tridymite, Silicic anhydride, Aerosil|
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U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
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A seven-digit regulatory identifier currently assigned by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) known as a European Community (EC) number
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Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO2, most commonly found in nature as quartz and in various living organisms. A 2008 study following subjects for 15 years found that higher levels of silica in water appeared to decrease the risk of dementia. An increase of 10 mg/day of silica in drinking water was associated with a decreased risk of dementia of 11%.
On the skin silicon is important for optimal collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and elasticity. Regarding hair benefits, a higher silicon content in the hair results in a lower rate of hair loss and increased brightness.