Silica (Silicon) is an essential mineral which forms an important component of connective tissue such as those found in arteries, tendons, skin and the cornea of the eye. It plays an important structural role in these tissues, just as it does in plants where there’s a need for stability.
Interestingly, the adult body contains approximately 20 grams of silica although levels decline with age and since our bodies can’t make silica, obtaining sufficient quantities from dietary sources is important for many people.
One of the richest natural sources of silica is bamboo extract, containing over 70% silica. Naturally this is the form that Nature’s Best insists on. However be aware that many companies offering cheap silica supplements will be using silica obtained from horsetail extract, where the silica element is as low as 5-7%.
Nature’s Best has two great silica supplements. A straight Silica supplement providing 200mg of pure grade silica in a one-a-day capsule form. Alternatively, we have a one-a-day formula for hair, skin and nails, Silica Advance which has been formulated by nutrition experts to provide nutrients including silica, that are key to the health of our hair, skin and nails.