Published: 07/16/2018 - Updated: 03/08/2020
Author: Dra. Loredana Lunadei, PhD
Silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, after oxygen. Within the body, it is found in body tissue, the thymus, vascular lining, the adrenal glands, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and in a considerable amount of our hair.
What does silicon do?
Silicon restructures collagen fibers and elastin, produces an anti-inflammatory effect, and is a pain killer. It also supports the immune system defenses by providing strength and resistance to invaders. This natural component restructures the body and give us great strength and energy to move. After an operation or an intense physical effort, it helps in a speedy and efficient recovery, generally noticeable after just a short amount of time.
Silicon helps maintain health and beauty within the body. It helps keep the hair and skin shiny, flexible and moist, and is also an excellent toner for the nervous system. Athletes or those who exert themselves a lot physically, and people who have undergone an operation and need to recover, require a great deal of silicon to do so. A lack of silicon causes fatigue, heaviness, slowness, and a lack of motivation and enthusiasm.
Oatmeal is one of the richest foods in silicon. Some people apply oatmeal to the hair after a competition or some hard effort or training. This food is invigorating for the body because of the amount of silicon it provides.
When severely sick or weak in general, silicon helps absorb nutrients and deliver them inside cells where they will be freed, strengthening their therapeutic efficiency and cellular functions. It has been proven to be a fundamental nutrient for humans and animals, indispensable for early bone development and for animal shells. It helps form cells that build blood vessel walls. A shortage of silicon causes alterations and deformities in bone growth, along with affecting conjunctive tissue and cartilage, which play an important role in joints and illnesses that affect them.
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