How does Silica work in the body?

The following is not an exhaustive list, but studies have shown the following benefits for silica: 

  • Silica is the principal contributor to the synthesis of collagen and elastin, leading to skin growth and elasticity. 
  • A crucial component of healthy and strong hair in the form of increasing hair shaft follicle thickness.  
  • A factor in the chain of development of cartilage. 
  • An enabler of calcium mineralization which then leads to improving a condition of excessive calcium loss as in bone spurs or calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, or weak finger/toenails. 
  • An enabler in bone composition leading to increased flexibility in the bones. This is a derivative of calcium absorption referenced above. 
  • A major constituent in the heart, arteries, and lungs regarding maintaining healthy connective tissue and organs. 
  • A factor in increased nervous system signaling/firing of impulses. 
  • A binder with heavy metals as in aluminum, which extracts the same from the body.