Silicon

Applications:Necessary for bone and collagen formation, it maintains the flexibility of arteries, counteracts the toxic effects of aluminum and contributes to preventing cardiovascular disease. It may play a role in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Sources:Brown rice, whole oats, root vegetables.
Recommendations:Horsetail is a rich natural source of silicon. It is also sold as trace silicic acid and sodium metasilicate. Some experts recommend the trace form for enhanced bioavailability.

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