Silicea: The Amazing Gel
Tuesday, October 5th 2004
Healthy, firm connective tissue is the prerequisite for taut skin, strong hair and firm fingernails. Silicic acid, provided in its most absorbable form in
Silicea Gel, is second to none when it comes to strengthening connective tissues. Silica is one of the main components of collagen, the binding element or "glue" in cells that helps hold the body together. Collagen formation decreases with age leading to reduced tissue elasticity, loose skin, thinning hair and brittle nails. Modern food refining removes much of the silica from whole grains, the most abundant food source of this essential mineral, so supplementation is highly recommended.
The silica contained in Silicea Gel:
* Is needed for the formation of the basic substance of the connective tissue
* Increases the moisture content of tissues
* Ensures the regulated transport of nutrients from blood vessels to the skin's cells
* Aids in the removal of metabolic by-products and toxins
* Supports the formation of collagen and elastine, thus ensuring healthy, taut and elastic skin, firm nails and glossy hair.
Healthy Hair That Grows
Hair is one of our greatest beauty assets. Healthy hair looks great, making us feel better and more sexually attractive. Hair contains 90 micrograms per gram of silica, second only to healthy bones (100 micrograms per gram). To maintain healthy, strong, vibrant hair, using a good Silicea Gel should be part of your daily hair care program. Silica also helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and adds beautiful shine and lustre. The healthier and more resistant hair is, the less problems it has with mechanical, chemical or other environmental stresses, so you can do more with it too.
Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for Hair Skin & Nail health:
Collagen & Keratin Capsules
Fish Oil 1500mg - Odourless
Silica 30c Liquid
Super Calcium Complete
Super Collagen + C
QSilica Gel 500ml
Zinc 120 Tabs
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