Silicon

Definition of Silicon:

A non-essential mineral.  Tissues such as arteries, tendons, skin, connective tissue, cornea and sclera (white of the eye) contain relatively large amounts of silicon.  Collagen, the protein glue that holds us together, contains silicon in silanolate form.  While vitamin C functions only as a catalyst in the formation of collagen, silicon is actually a structural part of collagen.  Silicon containing substances are found in all cartilage and in the material binding cells together.  Silicon may be needed for proper bone structure and growth.

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Alfalfa

...as a treatment
“...The leaves of the Alfalfa plant are abundant in protein, minerals, trace minerals and nutrients, including calcium, iron, copper, manganese, silicon, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, carotene and fiber...”

Aluminum Consumption Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...It is believed that when iron, and calcium, and to a lesser degree magnesium, silicon and zinc levels drop, the uptake of aluminum worsens...”
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Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Zinc
“...An increase was found in aluminum, silicon and calcium; a significant decrease was found in zinc and selenium...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...recommendation Heavy Metal Detoxification / Avoidance
“A study evaluated 272 men and women with chronic renal failure and found that there was a significantly increased risk from exposure to lead, copper, chromium, tin, mercury, welding fumes, silicon containing compounds, grain dust and oxygenated hydrocarbons...”

DMSO Topically

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“..."We use it for all sorts of inflammatory conditions, from people with rheumatoid arthritis to people with chronic low back inflammatory-type symptoms, silicon immune toxicity syndromes and any kind of autoimmune process...”
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Multiple Mineral Supplementation

...as a treatment
“...Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, germanium, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum selenium, silicon, sulfur, vanadium and zinc...”

Silicon / Silica

...as a treatment
Silicon is an essential mineral that is found throughout the body...”

Ultratrace

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“...The ultratrace elements currently recognized by the US Department of Agriculture include boron, chromium, germanium, lithium, molybdenum, selenium, silicon, tin, and vanadium...”
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