What is organic silicon?
Organic silicon is a trace element, which exists in nature as silicon dioxide, an inorganic form of this mineral which is absorbed by plants for their chemical processes and from there absorbed by humans in the form of organic silicon.
This is how this chemical element can be consumed abundantlyin many foods of nature such as onions, rice, oats, wheat, rye, beets, lettuce, cucumber, green beans, celery, bananas, nuts, carrots, among many others.
Organic silicon is also extracted by the drug industry and is sold in the form of food supplement products, for those people who at some point, may suffer from deficiencyof this mineral in the body.
Important: This mineral is the second most abundant chemical element on earth after oxygen, which naturally filters in springs, rivers and lakes (1)tag. It should be noted that the recommended daily intake of organic silicon is between 20 and 30 mg daily, to maintain adequate levels.
What is organic silicon used for?
As mentioned, this mineral is an important element for the human body and some of the benefits of organic silicon are the following:
1. Strengthens bones, muscles, joints and cartilage
The musculoskeletal structure of our body is made up of bones, cartilage, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles that contain a protein called collagen , which provides strength and elasticity to these structures.
To highlight: Organic Silicon isdirectly involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin , important compounds for osteomuscular health. (two)
2. Improves skin, hair and nails
As for the skin, nails and hair, it must be taken into account that these structures that are part of our body also depend on collagen and elastin to promote their resistance, elasticity and shine.
You should know: Like collagen and elastin, organic silicon is part of the structure of Hyaluronic acid , a compound that favors the disappearance of wrinkles by preventing aging and sagging of the skin. (3)
3. Strengthens the immune system
Due to the characteristics of this chemical element, antioxidant properties have also been attributed to it that help fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative damage to cells.
Note: This antioxidant action of organic silicon favors the protective function of the immune system. (4)
4. Protects cardiovascular health
There are two reasons why organic silicon protects and supports cardiovascular health .
In the first place and as previously described, organic silicon favors the synthesis of collagen and elastin , two compounds that are part of the structure of blood vessels and the walls of the heart , giving them flexibility and resistance in circulatory work.
To highlight: Secondly, and as already mentioned, organic silicon is an antioxidant that helps maintain adequate levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood, promoting blood circulation and preventing high blood pressure.
Organic Silicon Side Effects
Some people may be exposed to risks due to the consumption of certain medicines and substances, so it is necessary to note that the administration of organic silicon turns out to be safe at a general level , however it can cause (although not frequently) some of the following side effects:
- Allergic reactions from contact with any of the chemical elements of organic silicon.
- Excessive intake of this trace element in supplement form can cause gastrointestinal upset.
- Its excess in the form of a nutritional supplement can cause kidney stones.
Important: If you notice the appearance of any of these symptoms or any other not included in the list, it is recommended to stop its use and consult the treating doctor.
Contraindications of organic silicon
The consumption of organic silicon naturally or in supplements is generally quite safe for humans, however, it is contraindicated in those patients who may suffer from any of the following health conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of organic silicon or its associated products.
You should know: Before starting the consumption of organic silicon, people should provide all the important information to the doctor about their medical history, in order to individualize the intervention strategy.
- Organic silicon is a very abundant trace element on the planet.
- Organic silicon participates in a large number of metabolic processes in humans.
- This trace element promotes osteoarticular, muscular and cardiovascular health.
- Organic silicon has antioxidant properties, which help protect the degenerative action of free radicals.