Of all the minerals important for good health, silica is by far the most underrated and misunderstood mineral of all. It is the seventh most prevalent element in human tissue after calcium. Research done in the 1970's by Dr. Edith Carlisle at the UCLA School of Public Health affirmed without any doubt the extreme importance of silica. Her research showed silica to be essential in collagen formation and connective tissue strength. Collagen is the tough fibrous material which holds us together and is the major component of everything from our bones to our skin.
Historically, the primary source of dietary silica was the outside husks of grains. With the advent of the industrial revolution and the invention of the combine (a machine used to harvest grain), man for the first time could remove grain husks. So, rather than being the staff of life, bread had the first of many essential mineral nutrients removed. As we all know, subsequent refinement of grain has, when eaten as white flour, became one of the scourges of modern society. Now, all white bread contains virtually zero natural mineral nutrients.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Almost everyone is deficient in silica due precisely to our refinement of grain. Deficiency symptoms are diverse depending on an individual’s genetic strengths and weaknesses. The following is a list of issues which may be the result of a lack of silica: osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis, joint pain and weakness, hair loss, heart burn, acid indigestion, GERD, weak teeth and gums, weak skin, brittle nails, and fibromyalgia.
Kidney disease, such as acute renal failure, and diabetes, depending on the stage of either, can also cause fluctuations in the levels of potassium. Additionally, many medications can cause depletion of potassium. Examples include diuretics, cortisone, prolonged use of aspirin, and laxatives.
The most common symptom of potassium depletion is fatigue. Other symptoms of potassium deficiency include slow reflexes, muscle weakness, acne, and dry skin. A quick loss of potassium could lead to cardiac arrhythmias, or worse.
Food High in Silica:
Rice hulls, oats, millet, barley, potatoes, husks of whole grain, Jerusalem artichoke, red beets, corn, asparagus, rye and horsetail herb are good sources of silica.
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NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
What is Eidon Silica Mineral Supplement, by Fred Elsner, Chief Chemist, Eidon, Inc.
Silicon as an Essential Trace Element in Animal Nutrition, by Edith Muriel Carlisle
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
Silicon — Aluminum Interactions and Biology, by J. D. Birchall
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
Silica: A Little Known Element Comes of Age, by Rick Wagner
Scientific Studies & Research: Silica
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
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Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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A Convenient Product
Posted by Meredith Childress on 23rd Jun 2015
I've been using this product for a couple of weeks and so I can't say whether it's doing me good, but I can say that I love the ease of using it. I'll continue using it to see what changes I experience. I highly recommend it.
fantastic tarter control
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jun 2014
My dental hygienst always complained about the tarter buildup on my teeth. I started using Liquid Silica without telling her. She responded on my next visit, "There's little tarter buildup. What did you do?" I continue to have great check-ups.
Posted by Maryanna on 18th Feb 2013
My fingernails have been peeling and breaking and very thin for as long as I can remember. I found a great nail strengthener polish but the chemicals in it made my body and joints hurt bad. Sadly I had to let that polish go. A friend told me about liquid silica so I started taking a capfull once a day. It has been about a month and my nails, without polish, are long, strong and beautiful! Thank you Eidon for such a high quality product!
(Originally posted on 09/03/2012)
Silica, Magnesium, Multi and Bone Support
Posted by Jules Fox on 18th Feb 2013
I've never been prone to take supplements. I've always been a skeptic. Recently, however, I was convinced by a friend to try Eidon Ionic Minerals. Though in great health overall, I was having some toe cramps and had occasional issues that I pretty much ignored, including menopausal symptoms. Additionally I've always had weak short nails despite all attempts to strengthern them. To my surprise, the bounty of liquid minerals that I have been taking over the last couple of months has already shown results. The Eidon Magnesium has stopped my toe cramps, the liquid silica has done wonders for my nails and I can only believe that Bone Support and Multiple Minerals are shoring up any deficiencies that I may have had but didn't even realize. I am now a believer in liquid minerals and Eidon products, in particular. Thank you!
(Originally posted on 7/12 - 7/16/2012)
Posted by Ana on 18th Feb 2013
After six weeks,the dryness in my skin and eyes is 200% better. I was becoming desperate with the dryness in my eyes! My nails are stronger and my hair shinier probably b. my scalp is producing some oil that gets brushed down and/or it prevent dehydration. Other people noticed. A must for health. I take supplements and herbs and there are very few I would say are a must.
(Originally posted on 06/28/2012)
Hair and Nails
Posted by Carolyn on 18th Feb 2013
I have been taking liquid silica for about 3 months.I am a 65yr. old woman. I really like the silica. I started out taking 1 tbls. didn' see much difference, then I too 2 tabls. My hair and nails are really starting to improve. Even my skin is improving. It is not as dry. I had very dry skin, but not anymore. I really like this product. Thank you.
(Originally posted on 04/30/2012)
Posted by Alf12901 on 18th Feb 2013
I have been using Liquid Silica for 3+ years and it is a great product for hair growth, skin tone, and bone strength. I can immediately tell the difference when I go more than a week without taking it.
(Originally posted on 04/03/2012
My hair and Skin
Posted by Tracy on 18th Feb 2013
I have been using silica primarily for osteoporosis and to help with my skin as I have the tendency to break out. Although I have not seen a HUGE improvement with my skin...it's overall healing time is less than it has been. As for my osteoporosis, I will be getting another DEXA scan in February 2011 and look forward to the results. However, I was at my hairdresser yesterday, and without changing a think with my hair program, he told me that he has never seen my hair feel so thick and healthy. The silica is the only thing that I can contribute that to. I've also noticed that I have to get my nails shortened more often because they are growing so fast.
I just started taking the Multi-Minerals to ensure that I am getting some calcium in my diet as well. After starting the Eidon minerals supplementation and changing my diet to be eating more collard greens, almond milk, and natural calcium foods,I just wanted to make sure that my intake was sufficient. Like I said, the proof with be in the results of the DEXA scan....stay tuned.
In the meantime, I have my mother on the Eidon Silica as well.
Thank you for making this available and for getting the info out there that it's not all about calcium calcium calcium for bone health.....in fact, I have read that Americans have the highest calcium intakes and also the highest level of osteoporosis....very scary!!
(Originally posted on 12/31/2010)
Texture and thickness of hair improved immensely
Posted by Ahriel on 18th Feb 2013
I've been using the Eidon Silica Concentrate formula for only two weeks and already I've noticed profound and wonderful results.The texture and thickness of my hair has improved immensely in addition to becoming amazingly shiny. My nails are stronger and growing very quickly. The calcium deposits that I had on my teeth for years are disappearing and my skin is becoming more beautiful and youthful each day. I'm also giving the Silica to my dog and her health is improving as a result. Her coat is healthy, shiny and soft, she no longer has flaky skin and her teeth are getting healthier. I'm so glad this product exists and I'm glad Eidon decided to create Silica in this concentrated form. The high Mgs make all the difference in the world. I'll be using this product for life and now I'm looking forward to trying the other minerals that Eidon offers. Thank you for creating this high quality supplement!
(Originally posted on 06/14/2010)
Silica solved my Vet bill dilemma
Posted by Cyndi Montgomery on 18th Feb 2013
have been using Eidon silica for years and absolutely love it. Recently, I had reason to love it even more. My adult cat Henry, had a urinary blockage and I did not have the money for a vet. I began giving him a full dropper of silica every few hours, combined with Hylands homeopathic Bladder formula. Within a day I could tell he was feeling better, and within three days, he was back to his normal self. I now add silica to both my cat's food nightly, in hopes of avoiding future trouble.
(Originally posted on 03/08/2010)
12% Bone Density Improvement
Posted by J. Unsicker on 18th Feb 2013
After taking a prescription drug that had osteoporosis as a side effect (not to exclude my age and genetics perhaps being a factor), I did not get a good report on my spinal bone density test; I was under the average for my age.
Subsequently, I attended a seminar on bone health conducted by Valerie Hall, a nutritionist who works through Mothers Markets. After discussing my problems with her, she recommended I take five strontium tablets every a.m. and two tablespoons of the liquid silica in the p.m. After following that regime faithfully for two years, I was ecstatic that a later bone density test showed that my spinal bone density had improved 12 percent.That was a year ago. I continue with the routine daily and look forward to seeing the results in another year. Meanwhile, THANK YOU liquid silica and strontium.:)Just wanted you to know!
J Unsicker (Originally posted on Jan. 2010 - 02/16/2010)
Posted by S. Reed on 18th Feb 2013
Both my mother and I have hands so wrinkled that young ones have asked, "What happened to your hands?". After less than one week, my hands are looking better than they ever have. I am astonished. Can't wait to see what they will look like in a month. Vitamin E helped but nothing like this.
S. Reed - (Originally posted on 01/27/2010)
Posted by Jennifer Jones on 18th Feb 2013
my hair is thicker, my skin looks like velvet, and my nails are stronger. i am an esthetician in a day spa and i want to sell it to my clients. i swear this stuff is making me younger!
jennifer jones, durham, nc - (Originally posted on 01/15/2010)