Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica

The synergistic effects of organic silica (Silica-Rx99), vitamin K2 (MK-7), vitamin D3 and coconut origin MCT oil provide numerous health benefits.

Cardiovascular health

Digestive health

Detoxification

Ketogenic Diet

Brain health

Better Sleep

Cardiovascular Health

One of the most important roles of silica is to form the blood vessel walls, rendering them more elastic, regulating their permeability and accelerating their regeneration and healing processes. Increased vitamin K2 intake has also been associated with decreased arterial calcification (calcium builds up in the arterial walls) and the ability to reverse vascular calcification. Clinical studies also reported that vitamin K2 supplementation increases and improves arterial elasticity. Hence, silica and vitamin K2 work synergistically to protect against age-related deterioration of the cardiovascular system.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica:

  • Support healthy blood pressure
  • Support healthy inflammatory response – Chronic inflammation is a major contributor to CVDs. It can contribute to the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in the inner walls of arteries (blood vessels)
  • Support healthy blood lipids – Reduce risk of plaque buildup and narrowing of blood vessels
  • Reduce risk of calcium buildup in arteries – The buildup can form hardened deposits in arteries
  • Protect against cardiovascular ageing (stiffening of arteries)
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)

Digestive Health

Most digestive problems are due to deterioration of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Research found that collagen production by human intestinal smooth muscle cells plays a role in the repair of gastrointestinal tract (Gastroenterology. 1987. 92(2): 400-405). Since silica is an essential component for the synthesis of collagen, it is indispensable for maintaining healthy digestive system.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica

  • Support healthy bowel movement–Relieve constipation, diarrhea
  • Help manage digestive problems, such as abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, etc.
  • Maintain & restore healthy digestive tract
  • Reduce risk of colon-related diseases

Detoxification

Silica bonds to and removes toxic metals from the body via excretion.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica:

  • Reduce aluminium levels in the brain (aluminium increases the risk of cognitive decline)

Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that puts the body in a state of ketosis so that fat rather than carbohydrate will be burnt for energy. To maintain ketosis, only 50g of carbohydrate or less is allowed daily. As a point of reference, a medium banana contains around 20g of carbohydrate.

However, the keto diet still has its drawbacks. A person on the keto diet may become deficient in some vital nutrients that are typically found in foods banned or restricted under keto guidelines. Since keto diet restricts whole grains, cereal products and root vegetables (as they are high in carbohydrates), those on keto diet would have a higher risk of silica deficiency as those food contains higher amount of silica. A study, which tracked athletes during several weeks of intense training, found that keto diet could alter bone health. Those following a keto diet developed early signs indicative of bone loss. As silica stimulates bone formation, increases bone mineral density and reduces bone breakdown, silica supplementation is a perfect complement to keto diet for optimal bone health and overall wellness.

Keto diet may also link to calcium deficiency. By largely limiting or avoiding milk products, the calcium intake is limited. Calcium is not only vital for bone health, but also supports muscle and nerve communication. Because silica stimulates bone mineralisation and reduces calcium excretion in the urine, it plays a crucial role in preserving calcium in the body.

Vitamin D is another nutrient that is likely to be deficient in keto diet. This vitamin is made by the body when skin is exposed to the sun. Because many people try to avoid direct sun exposure to reduce the risk of skin damage and skin cancer, vitamin D deficiency is already quite common. Keto diet also limits milk, orange juice and cereal intake. These food items contain vitamin D and as such, those on keto diet would become even more deficient on vitamin D.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica

  • Replenish silica and vitamin D which are commonly deficient in keto diet

Brain Health

Silica helps strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells and spinal cord. Silica is vital for optimal brain function and important for neurological health. Research has shown that increased silica intake improves the nerve synapse function, which is crucial for transmitting nerve impulses (messages) from one nerve cell to another nerve cell.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica:

  • Support healthy cognitive function – improve memory and protect against memory loss
  • Reduce risk of dementia
  • Support healthy nervous system

Better Sleep

Pineal gland is a small gland located deep in the centre of the brain. This gland secretes melatonin, which is a hormone best known for its role in regulating body’s internal clock and sleep patterns. Silica aids to push out stored aluminium for a healthy pineal gland and hence, supporting good quality sleep.

Health benefits of Bioactive Organic Silica

  • Support optimal health of pineal gland & better sleep