Stay Youthful Inside and Out
BAMBOO SILICA is an essential metabolic mineral, especially for calcium and may increase the density of bones, teeth, and gums. It forms the basis of connective tissue that holds organs and tissue together, which aids in maintaining the stability of ligaments and tendons to keep joints flexible. Silica helps keep arteries pliant and, as a building block, may help build tissue and remedy some effects of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Because it’s used in so many ways, BAMBOO SILICA provides a high potency of the mineral augmented with natural calcium for ease of absorption and utilization.
For a younger-feeling body!
Silica helps to age-proof your appearance by restoring the building blocks that preserve it. The body retains less Silicon (the actual compound) as you age due to difficulties in absorbing it. As levels of Silicon decline, your body shows telltale signs of aging such as wrinkled skin, sagging muscle tone, weakened gums, hair loss, stiff joints and bone loss.
An adult body contains about 20 grams of Silicon – maintaining these stores promotes good health. However, your body constantly metabolizes and uses Silicon, later eliminating it through urine, hair loss and nail trimming. This natural reduction of Silicon can be from 10 to 40 mg daily, so maintaining proper levels means it needs to be replaced in foods (found in tiny amounts in oats, barley, potatoes, beans, mussels and beer) or taken in supplements. Supplements are an effective option because it’s difficult to get enough in the diet to help maintain this balance and minimize the effects of aging.
Why do you need Silicon?
Here are 6 good reasons.
- Silicon helps nutrients called chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid to be deposited into cartilage, and aids in forming collagen, a major component of ligaments and tendons that helps to maintain joint strength and elasticity. This has important implications for managing arthritis but also for exercising.
- Silicon is essential for bone development and may help to prevent osteoporosis and re-calcify bones.
- It plays a role in mineral absorption, and may enhance the function of Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Boron in the body.
- It may improve the cardiovascular system by reducing blood fats and cholesterol, as well as improving the elasticity and permeability of arteries (Atherosclerosis can occur as a result of Silicon deficiency. In studies, Silica was found to be up to 14 times more abundant in arteries of people with no heart disease).
- It eliminates toxins from the body and may assist the body in eliminating aluminum, which is thought to be a causative factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
- Silicon is called the “beauty nutrient” because it may provide strength and resilience to collagen and elastin, helping to create healthy, toned skin; it has been used to try to alleviate symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, as well as to improve the condition of hair, nails and teeth.
Bamboo is an edible, ecologically sustainable grass that has been part of many diets for thousands of years. It is also the principal food of the Indian elephant ─ smaller than its African cousin, but much stronger. The Giant Panda of China exists almost exclusively on bamboo, and its skeletal system is incredibly strong yet very flexible – this is thought to be related to their high Silicon diet.
Enerex BAMBOO SILICA extract is prepared from Tabashir bamboo stems from India (Bambusa vulgaris). Bamboo extract is the richest known source of natural Silicon, containing over 70% organic Silica. This is more than 10 times the level found in the Horsetail plant (Equisetum) that contains 5% to 7% Silica. To increase the effectiveness of BAMBOO SILICA, we added 200 mg of Calcium citrate to the formula. Calcium absorption in the bones and other areas is enhanced by the presence of Silicon and, like Calcium, Silicon is involved in normal bone development. Like Silicon, a deficiency of Calcium may also speed the skin’s aging.
Silica vs. Silicon? Silicon is a single atom and Silica is a molecule (atoms combine to make molecules); Silicon is prepared for supplements using Silica.
There have been several clinical studies over the past decade investigating the effectiveness of Silica supplements: for increasing bone mineral density in middle-aged men and pre-menopausal women (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2004); and to reduce deficiency problems that can create deformed bones, reduced contents of cartilage, and disruption of mineral balance (Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2007).
Each Vegetarian Capsule Contains:
|Calcium Citrate (40 mg elemental calcium)||200 mg|
|Bamboo Extract (70 mg silica) Bambusa vulgaris stems||100 mg|
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose (vegetarian cellulosecomplex capsule).
There are no other ingredients added to this formula.
DIRECTION OF USE
Take 2 capsules 2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Avoid 2 hours prior to or until 4 hours after taking other medications. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use in cases of nausea or vomiting or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Enerex uses PETE plastic containers, a thermoplastic polymer resin. PETE plastic provides a superior moisture and oxygen barrier compared to the more common HDPE plastic that most vitamin manufacturers use.