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What is organic silica? Benefits for your well-being and beauty routine

Organic silica is an essential trace element for the well-being of people, with a multitude of applications in the field of aesthetics, as it has potent effects against aging, cellulite, or stretch marks. It also prevents flabby skin, brittle nails, or hair loss. Its benefits go beyond aesthetics, helping tired legs and improving oxygenation and stress, making it an excellent ally for athletes.

What is organic silica?

Organic silica is an essential trace element and, therefore, fundamental to our health and well-being. It is a mineral that, among other properties, can naturally generate collagen without the need for additional ingestion. Collagen plays a crucial role in good condition of connective tissue, achieving a regenerative action that helps keep the skin looking youthful and contributing to the proper functioning of bones and joints.

Origin of organic silica

Organic silica is found in the deep structures of the body, where cells form bones and connective tissue, two essential organs for the functioning of our vital functions.

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What is organic silica used for?

LThe primary function of organic silica is to generate collagen, which is a protein with an essential task for the body. It holds together the different structures of the body. In other words, collagen is responsible for binding the connective tissues: skin, muscles, ligaments, etc., acting as a support element that allows, for example, to maintain a smooth and soft skin appearance or prevent hair loss, two necessary aspects to keep a youthful and healthy appearance.

How is organic silica deficiency affected?

As the years go by, the body gradually loses silica, directly affecting the ability to form collagen. It's estimated that at the age of 40, the body produces half as much collagen as it did when it was a teenager. The reduction in collagen production negatively affects our aesthetics and physical appearance. There are increasingly noticeable symptoms typical of the deterioration of aging: loss of elasticity and flexibility of the skin, nails break more quickly, or hair loss.

Properties and benefits for your aesthetics and well-being

The benefits of this mineral in its organic form are many and heterogeneous. Focusing on the field of aesthetics and wellness, these are the main ones.

  • It helps to maintain the elasticity and youthful appearance of the skin.
  • Strengthens teeth, nails, and hair.
  • Restructures collagen and elastin fibers.
  • Accelerates the healing of skin wounds.

Generate collagen naturally

As we have seen over the years, the amount of organic silica in our body decreases, and, consequently, so do the levels of collagen. Fortunately, it is in our power to help the generation of collagen naturally so that the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines in the skin and other signs of aging is not so evident. Eating a balanced diet is the primary key to keeping collagen levels high for as long as possible. However, there are other recommendations and good practices, such as protecting yourself from sunlight, which also adds up when it comes to facing up to aging. Here is a reminder of all of them:

  • Include in your diet enough servings of foods rich in collagen and antioxidants: chicken, salmon, tofu, eggs, lentils, chickpeas, kiwi and citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, and cashews.
  • Do not abuse the sun and protect yourself adequately with sunscreen when you go to the beach or the mountains.
  • Avoid or minimize the consumption of tobacco and alcohol..

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Prevention of sagging skin

When you reach a certain age, it is normal for your skin to lose the firmness it had years ago. But this natural tendency will be much more pronounced and may even appear prematurely if we do not eat properly and adopt harmful habits: smoking, alcohol abuse, not resting correctly, or excessive stress. On the other hand, moisturizing with natural moisturizers is also highly recommended, especially for its preventive effects, if you start using them before the appearance of the first symptoms.

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Natural remedies for brittle nails

Increasing the consumption of some foods such as milk, eggs, dark leafy vegetables such as cabbage, wheat germ, spinach, or avocado, and in general, all foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, iron, calcium, and protein, is the first recommendation to keep nails in good condition. Other suggestions so that our nails are not weak and brittle are:
  • Use moisturizing creams and natural oils to strengthen the base of the nails.
  • Protect hands and nails when doing specific jobs and household chores that involve chemicals such as washing dishes or cleaning the house.

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Preventing hair loss and strengthening your hair

In addition to a good diet, the application of natural products to prevent hair loss and strengthen hair is a home remedy available to everyone that can be effective. Some of these natural products are almond oil, coconut oil, or beet oil.

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Organic silica in natural cosmetics and beauty

Organic silica products are widely used to develop natural cosmetics and beauty for their firming, repairing, and anti-wrinkle properties since they enhance natural collagen formation. Organic silica for cosmetic purposes is usually obtained from plant extracts or of marine origin.

Anti-cellulite and anti-stretch marks

Organic silica is commonly used to manufacture creams or oils, often combined with other cosmetic ingredients, to act against free radicals, reconstituting and moisturizing the supporting tissue. In addition, these products act as a powerful firming agent, helping to prevent or reduce cellulite and stretch marks. Its cytostimulating action explains the success of silica as an anti-cellulite and anti-stretch mark treatment (as well as a neck and bust firming product and for hair regeneration) since this element stimulates the functioning of the cells of the dermis and hair follicle (fibroblasts and keratinocytes).

Moisturizing creams

Moisturizing creams composed of organic silica are highly appreciated for their pleasant, light, and silky texture and because they allow the maintenance of very complete and long-lasting hydration. Among their advantages is their ability to intensely nourish the skin, giving it a rested and luminous appearance. Furthermore, this type of cream combines its moisturizing function with a restructuring action because the union of silica molecules to proteins and mucopolysaccharides surrounded by water molecules using hydrogen bridges results in a tissue capable of maintaining the hydration of the dermis while strengthening its structure.

Cosmetics for sensitive skin

Silica is a natural product, not at all aggressive. It has no allergic reactions, which makes it totally suitable and highly recommended for people with sensitive skin, who will be able to benefit from its advantages without any contraindication for their dermis.

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Organic silica and benefits for sports

The benefits of organic silica are not limited to beauty. It is an active ingredient that helps maintain a good general shape, making it a great ally for athletes to give the best of themselves. If we manage to maintain sufficient levels of this element in our organism, we will achieve more excellent elasticity in our tissues and joints. This is perfectly understandable if we consider that silica is an essential component of cartilage and joint tissues. Furthermore, silica acts very positively on cell membranes, making them less vulnerable to the action of free radicals and thus delaying aging. We will now discuss three benefits of silica that every athlete appreciates: it relieves leg fatigue, improves oxygenation, and helps relaxation.

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How to take organic silica?

Considering that our body's tendency is that, little by little, the levels of organic silica are reduced, in some people, it may be advisable to take an additional amount, either through a diet rich in this element or through specific supplements.

Foods rich in organic silica

Foods with a higher composition of silica are:

  • Fruits: apple, orange, kiwi, mango, strawberries, raisins, and banana.
  • Vegetables: raw cabbage, carrots, lettuce, onion, cucumber, pumpkin, green beans, or green beans.
  • Proteins: chicken, salmon, eggs.
  • Legumes: lentils, chickpeas.
  • Fish: salmon,
  • Nuts: cashews.
  • Cereals: rice, brown rice, pasta, corn, oats, alfalfa, barley, soybeans, wheat bran.

Nutritional supplement

Organic silica supplements are available in capsules, oral or injected solutions.

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Silicium G5 and G7: Formats for taking organic silica

Silicium G5 and G7 are an oral solution taken about 10 minutes before a meal and helps to produce up to 20% more collagen, which helps to achieve more elasticity, flexibility, improves skin appearance, and strengthens hair.

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Is organic silica vegetarian?

Followers of vegetarian and even vegan diets can take it without problems since the origin of organic silica supplements is vegetable. This indispensable trace element is found in many fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Organic silica for supplementation is extracted from seaweed or other plant fibers.

Frequency of intake, how often is it recommended?

There is no consensus on the recommended dose of silica in supplement form, but it is commonly accepted to take between 15-50 mg per day. As for the number of intakes and frequency, the correct thing to do is to follow the recommendations of our doctor or nutritionist. Organic silica: it is an immense source of benefits that we cannot afford to lack in our organism if we want to feel good inside and by force and not start to have very pronounced symptoms of aging and before time.