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Biosil®

30 vegetarian capsules
Item# 01006

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Biosil®

30 vegetarian capsules
Item# 01006

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Description

  • Biosil®
  • 30 vegetarian capsules
  • Item Catalog Number: 01006

Silicon is an essential trace element required for the normal growth, development, and integrity of hair, skin, nails, mucous membranes, arteries, bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Silicon is also involved in collagen formation, the fibrous protein matrix that provides support for tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones.1-11 The best-documented function of silicon is its action in facilitating bone mineralization.1,4,6,12 While silicon is exceptionally well tolerated at high doses, scientists currently estimate the human requirement for silicon to be from 5 to 20 mg per day.

Silicon supplementation is useful for:

  • Bones: Silicon helps maintain bone density and strength by facilitating the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue.1,4,6,12,13
  • Joints: Silicon is vital for cartilage development and the integrity of joints and ligaments.5,6
  • Cardiovascular health: Silicon is essential for the strength and integrity of the arteries.8,9
  • Dietary silica modifies the characteristics of endothelial relaxants and attenuates smooth muscle cell responsiveness to NO (nitric oxide) in rat aorta.14
  • Nails: Silicon helps nails grow faster and harder.15
  • Hair: Silicon helps hair grow thicker and stronger.15,16
  1. J Int Med Res. 1992 Jun;20(3):234-46.
  2. Biochem Cell Biol. 2002;80(5):679-89. Review. 
  3. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2008 Jun;10(6):997-1030. Review. 
  4. Trends Cell Biol. 2007 Feb;17(2):93-100. Epub 2006 Dec 27. Review.
  5. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1998 Jun;36(6):320-5.
  6. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol. 1993 Apr;31(4):157-69.
  7. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol. 1993 Mar;31(3):103-23.
  8. J Int Med Res. 1987 Nov-Dec;15(6):379-82.
  9. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol. 1993 Jan;31(1):40-51
  10. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Feb;61(2):341-5.
  11. Toxicol Pathol. 2004 Jan-Feb;32(1):73-8.
  12. Br J Cancer. 2006 Mar 27;94(6):884-90.
  13. Oncol Rep. 2004 Apr;11(4):887-92.
  14. Endothelium 2006 Jan-Feb;13(1):17-23.
  15. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2010 May 1;10(4):346-51. 
  16. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Feb;18(1):71-7. 

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 30

Amount Per Serving

Silicon (as Choline-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid) (ch-OSA®)

5 mg

Choline (as ch-OSA®)

100 mg

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Purified Water, Capsule Shell consists of Hydroxypropyl MethylCellulose.

This product does not contain soy, dairy, egg, corn, wheat, gluten, fish/shellfish

ch-OSA and BioSil are registered trademarks of Bio Minerals NV. he ch-OSA logo, Vegetarian logo and Clinical Facts box are trademarks of Bio Minerals NV.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule, two times per day.
Caution

Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking prescription drugs, or are pregnant or lactating.

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