Types of Silica
Bioavailability of the Various Silica Molecules
Benefits of Liquid Silica
Mineral silica is found in its amorphous state and in crystalline form in such abundance that, as an old Irish saying has it, it isn’t worth much, or strangers would have taken it away years ago. Organic silica is of a different stripe. It has one or more atoms of carbon associated with hydrogen in its molecular structure. It is absolutely essential in all living matter — plants, animals and human beings. Research reveals that it is found in significant amounts in cartilage, in the walls of blood vessels, and in glands and organs — the thymus, adrenals, liver, spleen, pancreas, you name it.
One of the mysteries of Alzheimer’s is that components of the brain break down. Silica is the glue for ligaments that anchor the brain to the skull. It inhibits the mischief of aluminium, the proximate cause of Alzheimer’s. To pull aluminium out of the body, silica, calcium and magnesium must pull it through the kidneys. A look at keratinous tissue such as fingernails tells some parts of the story. Split nails, ridged nails, peeling and softness all tell of silica imbalance or deficiency. Ligaments that hold a kidney in place, any type of supporting tissue required for strength with flexibility requires silica.
This is also true of all plant stems. It is no happenstance that lodging of plants takes place when there is an organic silica deficit. Silica finds its way into the epidermal layer of plants and acts as a barrier against the penetration of invading fungus, powdery mildew, black spot and pythium, for instance. Horsetail has its reputation for uptake of organic silica, but the payload is likely to be short of human metabolic demand. Deposits of organic silica in effect wall off bacteria, fungi and insects. This penchant for constructing strength is perhaps better expressed in human anatomy.