Silicon

How does Silicon work?

A clear biological function for silicon in humans has not been established. There is some evidence, though, that silicon might have a role in bone and collagen formation.

Are there safety concerns?

Silicon is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. Its safety as a medicine is unknown.

Kidney stones can occur, though rarely, in people taking silicon-containing antacids for long periods of time.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Silicon is LIKELY SAFE when used in food amounts. Its safety in larger medicinal amounts is unknown. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Silicon.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For osteoporosis: dietary intakes of 40 mg of silicon seem to be linked with stronger bones than lower doses.
There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for silicon, since an essential biological role for it has not been identified.


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