Silicon as a Natural Key to Health


calcium nanoparticles

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Genyk, S. M. (2014). Silicon as a Natural Key to Health. Galician Medical Journal, 21(4), 6-9. Retrieved from


Silicon is the essential trace element. Its regular flow is absolutely necessary for normal body functioning. Lymph nodes and thyroid gland are the leaders in the silicon content. Then follow the connective tissue of the aorta and trachea, tendons, nerves, pituitary gland, bone, and hair respectively. Silicon promotes collagen biosynthesis and is involved in the metabolism of 70 minerals and vitamins, lipid metabolism, and in maintaining its balance with calcium as well. In case of silicon deficiency the calcination of tissues takes place: tissues lose their firmness and elasticity. Silicon nanoparticles have a large active surface. They are chemically and thermally stable, well suspended in aqueous solutions and relatively inert in the environment. 



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