Silicon is very important mineral which our organism needs in order to strengthen the bones, hair and nails.
This mineral stimulates the creation of the enzyme prolyhydroxylase which is very important in the process of forming collagen in the bones, cartilage and connective tissue.
You can find this mineral in almonds, oats, strawberries, apples, grapes, beetroot, celery, brown sea algae, onion, sunflower seeds, parsnips etc.
Unfortunately, not so many people are informed about this mineral’s importance and the consequences of its absence.
In the absence of silicon the following diseases and health conditions may occur:
- Muscle cramps
- Weak bone development
- Wrinkles on the face
- Hair loss
- Breakable nails
In order to normalize the amount of silicon in your organism you will need to consume foods rich in this mineral on a daily basis for at least two months. The richest source of silicon is the plant called horsetail.