Grandma's Silicon Level Guide

Silicon is necessary for the formation of collagen for bones and connective tissue, for healthy nails, skin, and hair, and for calcium absorption in the early stages of bone formation.

This mineral is needed to maintain flexible arteries and plays a major role in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Silicon counteracts the effects of aluminum on the body, and is important in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis. It stimulates the immune system and inhibits the aging process in tissues. Silicon levels decrease with aging, so elderly people need larger amounts.

photo of alfalfa growing in a field a natural herbal source of silicon photo of a pile of dried brown rice a natural food source of silicon a photo of a plate of a green leafy salad a natural food source of silicon

Natural Food and Herbal Sources of Silicon

Food and Herbs that contain Silicon

  • alfalfa
  • beets
  • brown rice
  • horsetail
  • bell peppers
  • soybeans
  • leafy green vegetables
  • whole grains


Minerals that aid in the efficient utilization of silicon


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