Silicon is a trace element that your body requires for the normal growth, development and integrity of hair, skin, nails, mucous membranes, arteries, bones, cartilage and connective tissue. Silicon helps with the formation of collagen, the fibrous protein matrix that provides support for tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. Its best documented action is facilitating bone mineralization. While high doses of silicon are exceptionally well tolerated, currently scientists estimate the human requirement for silicon to be between 5 - 20 mg per day. Silicon supplementation can be used for: •Bones - maintaining bone density and strength by facilitating the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue. •Joints – promoting cartilage development and the integrity of joints and ligaments. •Cardiovascular health - for the strength and integrity of the arteries. •Muscles - modifying the characteristics of endothelial relaxants and attenuating smooth muscle cell responsiveness to nitric oxide in rat aorta. •Nails – helping them growing faster and harder. •Hair - promoting growth of thicker and stronger hair.