Orgono Living Silica 2x concentration
Orgono is my go-to for silica supplementation. They have perfected sourcing silica in the highly bioavailable MMST form. I personally take silica to clear excessive aluminum from my system and support healthy collagen formation. To take this product add 1 Tbsp to a glass of filtered or spring water. You'll find the silica gives the water a delicious smooth flavor.
Silica is a nutrient that is often lacking in the standard american diet, despite being the 2nd most plentiful mineral in the earth's crust. Our Paleolithic ancestors consumed significantly more silica than we do largely due to their increased intake of fiber containing greens. Although silica is, for the most part, inert nutritionally in our bodies it does carry out two very important jobs. First it counters aluminum by helping to shuttle excessive aluminum out of our systems and prevent its absorption in the first place. When retrospective studies are done looking at the ratio of silica and aluminum in a population's water supply, ratios with higher silica content consistently associate with reduced risk of alzheimer's disease. Aluminum detoxification is also important in the context of immune health. Aluminum is added to vaccines to act as an adjuvant, a substance intended to increase the immune reaction above what is normally appropriate. Countering exposure to aluminum by supplementing with Silica protects the immune system from excessive activation against foods (in the case of food allergies) or your own body tissues (in the case of autoimmunity). Secondly, Silica is important in supporting collagen formation. Supplementing with Silica is part of our protocol in recovery from surgery and musculoskeletal injuries.