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Silica, derived from Horsetail (Equisetum arvens) - The durable horsetail
plant is a superb source of silica and calcium, necessary for bone and
connective tissue repair and maintenance. Horsetail has traditionally been used
to speed recovery from fractures and torn ligaments. Although abundant in
nature, silica is poorly absorbed by the body. Silica is essential for healthy
hair, skin and nails. Silica works on a cellular level and is part of the
cartilage-forming cells and the fibre-building cells that form collagen.
Horsetail, an excellent blood clotting agent, antibacterial and astringent,
staunches wounds and stops nosebleeds. Horsetail is a very popular remedy for
bladder problems, especially bedwetting.
Silicon makes aluminum less available to the body.