Biological Functions of Silica Within the Human Body



Currently, not enough research has been conducted on the biological functions of silica within the human body.


However, the Framingham Offspring Study in the US has found a close correlation between silicon intake and bone mineral density (BMD). A study dividing 2,846 male and female participants from their 30s to 80s into four groups according to their silicon intake, found that males and premenopausal females with a higher intake of silicon had higher femoral neck BMD, suggesting that silica may help prevent osteoporosis.


A close relationship has also been found between silica and cartilage and collagen production, and a silica deficiency may limit the healing functions of bones.