Silicon (Silica)- Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources
Acid/Alkaline :: Alkaline-forming
What is Silicon?
Silicon is an essential trace mineral. It is most commonly found in the form of silica, a compound of silicon and oxygen also known as silicon dioxide (Si02). Silicon is the second most abundant element on the planet (oxygen is the first). It is also found in bone areas that are undergoing mineralization.
Uses and Benefits of Silicon
Recommended Dosage of Silicon
The Recommended Dosage for Silicon are 1 to 2 mg daily.
Deficiency Symptoms of Silicon
Rich Food Sources of Silicon
Alfalfa, kelp, dark green leafy vegetables, horsetail, nettle, flaxseed, many fruits including apples, grapes, etc. Nuts, seeds, onions, berries (including strawberries), lettuce, figs, dandelion, cucumbers, cooked, dried beans and peas, sunflower seeds, tomatoes.
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