Juan Ponce de Leon was a man on a mission. In 1513, he searched for the “Fountain of Youth”, a legendary spring believed to preserve youthfulness, and sailed to Bimini. His exploration came up short as he only found the coastline of Florida, not the magical water, too bad *sigh*.
Today we still search for a way to maintain a youthful appearance. Just look at how much money we are willing to spend on surgical or over the counter treatments. Our culture values beauty, but you don’t need to spend a fortune in search for the “fountain.”
All it takes is a trip to a health store and purchasing one particular supplement. It is quite inexpensive, you can get horsetail, bamboo or gel-based silica. My favourite is bamboo, it will say on the bottle how much you should take. Silica is a source of youth.
What is Silica?
Silica is an essential element found in the earth’s crust. But this trace mineral is rare in our diets because our food is processed and our soil is depleted by chemical treatments. Silica is known to slow the aging process.
Collagen is mainly made up of Silica and if our body has enough silica, the collagen will make your retain your youthful appearance. The presence of silica in our bodies can maintain the luster in our hair , strength in our nails and the tone of our skin. Silica is essential to beauty and healthy hair growth!
Where can I find Silica?
Foods that are rich in silica are asparagus, radishes, strawberry, cabbage, swiss chard, rhubarb, cauliflower, celery, sunflower seeds, cucumber, onion, bean sprouts, parsnips, horsetail (herb) and leek. Silica is also found in the outer coverings of potatoes, green and red peppers and cucumbers.
It’s best to buy these foods from organic sources. For best results, you should eat many of your fruits and vegetables raw with the skin on. I try to eat one cucumber a day, it certainly makes a difference and also acts as an diuretic.
Why is Silica important? Silica Benefits
Silica stimulates the manufacture of collagen and connective tissue function and repair. Aging skin loses its moisture and suppleness because as we age there is a decline in the production of collagen. The youthful appearance of hair and nails can also be affected too.
Other reasons why silica is critical include: preventing diseases like osteoporosis and preventing plaque deposits in the lining of the arterial walls. It is important for our overall bodily function and critical for healthy organ and connective tissues, bone and cartilage.
Benefits of Silica:
- Silica increases the flexibility of body tissues
- Silica may support heart health. It hinders the effects of coronary disease by fortifying blood vessels.
- Silica builds strong bones by facilitating the deposit of calcium and minerals into the interior of the bone.
- Silica assists in the prevention of kidney stones and heals infection in the urinary tract.
- Silica helps with circulation and to regulate high blood pressure.
- Silica may hinder the pain of rheumatism and osteoarthritis.
- Silica beautifies hair with luster, regenerates the skin, strengthens finger nails and delays the aging process.
Today’s fountain of youth
Ponce de Leon found Florida, not a legendary spring. Too bad he didn’t look in the earth’s crust.
Fortunately, scientists have helped us discover a source of youth that can be found in organic and raw foods, but supplementing silica in our diets is easy. You can take the mineral simply by purchasing a supplement, at any vitamin store or Whole Foods.
It’s important to realize that it’s best to begin a Silica regimen before signs of aging (wrinkles, brittle bones, nails, and dull hair) appear. It’s not a quick fix and usually takes three months before you’ll see an improvement. The benefits are worth the waiting period.
If you’re someone who is searching for a way to achieve stronger fingernails, hair and clear skin and slow down the signs of aging, begin a Silica regimen today. You will be happy you did.