Silica, The Beauty Mineral? Mais Oui!
By Kathy Shwydky, BCRPA-certified fitness instructor and health enthusiast who regularly contributes to natural health and fitness magazines.
The French have long been looked to for beauty secrets, but do they really have one? It turns out they just might! Silica has often been referred to as the beauty mineral, and for good reason. Silica supports healthy skin, hair, and nails. It is an important building block for collagen and it helps to reverse some of the effects of aging. It does this by maintaining the elasticity and suppleness of the skin which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. Magnifique!
As we age, our collagen levels drop and wrinkles form due to a lack of elasticity. Expensive face serums and creams would have you believe that they are the solution — and they may certainly help — but we know that nourishment of our skin ultimately comes from within. This is where silica plays a vital role as it helps build collagen, and higher collagen levels are necessary for healthy, younger-looking skin.
French women are often revered for their natural beauty. Not surprisingly then, it was a scientist in France whose research led to the gold-standard in silica. He patented a method for silica to be extracted from the spring horsetail plant using water instead of chemicals. Only silica prepared using Dr. Louis Kervran’s gentle manner yields a highly bioavailable silica in the form of orthosilicic acid. His extraction method not only preserves the bioflavonoids necessary for the effective absorption of silica, it also ensures the retention of naturally-occurring beneficial minerals, including: calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, boron, iron and phosphorus.
What does this all mean? It means that the French really do have a beauty secret, and it’s silica. Not all forms are equal when it comes to the beauty-enhancing benefits of silica — and Dr. Kervran’s method holds the key to unlocking silica’s full potential. Merci Monsieur Kervran!
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