Silicon (as OSA) Good For Bones
Silicon Good For Bones.
Press Release: July 2013
Two new publications, one from Korea and the other from USA, showed that Silicon has positive effect on bone formation. In their respective paper, “Effects of Silicon as Osteoblast Activity and Bone Mineralisation of MC3T3-E1 Cells” in Biological Trace Element Research 2013 online 13 January (Click Here for paper) and “Silicon: A Review of its Potential Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis” in International Journal Endocrinology 2013 online May 15 (click here for paper). Both papers eluded to the fact that in addition to Calcium, Silicon(as OSA) could be a possible candidate mineral for enhancing bone health.
Two more endorsements for Silicon for bone health. Many studies in recent years had indicated Silicon can be beneficial to bones and other connective tissues such as skin, hair, nails and blood vessels through the synthesis of collagen. You can view some of the studies here (June2012) (Jan2012) (July2010) Drinking Spritzer Natural Mineral Water daily with its rich amount of Silicon naturally, can provide the body with good hydration and also all the healthy benefits of Silicon. Both University of London and Keele University in UK had found Spritzer Natural Mineral Water to contain at least ~ 30mg/Litre of Silicon. Human studies (Click Here) showed that Dietary Silicon intake had a positive correlation with Bone Mineral Density(BMD) at four sites in the hip in men, pre-menopausal women and post-menopausal women on hormone replacement therapy. (Click Here) The result revealed up to 10% difference in BMD between individuals with the highest(>40mg Silicon/day) and lowest (<14mg Silicon/day) intakes of Dietary Silicon. Spritzer Natural Mineral Water contains 30mg of Dietary Silicon per Litre. Hence drinking a 1.5Litre of Spritzer Natural Mineral Water should provide a person with 45mg of Dietary Silicon per day to benefit the BMD and also satisfy ones hydration needs. What a great deal. So drink up your Spritzer Natural Mineral Water daily for a healthier you.