Silica, also called silicon oxide, is the chemical name for quartz which is often used as an anti-coagulant in food. Leafy green vegetables are a good source of silica. Silica is also found present in the human body, especially the bones and teeth. It is an essential component for the development of the bones and the body as a whole. There is an abundant level of silica in the body; however, it dwindles as the body ages.
Benefits of Silica: Silica is usually used with sulfur to promote healthy skin and hair, making it young and vibrant. It also balances the levels of magnesium and calcium in the body. A healthy balance between these two elements also produces hormonal balance. It is also used with calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Silica is necessary in the production of antibodies and antigens, essential components of the immune system. Using silica along with a healthy diet is known to have a restorative effect on the body's pH levels.