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Silica from Bamboo Extract Benefits Hair Growth

Apr 29, 2015 06:05PM

Bamboo is an edible grass that has been around for thousands of years and has a plethora of beauty, as well as other health benefits. Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of bamboo trees and is commonly used in India and China. Bamboo extract is the richest known source of silica, a vital nutrient essential for the development of the body. Most silica supplements supply this essential mineral by using horsetail extract, which only yields 5 percent to 8 percent organic silica. Bamboo extract is the best choice in silicon supplementation and correcting silica deficiencies because it contains 70 percent silica, which is roughly 10 times more than horsetail extract.  

As children, our bodies retain high levels of silica, resulting in more beautiful and supple skin, longer, thicker hair and more flexibility in our bodies, but our levels of silica decline as we age. Silicon supplementation can retard the aging process substantially because it is one of the biggest components of collagen, which is key in maintaining a more youthful appearance. Silica works with other key antioxidants to prevent premature aging and delays the aging process of tissue.

Silica is also a vital mineral in preventing excessive hair shedding in both men and women and can drastically reduce shedding that is a result of hormonal imbalances. Silica also promotes hair growth by supplying the hair follicles with key nutrients nessessary for proper growth. Bamboo extracts with high levels of silica strengthen nails by supplying nutrients to the nail bed, resulting in stronger nails.  

Silica is pivotal in promoting good health and overall well-being by promoting mineral balance of calcium and magnesium, which support hormonal balance. Bamboo’s high levels of vegetal silica also helps energizes the immune system and strengthens the cardiovascular and nervous system. Silica helps restore the body’s natural pH balance due to its alkalizing properties. Silica also helps remove aluminum from the body and assists in the absorption of important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium.   


Latara Harris is the owner of Sila Beauty and Health. For more information, call 850-542-7102 or visit

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