Silicon is a naturally occurring trace element in the human body, obtained mainly from the diet. Evidence suggests that dietary silicon is important for bone formation and plays a role in maintaining bone and connective tissue health. It's suggested that silicon is involved with collagen synthesis as well as bone mineralisation1.
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