What role does silicon play in the human body?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2016

Silicon is a trace element and is required for bone and connective tissue health.


Main route of silicon in to the human body is through the diet. Studies have shown that higher intake of dietary silicon is associated with higher bone mineral density , a marker of bone strength.

Silicon is involved in bone formation through the synthesis/stabilization of collagen.

Collagen has an important structural role contributing to architecture and resilience of bone and connective tissue.

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658806