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Cathy Wong, ND

Boning Up with Orthosilicic Acid

By February 23, 2012

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Orthosilicic acid shows promise as a natural remedy for boosting bone health. In preliminary research, scientists have shown that orthosilicic acid may help build bone by increasing the production of collagen (a protein found in bone) and promoting the development of bone-forming cells.

Found naturally in seawater, drinking water, and certain beverages, orthosilicic acid is also available in supplement form. While some research shows that this dietary form of silicon may also help enhance joint health, more research needs to be conducted before orthosilicic acid can be recommended for any health condition.

For help in protecting your bone health as you age, it's important to get plenty of calcium and vitamin D each day and exercise on a regular basis. Some studies suggest that increasing your intake of vitamin K2, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and green tea may also help strengthen your bones. Read the article: Orthosilicic Acid - What You Need to Know.

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