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What Are the Benefits of BioSil?

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What Are the Benefits of BioSil?
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Overview

BioSil is a supplement containing silica, which studies reveal is essential for health, even though daily intake requirements have not been established as of 2010. Clinical studies have shown that silica can benefit hair, skin and nails.

Since BioSil is a supplement, it is suggested to speak with your health care provider before adding it to your daily regimen to be sure that it is right for you.

Improves Hair Strength and Thickness

Silicon is present in hair and researchers believe it is involved in the formation of connective tissue. BioSil is a brand name that represents choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid. It has been studied and found to be an effective supplement for women with fine hair who want to improve their hair strength and thickness. The study titled " Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on hair tensile strength and morphology in women with fine hair" revealed that a dose of 10mg per day taken for nine months improved the strength and appearance of fine hair in the women studied.

Because BioSil is a supplement, it is suggested to speak with your health care provider before adding it to your daily regimen to be sure that it is right for you.

Improves Skin Appearance

If you are a sun worshipper you may have noticed that chronic exposure can cause loss of firmness of your skin. Scientists believe that silicon is an important ingredient in connective tissue development that helps maintain the health of hair and skin. Silicon and choline, which is a bioavalable form that can be used in your body, was tested and found to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

Improves Nail Strength and Texture

Becsuse silicon plays a role in the formation and health of connective tissue, it is also believed that supplementation with BioSil could improve the texture and strength of your nails.

A 2005 study titled "Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on skin, nails and hair in women with photodamaged skin" proved that not only does the compound result in a positive effect on the texture of photodamaged skin, it also demonstrated properties that reduced the brittleness of nails.

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