Atomic Number: 14
Recommended Daily Value
It is recommended that an adequate daily intake is about 5-10 miligrams. Silicon is found in foods such as fibers of unprocessed cereals (unpolished rice, oats, root vegetables, husks of wheat), sugar beets, alfalfa, horsetail, nettle, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, strawberries, onions, green vegetables, mineral water.
What does Silicon do for your body?
Silicon helps to strengthen connective tissues and bones. It can also be used for taking care of your nails, hair, and skin. Researchers believe that a healthy amount of Silicon can help prevent atherosclerosis, insomnia, skin disorders, and tuberculosis.
There are no known negative effects of having to much or to little Silicon intake. But it is not certain that there is no effects.
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