Abstract:Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, and the third most abundant
trace element in human body. It is present in water, plant and animal sources.
On the skin, it is suggested that silicon is important for optimal collagen
synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and
elasticity. Regarding hair benefits, it was suggested that a higher silicon
content in the hair results in a lower rate of hair loss and increased
brightness. For these beneficial effects, there is g…
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