March 1st, 2011
What is Silicon Dioxide and why is it in The Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program? Silicon dioxide is the most common mineral in the crust of the earth and is found in just about every region in the world. It is an important additive in powdered foods, nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical drugs because it acts like an anti-caking agent to keep the ingredients from binding together. Silicon Dioxide is useful to absorb water in the system. Commonly referred to as silica, Silicon Dioxide is found in sand or quartz and used in the production of glass, ceramics and optical fibers. It is also used in the process of food production of powdered foods to absorb water and in the production of toothpaste as an abrasive agent to help remove plaque. Silicon Dioxide is an important mineral in the development of healthy growth, strength and density of bones and joints. It is also very helpful in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. Silicon Dioxide is naturally found in foods but is found in higher concentrations in plant-based foods while found in lower concentrations in animal-based foods. Many fruits are an important source of Silicon Dioxide such as oranges, apples, plums, cherries, grapes, and raisins. Green vegetables such as cucumbers, celery and raw cabbage are rich in silicon dioxide. Peanuts and almonds also are high in silicon content. Rice, barley and oats also have a high concentration of silicon dioxide. One important function of Silicon Dioxide is that it is effective in helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
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