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Health Effects of Silicon

Silicon is one of the least explored essential minerals that our bodies need to function properly. This element constitutes 28% of the mass of the earth’s crust, which makes it the second most abundant mineral on earth after oxygen. However, there is only one gram of silicon in the human body. Despite that dietary silicon is essential to health. But, do not confuse dietary silicon with silicone, a polymeric material that contains atoms of silicon […]