Chinese researchers from Shandong University , Jinan, Shandong, China had in three related publications recently ,
(1) Orthosilicic Acid Accelerate Bone Formation in Human Osteoblast-Like Cells Through the P13K-Akt-mTOR Pathway
Zhou, K; Jiao G; Dong M; et al in Biological Trace Element Research 12 November 2018 (read here)
(2) Biological Silicon Stimulates Collagen Type 1 and Osteocalcin Synthesis in Human Osteoblast-Like Cells Through the BMP-2/Smad/RUNX2 Signalling Pathway
Dong M; Jiao G; Liu H; et al in Biological Trace Element Research 2016 October ; 173(2):306-15 (read here)
(3) Orthosilicic Acid , Si(OH)4, Stimulates Osteoblast Differentiation in Vitro by Upregulating miR-146a to Antagonise NF-kB Activation.
Zhou X; Moussa FM et al in Acta Biomaterial 2016 Jul 15; 39:192-202 (read here)
affirmed the importance of the trace element, silicon as orthosilicic acid (OSA) to promote bone formation through collagen synthesis, osteocalcin synthesis and other bone markers .
Accumulating evidence over the last 40 years suggests that dietary Silicon as orthosilicic acid (OSA) is beneficial to bone formation. In these new studies, Chinese researchers were able to endorse these benefits for bone health . Previously , Silicon has been discovered to be good for connective or collagenous tissues such as bone, brain, blood vessels , skin and hair.
In a review, human and animal studies indicate that Silicon improves bone quality and strength and increase bone mineral density .
In a 2004 prospective study of 2,847 people from the Framingham Offspring Cohort , scientists from the prestigious universities of Harvard, Cambridge ,London, Tufts and Boston showed that men and premenopausal women who consume the most Silicon of about 40 mg a day , had the highest bone mineral density , a measurement of bone health.
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Hence just by drinking your daily hydration requirement of at least 1.5 litre water , will provide you with at least 50 mg of silicon per day to boost your bone health as well. What a great deal !!!!
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