The Ultimate Anti-Aging Superfood
Silica is an essential element for maintaining the integrity and health of the skin, ligaments, tendons and bones. Bamboo extract is the richest known source of silica; it contains over 70% organic silica and is 10X more potent than horsetail silica. Silica has a restorative effect on many of the body's tissues.
NutriStart Bamboo Silica Supplement
Silica has a powerful influence on the absorption of minerals required by the body for optimal health. It enhances the function of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and boron, and is essential for normal bone development. Silica helps to maintain the correct calcium-magnesium balance which is essential for bone health.
The NutriStart Difference
Magnesium vs. Calcium
Recent studies suggest magnesium is often more important than calcium in maintaining bone health for many North Americans. This is due in part to the fact that North Americans generally consume adequate amounts of calcium in the form of dairy products. Many North Americans consume too few vegetables and do not get adequate magnesium in their diets. When we add to this the recent link between calcium supplementation and heart disease and stroke in menopausal women it becomes clear that magnesium is a better choice to aid Bamboo Silica in maintaining good bone density. Health Canada Magnesium Monograph
Bamboo Silica vs. Horsetail Silica
The first silica available was from the herb horsetail which offers only 5-8% silica, whereas bamboo provides 70% silica. One capsule of bamboo extract contains the equivalent silica of 7 capsules of horsetail extract. Other forms of silica on the market include colloidal silica (derived from rock) and orthosilic acid (synthesized in a laboratory). Bamboo has been used as a medicine for centuries in China, India and Tibet. The resin collected from the knots in the stems is called Tabashir. The shaved young shoots and the leaves also have medicinal value. Bamboo silica is most commonly used in traditional medicine to restore elasticity and suppleness to the tissues of the body. Some of the properties of bamboo medicines include antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, stimulant, tonic. Tabashir (bamboo resin), which is high in silica is used to re-mineralize the body, treat arthritis and cartilage degeneration and to help repair broken bones. Other benefits of silica include restoring elasticity to lung tissue and the upper respiratory tract, improving the function of the lymph system, supporting the urinary tract, reducing inflammation in the intestinal tract and preventing hemorrhoids.
MAGNESIUM CITRATE 410MG, BAMBOO SILICA (FOLIUMBAMBUSEA) 100MG PROVIDING 70MG ELEMENTAL SILICA, RICE FLOUR.
Contains no animal products, preservatives, colour, sweeteners, wheat, gluten, dairy or yeast. We use K-cap vegicaps sourced from vegetable cellulose.
Safety, efficacy and good manufacturing practices assured by Health Canada Natural Product licence:EN156393
Suggested Usage: One capsule per day with or without food.
Recommendations: The average daily requirement for silica is between 10mg and 20mg. A therapeutic dose can be 2 to 3 times that amount.
One capsule of NutriStart Bamboo Silica contains 70mg of silica.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Size: 120 capsules