Silica Collagen Builder
Loic Le Ribault, a preeminent Doctor in Sciences and involved in research for more than 50 years, was instrumental in discovering and perfecting what Dr Mercola believes to be the best form of silica for a nutritional supplement. He developed the original, unique formulation of Living Silica™ for optimal health and well-being.
The main ingredient in Living Silica™, monomethylsilanetriol (MMST), has long been used as a silica source around the world, especially in Europe. With an absorption rate of 64% – or two to four times more than the leading supplemental sources of silica – it provides easily absorbable silica that your body can put to use where needed most.
Dr Mercola's Silica Collagen Builder formula, made from MMST, is a plant-based silicon supplement designed to promote collagen production and enhance nutrient absorption.
Its proprietary processing raises the solubility limit of silica and maintains it in a small, monomeric and well-absorbed form – but not nano-sized.
This patented formulation of microencapsulated organic silica from MMST is produced with acacia gum, a natural fiber from the African Acacia plant.
Acacia gum offers many biological advantages, as it:
- Has a low glycemic index and is low calorie
- Provides natural fiber with prebiotic activity in your intestine
- Is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream and is rapidly excreted in your urine
- Activates your cellular metabolism
- Does not undergo any chemical modifications during processing
- Is not genetically modified (GMO)
- After intestinal absorption, MMST is metabolized into biologically active orthosilicic acid, the form of silica that your body can readily utilize
The Magic of Living Silica™ for Your Skin, Hair and Nails
The MMST in Living Silica™ works to support a balanced metabolism by providing the raw materials needed for your body to make more collagen.
Fibroblasts are a type of connective tissue cell that are found in your skin, tendons and other tough tissues in your body. These cells secrete collagen proteins that form a structural framework for your tissues.
The Living Silica™ in Silica Collagen Builder activates these collagen-producing fibroblasts, which promotes collagen production. Plus, it activates the enzymes, which are important in the formation of the collagen network to help improve skin strength and elasticity.*
Because silica is one of the predominant minerals in the composition of your nails, brittle and soft nails may actually mean you are deficient in silica. Silica Collagen Builder benefits your nails by delivering orthosilicic acid, one of the compounds in silica.
Silica can enhance the appearance of your hair, too. Many shampoos on the market today are silicone-based, but a shampoo can only coat the hair and make it appear shiny.
Imagine the effects on your hair with a high-quality dietary silica supplement, which can work from within.
Beyond Your Skin, Hair and Nails… How Silica Collagen Builder Can Benefit Your Entire Body
Supplemental silica with a bioavailability of 64% like our Silica Collagen Builder has been clinically proven to boost collagen production and help regenerate and restore collagen levels which naturally decline with age.*
Silica Collagen Builder helps your body produce collagen without having to actually consume it.
Instead of being excreted, the silica in our formula is fully utilized by your body and reaches the cells, activating them to produce collagen.
Optimal collagen levels support many aspects of your health, including:
- Strong, healthy connective tissues throughout your body
- Healthy, strong bones, ligaments and tendons
- Flexible joint cartilage or joint cushioning
- Digestive function
- Heart health, including healthy blood vessel walls
- Healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range
- Liver health