Each softgel of Bioactive Silica provides 42mg of silicon from organic Silica-Rx99, a dosage that has been clinically proven to deliver an average increase of 13% bone density in all studied participants in just 6 months, including postmenopausal women. It is the first silica supplement that is research proven to increase bone density of postmenopausal women, which is unachievable by any bone supplements in the market so far. In addition to this study, another study also showed that more than 40mg of silicon improved bone density more effectively compared to a lower dosage. Besides bone health, silica also plays an important role in supporting healthy cardiovascular system, digestive system and brain, as well as beautifying skin, hair and nails.
It is important to note that amount of silica is not equivalent to amount of silicon. Silica (SiO2) contains not only silicon (Si), but also oxygen (O). Most silicon supplements such as those from horsetail extract and bamboo list only the silica amount but not silicon. The amount of silicon and efficacy are thus questionable. Besides, a study reported that horsetail extract has only 4 to 5% absorption rate. Consumption of horsetail extract may lead to thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency due to the presence of a chemical called thiaminase which breaks down thiamine. It is important to note that horsetail extract should not be taken by those with blood clotting issues or on heart medications. Some other silicon supplements such as orthosilicic acid, provides around 5mg of silicon, a dosage that is much lower that the functional dosage (≥40mg) to support bone health.
As far as we know, Bioactive Silica is the only silica supplement that provides the highest functional dosage of silicon in the market. Combined with superior absorption by the body, Bioactive Silica is more effective than other silica supplements in replenishing body’s silica levels. Besides organic silica, Bioactive Silica is also fortified with functional dosage Vitamin K2 (MK-7) and Vitamin D3, which work synergistically with silica to support overall body wellness, including bone, cardiovascular, skin, hair and nails.
No, all 3 are different. Silicon is an essential trace element that plays an important role in connective tissue, especially in the bone. Silicon is rarely found in nature in its pure form. It usually combines with oxygen to form silica, which is also known as silicon dioxide. We are born with 7g of silica throughout our body and silica level decreases 1% every year, with tremendous decline happens from 20s onwards, leading to reduced bone mineralisation and collagen production. For optimal bone health, we need to consume sufficient silica, which can provide more than 40mg silicon (not silica) daily.
While silicon is a naturally occurring element in human body, silicone is a synthetic substance that is used to make breast implants. Silicone is a material resembling plastic that contains silicon, oxygen and other chemicals.
Yes, whole grains, cereal products and root vegetables are food sources of silica. However, only a small amount of silica can be absorbed from food during digestion (approximately 2-3% are absorbed by adults). For example, you would have to eat 50 bananas to obtain just 8 mg of absorbed silica. As the level of silica in our bodies decreases significantly with age (which can lead to conditions such as osteoporosis, hair loss, brittlee nails and digestive problems), supplemental source of silica is highly recommended. Bioactive Silica is a rich source of highly absorbable silica, each serving provides 90.6mg organic silica (42mg of elemental silicon) and fortified with vitamin K2 (MK-7), vitamin D3 and coconut origin MCT oil. The synergistic effects of multiple potent ingredients in this unprecedented formula help support bone density, elasticity and strength, benefit joints, muscles, blood vessels, digestive tract and brain, as well as beautify skin, hair and nails.
Yes, it is research proven. In this research, 9 subjects aged between 45 and 82 years old (including postmenopausal women) were orally administered Silica-Rx99 (≥ 40mg silicon) and all of them observed an increase in bone density, with an average increase of 13% in just 6 months. This revolutionary finding has been published on medical journal as well as newspaper in Japan.
Bioactive Silica consists of multiple potent ingredients – Silica-Rx99, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2, which work synergistically to improve bone health.
Silica-Rx99 improves bone density, elasticity and strength via the following means:
i) Stimulates new bone formation and reduce bone breakdown by activating bone-forming osteoblasts and suppressing bone-resorbing osteoclasts.
ii) Boosts collagen synthesis at the root, which builds a framework for calcium to attach to, thereby increasing bone density. Without sufficient collagen, bone density cannot be improved as calcium has no place to attach to.
iii) Silica stabilises the collagen by crosslinking collagen fibres. This provides elasticity and strength to the bones, making them strong and “bend-but-not-break”.
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) and Vitamin D3 play a crucial role to ensure calcium is put at the right place – the bone.
• Vitamin D3 helps increase dietary calcium absorption from the intestines into the bloodstream
• Vitamin K2 helps transfer calcium from the bloodstream into the bones and prevents calcium deposition in the arteries and kidneys, which would otherwise increase the risk of heart attack and kidney stones. In the bones, calcium will attach to the collagen, which is produced by silica.
Bioactive Silica is highly recommended for adults age 25 onwards. Being touted as a bone and collagen booster, it is indispensable for bone, beauty and overall wellness. Strengthening bones in your 20s is key to building strong bones for life and offset the risk of getting osteoporosis later on. Moreover, silica is essential for optimal production of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure, and it is found throughout the body, including bones, muscles, skin, blood vessel and intestinal walls. Nutrient deficient modern diet have accelerated the aging process, leading to decreased collagen production. Hence, replenishing silica at an early age is crucial to preserve beauty, youth and optimal health, even at a later age.
This is not necessary. Bioactive Silica is proven to increase bone density and strength. In a study, all middle-aged and elderly participants including post-menopausal women showed an average 13% increase in bone density in just 6 months. Not only for the older population, case studies have showed that Bioactive Silica also helped improved bone density and strength of younger populations in their 20s-30s.
Although there is no need to complement Bioactive Silica with calcium, intake of sufficient calcium daily is still vital for overall wellness. Sufficient calcium can be obtained from a well-balanced diet. This includes calcium-rich foods such as collard greens, canned sardines with bones, milk, yogurt, soy beans etc. Dietary calcium is better than supplements. If you are taking calcium supplements, please take Bioactive Silica and calcium supplements at different time of the day. This is because calcium and silica would compete for the same absorption pathway, which would reduce absorption and bioavailability of each other.
Yes. Research has shown that increasing calcium intake has just a modest effect on bone density and does not reduce fractures in people above 50. On the other hand, Bioactive Silica is proven to increase bone density for all, including post-menopausal women. A study showed that Silica-Rx99 in Bioactive Silica increased bone density of all participants by 13% in just 3 months. Bioactive Silica improves bone density, flexibility and strength.
Calcium is required not just for bones, but for other functions as well. That includes muscle contraction, blood clotting, hormone secretion and others. Dietary calcium is better than supplements. It is worth noting that an intake of 1,000 mg of calcium from supplements may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney stones and gastrointestinal symptoms. As defined by EFSA in the “Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for calcium” published in May 2015, hypercalcaemia (too much calcium in the blood) is unlikely to occur with high intake of dietary calcium, but can be caused by high-dose calcium supplements.
There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for silicon. Based on research findings, a minimum of 40mg silicon daily would be considered as the optimal dosage for bone health. While, dosages up to 700 mg can be taken without apparent harm (Medscape).
Yes, you can. Medications for Osteoporosis such as bisphosphonates slows bone breakdown, allowing new bone formation to catch up with bone loss so as to help maintain bone density. Bioactive Silica is far more effective. It helps increase bone density as well as improve bone elasticity. As a standalone supplement, Bioactive Silica works effectively to increase bone strength. It can also be used to complement medications for osteoporosis to support optimal bone health. Please take Bioactive Silica and your medications at least 2 hours apart to optimise its efficacy.
No, calcium and vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures. According to 2006 report from the Women’s Health Initiative, 18,000 postmenopausal women took a supplement containing 1,000 mg of calcium and 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D. While the density of their hip bones increased slightly, they were no less likely to break their hips than an equal number of participants who took a placebo pill. The slight increase may have been due to the vitamin D rather than the calcium. Also, a 2007 report by Swiss and American scientists concluded that high calcium intake from either food or pills does not reduce hip fracture risk. This was after conducting an analysis of numerous studies on calcium.
Yes, all the ingredients in Bioactive Silica are plant-based and hence, suitable for vegetarians. While the body produces collagen naturally, collagen production decreases as we age. Silica provides a very good boost to the production of collagen in the body at the root. Since all collagen comes from animal sources, Bioactive Silica’s vegetarian-friendly formula is the best collagen alternative for vegetarians.
Yes. Bioactive Silica is highly recommended for long-term consumption for bone health, glowing skin, hair, nails, as well as overall wellness. Silica levels in the body decreases continuously with age, with a tremendous decline starting from 20s onwards. There is an observable weakening of bones, loss of muscle tones, joint discomforts, wrinkles, thinning hair and brittle nails. Known as bone and collagen booster, continuous replenishment of silica with Bioactive Silica is the key to maintaining health and beauty at all ages.
There are no known side effects associated with consuming Bioactive Silica daily at the recommended dosage. You are advised to consult your physician before taking any dietary supplement if you have, or have had any health condition. Discontinue use and seek advice from your physician if there are any adverse reactions, such as an allergic reaction. Please note that dietary supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Bioactive Silica is a natural supplement and not a medicine. Hence, no prescription is required.
Yes, you can. Please keep a 2-hour gap between Bioactive Silica and medicines to ensure that the efficacy of Bioactive Silica is not compromised.
Bioactive Silica has not been studied for use during pregnancy and nursing. If you are pregnant or nursing, we strongly encourage you to consult your physician before taking any supplements.