Can too much silicon be harmful?

Kann zu viel Silizium schaden?

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1. can too much silicon be harmful?

Many people wonder whether too much silicon can do harm. It is usually not possible to overdose on silicon through food. Even if one ingests a lot of silicon through food intake, there are no serious consequences. If the organism receives too much silicon, the excess is excreted through the urinary tract. Silicon is contained in many plant foods and also in mineral water. A serious overdose can result from taking too much silicon in the form of food supplements. Extreme overdose can cause symptoms such as nausea.

2. how high is the daily requirement of silicon?

The German Nutrition Society has not specified an exact daily requirement of silicon. The intake varies according to gender. Scientists recommend men should have a daily intake of about 10 - 25 milligrams. Women, on the other hand, only need a daily ration of 10 - 20 milligrams. One should generally always keep in mind that age, weight and height always play a significant role. Furthermore, factors such as diet and lifestyle should also be taken into account. The daily requirement of silicon can usually be well met with a balanced and healthy diet. Silicon is found in many foods. Potatoes, spinach, peas and strawberries contain large amounts of the trace element.

What are the functions of silicon in the human organism?

Silicon has many different functions in the body:

  • Mobilization of the immune system
  • Strengthening of the connective tissue
  • Stability of a healthy bone structure
  • Formation of defence cells
  • Wound healing
  • Improvement of the hair structure

4. silicon in the form of food supplements

If you want to increase a too low silicon value with a dietary supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Silicon capsules are particularly suitable for increasing the silicon value. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. Likewise, the preparation should not contain any chemical additives such as microcrystalline cellulose. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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5. conclusion: Can too much silicon do harm?

An excess of silicon-containing foods does not harm the body. The organism only uses as much silicon as it needs, an excess is excreted through the urinary tract. An excess is more likely to result from silicon in the form of food supplements. Often, a surplus of silicon occurs when people exceed the recommended daily allowance over an extended period of time.

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