NutraBio natural Silica is a supplement derived from pure horsetail extract standardized to 7% silica. Silica is a common ingredient used in many supplement formulas to maintain strong, healthy hair and nails and to promote soft, supple skin. Silica is also naturally rich in antioxidants!
Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is a trace mineral. In addition to being formed in dried horsetail stems, it's also found in cereals, rice and grasses. It's also present in small amounts in bones, teeth and other body tissues. Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is a primitive, perennial plant closely related to the fern. It has hollow stems, tooth-like leaves and shoots sometimes compared to asparagus. When the plant dries, the branches feather outward and silica crystals form inside the stems. Today, scientists believe the health-promoting properties of horsetail are due to its silica content.*