Silicon rich beer stands against osteoporosis and aging.
The role of silicon in human biology is not completely understood, but some studies may suggest its beneficial influence in the prevention of specific diseases.
As a third more abundant micro element in the human body, after zinc and iron, silicon influences many bodily processes, and has significant impact on calcium, magnesium, copper, and zinc levels, and on metabolism of phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, potassium, sulphur, molybdenum, and cobalt.
It is found in every organ, but the highest concentration of silica is present in connective tissues, bones, skin, muscles, kidneys, liver, heart, and lungs.
There is a strong connection between level of dietary silicon intake and normal grow of the collagen influenced tissue like bones, cartilages, skin, nails and hair.
Being responsible for stimulation of collagen, silicon regenerates and builds new collagen fibers, and is necessary for the connective tissue based membrane structure and in bone calcification.
Dietary silicon was found to:
- Reduce negative effects related to skin, hair and nails aging
- Lower VLDL and LDL plasma cholesterol level
- Prevent progression of diabetes, and occurrence of heart diseases
- Promote a union of the bone after fracture
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Reduce a negative effect of heavy metals by binding them into insoluble complexes.
- Stop sclerotic process induced by the cholesterol rich diet
- Have anticancer effect
- Prevent atherosclerosis
- Relieve aluminium toxicity and inhibit absorption of aluminium from gastrointestinal tract
- Prevent formation of urinary stones
- Regenerate tissue and propagate neo-plastic processes in the body
- Improve activity of cells and general immunity
Many present-day diseases can be prevented with supplementation of silicon. With age the level of silicon diminishes, and depleted levels of silicon are observed in some pathological cases.
The bio available silicon is obtained mainly from drinking water, fiber reach food such as vegetables and fruits, and from whole grains. It is also present in alcoholic beverages like wine and beer. Beers made of malted barley and hopes have the highest contents of silicon. Also, drinking infusions of silicon containing herbs like Knotweed, Horsetail, Lungwort or Red Hemp-nettle, supplements its deficit. However, content of the silicon in a soil and subsequently in a food differs greatly from region to region.