A: Silicon or silica is most commonly known for its use in the manufacture of glass and electronic devices. However, it’s also an important nutrient inside humans, and integral for skin, hair, nail, bone and artery health. Silicon is widely present in soil in the form of inorganic silica (used to make industrial products). Plants can absorb the inorganic silica from the soil and transform it into organic silica – which your body can digest and use.
One of the foods with the highest organic silica content is bamboo shoots, a popular food in Asia and India. Bamboo shoots are believed to be a key reason why locals in these areas have a much higher silicon intake than those of us in the USA. TrueOsteo contains a certified organic bamboo extract that helps supplement your silicon intake from diet.