Supple and well-toned skin is much appreciated by both men and women of all ages however, our skin undergoes a number of changes and tends to lose its glow with time. With passing time our body and our skin encounter various structural as well as functional changes. With age, the thickness of our epidermis layer tends to reduce. Though the number of cells remains the same, there is a steady decline in the number of pigment cells known as Melanocytes. Our skin becomes uneven and ends up losing its elasticity. All these problems arise due to the depletion of collagen from our skin. Collagen is one of the very frequently used words in skincare, especially when it comes to protecting the skin from the signs of aging. It is a type of structural protein that makes up over 75-80% of our skin that’s responsible for its firmness, plumpness, elasticity, and youthfulness. However, an individual can lose collagen components in the body due to exposure to ultraviolet rays, use of tobacco, excessive intake of sugar, and aging. This loss of collagen can cause the skin to lose elasticity, reduction of the thickness of the epidermis increases the formation of wrinkles among other aspects. Skin problems, especially the face can sometimes be very stressful despite being mild. Hence the necessity to ensure supple and luscious and youthful skin.
What is ortho-silicic acid?
Ortho-silicic acid and its small concentration compounds are among the most important silicon compounds but have never been isolated due to their volatility. These compounds would be a highly useful building block for advanced materials if they become available at high purity. Ortho-silicic acid is also indispensable in the development and cellular metabolism of gramineous plants and the development of bone, connective tissue, skin, hair, and nails in humans and other animals.
Role of Ortho-silicic acid on our skin-health:
Silicon in the form of orthosilicic acid is the second most abundant element on earth, exceeded only by oxygen. Also, it is the third most abundant traced element in the human body. According to several scientific researches, it is suggested that silicon is important for optimal synthesis of collagen and for activating the hydroxylation enzymes, improving skin strength and its elasticity. It was shown that the physiological concentration of ortho-silicic acid stimulates fibroblasts to secrete collagen type I. Though we inherit silica, we still face a deficiency with age, thus supplementation of ortho-silicic acid is necessary. Below are the benefits of ortho-silicic acid:
- It inhibits the aging process in tissues
- It can help maintain a youthful skin tone and increase collagen levels
- It stimulates cell metabolism and cell formation, has mild disinfecting properties, and is an anti-inflammatory
- It helps strengthen connective tissues
- Aids in articular cartilage connective tissue
- Helps to retain moisture in the tissue under the skin which can help prevent wrinkles
Human bodies need ortho-silicic acid from our very youth, our tissues absorb and maintain a high level of ortho-silicic acid, enabling our bodies to remain very flexible, resilient, and energetic. With passing age, our silica levels steadily decline, and we begin to exhibit the traditional signs of aging. It is believed that ortho-silicic supplementation perhaps is a key factor in slowing this process, and may help us maintain a healthier and long-lasting youthful skin. It is also recommended to consult a dermatologist before taking any supplement.
Sushant Raorane Co-founder Director, Adroit Biomed Limited