Overview

Silicon is a naturally occurring mineral. Many foods including water, beer, coffee, and some vegetables naturally contain silicon. Silicon supplements are also used as medicine.

Silicon is used for weak bones (osteoporosis), heart disease, aging skin, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

Do not confuse silicon with silicone. Silicone is the name of a group of materials resembling plastic that contain silicon, oxygen, and other chemicals. Silicone is used to make breast implants, medical tubing, and a variety of other medical devices.

How does it work ?

A clear function of silicon in humans has not been established. There is some evidence, though, that silicon might have a role in bone and collagen formation.

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