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Bone Health is Due to Much More Than Calcium


In the U.S., calcium is recommended for bone health in higher quantities and more frequently than any other country in the world.  The United States leads the world in osteoporosis based on a lack of calcium.  In France and many other countries around the world, the main mineral for bone health is silica.  Silica is not only used for bone health but to improve ligaments and tendons, collagen, cartilage, hair, nails and skin.  60 mg of silica is the prescription for bone health based on research in France.  As bone health improves, the dosage can be dropped to 40 mg per day.  When silica is used as a beauty mineral for hair, skin and nails, 10-20 mg of silica is recommended daily.  The most easily absorbed silica and the one most effective is extracted from horsetail bound to bioflavonoids and marine oils.

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