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Silica is the second most common element of our earth and a component of numerous minerals. Silica never exists in free form but rather primarily as silicon dioxide in combination with oxygen - also known by the name of silica.

The human body contains about 20 mg/kg body weight. The amount decreases with increasing age. For humans, silica is essential for life and must be ingested with food since the body cannot produce it itself.

Plants often can no longer absorb enough silica from the soil. The reason for this is extensive farming and the associated mineral depletion of the soil, among others.


  • Silica and facts
  • Silica and bones
  • Silica and Peripheral Joints, Ligament, Tendons
  • Silica and skin
  • Silica and the brain
  • Silica and the cardiac/circulatory system
  • Silica and the immune system
  • Silica Resources
  • Institute Dr. Rilling Healthcare, SAM technology

What is Silica?

  • Silica is the 2nd largest element at earth after oxygen
  • Silica is the 3rd largest element within a human organisam
  • Silica is present everywhere within our body - approx. 1- 1.5gram

Silica the forgotten element

➢ Discovery 1823
➢ Quartz (SiO2), Si(OH4) = Silicic Acid connection
➢ 2nd common element at the earth crust
➢ 1878 predicted L. Pasteur Silica will have an important role
➢ Dr. Becker developed Alkali-Silica (Si-Gel) after the 2nd war
➢ 1972 declaration of the essential and vital characteristic(Prof.Dr. Edith Carlisle)
➢ Since then Si is one of the important dietary mineral elements

What is Silicon Dioxide?

➢ Silicon dioxide is a term which refers to a combination of silica and oxygen
➢ Silicon dioxide is a common used term to prove the presence of silica, in other words what our
body can digest, absorb or identify as nutrients
➢ If we state that some part of our body uses silica then we are referring to silica which was
extracted out of silicon dioxide

Silica Facts

Gender: Gohk and School (1988), observed 35% less concentration of silica within the muscle tissue of women compared to men


Monclaux (1988) observed a general decrease of silica level at old people. As an example the silica level is decreasing within the skin system by 30% at old people compared to young people. Gut absorption of silica is in general decreasing depending age of people


The level of silica within the aorta (according to Loeper), is 4 times higher at children than at adults. The level of silica is also decreasing within the aorta, the thymus and the skin at older people. James Duke proved that the oestrogen level is decreasing at increasing ages. At the same time the general absorption of silica is decreasing. This explains the reason for the decalcification (lost of calcium within the

The silica concentration is heavily decreasing within the tissue at the start point of the decalcification process (up to 50%) in comparsion to other minerals such like calcium and sulphur. They both decrease by 5% – 8% only at the same time

Changes of the Silica Concentration

➢ The silica concentration decreases approx. 1% year over year
➢ The deprivation is much higher after the age of 35
➢ Young people do have 400% more silica concentration than older people
➢ The reduction of silica ends up into a reduction production of collagen and many other molecules
➢ Women do carry 35% less silica than men


➢ Humans bodies naturally don‘t develop silica but they do have a need of permanent absorption
➢ Silica has a direct impact of the absorption ability of specific minerals. Those minerals are important for the maintenance of the human health. Silica is the catalyst for the absorption of calcium, iron, phopshorus and magnesium
➢ The connective tissue is not able to store moisture without silica. Connective tissue exists out of collagen, elastin and mucopolvsaccharide and slime carbs

Silica and Bones

  •  Silicon dioxide is needed to absorb calcium. Silica in conjunction with other  minerals (magnesium, boron,phosphorus, etc.) supports the growth of bones, consistence,flexibility and density
  • Silica alone enables bones to become more elastic and combined with calcium it strenghtens the bones
  • Lack of silica produces weak and defective bones
  •  Increased supply of calcium without the supply of silica at the same time is accelerating the lack of bone minerals.This enables the path to osteoporosis

SAM-Technology:  Surface-Activated Mineral-Technology (SAM)

The SAM Technology is an unique manufacturing process which delivers a very high bioactive Silica.This guarantees an extended retardation time and with that the availability of silica (building silica depot within the gut) throughtout the whole gastrointestinal tract.

Silica and Skin

The „main protein“ of the body. Silica is activating the enzyme Prolilhydroxidase, to increase the reticulation (strenght) of the collagen. Approx. improvement level at 19%.
The elasticity of the skin is a factor for the concentration of collagen. Silica defines the collagen value.

Elastin is rich of silica. It delivers a structure to the string, it defines the size of the molecues and increases the production. Because of this the fibrocytes are producing more elastin. Which ispositive reflected at the skin level.

Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) or Mucopolysaccharide
are securing the reticulation and do generate an optimal structure of the skin tissue which is an important function to attract the water molecules to counter compression and to form a structure for the cells and the binding of the collagen strings. GAG`s are involved into the regeneration of snorkels. Silica supports the GAG`s, to store moisture

Wound Healing:
Since a long time silica is used for wound healing.The regenerated matrix of collagen and elastin fibroblasts is accelerating the healing process

Why SAM is unique ?

High bioactive Silica throughout the whole gastrointestinal tract due to manufacturing process.

  • Optimized bio availability
  • Synergistic effect calcium, magnesium and silica metabolic
  • Depot effect of the silica release
  • Positive holistic effect of the health