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By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Function: Bone, cartilage, and ligament formation; skin elasticity

Sources: Unrefined grains, cereals, and root vegetables

RDA: There is no RDA and little information exists about dosages for silicon.

Optimal Intake: 50 mg

Deficiency Signs: None known, but brittle hair and nails are suspected.

Toxicity: Miners who were exposed to large dosages of silicon over a prolonged period of time have developed silicosis-a fibrotic formation of the lungs. The amounts found in foods and multivitamins appear to be very safe.

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