Saturday, November 25, 2006

Silica- amazing mineral for brain function!

Drinking the Right Water Can Fend Off Alzheimer'sStudies have already revealed how essential water is to human health -- it helps with digestion, keeps the skin healthy and removes toxins from the body. However, a recent study uncovered another benefit of drinking water:

A high concentration of silica in drinking water seemed to protect against Alzheimer's disease.

The findings stemmed from an offshoot of an osteoporosis study -- Epidemiology of Osteoporosis Study (EPIDOS) -- that included some 7,600 women older than 75 from five French cities whose mental acuity was measured at the start of the study.

The Silica-Alzheimer's LinkThe participants' intake of water, tap versus mineral, was determined through a questionnaire. (Data on levels of silica, calcium and aluminum were derived from local water companies and companies that distributed mineral water.)

During the first phase of the study, researchers found women who had normal or higher mental function at the start had a higher daily intake of silica. This link remained significant, statistically, even after taking age, location, income, education level and history of stroke into account.

The second phase, which followed up with women from a particular city seven years later, revealed women who developed Alzheimer's were almost three times more likely to have a significantly reduced daily intake of silica than those who didn't have it. Thus, a low silica concentration was associated with low cognitive performance.

In light of these findings, researchers believe silica to be a natural antidote to aluminum, which has been previously linked to the formation of plaque in the brain.

Therefore, it was concluded that silica in drinking water may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's in elderly women; however, the potential effect of this chemical needs to be confirmed in further investigations. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition April 2005;81(4):897-902 Reuters April 11, 2005


Dr. Mercola's Comment:

As the population continues to age, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase some 70 percent, as the greatest known risk factor of Alzheimer's is age.

About 4.5 million people are affected today, and it is estimated that this number will increase to 7.7 million by 2030.The known benefits of silica consumption have, until now, been mostly confined to its effects on your skin, hair, nails and bones.

Please be sure to realize, however, the results of this study do not suggest that silica has some sort of special "anti-Alzheimer's" effect.

The presence of silica does not seem to do anything more than simply reduce your absorption of aluminum if they are both present in something you ingest.*We at Eniva know that silica is an amazing mineral that along with holding back assimilation of aluminum also chelates; pulls it out of the body.

Silica is a tough mineral to work with and is not very well assimilated by the body therefore bringing it into the body in a liquid, ionic, water-soluble formatt is critical. No one does it better than Eniva in this area of delivery to the cell.

The Eniva VIBE does not contain silica and it should be taken individually from all other supplements for best effect. The silica is also a great mender of skin, nails, hair and connective tissue. Try it you will be amazed.

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