Where does silicon come from?
Free silicon is abundant in nature in the form of quartz or diatomaceous strata. It is the latter source of pure silicon used by Land Art. The diatoms are micro-algea surrounded by a silicious external skeleton.
The skeletons of these micro-algea are deposited and accumulate on the sea floor, where they will be compacted and fossilized, forming veins of pure silicon. This silica is gathered, then freed from any impurities before use in our product. When then make a colloidal emulsion with pure water and a vegetable gum, making it perfectly bio-available.
What is Silica used for?
Silicon is implicated in the synthesis of collagen and elastin. It is an important constituent of tissue and arterial walls. The aorta is the tissue that contains the most, along with the skin and the thymus. The level of silicon in these tissues decreases with age, in high proportions (superior to 60-70 %). Silicon potentiates the action of zinc and copper and allows them to link to calcium.
The texture and the color of my silica varies; is this normal?
Land Art’s Silica is integrated in a base of pure apple juice, without any artificial colors, which may cause slight variations in color, flavor or texture. This phenomenon is absolutely normal and does not affect the quality of the product.
Why chose a mineral supplement that is ionized?
Based on the principle that an ionized mineral is an element that is either
negatively or positively charged. This means that, on a molecular level, this
element has either too many or not enough electrons. This ionic instability
allows the element to rapidly establish a link with water, in turn, allowing the
body to absorb it. The instability of the element, which is constantly striving for
balance, is a dynamic source that translates into easier mobility for nutrients in
order to reach the parts of the body that need it. We can only benefit from
minerals if we are able to absorb them properly. This normally happens in the
small intestines. When the alimentary bolus passes through the small intestines,
the minerals join the bloodstream by passing through the intestinal walls. Only
the ionically charged minerals can pass into the bloodstream. Although
stomach acids help to ionize minerals from food sources, a mineral based
dietary supplement should supply naturally ionized minerals that are effectively