Silicium is an essential element of living matter (plants, animals andhumans). It is a true architect of the human body, which contains about 7gof silicium, twice the iron, indicating its importance in biological terms.
Silicium is present in different organs and glands - lung, spleen, liver, heart,brain, pancreas, adrenals and thymus - and in the tissues of the skin and itsderivatives (hair, nails). It is also one of the constituents of connective tissue(cartilage, bone, adipose and vascular), which represents the most abundantbody tissue. Through its links with the collagen, elastin, keratin andproteoglycans, silicium contributes to the architecture, strength, durabilityand elasticity of all connective tissues of our body.