- Silica and calcium fluoride are vital for the integrity of bone, cartilage, skin and connective tissue, where they aid tissue stability, strength, flexibility and elasticity
- Silica acts as an important connective tissue cross-linking agent, contributing to the architecture and resilience of connective tissue by building bridges between elastin, collagen and mucopolysaccharides (such as chondroitin sulfate and other glycosaminoglycans), which aids in tissue stability and rigidity
- Calcium fluoride is widely distributed in connective tissue (for example in cartilage, skin, muscles, nerves, valves and sphincters), where it is important for strength, flexibility and elasticity
- Silica is intimately involved in the incorporation of calcium and phosphate into bone apatite in the early stages of bone development and helps to increase the rate of mineralisation of new bone
- Silicon is necessary for the initiation of bone growth as it acts as a nucleating agent or seed crystal around which bone mineralisation progresses
- In new bone, calcium and fluoride come together to form fluorapatite, in which the hydroxyl ion in the calcium phosphate compound hydroxyapatite is replaced by fluoride ions during bone formation, creating a complex that is believed to be more resistant to bone resorption than hydroxyapatite
- The fluoroapatite crystal, composed of calcium and fluoride, is also present in tooth enamel, where its stable structure gives the teeth tremendous strength and enables them to resist acid and caries
- Silica is also involved in the growth of cartilage as well as the growth of teeth
Dosage & warnings
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet 3 times daily with meals
Children under 12 years: As professionally prescribed
Only take as directed.
This product is listed with the TGA - AustL 20248. The TGA publishes product info, including excipients under the "Other ingredients" subheading (not typically listed on the product label). Download the TGA public summary below.