original Sikapur 50 ml silicium gel tube from Germany
Highest concentration of silicium available: 5,4 grams per 100 ml of product
Sikapur® Silicon Gel contains silicon in the form of silica gel—a colloidal (or finely dispersed) form of silicic acid which is a compound containing silicon, oxygen and hydrogen.
Silicic acid strengthens connective tissue with its extraordinary ability to absorb water, thus playing a valuable role in maintaining firm skin, beautiful hair and strong fingernails.
Contents and Composition
100 ml Gel contains: active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)l: 100 ml silica gel with 2.8 g of precipitated silicic acid anhydride (silicon dioxide) in dispersed colloidal form
Silica gel with precipitated silicon dioxide in dispersed colloidal form. Typically taken internally to prevent fingernails and hair from becoming brittle and to strengthen connective tissue; it can also be used externally for localized skin irritation. This information is based solely on historic data and many years of experience.
In Focus: Connective Tissue
sikapur® Silicon Gel —for strong connective tissue
The amount of silicon present in some types of body tissue, such as blood vessels and skin, decreases with age. This weakens the connective tissue and cellulite sometimes appears — a phenomenon that occurs primarily among women. The reason for this is that the upper layers of skin on women, where connective tissue is found, is naturally thinner than those of men. In addition, female fatty tissue consists of larger, loosely connected chambers that store slight deposits of fat. This may lead to the development of cellulite.
sikapur® Silicon Gel promotes the connective tissue fibres collagen and elastin: collagen firms up the skin while elastin keeps it elastic and smooth.
In Focus: Skin
sikapur® Silicon Gel F for firm skin
The skin is the body’s largest organ. The skin’s surface area for an adult is 1.5 to 2 m² (5 to 6.5 sq ft) and can weigh up to 10 kilos (22 lbs). Our skin protects us and is our first line of defence against foreign bodies and pathogens. It breathes and prevents our body from drying out. Our skin is a sensitive organism and has a huge job to do – and it wants to be cared for: internally by boosting firmness and improvement and externally where there is irritation, and even when vulnerable to allergy. It’s here that silicic acid can be a big help.
When used internally, sikapur® Silicon Gel F encourages the development of healthy connective tissue, a key requirement for firm, beautiful skin and a fresh complexion, which in turn supports the skin’s capacity to protect and regenerate.
sikapur® Silicon Gel F is also perfect for surface application thanks to its bonding capacity and cooling effect, and in particular for localised skin irritation, such as minor burns, superficial scratches and pimples.
Mineral Compound: Silicon
Nature’s Master Builder
Plants owe their stability to this, the second most common element in the earth’s crust. We’re talking about silicon, a largely unnoticed micronutrient which is found in nature wherever firmness, elasticity and flexibility play a key role. For many plants and animals, it is an indispensable building block for stable forms, such as those found in diatoms, in the stalks and leaves of horsetail plants and in the trunks of bamboo. We have harnessed its invigorating properties in developing our silica products for humans.
Silicon—an essential micronutrient
The term “micronutrient” refers not to the frequency of its natural occurrence, but rather to the concentration present in human tissue. While there are indeed only 1.4 grams of silicon in the human body, silicon is present in almost every cell. Cells that are capable of regenerating quickly—such as those found in our skin, hair and nails—contain generous amounts of silica.
However, the amount of silicon in the body decreases with age; elasticity and resilience weaken in connective tissue, and moisture-binding capacity is reduced. Silicon is therefore crucial to the building of connective tissue structures and uses enzymes to promote collagen formation. In so doing, it supports the development of moisture balance in connective tissue and promotes hair and fingernail growth.
Since the human body requires silicon for these tasks, there is a constant need for this micronutrient.