Silica Hydride

Silica Hydride

Uses

Silica hydride is a colloidal mineral compound containing silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. According to the developers of this supplement, silica hydride contains a large number of loosely bound electrons that are available to help neutralize potentially dangerous free radicals.1, 2 Test tube studies have demonstrated that silica hydride does neutralize free radicals and preserves the health of cells exposed to these radicals. However, whether silica hydride can be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and whether it will affect the health of animals or humans has not been adequately tested.

How It Works

How to Use It

Since silica hydride is not essential, a recommended intake has not been established. Whether it is present in food or water is unknown. Supplements contain 200 to 250 mg per capsule.

Where to Find It

Since silica hydride is not essential, a recommended intake has not been established. Whether it is present in food or water is unknown. Supplements contain 200 to 250 mg per capsule.

Possible Deficiencies

Silica hydride is not an essential nutrient, so no deficiencies are possible.

Interactions

Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.

Interactions with Medicines

As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Side Effects

At the time of writing, there were no well-known side effects caused by this supplement.

References

1. Stephanson CJ, Stephanson AM, Flanagan GP. Antioxidant capability and efficacy of Mega-H silica hydride, an antioxidant dietary supplement, by in vitro cellular analysis using photosensitization and fluorescence detection. J Med Food 2002;5:9-16.

2. Flanagan GP, Purdy-Lloyd K: A silicate mineral supplement, Microhydrin®, traps reduced hydrogen providing in vitro biological antioxidant properties. Proceedings: National Hydrogen Association 1999;10:595-610.

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