One of the great things about LTYG is the number of highly educated / intelligent readers I get – who then ask the best questions!
Here is a recent Q&A exchange with a medical professional that I wanted to share because I think this information will be beneficial to anyone using the QuikPlus Bone Matrix or QuikPlus Silica (atomic size / nanominerals).
DOC: I am completing my third bottle of Bone Matrix. Can I assume that the cloudiness in Bone Matrix is from the silica? When the silica is atomized, the particle size should be minimal. So why should it make Bone Matrix so cloudy? I think when the silica is diluted and atomized it should also be clear (like when I put fiber powder in water and it dissolves completely).
I worry that if the silicon dioxide is more of a powder and not actually in solution, if the silicon dioxide is building up in my intestines, it could build up in my intestines. Her thoughts?
JINI: Because of its ionic charge, the silica in Bone Matrix quickly agglomerates with the other minerals. That is why it forms the lumps. When you first open your bottle of Bone Matrix and pour something out, you will find that it is pretty clear. As soon as oxygen is involved, agglomeration with other minerals begins. There is no harm or loss of effectiveness associated with agglomeration and you can use it as normal. If you buy the silica individually, with no other minerals, you will find that it is perfectly clear and remains so during use.
DOC: The silica does not clump itself, but in combination with the other minerals it does. Why is there no potential residue in the intestinal wall as a result of this clumping, or more precisely an anastomotic area that could otherwise be narrowed? Is there a possibility of residue accumulation?
I use the product at least three times a day every day. So if it clumps together and doesn’t separate easily, it could become a problem.
JINI: We do not have any specific data or studies on your question regarding atomic, picometer, or angstrom silicon dioxide. But what comes to mind is that there shouldn’t be any accumulation problems as ALL minerals are 100% absorbable …
However, I found some encouraging data for you about regular silica:
1. This experiment shows that Silicon that is not absorbed is excreted in the urine. So it doesn’t build up in the body. “Silicon was readily available through food; on average, 41% of the silicon absorbed was excreted with the urine. “
2. This comprehensive study suggests that the form of silica ingested determines whether excess silica is excreted in the urine or in the feces:
“The mechanism of gastrointestinal uptake of silica is not known, but the silica species in the gastrointestinal tract affects its absorption (64), as mentioned above. Simple, uncharged species like orthosilicic acid interact very weakly or not at all with the mucous membrane-bound mucous layer, are therefore easily mobile and easily penetrate through the mucous layer. In fact, orthosilicic acid is readily and quickly absorbed and excreted in the urine, and absorption occurs predominantly in the proximal small intestine (62, 64). This likely happens via the paracellular route or the small pore transcellular route and is unlikely to be energy dependent. In contrast, charged polymeric silica species either interact more strongly with the mucus layer through cation bridges and are thus less mobile and / or are too large to penetrate the mucus layer. So, Polymeric / colloidal silica species that are not readily broken down in the gastrointestinal tract are not significantly absorbed and excreted in the faeces (64). Other factors that can affect the absorption of silica are discussed below. “
3. Finally, this report talks about the difference between natural and synthetic silicon dioxide: “Since silicon is the second most abundant element in our environment, it is continuously ingested through the air or in food. Many natural foods, especially those of plant origin, contain high amounts of silica. Therefore, it is practically impossible to say how much silica is consumed each day. In the case of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) in food additives, the maximum content is up to 1500 mg per day…. The body excretes most natural and synthetic amorphous silicas (SAS) before they reach the bloodstream.
Food, especially food of plant origin, can contain high amounts of natural silica (corresponding to a daily silica intake of up to 400 mg and more, but only a small part of it is absorbed). Beer also contains a large amount of natural silica, which can exceed 100 mg per liter. (Casey et al. J. Sci. Food Agric. (2010) 90, 784-788.) Since silica in beer in colloidally dissolved form the absorption can be higher than with solid food. “
Note: In addition to the agglomeration / clumping effect of the silica in Bone Matrix, you may also notice that your teeth feel a bit “sticky” after wiping them with Bone Matrix. This is also from the silica as I put a high dose of silica in Bone Matrix as it is so beneficial for bones, teeth, hair, nails and connective tissues.
There is some cool data to suggest atom-sized (nano) silicon dioxide reduces tooth sensitivity by “clogging” the sensitive microtubules in the teeth. So yes, it’s okay to leave it on your teeth after you rinse – or you can rinse it off with a sip of water, if you choose.
I hope it helps!
Jini Patel Thompson is an internationally recognized expert in natural digestive disease healing. She healed herself from the widespread Crohn’s disease and has been drug and surgery free for over 20 years. Appeared on numerous podcast, television and radio shows in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, Jini gives people hope and visions on how to cure colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in all natural methods. Her books on natural digestive disease cures have been sold in over 80 countries around the world.