One word: silica. It’s the mineral we love to overlook. But organic silica (also known as silicon) provides some awesome benefits that you really don’t want to miss out on:
- It promotes healthy hair and nail growth.
- It plays an important role in healthy bone density. (1)
- It’s a building block of collagen — a protein our body uses to rejuvenate skin and joints.
- Silica prevents the absorption of aluminium in the digestive system. Aluminium may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other health conditions. (2)
But of all these, silica is most popular because of its hair and nail growth benefits. That’s why the herb horsetail has been so popular as a remedy for stronger, healthier hair and nails.
But horsetail doesn’t hold a candle to bamboo leaf, and here’s why:
Did you know bamboo leaf tea has 10x the silica as horsetail extract? It’s true!
Horsetail averages about 5-8% organic silica. The bamboo leaf contains 70% organic silica.
That means you would have to consume 10 cups of horsetail tea to get the benefits of one cup of bamboo leaf tea! Bamboo ends up being a much more economical and practical way to get more natural silicon into your diet.
You’ll want to drink at least one cup every day to notice a difference in your hair and nails or 2-3 cups for maximum results.
It will take about 2-3 weeks to start noticing a difference in your nails, and at least a month or so in your hair. So be sure to stick with this daily habit for 30-60 days in order to see how it works for you.