Alka-Vita Pure Elemental Silicon
Why do we need Silicon?
Silicon, in brief, is a master mineral that initiates healing and new tissue construction, (especially connective tissue and bone), strength and stability of the tissues and nerves and resistance to disease including, cardio-vascular diseases and collagen and bone diseases such as all forms of arthritis and osteoporosis. However, its role goes beyond this and is involved in all the organs in the body and even in helping to provide a stable immune system. Silicon is also thought to aid natural detoxification, especially of the lymphatic and blood systems.
Silicon is acquired mainly as an infant, its concentration in the body gradually decreasing with age. The reduction in silicon content in the body with age is associated with some aspects of the aging and degenerative disease process, and conversely restoring silica storage and availability in the body sees improvements in some of the signs and diseases of ageing. However, young people also benefit from silicon supplementation in alleviation of some health problems as well.
If we look to an ancient Palaeolithic diet, we see foods that are not common in the modern diet - internal organs, bone marrow, skin, tendons, cartilage, bony fish and fibrous plants, these are all foods that rich in a variety of nutrients including silicon. Furthermore, those foods that do remain part of the diet that have any significant amounts of silicon such as grains and rice, are so over-processed that their nutritional content is severely depleted.
What is Alka-Vita?
Alka-Vita is a water soluble form of pure elemental silicon, similar to the silicon used in the electronics industry as a semi-conductor of electricity. It works as a semi-conductor due to the plentiful free electrons that can become easily dislodged or donated to an electrical circuit (or in the body of mammals where the circuit promotes healthy cellular and tissue electro-chemistry). Once an electron is donated there is a 'hole' in the orbit of the silicon that will readily take up another electron, aiding in the distribution and transmission of electrons. Whatever man has invented, nature has invented first!
Nutritional aspects of silicon
Silicon is a non-metallic chemical element, one of the 109 known substances that constitute the universe's matter, it is the most common element found in the earth's crust, including all rocks and soil, (apart from the oxygen it is combined with). In nature, silicon is combined with oxygen in materials such as sand, and pure quartz crystals. In most rocks, silicon is combined mainly with aluminium and oxygen, such as shales and clays. In mammals, silicon is very difficult to absorb from food in any appreciable quantity, although foods such as Horsetail and Bamboo can help provide small amounts, but only a fraction is absorbed into the blood. The body absorbs silicon in different ways; Silicon Dioxide is poorly absorbed and organic silica, available only in very small amounts in foods, more easily absorbed. Although pure elemental silicon does not exist in nature, theoretically it must exist in mammalian bodies for brief periods of time since pure elemental silicon is removed from organic silica compounds in the body and for a fraction of a second will exist in that form before combining with proteins to make required substances, e.g. collagen. Pure elemental silicon is still relatively inert, and can be used by the body to help form bio-chemicals and tissues as required. Pure elemental silicon has been in use as a nutritional supplement for a comparatively brief period of time, at the time of writing, since the year 2000. Toxicity tests have failed to reveal any toxicity when taken internally in the dosage range advised. The silicon is present in relatively small amounts in the liquid Alka-Vita, a daily therapeutic dose gives 0.4 mgs elemental silicon solution, (equivalent to approximately the amount of elemental silicon available in 2mgs organic silicon).
It quite remarkable that just 4 drops of Alka-Vita (Daily therapeutic dose 40 drops, maintenance dose 20 drops), will raise the pH of a glass of water to a highly alkaline pH, typically pH9. It is reminiscent of the nutritional supplement Michrohydrin. The inventor Patrick Flannagan, researched the most health giving rivers on the planet and found that the longevity of people related closely to the amount of free electrons in the water. However, this does not mean that the electron concentration of water is the only factor affecting the longevity of local people; electron rich waters also contain more rock dust that lower electron waters, since it is glacial melt waters that provide electron rich waters. Coincidentally, Patrick Flannagan used very fine Silicon Dioxide powder containing added electrons, and these are available in capsule form. Pure elemental silicon solution offers the advantage that as well as acting as a primary or 'mother' anti-oxidant like Germanium and Michrohydrin, the electrons are naturally held around the smallest possible receptors-individual atoms, and transportation directly to the cells in the body may be more efficient. Also there is the semi-conductor aspect where the exchange of electrons is facilitated. The great disadvantage of Michrohydrin has been the cost, Alka-vita is available at a fraction of the cost.
Silicon has an abundance of freely available electrons these have the following effects:
Turns water to a highly alkaline state
Example - 4 drops in a glass of water turns the water to highly alkaline pH9. This in turn helps to neutralise excess acidity at cell and tissue level. As health deteriorates, especially with age, the cells tend to become more acidic laying the foundation for disease and the associated adverse effects of aging. By maintaining a slightly alkaline cellular pH of 7.35 the foundation of our health is protected.
Reduces the surface tension of water so that the water is more easily absorbed by the cells, i.e. promotes cellular hydration
To hydrate our cells there needs to be a blend of water and oil, since every cell is surrounded by an oily membrane. Water and oil/fats can blend together, to form an emulsion, when there is an adequate supply of electrons. This is demonstrated by the following experiment: try to blend some oil such as a vegetable oil or olive oil with water, for example one dessertspoon oil to 3 parts water. It is impossible. Add about 10 drops of Alka-Vita and blend again. It will be seen that a water/ oil emulsion has formed.
Helps to provide more cellular energy
Most of the body's energy is produced at cell level by ATP synthesis. This requires oxygen, oxygen facilitating enzymes and electrons. The former is provided by respiratory enzymes that can be supplied by Zell Oxygen or Immuno-complex. The latter (electrons) are supplied by Alka-Vita. Alka-Vita also helps to conserve cellular oxygen.
Silicon's free electrons react with un-burnt hydrogen in the body as a cleanser and as a 'side-effect' make more oxygen available. This effect is quite marked, normally oxygen is 'tied' up in the tissues by hydrogen, free electrons by removing un-burnt hydrogen/free radicals actually releases oxygen for cellular respiration, see also the article on Organic Germanium. Making more oxygen available has many effects, including protection against anaerobic virus, bacteria, pathogenic fungi, parasites and protection against oxygen hating cancer cells. Cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen environment, and conversely improving tissue and cellular oxygen is one of the main defences against cancer
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