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BioSil, a dietary supplement containing a complex of silicon and choline, is promoted as "clinically proven to increase collagen formation, increase skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, thicken and strengthen hair, increase bone collagen formation, and increase bone mineral density." However, the evidence supporting these claims has weaknesses and there is a possible safety concern with one of the compounds in BioSil, as explained in the full answer >>

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Susan 17289
November 6, 2018

I know someone who has used BioSil for 15 years (on & off) and found that it really does make a difference in the softness of fingernails. The person is a "nail biter" when nervous.
After taking the liquid daily, added to pull-apart "00" capsules for three weeks, the nails would tear off evenly in a straight line. Without the BioSil, the nails tear partially straight and vertically.

Glenn17279
November 4, 2018

I wonder about taking just silicon, such as Life-Flo Silica Drops which I take once a day. 6 drops of that has only 6 mg silica, so maybe it's not enough to make a difference?

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