Let me start out by saying: I have no clue! I'm sure that's obvious to everyone by this time. I'm not a doctor or biologist or scientist or anyone who would have proper knowledge about such things as this. So technically speaking, you should not be taking advice from me or anyone on the internet really. You should always talk to your doctor first before starting any sort of home remedy treatment.
This is new information for me. Prior to watching the video, I had never heard of silica being something you could consume. I wouldn't have considered it until finding out about it's natural occurrence in certain bottled water products.
So, it being new information, it has not been road tested by the world. So take that under advisement.
Also we are not talking about just any old silica here. Many forms of silica are extremely hazardous to your health including the dry flaky stuff that can get airborne and give you silicosis
. Neither is this the silica that comes in those little desiccant
packets that are clearly imprinted with the words "DO NOT EAT". It is not silica gel
The professor in the video recommends only two particular brands of bottled water which they actually tested to see how much naturally occurring silica they contained. The two brands he mentions are Volvic and Spritzer. Elsewhere online he has mentioned that actual amount of bioavailable silica contained in these products is about half the amount listed in their chemical constituents. Bottledwaterweb.com
has ingredient lists for a lot of major brands of water. For example, Fiji water
shows a dissolved silica measurement of 83 mg/liter so you can assume about 41.5 mg of bioavailable silica.
Where I live, Fiji water is $2/liter. That's too much for our budget. On the other hand, it's cheaper than a daily visit to Starbucks. As a less expensive alternative, I've switched to mixing up Ionized Silica solution with water. I don't know if using this instead of the expensive water is going to have the same benefit as using the bottled water brands he's suggesting. Subjectively speaking, I give it two thumbs up anyway. However, I do have some reservations. I'm not 100% on board. I have questions like: Could silica get into your cells and interstitial areas and cause trouble as well? They say silica is biologically inert so there may be nothing to worry about. But who knows, 10 years down the road, they may turn around and say "Oh we found something out that contradicts what we thought before, so nevermind what we said back then". I am concerned about this because it's already known that prolonged consumption of colloidal silver causes an irreversible condition called argyeria
in which the silver gets into cells and stays there causing your skin to have a permanent blue/gray tint
The lecturer suggests you drink the bottled water at a rate of 1 liter per day for 13 weeks and subjectively evaluate your symptoms. I don't know if there is benefit or harm to continuing beyond that length of time.
I'm heading into the 8 month mark on this experiment on myself and I would like to note that sometimes after I drink a glass of the silica water, I remain thirsty afterwards. Maybe I've had too much. So, I've been going back to plain filtered water again. Possibly this should be treated as a periodic cleanse that you do, rather than an ongoing daily regimen.