Generic studies of silica in different fields.


Silicium Clinical Trials



Silicium Laboratories sponsored an independent study in 2012 consisting of examining the effects of consuming Siliplant G5 and topically applying our G5 Silica gel over a six week period in a sample group of males and females aged 50 years and older who were experiencing various degrees of osteoarthritis. The results are shown below in the chart below.


Clinical Report

Study of product effects on the production of collagen neo-synthesis in human fibroblasts.

Induces a significant increase in collagen levels of 19% in cultured human fibroblasts.

¿Why choose ORGONO Living Silica?

The studies shows that the difference between the bioavaiability of the existing formulas is significant.


Organic Silica by Dr. Loïc Le Ribault





Organic Silica: General Benefits

Brief Summary of General Benefits

Brief Summary of Skin Benefits


Organic Silica Skin Benefits


Effect of oral intake of silicon on skin, nails and hair in women with photodamaged skin

Efect of oral intake of silicon on hair tensile strength and morphology in women with fine hair


Silica Research Abstracts


General Studies

Silicon: A Nutritional Beneficience for Bones, Brains and Blood Vessels?

By Carol D. Seaborn Ph.D. & Forrest H. Nielsen Ph.D.


Dietary Silicon Intake and Absorption

Ravin Jugdaohsingh, Simon HC Anderson, Katherine L Tucker, Hazel Elliott, Douglas P Kiel, Richard PH Thompson, and Jonathan J Powell


Are nickel, vanadium, silicon, fluorine, and tin essential for man?

F. H. n3 Ph.D. , and H. H. Sandstead,4 M.D.

Silicon and Bone Health

Dietary Silicon Affects Bone Turnover Differently in Ovariectomized and Sham-Operated Growing Rats

Forrest H. Nielsen* and Rhonda Poellot



Dietary Silicon Intake Is Positively Associated With Bone Mineral Density in Men and Premenopausal Women of the Framingham Offspring Cohort
Ravin Jugdaohsingh,1,6 Katherine L Tucker,2,6 Ning Qiao,2 L Adrienne Cupples,3 Douglas P Kiel,4 and Jonathan J Powell1,5


Partial Prevention of Long-Term Femoral Bone Loss in Aged Ovariectomized Rats Supplemented with Silicon

M. Calomme,1 P. Geusens,2,3 N. Demeester,1 G. J. Behets,4 P. DHaese,4 J. B. Sindambiwe,1 V. Van Hoof,5 D. Vanden Berghe1



Silicon and Equine Bone Health

Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAN Kari E. Krick, M.S.




Silicon: A Requirement in Bone Formation Independent of Vitamin D 1
Edith M. Carlisle



Silicon: A Review of Its Potential Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Charles T. Price, Kenneth J.Koval, and Joshua R.Langford



The nutrition essentiality of silicon 1982

Edith M. Carlisle Ph.D.

Silicic acid: its gastrointestinal uptake and urinary excretion in man and effects on aluminium excretion

Ravin Judgahosingh, Richard P.H. Thompson, Jonathan J. Powel



Positive association between serum silicon levels and bone mineral density in female rats following oral silicon supplementation with monomethylsilanetriol .

R. Jugdaohsingh & A. I. E. Watson & P. Bhattacharya & G. H. van Lenthe & J. J. Powell


A Bound Form of Silicon in Glycosaminoglycans and Polyuronides. (polysaccharide matrix/connective tissue).



The decrease in silicon concentration of the connective tissues with age in rats is a marker of connective tissue turnover.


Ravin Jugdaohsingh, Abigail I.E. Watson , Liliana D. Pedro, Jonathan J. Powell




The chemistery of silica and its potential health benefits



Review Article. Silicon: A Review of Its Potential Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Charles T. Price, Kenneth J. Koval, and Joshua R. Langford



Henk-Maarten Laane, MD, GP, PhD, AAI


Effect of Silicon Supplement on Osteopenia Induced by Ovariectomy in Rats

H. Rico, J. L. Gallego-Lago, E. R. Herna ́ndez, L. F. Villa, A. Sanchez-Atrio, C. Seco, J. J.

Acres Magazine

Silica & the Microbes Kiss

In the Press


ORGONO Living Silica is a product which contains organic silica created from the original formula of Dr. Loic le Ribault. ORGONO was mentioned in international specialized magazines: the novelty and efficiency of this active ingredient which is nowadays destined to athletes and it is based on a potentiated formula.

Down below we will reveal several extracts from English books and magazines (HM Health Matters, CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine), USA magazines (Acres USA, Eating for Beauty), French (Practiques de Santé) and Spanish ones (DSalud, Athanor, Medicina Holística, Diario Avui) that in the last years were making flattering remarks in relation with the ORGONO product and in general with the organic silica of Dr. le Ribault.

¨ORGONO LIVING SILICA- is one the most curative products on the market. Suffice is to say that this silica is miraculous. It is presented as an ionized silica water¨.

Extract of the book ¨Aliméntate para estar bella¨, of the USA Guru David Wolfe, author of innumerable books and enthusiastic leader of the ¨rawfoodist¨movement.



¨Let’s move backwards to November 23, 2005. The Chiropractor Dr. Richard Orlee was handling a puck in a very controversial ice hockey game. (…). Olree barged into the goal and other players suffered shattered elbows, 3 months of convalescence and only 50% were recuperated after one year and a half. A damaged arm is not a good solution for a Chiropractor. We just finished the book ¨Minerals for the genetic code¨ at that moment and the number 40 (silica) from the genetic periodic table of Orlee was still fresh in the memory (…) it was an uncertain moment for the Orlee to fight against the pain. Even countless cortisone injections could not help. The possibility of a surgery seemed only another path towards the pain. At best, Olree would dispense with approximately 50% of his previous capacities.

(…) After few months of treatment with Orgono Living Silica, he managed to recuperate almost 100%. Surprised by the results, he is now including this special silica in his medical practice¨.


Article ¨Silica and the Microbes Kiss¨ by Charles Walters, monthly magazine Acres de Austin,Texas, October 2007, specialised in organic farming.


¨The osteoarthritis, the arthrosis, the osteoporosis, the ankylosing spondylitis and the joint pain are some of the diseases where the organic silica has demonstrated its benefits. Despite the fact that the calcium and the vitamin D have an important role in the bone health, Edith Carlisle from theUCLAUniversity,PublicHealthSchool, highlighted for the first time in 1970 the role of silica in this field. She discovered the impact of silica on the bone formation, and how it affects the composition of the cartilage.Carlisledemonstrated that the silica is located in the areas of active bone growing. According to the research in nutrition of the doctors Carol Seaborn and Forrest Nielsen, there is no doubt that the lack of silica affects the bone health. They concluded that the silica seems to affect the rate of bone calcification and also can be an important factor in disorders characterised by an imbalance between the bone formation and reabsorption. Due to the fact that silica affects the cartilage composition, including the articular one, Seaborn and Nielsen suggested that an inadequate level of silica in one’s diet can lead to some joint disorders as the arthrosis.¨


Magazine CAM, February 2009,London. ¨Promoting the bone and cartilage health.¨


¨Vital for the collagen formation, the silica is also important for bones, cartilages and connective tissue (including ligaments, tendons, arteries, the aorta and the trachea), as well as skin, hair and nails. It is also considered to be efficient in strengthening the teeth and gums, treating burns and wounds, as well as rebuilding and maintaining the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. As people age, the collagen formation becomes less effective and the level of silica in the organism reduces. It is widely believed that these two factors contribute to the conditions of aging, as joint wearing out, osteoporosis, wrinkled skin and hardening of the arteries.¨


The magazine Health Matters December 2008 ¨The silica¨by Sue McGeoch, with a degree in Nutrition.




¨… silica’s positive effect was noticed on young persons with sport injuries, as epicondylitis, which is also called ¨tennis elbow¨, an injury that is rebellious to any other treatment and needs surgery measures. With the silica treatment, the injury healed in few weeks. The same efficiency could be proved in racehorses, with injuries rebellious to conventional treatments which impeded them to run and which could be healed with the supply of silica¨.


Athanor magazine, October 2006: the article ¨The organic silica¨.



¨… Carlisle demonstrated that silica acts like an activating element of the prolylhydroxilase, which is an enzyme responsible for the synthesis of the collagen. Due to its ability to re-establish the bioelectrical balance of the extracellular matrix, it intervenes adjusting the viscosity of the basic substance, which is at the same time basic for its good functioning¨… ¨it is implied in the formation of the connective tissue, giving it consistence and resistance, responsible of the ionic balance of the metabolism and of the water from this tissues. The scientific Schwartz observed 500 ppm of silica combined with hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulphate, dermatan and heparin in the skin collagen and tendons, and between 1000 and 2000 ppm of silica in form of silanolate (organic) making connections that create the configuration of the structural organization of the glycosaminoglycans and polyuronides. Carlisle confirms in her studies the structural appearance of the silica in the connective tissue, as a connective element between polysaccharides and proteins. Schwartz and Carlisle detected also the role of silica in the osteogenesis. It was demonstrated that in animals that were presenting silica deficiency was noticed also a deficiency of the organic bone matrix (collagen) and cartilage matrix, and that the problem could be healed by a supply of silica. A diet poor in silica results in delayed growth and a fragility of bones and cartilages, having a negative impact on the collagen formation and of the bone mineralization¨.


Articles on Doctor le Ribault and the G5


The biography of Loic le Ribault:

Two articles published by the Association of Complementary Medicine in the ¨Holistic Medicine¨ magazine: The resistance of L. le Ribault:



Article of the writer, journalist and activist Martin J. Walker about the traditional and contemporary usage of the silica for the human health:


Martin Walker



¨Holistic Medicine¨magazine, 76, July 2006. Association of Complementary Medicine.


¨During several years we made investigations that indicated the role of silica in building and maintaining healthy the bones, brain and blood vessels. Also, we discovered that silica could be a triggering cause of some tissue-related diseases. This element deserves more attention on the part of the clinical and scientific communities. Many studies confirmed the important role of silica in preventing chronic diseases linked to aging. Surprisingly, the clinicians ignored o considered minor the investigations. During 20 years, the fight to bring back the importance of silica was headed by Dr. Edith Carlisle. Recently, I decided to join the fight¨.


Nutrition Today magazine, August 1993 by Carol D. Seaborn and Forrest H. Nielsen. Is the silica a beneficial element for bones, brain and blood vessels?


¨The silica is considered to be a panacea (…) it is vital for the organism, which needs it to maintain the flexibility and integrity of the main part of organic tissues. The silica, a mythic product in the natural medicine (…) protects the bones and joints¨. Pratiques de Santé magazine,Port Royaleditions, February 2007.

¨Degenerative arthritis or arthrosis. The strengthening action of the silica on the connective tissue may become noticeable with its effects (would be wrong to call them therapeutic) on degenerative arthritis or arthrosis, and as it is common, results in a degeneration and even disappearance of the periarticular connective tissue; connective tissue disorders. Generally, in case of arthritis, the effects are very rapid, with a dosage of only 20 mg of silica per day, and slower in advanced arthrosis which requires a higher dosage. In most of the cases, in more or less extent, there is a positive response which presents pain mitigation and also an improvement in the join mobility (movement angle). This could indicate a silica deficit which can be corrected by recovering a normal level of it by an adequate silica supplementation. This supply can not be considered therapeutic, since it should be part of a balance diet¨.

The silica and degenerative bone diseases. Conference given by the academician Dr. Enrique Ronda Laín, Abril 19, 1995.



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Dr. Javier Guell, author of Antiaging


" A work that manages to imbue the reader with a positive and encouraging dynamic of health care. I can certainly recommend you to read this book"

Felipe Hernández, President of the Spanish Nutrition and Ortomolecular Therapy Association.


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From the November 2007 Idaho Observer: "A Tribute to Loic le Ribault"

The extraordinary importance of the Le Ribault discovering and its applications is quite evident. Because of them, Le Ribault was known wherever he went in France. People who had never met, were approaching to him and giving thanks for all he had done. This persons also helped the Doctor when he needed.


There are a few scientists who have advanced the study of orthomolecular nutrition and Loic le Ribault is certainly among them. His discovery of the process of developing a high potency form of organic silica could potentially revolutionize (...). Organic silica happens to be one mineral that most people are deficient in and our ability to assimilate the optimum daily amount not only diminishes with age but is nearly impossible to obtain solely from plant sources. His discovery and subsequent successful study of thousands of (people) throughout Europe with OS5, his patented form of high-potency organic silica, must not be forgotten even though he will likely never be mentioned in our "corporate-controlled" history books.


By Matt Yanke


Loic le Ribault, who had a doctorate in geology, was France’s most renowned forensic scientist. While in his 20s, several of his groundbreaking research articles were published by the French Academy of Science.


History of a grain of sand


In 1971, Le Ribault discovered a unique function for the electron scanning microscope (ESM), enabling him to discern the entire history of a grain of sand—where and when it originated, how it was formed, where and how it had been transported, where it had next lodged and how long it had stayed in that place. By the time he had finished his research, he had devised a list of 250 criteria by which the history of sand might be diagnosed. The field was later to become so specialized that it would take three years to train a scientist in the technical knowledge necessary to interpret the data from these tests. While in the process of understanding more about the silica coating on grains of sand, he wrote his first book, The History of a Grain of Sand. When Le Ribault was first approached by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to test three sand samples, he was able to tell them the exact location in the world from which each had been collected, such as identifying one as coming from Beirut, Lebanon in the vicinity of an explosion. In 1972, while working with sand on the ESM he made an interesting discovery: A layer of water-soluble amorphous silica which contained micro-organisms covered the surface of some sand grains. When looking through the ESM at certain grains of sand with 10,000x magnification, the image looks something like a flower blooming (see photo in silica story above).


What this mineral flower represents is secondary crystallizations that develop on quartz crystals under specific conditions. Certain grains of sand acquire these deposits from the combined actions of micro-organisms that break down the sand and the diverse environmental conditions in which the granule finds itself. The end result is a form of silica that contains more carbon and hydrogen thus making it organic in nature. The importance of this discovery may not seem significant to some, but to others, especially those who are interested in leading a healthier lifestyle, its importance rings loud and clear. Organic silica differs from mineral silica in that it contains carbon and can be readily assimilated by animals, making his discovery important for its potential (...) applications. Though our bodies are made out of minerals, they do not readily assimilate minerals found in rocks and soil. Our bodies require minerals that are organic by nature; minerals that micro-organisms or plant life have converted into organic, bioavailable forms. The only foods known to contain reasonable amounts of silica are some vegetables, bamboo, the husks of seeds, and horsetail herb. But the main problem is that the amount of silica in these foods is simply not enough to support our body´s daily requirements for silica, which increases as we age.


Harvesting organic silica


By 1975, Le Ribault had created a process by which it was possible to recover these deposits from the surface of the sand. All of this work was accepted by the scientific establishment and his papers were published by the French Academy of Science. Although much research had been conducted on the possible therapeutic applications of organic silica since the 1930s, Le Ribault had not been following this research as he continued perfecting the process of extracting organic silica deposits from grains of sand. But, in the early 80s, while working on the organic silica deposits, he immersed his hands in an organic silica solution and found that his psoriasis had disappeared. From then on, Le Ribault’s work became focused on the therapeutic properties of silica.


Adventures in microscopy


After le Ribault discovered his silica "blooms," he continued on with his career of microscopic adventures until he found himself at the head of the world’s forensic experts. In 1982 he set up his own laboratory known as CARME which became the main laboratory used by the French police, judiciary and the French Home Office for solving crimes. He would go to the scene of the crime, take samples, go back to his laboratory CARME and investigate what had occurred. Through amazing skill and keen observation, the mystery as to what happened would be revealed, often leading to solving the case. For many years he performed incredible feats of detective work, acting as though he was a veritable Sherlock Holmes only with a much more powerful magnifying glass. (...)


Loic Le Ribault’s legacy


He successfully worked with more than 100,000 people with something as simple as an organic mineral. Le Ribault described his organic silica as a very important substance that proved its importance time after time. He stated that, "it has the capacity to penetrate the outer and inner layers of the skin to be diffused throughout the body, reaching areas that have been damaged, or are suffering from pain. It a anti-inflammatory processes and strengthens the immune defenses of the organism. It plays a major role in supporting collagen formation, bone mineralization and body metabolism in general. With age, the amount of organic silica present in the body dwindles irreversibly, since the human system is incapable of transforming the mineral silica ingested from food and drink into organic silica." It is fairly self-evident the monumental importance of Le Ribault’s discoveries and their applications. Because of them, Le Ribault was known wherever he went. People he had never met, upon hearing his name would come over and introduce themselves and thank him for everything he had done for them or a family member. Many times it was these people that helped Le Ribault out when he was in desperate need. Due to the fact that Loic Le Ribault had passed on in June of this year, we felt it was important that he not only be remembered but never forgotten for the important contributions he made to the science of orthomolecular nutrition and to humanity as a compassionate practitioner.

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