||The paragraph should read for reprint below as follows: Silica is a mineral and found in the earth and the human body. It is found in stones and rocks in a form known as silicon. There is some evidence that it acts to stabilize calcium and magnesium, which assist in hormonal balance; strengthens bones, tendons, tissues, muscles and boosts the immune system. There is also evidence that it may factor in the production of collagen protein, which gives the skin and scalp strength, elasticity, and balance. As we age, we lose the ability to produce silica on our own. As we lose collagen, we lose elasticity in our skin, moisture in our hair, and strength in our bones. Silica food sources are wheat bran, soybeans, beets, green vegetables, cucumbers, mango, and brown rice.