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Use of silicon for skin and hair care: an approach of chemical forms available and efficacy

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
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Title
Use of silicon for skin and hair care: an approach of chemical forms available and efficacy
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20163986
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lidiane Advincula de Araújo, Flavia Addor, Patrícia Maria Berardo Gonçalves Maia Campos

Abstract

Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, and the third most abundant trace element in human body. It is present in water, plant and animal sources. On the skin, it is suggested that silicon is important for optimal collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and elasticity. Regarding hair benefits, it was suggested that a higher silicon content in the hair results in a lower rate of hair loss and increased brightness. For these beneficial effects, there is growing interest in scientific studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of using dietary supplements containing silicon. Its use aims at increasing blood levels of this element and improving the skin and its annexes appearance. There are different forms of silicon supplements available and the most important consideration to be made in order to select the best option is related to safety and bioavailability. Silicon supplements are widely used, though there is wide variation in silicon bioavailability, ranging from values below 1% up to values close to 50%, depending on the chemical form. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the scientific literature related to the different chemical forms of silicon supplements available and the limitations and recent progress in this field. According to reported studies, among the different chemical forms available, the orthosilicic acid (OSA) presents the higher bioavailability, whereas the others forms have absorption inversely proportional to the degree of polymerization. However, clinical studies evaluating safety and efficacy are still lacking.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 113 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 18%
Student > Master 20 18%
Student > Bachelor 17 15%
Other 8 7%
Student > Postgraduate 6 5%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 26 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 31 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 75. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2021.
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