Hubner Silicea contains the trace mineral Silicon (Si), which acts as the 'building material' of connective tissue. Healthy connective tissue leads to the formation of smooth skin, strong hair and beautiful fingernails.Original Silicea Balsam is a silica gel mineral supplement. Sold in Europe for over 50 years, Original Silicea Balsam is different to many other silica products in a pill or capsule because it provides silica in a pure, potent form. Derived from Quartz crystals, Original Silicea is a ‘colloidal’ preparation in which microscopic particles of silica are so finely dispersed in water that a gel is formed. This makes Original Silicea Balsam easier to absorb - so more active silica is available to smooth skin, maintain elasticity normally lost through aging, help support healthy hair, skin and nails, plus help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Research has proven that silica strengthens all tissues, speeds cell regeneration, plus stimulates immune function protecting against infection and environmental toxins.