SWANSON Bamboo Extract is a bamboo extract in vegetarian capsules standardized for high silica content. SWANSON Bamboo Extract is used primarily to improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails. We usually associate the improvement of the appearance of skin and hair with field horsetail, whose extracts are used in most of the beauty preparations available on the market. The field horsetail owes its action to the silicon it contains, but it is not a plant with the highest silica content, and bamboo extracts are much better in this field. The silicon contained in the bamboo extract has a positive effect on the condition of bones, joints and blood vessels.
SWANSON Bamboo Extract contains 500 mg of bamboo extract standardized to 70% silica in each serving (for comparison, horsetail contains about 7% silica). SWANSON Bamboo Extract can be used by people on a vegetarian diet because it has a vegetable capsule shell. The average amount of silica in a healthy adult’s body is 20 g, but this amount decreases with age due to lower absorption and other factors. Bamboo extract is a natural source of well-absorbed silicon.