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Anti-Aging Effects of Monomethylsilanetriol and Maltodextrin-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid on Nails, Skin and Hair

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BF-Fox Technologies, Juiz de Fora 36010-532, MG, Brazil
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Ortofarma Laboratory, Matias Barbosa 36120-000, MG, Brazil
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Núcleo de Pesquisa e Inovação em Ciências da Saúde (NUPICS), Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora 36036-900, MG, Brazil
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Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora (Suprema), Juiz de Fora 36033-003, MG, Brazil
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Cosmetics 2018, 5(3), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics5030041
Received: 22 May 2018 / Revised: 22 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 2 July 2018
Chemical form of silicon determines its absorption and bioavailability: particulate and polymerized forms exhibit minimal oral bioavailability, while monomers (maltodextrin-stabilized orthosilicic acid, M-OSA) and organic compounds (monomethylsilanetriol, MMST) may hypothetically be highly absorbed. This study aimed to investigate the dermatological effects of oral ingestion of silicon, either solid (M-OSA–SiliciuMax® Powder) or liquid (MMST, SiliciuMax® Liquid) on the skin, hair and nails of healthy volunteers, through a clinical trial (Registry number 2,032,724. Full protocol at Plataforma Brasil website). Patients were randomized to receive 5 mg of elemental Si, either M-OSA or MMST (group 1 and 2, n = 17 each) or placebo (group 3, n = 17) twice a day for 150 days. Clinical and patients’ subjective evaluations were conducted. Multispectral face imaging and hair mineral analysis were also performed. Use of M-OSA and MMST provided significant (p < 0.05) betterment of facial wrinkles and UV spots. Changes were also observed at the end of the study in skin texture and length of eyelashes. Hair aluminum levels decrease with the treatments. Self-reported questionnaire indicated good satisfaction with both M-OSA and MMST. Continuous use of both M-OSA and MMST can provide improvements on skin parameters, as well as act as a detox agent for aluminum. View Full-Text
Keywords: orthosilicic acid; monomethylsilanetriol; aging; nail care; skin care; hair care orthosilicic acid; monomethylsilanetriol; aging; nail care; skin care; hair care
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Ferreira, A.O.; Freire, É.S.; Polonini, H.C.; Da Silva, P.J.L.C.; Brandão, M.A.F.; Raposo, N.R.B. Anti-Aging Effects of Monomethylsilanetriol and Maltodextrin-Stabilized Orthosilicic Acid on Nails, Skin and Hair. Cosmetics 2018, 5, 41.

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