Silica: Youthful Mobility, Skin, Nails and Hair

  • Minimize Joint Discomfort Transfers calcium and essential minerals into the bone matrix
  • Increase Flexibility & Mobility Reduce muscle soreness from physical activity
  • Arthritis Support Maintain bone density and strength
  • Regain an Active Lifestyle
  • Strengthen Arteries Increasing elasticity of blood vessels
  • Puts Moisture Back into an Aging Body – Retain a More Youthful Appearance Support skin, hair, teeth, gums, nails, bones and connective tissue
  • Beautify Dry Skin and Hair In women, a depletion of silica can be a factor in hair loss
  • Beautify Dry Brittle Nails to Hard & Healthy Nails Brittle nails can be a sign of silica deficiency
  • Minimize Facial Acne

Silica, the second most abundant element on earth, is an essential element of living matter and we humans have a critical need for it. Only organic (phytonutrient) silicon is bioavailable for direct assimilation. Human beings are not good at transforming mineral silicon into organic silicon. Mammals need to absorb mineral silica previously mineralized by plants and transformed by microorganisms. Only microorganisms and autotrophic plants (diatomea, fungus, etc.) are able to process mineral silica. They transform it into organic silicon compounds. Organic silicon is different from mineral silicon because of the presence of hydrocarbon compounds.

Orgono Living Silica is water soluble with absorption level of approximately 70%, easily absorbed through digestion. Organic silica penetrates the skin and can be absorbed transdermally – just rub it on your skin. Loic Le Ribault’s – G5 organic silica (G5) is used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of people. The main ingredient is organic monomethyl-silane-triol developed by Loic Le Ribault. G5 is completely safe and natural. It is hypoallergenic – will not cause any skin or body reactions. Silica is a vital mineral that is almost completely overlooked by mainstream nutritionists. It is only under the organic form that silica effectively works.

The main component of Orgono is fifth generation, organic-type silicon, monomethyl-silane-triol, CH3 (Si OH)3, one of the best silicon carriers, and potentiator of other molecules. Human beings and other animals, have a “silicon capital” that is depleted as time goes by. Silicon does not remain in the body – we need to continuously supply it nutritionally. With age our bodies become less efficient at absorbing silicon, which is deficient in our diet in the first place. This means that we are loosing silicon faster than we are supplying it. Extensive research has shown that supplementation with Orgono organic silica is a safe and effective way to rebuild our silicon capital.


Silicon was discovered in 1810 by Berzellus. It is a metalloid element found in soil and makes up approximately 25% of the earth’s crust. In fact, silicon is the most abundant chemical element in the lithosphere after oxygen. Silicon is commonly combined with oxygen to form silicon dioxide, SiO2, which occurs in many forms, both crystalline and amorphous (shapeless). In a pure state, it forms quartz crystals. It is the principal constituent of glass. It is present in water (soluble form). It occurs in trace amounts in skeletal structures, such as bones and teeth. Silicon is also present in human cells, such as those found in the skin and cutaneous annexes, blood vessels, the crystalline lens of the eyes, muscular tissues, the pancreas, thyroid, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen, brain, adrenal glands, thymus, and blood. Silicon also plays an important role in certain plants and leguminous. Wheat, for example, absorbs silicon at 150kg/hectare.

Research History

People have been evaluating organic silica for quite some time. Norbert Duffaut, research chemist and Professor at University of Bordeaux, began analyzing the his synthesized form of organic silica in the 1950’s. Loc Le Ribault, French Forensic Scientist and inventor of G5, launched his investigation into organic silica after discovering the improvement of his skin condition upon immersing his hands in his silica solution. Duffaut and Le Ribault teamed up in 1982, and together they conducted a great deal of silica research until Norbert’s death in 1993.

Dr. Ranger, a cardiovascular surgeon, used organic silica as part of his postoperative recovery protocol and, according to Nexus New Times ( he “was awarded the J. Levy Bricker Prize by the French Academy of Medicine for his work on the use of organic silica…” (May-June 2005, p. 21). Currently, Juan Carlos of Silicio Espaa, our supplier and manufacturer of Orgono Living Silica, is conducting research into the effects of organic silica supplementation on joint pain, something that Norbert Duffaut and Dr. Jacques Janet began in 1958.

We use Orgono Living Silica on ourselves, our families, friends and even our pets. We also use it as a nutrient for our plants!

What Is Silica?

Mineral Silica is the principal constituent of the earth’s crust (27.80% by weight), second only to oxygen (46.60%). It is found in amorphous or crystallized form in different rock types such as granites, sandstone, clay, etc. It is used by industries in numerous fields especially in information technology (silicon chips). Mineral silica is toxic to the human body. Organic Silica differs from these by the presence of one or more atoms of carbon combined with hydrogen. In this form, it is one of the essential elements of life, be it plants, animals or humans.

Organic silica is present throughout the human body. It is found in different organs and glands – lungs, liver, heart, spleen, brain, pancreas, adrenal glands, thymus, etc. There are significant quantities found in the skin and its derivatives – nails and hair. Bones contain silica, as do the walls of the blood vessels and the enamel on teeth. It is found in all the cells of the human body in varying quantities, depending on their location: it facilitates or reestablishes the electrical exchanges occurring on the level of cell membranes.

Silica versus Silicon

Mineral Silicon

Mineral Silicon is the main constituent of the terrestrial cortex (27.80%) in weight, after oxygen (46.60%). We find silicon as amorphous, crystalline mineral in rocks such as granite, sand, clay, etc. It is difficult if not impossible for human beings to transform the mineral silicon included in diet into organic silicon. Mineral silicon is not assimilated by the body; however, different microorganisms and plants, diatomea, fungus, etc. show the ability to process it. They not only transform mineral silicon into organic silicon compounds, but also synthesize more organic silicon in their secretions.

Colloidal Silicon

Silicon salts or acids derived from plants such as horsetail, or minerals such as clay, are of colloidal nature. A colloid is an intermediate state between solid and liquid. Colloidal silicon needs a “carrier”, a nonspecific protein, in order to pass through the digestive barrier. A nonspecific protein linked to different elements and substances, provides the transportation. Colloidal silicon has a low rate of absorption, approximately 3%. Also, colloidal silicon of mineral origin could irritate the kidneys, the organs that together with the intestines help to eliminate colloids. Overdoses of horsetail may cause kidney stones to appear, due to the carbonates in these elements.

Organic Silicon

Organic silicon, such as silanol, silanodiol and silanotriol, is different from mineral silicon because of the presence of one or more carbon atoms linked to hydrogen. That’s how essential elements of living matters are found in plants, animals, and human beings. In man, we find an important percentage of silicon in tissues, cartilage, thymus, vascular walls, adrenal glands, liver, spleen, pancreas, etc. Unfortunately, organic silicon decreases with age, in an apparently irreversible process.

Orgono Living Silica comes from the film around grains of sand, and the secretions of bacteria and diatomea that feed off it. During this pre-digestion some amino acids are linked to the organic silicon acid, producing a solution of silanol amino acids. Thanks to its hydro-solubility and amino acids, the organic silicon exhibits an absorption level of approximately 70%. Organic silicon is absorbed through the digestive tract without a risk for the kidneys. It penetrates the skin and can also be absorbed by means of simple transdermal applications.


Even though silicon is present in every human cell, the human body contains no more than 5g to 7g, mostly inorganic. Silicon does not remain in the body and today’s dietary habits, high-consumption of white bread, refined sugar, and peeled fruits and vegetables, do not help rebuild what is lost. Supplementation with Orgono Living Silica is an effective way of rebuilding lost organic silica. Charles Walters wrote the book Minerals for the Genetic Code: An Exposition & Analysis of the Dr. Olree Standard Genetic Periodic Chart & the Physical, Chemical & Biological Connection. His articles heavily draw on that book. Walter’s papers are a little hard to read as they jump around… if parts of these notes aren’t deep enough, it’s because the information was missing in the article. We tried to keep this really complete so anyone not getting Acres newsletters can follow the article totally.

The key point is that microbes put silica into the form we need to utilize it well.

  • Silica in ocean water is in an organic form due to microbial action in the water. One liter of ocean water contains an average of 26,000 different microorganisms.
  • Olree tore his rotator cuff in an ice hockey game was unable to get it to repair naturally.
  • “The Cost of Discovery” by Loic Le Ribault had landed on Charles Walters desk. Walters suggested to Olree to apply this form of silica to his torn rotator cuff. Within a few months of using this form of “organic” silica he had 100% recovery.
  • Willard Water has a carbon-silica formula in it. Willard uses beach sand crystals in his formula. It’s possibly diatoms in the sand that are the secret.
  • In the genetic code #40 is silica and it’s related to selenium and the P-53 control gene for tumor suppression. It’s the most important mineral in protein sequencing.
  • Silica, iodine and selenium are heavily yoked together in needed each other to run effectively.
  • Silica is the glue for ligaments that anchor the brain to the skull. It inhibits aluminum. To pull aluminum out of the body silica, calcium and magnesium must pull it through the kidneys.
  • Split nails, ridged nails, peeling and softness all tell of silica imbalance or deficiency
  • All ligaments require silica for strength and flexibility. The genetic sequence for joint lubricant genes make silica #1
  • Silica is -4 mineral and controls the -4 electron valences, namely rhodium and lutetium. Both of these are catalysts for other trace minerals such as molybdenum and possibly silver.
  • People short on silica develop Alzheimer’s because excess aluminum can’t be pulled out. Osteoarthritis is also another consequence of low silica in that proper collagen formation can’t happen as the lubricant isn’t made without silica
  • The Alzheimer’s gene has silica involved with Olree ran the numbers
  • Loic Le Ribault has his degree from the Sorbonne and other degrees dealing with oceanography, forensics and microanalysis. His story is involved and convoluted but his eclipsing discovery is organic silica.
  • (next 3 paragraphs taken straight from the article)

“Mineral silica is found in its amorphous state and in crystalline form in such abundance that, as an old Irish saying has it, “it isn’t worth much, or strangers would have taken it away years ago.” Organic silica is of a different strip. It has one or more atoms of carbon associated with hydrogen in its molecular structure. It is absolutely essential in all living matter – plants, animals and human beings. Research reveals that it is found in significant amounts in cartilage, in the walls of blood vessels and in glands and organs – the thymus, adrenals, liver, spleen, pancreas, you name it. LeRibault’s own words are well wroth quoting:” With age, the amount present in the body dwindles irreversibly, since the human system is incapable of transforming the mineral silica ingested from food and drink into organic silica.”

The human organism cannot absorb inorganic minerals without the intervention of microorganisms, an observation hinted at by Maynard Murray’s vision of the ocean blessing the sand (Murray’s words were: “The ocean blesses the sand and soil if we let it”). He might well have added, “When organism-rich ocean waves bless the sand”. There are many life forms that can do the conversions. Diatoms come to mind, as do certain fungi and other select microorganisms. Humans, however, do not know how. In 1957 Norbert Duffaut, an organic chemist at the University of Bordeaux, actually synthesized an organo-silicate molecule. It was stabilized with salicylic acid. It proved effective in therapy and was named G-1.

Unfortunately, Duffant’s molecule could not be used with patients allergic to salicylicates notably aspirin. G-2 followed, and both forms were promptly folded into medicine. Duffaut treated patients with heart disease, rheumatism and cancer. Even the professional press published articles extolling the value of G-1 and G-2. However, it soon became apparent that official medicine and the pharmaceutical industry wouldn’t budge. Duffaut’s career came to an end in 1993 when he was found dead under mysterious circumstances – poisoned by potassium cyanide – although the authorities ruled it suicide.

Files from his era tell of cures of Carre’s disease, cholesterol problems, hypertension, cirrhosis of the liver, mastitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.

  • Le Ribault picked up Duffant’s work and extended it. He found microbes on the surface of beach sand converted the mineral silica to organic silica via organic acids they secrete. He began to immerse his hand with psoriasis into his mixture of organic silica and it disappeared.
  • Silica is the mineral that keeps the body’s energy flowing. “Readers who wish to study the ramifications of -4 and +4 with noble gases, iodine, selenium and phosphorous, will find that silica in the latticework governs all negatives. Carbon in turn governs all the positive minerals. … when we note that organic silica combines -4 and +4 into a silica-carbon unit. That’s what makes Le Ribault’s molecules different from anything available…”

Loic Le Ribault

Loic Le Ribault (1947 – 2007) was one of the first people to use a scanning electron microscope (S.E.M.), which can magnify from 10 up to 200,000 times. In 1970, thanks to the S.E.M., he established a method, which allowed the geological history of grains of sand to be determined for the first time. This method (called exoscopy) is now used worldwide in petroleum exploration, sedimentology, mining prospecting, archaeology, oceanography, forensics, etc. In 1972 (1), he published articles at the Academy of Sciences in Paris, demonstrating how certain grains of sand carry a skin of amorphous water-soluble silica on their surface and discovered that this was due to the combined action of various microorganisms as well as bacteria and diatoms (2).

In order to study the role of these micro-organisms in the biological and geological cycle of silica, he began a procedure in 1975, which allowed the collection of amorphous silica from the surface of grains of sand, and confirmed that these are essentially made up of organic silica. During the course of his experiments, he discovered by chance the therapeutic effectiveness of this organic silica. At that time, Le Ribault was interested in the role of organic silica in the treatment of skin conditions, bone and joint weaknesses. In 1982, he met with Norbert Duffaut, a chemist at the University of Bordeaux, who had succeeded in 1957 in synthesizing a molecule of organic silica – which he called D.N.R.

Around the same time, Le Ribault set up the C.A.R.M.E. (3) – the first private laboratory for electronic microscopy in the world. By doing this he had cutting-edge equipment for microanalysis at his disposal. For several years the two scientists continued their research together. After the death of Norbert Duffaut in 1993, Le Ribault pursued their work and, in 1994, he released to the public monomethyl silane triol, which he called G5, which for the first time could be used both internally and externally. Thousands of patients, who felt abandoned by orthodox medicine, flocked to Le Ribault to obtain G5. From October to December 1995, he collected a great deal of information, testimonies and documents, which were of great scientific interest.

  1. Review of the Academy of Sciences, issue 272, D, pages 1933-1936 and issue 272, D, pages 2649-2652.
  2. L. Le Ribault – The exoscopy of quartz – Ed. Masson, Paris, 1977.
  3. Centre for Application and Research in Electron Microscopy.

Curriculum Vitae of Loic Le Ribault

  • State Doctorate in Science (Orsay, 1980)
  • Doctorate in Sedimentology (Orsay, 1973)
  • Master’s Degree in Geography (Sorbonne, 1971)
  • Arts Degree (Sorbonne, 1970)
  • Creation of Innovative Enterprises, national award (Bordeaux, 1983)
  • Laureate of the European Forum for the Creation of Enterprises (Strasbourg, 1983)
  • Laureate of the Foundation of Vocation (Paris, 1972)
  • Person of the Year (Aquitain, 1987)

Author of 11 books and numerous scientific publications, he has spoken at more than 300 conferences worldwide.

Author: Life Enthusiast