R Molony molab at ww.co.nz
Sat Apr 26 13:46:00 EST 1997

All the literature I have seen suggests that just about all the
nutritional properties attributed to silicon could be accounted for 
by the detoxification of aluminium by silicon. The increased 
availability of phosphate in the soil associated with soluble 
silicon is another example albeit in a slightly different area.
Detoxification of aluminium may well be a good reason to 
include soluble silicon in the diet.

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