Other Name: Silica
Sillicon Dioxide is a chemical compound that is made up of silicon (a mineral) and oxygen, and can be naturally found on earth, in our body tissue and foods.
Silicon Dioxide is a FDA-approved food addictive, and is often used as anti-caking agent in food products or supplements to prevent powdered ingredients from clumping together. It is generally recognized as safe with a long history of usage in food industry without any side effects.
Some studies have even proposed the potential benefits of this ingredient in supporting bone health, preventing brittle hair and nails, and maintaining skin health.
Silicon dioxide can be found in various plant-based foods, such as green leafy vegetables, oats, bell peppers, beet and brown rice.