Soluble silicon in beer helps bone development

The National Institutes of Health study found that half of the silicon in the form of soluble orthosilicate (OSA) in beer can be absorbed by the body. Silicon plays an important role in the growth and development of bones and connective tissue, helping to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that in men and young women, the intake of larger amounts of silicon has a protective effect on bones. In Westerners’ diets, drinking beer is the main way to consume silicon. Although there is no recommended standard for silicon intake, the researchers said that even a small amount of beer is beneficial to joint health. For example, drink 20-25 ml of beer a day.

In addition, a study by the British journal Nature about 1,700 women with an average age of 48 found that women who drink beer often become stronger and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that a small amount of beer can also maintain bone health. Moreover, beer is also rich in phytoestrogens that help keep bones healthy.