General Medicine: Open Access

ISSN - 2327-5146

Giovanni Suffritti

  • Review Article
    A Review on the Treatment of Osteoporosis with Equisetum arvense
    Author(s): Gabriele Saudelli, Laura Tinti and Giovanni SuffrittiGabriele Saudelli, Laura Tinti and Giovanni Suffritti

    Background: The present review aims to verify in osteoporosis the effectiveness of the silicon diet, contained in the Equisetum arvense. What is documented in the literature makes it possible to conclude that silicon improves the formation, consistency and density of bone tissue and cartilage tissue, and excites osteosynthesis through an enhanced biosynthesis of collagen. Treatment with Osteosil Calcium (a silicon-based food supplement extracted from Equisetum arvense and calcium) induces an increase in plasma and tissue silicon concentrations, the greater availability of which results in an increase in the activity of all silicon enzymatic reactions. This is the case of the enzyme prolyl-hydroxylase, which intervenes in the early stages of the synthesis of collagen at the ribosomal level of fibroblasts of connective tissue. Silicon plays a decisive role in normalizing the content of .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000313

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