The particle size makes all the differenceSilicic acid tends to form very large particle complexes that are difficult to absorb by the human body. Contrary to siliceous earth, silicic acid gel contains silicic acid particles, a compound of silicon, oxygen, and water, in microdispersed (colloidal) form.
This colloidal form describes a state between solid and liquid. This means that silicic acid particles can form a compound with water without fully dissolving in it. The colloid contains tiny particles of silicic acid. The small particle structure facilitates penetration of the intestinal wall and absorption by the connective tissue. Thus silicic acid and the silica contained therein can be utilised especially well by the human body.
The major difference between the powder form of siliceous earth and the liquid form of silicic acid gel is the size of the particles within the compounds. In the gel, they are 1800 times smaller than in siliceous earth. The effect is comparable with a gym ball rather than a grain of sand trying to pass through the intestinal wall to reach its destination.
This text refers to the traditional medicine „Original Silicea Balsam“ in Germany.