Publication
Title
There are not enough data to conclude that Monomethylsilanetriol is safe
Author
Abstract
The authors claim that the silicon supplement 'Monomethylsilanetriol' (MMST) is safe and is converted to orthosilicic acid (OSA) after ingestion. Critical analysis of the study results indicates that the presented data are insufficient to conclude that the use of MMST in food or food supplements is safe. Long term safety studies in humans and toxicological testing in vitro and in animals are an absolute requisite for such a conclusion but these are lacking in the present study and in the literature. Furthermore, none of the presented data show that MMST is actually converted to OSA, as OSA was not analyzed in neither serum or urine of supplemented subjects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nutrition & metabolism. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
1743-7075
Volume/pages
10(2013), p. 1-3
Article Reference
66
ISI
000326439000001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 16.12.2013
Last edited 27.04.2017
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