Response to Prof D. Vanden Berghe letter: 'There are not enough data to conclude that Monomethylsilanetriol is safe’
1 MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
2 Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
3 Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Nutrition & Metabolism 2013, 10:65 doi:10.1186/1743-7075-10-65
This article is in response to Vanden Berghe: There are not enough data to conclude that Monomethylsilanetriol is safe. Nutrition & Metabolism 2013 10:66: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/10/1/66Published: 22 October 2013
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The silicon supplement “ch-OSA [choline stabilized 'orthosilicic’ acid] was developed by Dirk Vanden Berghe for Bio Minerals n.v.” [1-4]. Here, Dirk Vanden Berghe provides a list of comments/questions on our recent publication  concerning a different form of supplemental silicon, namely 'Monomethylsilanetriol’ (MMST; Si(OH)3CH3).