Well I have a very obscure reference to silica gel being ok to ingest in small quantities. There is some company selling kitty litter with silica in it to “absorb” odor. They say it is safe if accidentally ingested (I assume they mean by babies, or maybe cats that eat their own feces.
here is the page: http://www.justlitter.com/
I don’t know what the FDA approves for an accidentally ingested quantity… but I would have to say
If you must take Silica Gel, do it responsibly and in moderation. If you just can’t help yourself make sure you drink plenty of fluids and stay close to a phone with functional one and nine buttons.
I am sure you could get rich by selling silica capsules, just tell people that it absorbes a bad body compound that makes you weigh more. They don’t have to know that it is water. You may notice some side effects: dry mouth, dry stool, trouble urinating, sudden death.
Reminds me of one of this hair re-growth commercials. It’s all natural and drug-free. Then the describe it’s molecular mechanism (how can that be drug free). Example, it mops up the “bad body chemical” DHT. Just because it is implicated in natural alopecia does not mean that it doesn’t serve some important purpose and therefore blockade could lead to side effects. Drug free my arse.