I have been taking silica gel for approximately 12 months for osteoarthritis and have had relief. I stopped using it for about six weeks and my arthritic pain did increase quite a bit, to my surprise.
It also helped me in other ways I wasn't expecting, like weight loss and improved bowel movements and also increased energy levels.
Overall, silica gel has without doubt proven itself to me to be very beneficial. I write this as my testimonial to silica after reading derogatory information posted by the "health wise" and to emphatically disagree with everything they have to say. Their credentials are questionable to say the least. To me, the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. Thank you.