The company was founded in 2012 by Fida Abu Libdeh, Burkni Pálsson, and Agnir ehf., as a result of Fida and Burkni’s thesis in energy and environmental engineering technology at the University of Iceland.
geoSilica’s first product was released late 2014, a liquid silica supplement made from 100% natural silica. As of now, geoSilica has already started developing a new product in order to increase its product range.
Silica is a chemical compound consisting of the element silicon, which is a semiconductor used in electronics and computers, and the element oxygen. Chemically, silica is silicon dioxide with the formula SiO2, but this simple formula doesn‘t tell but part of the story because silica is polymerized or has crystal structure. Silica is one of the most common minerals on earth and is found in most rocks, e.g., quartz and amorphous opals. Silica is a source of the element silicon for the human body.
geoSilica’s silica supplement is high quality, 100% natural mineral, extracted from the high-temperature geothermal reservoirs in Iceland. No artificial chemicals are added and the packaging can be recycled.
geoSilica has developed a two-step production process. In the first step, the silica concentration in the separated geothermal water is increased many tenfold without changing the chemical composition of the water. In the second step, the geothermal water is gradually replaced by clean ground water from the area while keeping the silica concentration constant. The end product is highly pure silica in the form of extremely small silica particles in clean ground water. Absolutely no chemicals of any kind are used in the production.