In trace amounts, silicon forms silicon enzyme complexes, which function in metabolic roles in photosynthesis and respiratory processes. It has important roles in the formation of new leaves, pollination, fruit formation and fruit storage. Significant increases in yield have been attributed to the addition of silicon to the feed schedule. Bulletproof Si 5% has additional natural components including amino acids and ascophyllum nodosum, facilitating enhanced uptake, translocation and effectiveness. It also provides an elicitor and promotes positive growth regulation.