What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous is the residue of tiny plants called Diatoms. All the waters of the earth are inhabited by Diatoms. They are so small that one drop of water could contain hundreds of them. These one-celled plants take the minerals from the water and build themselves a protective shell. As they die, these shells settle on the bottom of the lakes or oceans and over time they form large deposits that fossilize into a chalk-like material called Diatomaceous earth.
What are the health benefits of Diatomaceous Earth?
The main component of DE is silica. Silica benefits the human body in many amazing ways. It is used in the formation and development of collagen. Collagen is the tough fibrous material that holds us together. The lack of adequate collagen in our body is a major contributor to aging. Problems such as joint deterioration, brittle bones, hardening of the arteries, dry skin, wrinkled skin, poor digestion, weak teeth and gums and weakening of organs are all a result of insufficient silica in the body. The health benefits of DE are many and include such things as: cardiovascular improvement, bone density improvement, improved joint health, balancing body ph, reduction of bowel inflamation and many many more.
How do I take Diatomaceous Earth?
1 – 2 tablespoons in a glass of water are sufficient to ensure adequate stores of DE for overall health.