Many people all over the world have experienced a variety of benefits from ingesting diatomaceous earth. Silica is a mineral that is required for all life on earth, and diatomaceous earth is loaded with it. DE also contains other trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, titanium, boron, manganese, copper, and zirconium. For these minerals, many people add small amounts of diatomaceous earth in a drink or meal. While some people do ingest DE, it's technically not approved by the FDA to eat, but it is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in the manufacturing of food items. Therefore, any benefits listed are the result of customer testimonials. Be sure to add your testimonial if you decide to test out the potentials benefits of consuming DE. Check out all the benefits for people listed below.
Not only does it work to kill bugs, it's also safe for humans to consume daily. We have received reports from our customers claiming a wide range of health benefits from consuming DE. Make sure whenever you consume DE that you use food grade diatomaceous earth. Learn More >>
To get a facial scrub with diatomaceous earth, you can mix a little with your regular cleanser or mix a little DE with water. This is best to do about once every two weeks. Also, DE works as a tooth scrub: simply mix a little DE with your regular toothpaste. Learn More >>
When first navigating the world of diatomaceous earth, the different grades of DE may seem overwhelming. Especially when you need to obtain food grade DE. In addition to checking the label, look at the color of the product. Most quality food grade DE is an off-white or white. Learn How-To >>
Storing food requires careful planning against bug infestations and other things that can cause food to spoil. Diatomaceous earth is a great way to protect your food. The absorbent properties in DE can keep your food dry while warding off insects. Learn How-To >>
Diatomaceous earth has the ability to be both gentle and abrasive as a cleaner. Since it's a natural substance, you can use it to clean without harsh chemicals. Mix DE with water, a little lemon juice, and other cleaning agents to create a strong, non-toxic cleaner. Learn More >>
Diatomaceous earth is a chalk-like substance that is commonly used as an insecticide, deodorizer, filter, cleaner and health supplement. The main component of diatomaceous earth is silicon dioxide. This naturally occurring substance is mined from old lake beds. Learn More >>
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