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Diatomaceous Earth Human

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Recently, people have shown an interest in consuming diatomaceous earth. The only safe way to take diatomaceous earth for humans is to consume food grade diatomaceous earth. All other types of DE are not safe; in fact they're unfit because they have been artificially treated. Here at DiatomaceousEarth.com, we only sell food grade, which is the only grade safe for human consumption.

Food grade DE contains about 14 trace minerals. "Trace" means up to 1 percent, so each of the trace minerals are present in that amount. This means that food grade diatomaceous earth is largely made up of amorphous silica, which comprises about 85 percent of food grade diatomaceous earth. There is some research that suggests possible health benefits from silica. The health benefits listed below are ones reported by other people who have used DE in their diet.

How-To Instructions


Get some Juice

Pour 6 to 8 oz of water or juice in a glass. Then add ½ teaspoon of diatomaceous earth.


Mix it Together

Add the diatomaceous earth into your glass and stir. Diatomaceous earth will not dissolve in the liquid but will be suspended and distributed evenly in the liquid until given the time to settle. Drink the liquid right after stirring.


Be Consistent

Repeat this process daily before a meal. You can increase the amount of diatomaceous earth you use in the liquid until you reach a level that works for you. We recommend not exceeding 1 tablespoon per day.


Health Benefits

If you're interested in taking diatomaceous earth, we recommend you start with a small amount. If you choose to continue using DE, you can increase the amount slowly until you feel comfortable. All health benefits mentioned below are from customers' experiences. Your experience may vary from the following list.

  • - better digestive health
  • - more regular bowel movements
  • - detoxifies
  • - healthier colon
  • - reduced cholesterol
  • - better food absorption
  • - better night's sleep
  • - clearer skin
  • - stronger teeth and gums
  • - healthier hair and nails
  • - less joint and ligament pain
  • - helps arthritis
  • - less sickness
  • - more energy
  • - soothes burns
  • - insect bites
  • - clears skin rashes
  • - less acne
  • - possible antiparasitic
  • - could lower Candida levels

Helpful Tips and Warnings

  • Be sure to use food grade diatomaceous earth.
  • Look for other ways to use DE in your home on our Human Benefits page.
  • Start with small amounts and work to a level that suits you (start with 1/2 teaspoon and do not exceed a full tablespoon daily).
  • Drink the liquid very soon after mixing. Do not allow the diatomaceous earth to settle at the bottom of the glass.
  • REQUIRED FDA DISCLAIMER: Content on this site is for reference purposes only, based on reviews from users of diatomaceous earth. It is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare professional. User statements regarding this dietary supplement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Those with health problems, pregnancy or who are nursing are specifically advised that they should consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement.

    * Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly anecdotal reports of what countless numbers of users have done with diatomaceous earth.

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DISCLAIMER: We appreciate all tips and comments that are submitted to our site. Please note that we are required to monitor all comments to ensure that the advice given is in compliance with the EPA regulations governing insect kill claims. All suggestions for using DE for the purpose of a natural pesticide should be referencing our EPA registered Crawling Insect Control DE. Any comments that mix advice for both food grade uses and pesticide uses will need to be removed to satisfy the requirements of the EPA.