Before we get into what our food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) does for your body, lets talk about what DE even is! A diatom is a single-celled organism found in fresh water lakes and river beds. Diatomaceous earth is is a chalk-like powder made up entirely of these diatoms which have been fossilized for thousands of years.
Because the cells of these algae diatoms are high in a compound called silica, the dried sediment produced from these fossils are also very high in silica. Our product is sourced only from mines which meet our standards for purity and environmental safety.
Now we can cover the question: What does Diatomaceous Earth do for the body?
When you consume food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) by mouth it can be used as a great source of silica. Silica is a mineral that's essential to the formation of collagen in your body. It is also an important component of human ligaments, cartilage, and musculature. Silica can aid in treating high cholesterol levels and improving the health of hair, skin, nails, teeth, and bones!
DE can be used when brushing teeth or as a skin exfoliant by helping remove excess bacteria and dead skin cells.
DE can actually help create more regular bowel movements and detox your digestive system. The increased collagen production that results from adding silica to your diet can support healthy digestion, allowing your body to absorb more nutrients and flush out more unnecessary waste.
Check out our other blog posts to learn how to use DE as a detox and to learn more about its beauty uses!