Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: Human Benefits

Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is a gentle abrasive that's also highly absorbent, and it's almost entirely made of silica - an important component of human ligaments, cartilage, and musculature. This unique resume makes DE one of the cheapest and most versatile health products on the market.

Taking Diatomaceous Earth

diatomaceous earth smoothie

Diatomaceous earth is an amazing dietary supplement because it (1) helps move things out of your intestines and (2) helps promote healthier hair, skin, bones, and joints.

How

Take diatomaceous earth on an empty stomach. We recommend starting small and slowly working your way up to a higher dose; begin with a teaspoon added to at least 12 ounces of liquid. Mix vigorously and drink immediately.

Some people don't like the mildly chalky flavor and gritty texture that are typical of DE mixed with water. If that describes you, try adding DE to a drink with more flavor (milk, orange juice, coffee, smoothies) or to light foods like yogurt, oatmeal, or applesauce.

As your body begins to detox from the DE, you may experience what is commonly known as "die off," which sometimes gives people mild flu-like symptoms for a couple days. This is a side effect of toxins leaving your body, not a side effect of DE itself. You can counteract these symptoms by increasing your fluid consumption, as well as reducing your DE dose for a couple days.

diatomaceous earth coconut drink

Try out one of our smoothie recipes or our coconut cocktail recipe.

The Benefits

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Now that you know how to take diatomaceous earth, let's talk about what diatomaceous earth can do for you. As stated before, taking DE can help promote healthier hair, skin, bones, and joints.

Hair

The silica in diatomaceous earth is actually a primary ingredient in many of the over-priced hair supplements at your local pharmacy. If you have thinning hair, you can begin to see new hair growth after a few weeks of taking DE, giving your hair a fuller, healthier look.

Skin

Collagen, another fundamental building block of healthy skin production, is helped by the presence of silica from diatomaceous earth. That extra silica can make your skin smoother and healthier.

Nails

The silica in diatomaceous earth is not only an essential component of hair, it is essential for nails, too. So if you have brittle nails, take some DE to see them get stronger in just a few weeks.

Interested in learning more about how DE can help your hair, skin, and nails? Click here!

Internal Benefits

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Taking diatomaceous earth won't just help the way you look externally, but it will also help you internally.

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.

Looking to lose some weight? Collagen helps support a healthy metabolism and can help you manage your weight when combined with diet and exercise.

Collagen helps promote joint health and can reduce joint pain over time and strengthen the cartilage that cushions our joint movements.

Studies have also shown that DE, when taken daily, can help promote healthy cholesterol levels.

External Use

Silica is also an ingredient in many dental, skincare, and cosmetic products. Why bother spending money on costly cosmetics and personal care products when you can use silica-rich diatomaceous earth?

Teeth

brushing teeth with diatomaceous earth

Silica is used in teeth polishing compounds and toothpastes, but did you know that you can add diatomaceous earth to your toothpaste or use it to make your own all natural toothpaste?

Skin

washing face with diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth also works as a fantastic exfoliator, making it a perfect addition to many skin care products.

  • If you make soap at home, consider adding DE for some gentle exfoliation.
  • Mix your DE with essential oils to create a skin cleansing scrub or mask; it will help clear up your skin and clean your pores
  • Add DE to the skin care products you already own to improve them
  • You can even add DE and essential oils to your bubble bath for extra scrub!

The scope of DE's ability to promote your health is extremely broad, making it the best "bang-for-your-buck" option on the market.

DiatomaceousEarth.com works hard to comply with the FDA's standards of safety and cleanliness, which helps make our DE the most reliable you can find. We pride ourselves on our ability to supply a product that thousands have come to rely upon for maintaining their health.

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