Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Human Benefits

Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is a gentle abrasive that's also highly absorbent. DE is 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 DE:

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DE works as an amazing supplement; there are a couple of main reasons for this: 1) DE helps move things out of your intestines and 2) helps promote healthier hair, skin, bones, and joints.


Take DE 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 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 foods like yogurt, oatmeal, or applesauce.

You may experience your body responding to the detox effects of DE. Counteract these by increasing your fluid consumption.

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Try either of our Green Smoothie or Coconut Cocktail DE recipes.

The Benefits of Taking DE:

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Now that you know how to take DE, you need to know what DE will do for you. As stated before, taking DE can help promote healthier stronger hair, skin, bones, and joints.


The part of DE that our bodies absorb 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 in just a few weeks.


Collagen, another fundamental building block of healthy skin, production is helped by the presence of silica from DE. That extra collagen will make your skin smoother and fuller, keeping that healthy look.


DE's silica is not only an essential component of hair, but it is essential to having strong nails. So if you have nails which are brittle, take some DE to see them get stronger in just a few weeks.

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Internal Benefits

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Taking DE won't just be a help to the way you look externally, but it will help your internals too:

DE can actually help create more regular bowel movements and detox your digestive system.

Increased collagen production supports 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 which 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 and blood pressure.

External Use

DE is also a long-time ingredient in many dental, skincare, and cosmetic products. Why bother spending money on costly cosmetics and personal care products when you can make your own?


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DE is used in teeth polishing compounds and toothpastes but, did you know that you can make your own all natural toothpaste using DE? That's right, a simple recipe that combines all natural ingredients can help give you cleaner teeth.


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DE 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 cream 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. is the only DE supplier in compliance with FDA supplement regulations. We pride ourselves on our ability to supply a product thousands have come to rely upon for maintaining their health.



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