More info on Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth refers to the broken down remains of ancient organisms called diatoms. Diatoms were organisms that closely resembled algae in nature millions of years ago. As these diatoms died, they settled on the sea floor and formed massive deposits, which humans now mine. What’s so special about diatoms is that they had the ability to emit silica. In fact, Diatomaceous Earth is composed of about 85% silica. This is why diatomaceous earth is a white, chalky or clay like powder.
Uses: In short, the most common digestive benefits of diatomaceous earth are:
- improved colon health
- faster digestion
- improved nutrient absorption
- regular, healthier bowel movements
- metal detoxification
While everybody believes calcium to be the most important mineral for our skeletal system, in reality is silica. Silica promotes collagen production in our bones, which is mainly what our bones are made of. Silica also regulates our calcium levels in our bones, which is vital to prevent Osteoporosis.
The most common use for food grade diatomaceous earth is to cleanse the digestive system. The human diet is nowhere near as healthy as it used to be and as a result, chemicals, bacteria, and other toxins fill our digestive system. Diatomaceous earth purges all of these parasites, toxins, and bacteria due to its’ shape. As we mentioned before, diatomaceous earth has sharp edges, which scrape away these toxins as DE travels through the digestive tract. As a result, your digestive system will operate much more efficiently, which improves the overall efficiency of the body.
In addition to these regular toxins, the build up of heavy metals the body can not process is also a major concern for digestive health. The most common toxic heavy metal is aluminum. Both brain tissue calcification and Alzheimer’s have been linked specifically to high aluminum levels in the body and numerous studies can confirm this. Therefore it is important to remove these metals from the body to avoid permanent health damage.
Silica helps acts a vessel to transport these heavy metals, including aluminum safely out of the body though the urinary tract.
Numerous studies have shown that Diatomaceous earth can help naturally lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. The belief is that DE helps deliver the essential nutrients which improve heart health and help remove LDL cholesterol from the body. This in turn improves the overall efficiency and health of your heart.
As humans age, we start to notice our bodies slowly start to weaken and break down. Our skin, teeth, and nails are often the first parts of body to weaken. Silica is vital to the health of all three of these body parts. Silica hardens teeth and prevents tooth decay, helps hair grow faster and thicker, and helps nails grow faster and harder. Silica also boosts collagen production of the skin, which helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles.