Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is a rich source of the mineral Silica.
Silica’s role in human health is often overlooked. Silica deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, brittle nails, thinning hair, bleeding gums, and sagging skin.
Silica is recognized as an essential trace mineral for the human body. It is found in connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and blood vessels. It is present in the heart, liver and lungs.
Evidence suggests that regular Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth consumption may also rid the body of heavy metals.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that silica can prevent the body from absorbing aluminum.
Many grains and vegetables get their silica from the soil. However, modern farming methods and over processing have depleted this mineral from the food we eat.
How much should humans take each day? Books, blogs and websites that address humans taking Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth internally report that individuals start with 1 to 2 teaspoons in a large glass of water each day. Many people gradually increase this amount to 1 Tablespoon daily while increasing their water intake.
If you want to increase orthosilicic acid production add ½ teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice.
Make sure you only use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. The FDA does not approve or disapprove of DE since it is not considered a drug. However, it is rated Codex Food Grade by the USDA and GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the FDA.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth