Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a fine, white powder that can be taken with juice, soda, water or mixed into smoothies and yogurt. There is no taste, but it does have a somewhat chalky texture. If mixing in liquid, make sure to stir and drink immediately or else the powder will settle on the bottom. You can take DE every day and most people take 1-2 tablespoons.
Diatomaceous Earth is used extensively as a health and beauty product for hair, skin, and nails. Collagen, which is extremely important for healthy skin, is mostly made up of silica. When we are deficient in silica, our collagen breaks down more quickly, which makes the skin look old and dull. Taking silica can restore and repair the collagen in our body. Silica also helps with skin problems like eczema, rashes, acne, warts, burns and insect bites. Following a healthy silica regimen will leave you with healthy, glowing skin.
Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas.
Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth’s crust by weight. Various forms of silica include sand, emerald, quartz, feldspar, mica, clay, asbestos, and glass. Silica does not exist naturally in its pure form. It usually reacts with oxygen and water to form silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide has two naturally occurring forms: crystalline and amorphous. Most diatomaceous earth is made of amorphous silicon dioxide. However, it can contain very low levels of crystalline silicon dioxide.
Warning: DO NOT BREATH IN and KEEP AWAY FROM EYES > This powder can irritate the nose and nasal passages. If an extremely large amount is inhaled, you may cough and have shortness of breath. On skin, it can cause irritation and dryness. Diatomaceous earth may also irritate the eyes, due to its abrasive nature.