Pure Freshwater Type Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is of the highest quality available, being greater than 99.5 amorphous silica and less than 1/2% crystalline silica.
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, also known as Fossil Shell Flour, is the fossilized remains of single-celled organisms called Diatoms. Diatoms would eventually settle to the bottom of fresh water sources such as lakes and streams and over millions of years they were converted into silica as well as other trace minerals. Safe for people, pets, and the environment, the resulting silica-rich deposits yield an eco-friendly and naturally organic product with a multitude of uses.
Why Diatomaceous Earth?
In today's world of mysterious additives, people are turning to all-natural products in an effort to stem the consumption of potentially harmful chemicals and toxins. It's difficult to completely avoid these harmful substances...this is where Fossil Shell Flour plays an important role!
As Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth moves through the stomach and digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide, drug residue and heavy metals. Once absorbed, these contaminants are safely flushed from the body.
Food Grade Diatomaeous Earth's silica content is vital for calcium absorption, as well as the production of collagen and elastin, which prevents wrinkles. It is an integral building block of connective tissues which include: cartillage, tendons, ligaments and the vascular lining. Silica has also been shown to strengthen the body's muscle and skeletal system, preventing injuries and speeding the healing of fractures.
Unlike most chemical-based cleanses, Fossil Shell Flour can be used indefinitely without the need to 'cycle'. Continued use of this product can help maintain a healthy digestion cycle, and also provides a wealth of healthful silica and other minerals. Much like a vehicle, regular maintenance of your body will have a long-lasting impact for years to come!
For adults, take one heaping teaspoon once per day for the first two weeks of using the product. After this introductory period, increase the amount to one heaping tablespoon. Mix the appropriate amount into water, juice, or smoothies, preferably on an empty stomach. Children can also use the product but should start with a half teaspoon and progress to a level teaspoon.
For Pets and animals
Fossil Shell Flour also provides many of the same great benefits to pets and animals. Don't hesitate to share some with your four-legged friends today!
While Diatomaceous Earth works well in liquids for humans, we suggest that animals consume it through a food source such as canned food or applied directly to dry kibble. Diatomaceous Earth in water will settle overtime, requiring you to agitate the water occasionally.
The guidelines below provide a convenient way for you to determine how much Diatomaceous Earth is suitable for a variety of different animals.
Small (< 50 lbs): 1 teaspoon, daily
Medium (> 50 ibs.): 2 teaspoons, daily
Large (> 100 lbs.): 1 tablespoon, daily
1/2 to 1 teaspoon, daily
2% of total weight in dry ration
5 Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae. Diatoms are over 30 million years old and are formed from the cementation of microscopic algae-like plant remains into the earth’s surface. These clay-like, chalky remains are usually found in the form of a thick, white, siliceous powder known as diatomaceous earth. Often used to support body cleansing, some research also suggests it’s a natural tool for promoting normal blood lipids, detoxing toxic metals, and fighting harmful intestinal organisms.
The use of diatomaceous earth knows no bounds, and has many applications in cosmetic, agricultural, and cleansing realms. It’s been extensively investigated and some interesting benefits have been discovered.
1. Natural Source of Silica
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is composed of approximately 85% silica.  This important, trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones. The nutrient even contributes to almost every vital organ, including the heart, liver, and lungs. Food was the primary source of naturally-occurring silica before modern farming practices depleted the soil. It is suggested that only 1/3 of the silica we need is available in natural, plant-based foods.
2. Promotes Skin Health
Because diatomaceous earth is a strong abrasive, it is often used as a toothpaste and facial exfoliator. The process of exfoliation is important in skin care as it helps to remove dead skin cells that may give the appearance of tired, worn-out skin. The product’s natural silica content is also necessary for healthy skin, teeth, hair, and nails, and the product is often touted as a potent beauty mineral.
3. Supports Heart Health
Research has also shown that food-grade diatomaceous may offer positive benefits for cholesterol levels and encourage heart health.  Nutrients such as silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and other trace minerals are available in diatomaceous earth, giving rise to a practically endless supply of health benefits. Most of these nutrients play a role in building and repairing of muscles and bones.
4. Natural Pesticide
One of the most common uses for diatomaceous earth is as a natural insecticide. Studies indicate that this clay-like powder can kill the harmful insects that threaten crops and home life.  Due to the incessant use of pesticides, many insects have become resistant to chemical deterrents. This organic pest control method is helpful for reducing the amount of environmental toxins we’re all exposed to.
5. Internal Cleanser
Diatomaceous earth acts as a mild abrasive topically as well as internally. It can help to remove intestinal invaders and other harmful organisms from the digestive tract. As an internal cleanser, diatomaceous earth may aid cleansing by supporting regularity and assist in removing toxic metals.  Some studies have shown diatomaceous earth to be very successful in ridding animals of harmful organisms. Food-grade diatomaceous earth placed in the feed of livestock may help discourage fleas and other harmful bugs.  Make sure that all diatomaceous earth is labeled “food grade” and is untreated and unheated!
What are your favorite uses for diatomaceous earth? Leave a comment and share your experience!
Food Grade Diatomacous Earth contains about 14 trace minerals
It is non-toxic and organic
Use around your home, to wash face, brush teeth
Neutralize and Deodorize odours from carpets, garbage, etc.
Get rid of ants, spiders, roaches and bed bugs
Humans and Pets can consume DE to remove toxins and maintain better health
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.