Diatomaceous Earth is a sedimentary rock that crumbles into a fine, soft, white powder. It is fossilized marine phytoplankton from freshwater lakes and is a powerful and non-toxic pesticide. When the Diatomaceous Earth powder touches bugs, it scrapes the insect’s waxy outer layer. The insects then lose their capacity to hold moisture, causing it to dry out.
This powder is useful in the home and garden and may be used around pets and used internally or externally for people. Gaia Garden’s Diatomaceous Earth is food grade and has recently become popular as a dietary supplement.
It is claimed that Diatomaceous Earth cleanses the digestive tract and supports healthy digestion while improving cholesterol levels and heart health. Providing the body with trace minerals, it helps to improve bone health, promote hair growth, strengthen nails and improve skin health.
Cautions & contraindications:
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe to consume, but do not inhale it. It can cause inflammation and scarring of your lungs.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.