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What is Diatomaceous earth and why would you want to know about it.

Before we begin please read the following disclaimer required by FDA


 like most wonderful natural products, this product requires an FDA Disclaimer: "This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Discussion of Diatomaceous Earth health benefits is based solely on personal experience and testimony shared by individual DE users and this company cannot market or label DE as a human health supplement with specific medical claims."

Content on this site is for reference purposes only, based on reviews from users of diatomaceous earth. It is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare professional. User statements regarding this dietary supplement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Those with health problems, pregnancy or who are nursing are specifically advised that they should consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement.

* Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are strictly anicdotal reports of what countless numbers of users as well as we ourselves have done with diatomaceous earth.


What is Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)?

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  Mined from the purest of deposits from prehistoric freshwater lakebeds,  Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth consists of finely milled silica shells of ancient microscopic freshwater plants called diatoms.

 Of 600 deposits in the U.S., only 4 rate in purity by FDA standards to label as "Food Grade".

We sell only the Perma-Guard food grade DE known for it's high purity, Perma-Guard is the original and largest supplier of freshwater, food grade Diatomaceous Earth products in the world any Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth not in original Perma-Guard containers is repackaged from Perma-Guard 50 lb. bags.


A growing number of people count beneficial human side effects of Diatomaceous Earth and SILICA as being nothing short of vital to their well being and exhibit genuine devotion toward its use. The only cautionary side effect that we have found relating to Food Grade DE has to do with direct inhalation and is essentially the same caution that is advised when handling baby powder. DE is a very fine powder.


Diatomaceous Earth and anicdotal  human health benefits

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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) has been reported to absorb methyl mercury, E. coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, and drug residues.


 DE is a natural organic colon cleanser and detoxifier. This cleansing and detoxification alone has a myriad of positive effects in the human body.

 Mechanisms are cited on "How DE Works" page. 


Adding to this is the widespread deficiency in human dietary sources of what is called "the most important trace element in human health" - Silica, and how rich DE is in this substance, we begin to understand the basis of the health benefits that so many have attested to.


 Only a trace amount of the DE silica is absorbed into the blood stream, and just that amount is a substantial gain for the user.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is 89% Silica.


It was established in the 1940s that life can't exist without Silica.


 More recently, in her book "Water & Salt" Dr. Barbara Hendel states: "Silica is the most important trace element in human health.


"Silica plays an important role in many bodily functions and has a direct relationship to mineral absorption. 

The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica, needing significantly more silica than even important minerals such as iron. 


Most people are, in fact, silica deficient. 


Among other things, enough silica in the body is vital enough for calcium absorbtion to allow calcium supplements to work. If Silica deficient, as is the case in the vast majority of us, calcium supplementation can even be negative. 


Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent natural and organic source of silica.