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Diatomaceous Earth (Fresh Water Source) Unheated - 220g

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Diatomaceous Earth (Fresh Water Source) Unheated - 220g

An organic source of silica Diatomaceous Earth is a combination of minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium. It has shown many nutritional and anti-fungal benefits in both humans and animals alike. Able to support digestion and detoxify it's a powerful tool in environmental cleansing.

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Diatomaceous Earth is a sedimentary rock that can easily turn into a white powder when crumbled. It is primarily made up of skeletal structures from underwater plant forms also known as fossils. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an amazing natural product from the purest fresh water source. This fine powder is made up of the fossilised microscopic skeletal remains of hard-shelled plant-like algae called diatoms. This plant like algae has been part of the Earth's ecology from the early beginnings of its history. Our Diatomaceous Earth is a natural product and is not calcined or flux calcined. 

Diatomaceous Earth also has many health benefits due to its mineral content, which consists of about 85% amorphous silica and approximately 20 trace minerals. The silica in Diatomaceous Earth is effective in preventing premature ageing. Silica can also make age spots fade and also helps to repair and maintain lung tissue elasticity.
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 absorption to allow calcium supplements to work. If Silica deficient, as is the case in the vast majority of us, calcium supplementation can even be a negative.

It is approved safe for human consumption, unlike many other types on the market. It has multiple uses for yourself, pets and around the house. Diatomaceous Earth is often harvested from areas where large bodies of water once stood and is marketed in two grades - industrial and food grade. Industrial grade Diatomaceous Earth is used for many purposes including water filtration systems in swimming pools, best known for its use as a non-toxic insecticide. However, Fresh Water Sourced Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth offers a host of health benefits too.

Diatomaceous Earth (Fresh Water Sourced)

  • Unheated - Fresh Water Source.
  • Safe, Clean and Effective. 
  • Cleansing Detoxification.
  • Healthy Skin Definition.
  • Rich in Organic Silica.
  • Natural Home, Garden Pest & Chemical defence. 
  • Detoxified Weight-loss.
  • Hair, Nail, Bone Health benefits.
  • Ultimate Pet Flea and Tick defence.
Diatomaceous Earth benefits

Clean, Safe, Trusted and Effective

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring sand extracted from the earth. It consists of microscopic skeletons of algae — known as diatoms — that have fossilized over millions of years. Not all food grade Diatomaceous Earth is the same, the shape of the diatoms is very important, they should be tubular with holes in the centre on the walls.

Diatomaceous Earth should be from a freshwater source as this forms a harder and sharper shell compared to a salt water source Diatomaceous Earth. Other food grade Diatomaceous Earth can contain higher amounts of sediment and clay, making the fossil shell flour a grey to brown colour. Our food grade deposits have been analysed and we are satisfied that our food grade Diatomaceous Earth is the purest form of freshwater Diatomaceous Earth available.

Food Grade contains 0.5–2% crystalline silica and is used as an insecticide and an anti-caking agent in the agricultural and food industries. It is approved for use by the EPA, USDA, and FDA.

The diatoms in Diatomaceous Earth are largely made up of Silica. Silica is commonly found in nature as a component of everything from sand and rocks to plants and humans.

However, Diatomaceous Earth is a concentrated source of Silica, which makes it uniquely effective. Commercially available Diatomaceous Earth can contain 80–90% silica, several other trace minerals.

How it works

Fossil shell flour is tubular with tiny perforations or holes in the walls. When these millions of microscopic particles move through the stomach and digestive system they absorb and attract bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides and other pathogens.

Also during this process, larger parasites are cut or scratched by the hard and sharp DE, which dehydrates and kills them.

Diatomaceous Earth is very hard and sharp. On the true hardness scale, diamonds are 9. Diatomaceous Earth is 7.

This is really important because when these millions of tiny hard and sharp tubular fossil shell flour particles pass through the intestines they help scrub the walls, helping to keep the bowel clean.

Please note - Breathing in the dust should be avoided. The only cautionary side effect 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. 

Hair, Skin & Nails

Diatomaceous earth hair loss

Hair is nature's greatest beauty enhancer. Hair deserves to be pampered. Hair at 90 micrograms per gram is almost as rich in silica as are healthy bones, which contain 100 micrograms per gram. Silica is a major component of hair. Using a good silica supplement should be part of your ongoing hair care program for revitalising hair. Silica helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and assures beautiful shine, lustre and strength. It is is an excellent natural and organic source of silica. If you have thinning hair, you can begin to see new hair growth after a few weeks of taking DE, giving your hair a fuller, healthier look.

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.

Diatomaceous Earth strengthens your nails by supplementing the nail bed with silica. It restores the appearance and strength of weak nails preventing breakages.

How it Detoxifies & Detox Weight-loss

The sharp points found on fossilised diatom exoskeletons create a safe and non-toxic strong abrasive that scrubs intestinal walls and cuts up any parasites present in the digestive tract.

Additionally, as it passes the digestive tract, it attracts and absorbs pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. It also absorbs and removes pesticides, heavy metals, and drug residues.

Our customers have reported Diatomaceous Earth helps them lose weight, however... there isn't anything in it that burns fat, but it can promote digestive health by cleansing your body of toxins that slow it down. Getting rid of these toxins improves your body's functionality, which may help you shed weight faster as you exercise and eat well.

Detoxing also creates a general sense of energy and well-being, which can help you have the motivation you need to exercise. Some people also find that taking diatomaceous earth first thing in the morning curbs their appetite throughout the day, helping them control how much they eat. People also say that DE helps them control cravings for sugar.

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Diatomaceous Earth for skin

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  • Diatomaceous Earth powder (Fresh Water Sourced) 100% Natural
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.

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Adults: Diatomaceous Earth does not have an unpleasant taste. Since Diatomaceous Earth does not dissolve, it may be necessary to stir a few times while drinking to prevent settling.  Your healthcare practitioner may advise a higher amount, please research the amount and talk to your healthcare professional. 

  • Take 1 - 2 teaspoons daily in water, smoothies, juices.
  • Take on an empty stomach.
  • As some people experience high energy levels, it is best to take it in the morning hours.

Skin: Diatomaceous earth also works as a fantastic exfoliator, making it a perfect addition to many skin care products.

At Home: Use against house insects (ants, cockroaches, silverfish, bed bugs, flies, fleas, ticks, etc.). Sprinkle the area which you suspect is infested.

Pets: Diatomaceous Earth benefits pets and other animals similarly to the way it does humans, and it can have other benefits as well. For example, rubbing diatomaceous earth on their coats will ward off fleas and ticks and given internally, it is an excellent de-wormer.

The Dosage for Dogs is as Follows:

  • Small dogs should receive 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Under 50 pounds - 1 teaspoon.
  • 50 to 100 pounds - 1 tablespoon.
  • More than 100 pounds - 1 to 2 tablespoons.


CatsCats should be given 1 teaspoon. Kittens should receive 1/4 of a teaspoon. Diatomaceous earth can also be added to kitty litter and pet carriers to reduce odours.

Plants & Vegetables: Gardeners can find that diatomaceous earth is a dream come true. The sharp points scratch the exoskeleton of insects causing them to dry out and die and the powder also absorbs fats (lipids) from the hard exoskeletons of the insects, drying them even further. It makes an excellent pesticide, effectively controlling aphids, thrips, mites, snails, and slugs without harming worms or beneficial soil microorganisms.

Natural plant protection against insects: DE is the organic way of controlling insects in the garden, greenhouse, orchard, and other places. Use it for control of slugs, whitefly, beetles, mites, grasshoppers, etc. For use in the greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass - up to and including the day of harvest. Ensure coverage over the entire plant, including under the leaves. For young plants, 2 lbs (0.75kg) per acre may be adequate. For larger plants, 5 lbs (1.8kg) per acre may be enough.  Add 7 lbs (2.6kg) of DE to each ton of grain and mix well to kill bugs in the grain.

IMPORTANT NOTES: When using food grade diatomaceous earth externally, such as in the garden or on pets, it is probably a good idea to wear a dust mask and gloves. Breathing in too much food grade Diatomaceous Earth may irritate the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth and it may dry out your skin. Once the dust settles, it does not pose a threat. Diatomaceous Earth can also dry out your skin.

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  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size:
 220g.
  • Origin: Peru
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 - 4 years. (It is already thousands of years old).

  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
  • Video: Click to watch - Diatomaceous Earth Information

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Q - What does DE mean?
A - Diatomaceous Earth, It is simply an abbreviation.

Q - How can something that kills bugs not be harmful for me and my pets?

A - Remember Diatomaceous Earth kills insects by PHYSICAL action---not chemical. Hundreds of the microscopic particles get all over the insects body. As the insects move, it scratches the waxy coating off of them and they dehydrate and die. Because the particles are so small--they cause no harm to people and pets. It is a simple mineral - silica. Please note i do not want to promote the killing of any creatures no matter how small, but this is for your information - Health Refugee 

Q - How much Food Grade DE should a person take each day?
A - You could take 1 heaped tablespoon per day in liquid of your choice. I use juice, but many just put in a glass of water. I know some who take 2 or 3 tablespoons a day, but that is usually for a severe problem they are trying to correct. I also know some who just take a teaspoon per day to start out with and work up to a tablespoon - Health Refugee 

Q - I have heard DE is dangerous--especially breathing it in.
A - Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth often gets confused with filter grade Diatomaceous Earth. Filter grade DE starts out as food grade, but it is heated to about 1,000 degrees and chemicals are added to crystallize it. This works great for filtering but is dangerous to people and animals. Breathing the crystallized product in over long periods of time causes a disease called silicoses. The world health org. has said that DE needs to be less than 2% crystalline silica in order to be considered safe. The filter grade DE is 60% crystalline!! -- Stay away from it --- it is dangerous!! This food grade Diatomaceous Earth on the other hand is less than .50% crystalline silica. As you can see, that is more than 4 times less than it needs to be to be considered safe! Daily use of Food Grade DE for people, pets and around the home is perfectly safe. But it  should be treated like any other dusty product, if you are going to breath it in over long periods of time, wear a dust mask ---- but it should in no way be compared to the dangerous crystallized filter grade.

Q - Will Food Grade DE interfere with any medication I am now taking?
A - Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral---silica. We have never had an issue where anyone has reported problem or reaction to taking DE. If you have any questions as to interactions with medications you are taking---ask your doctor or pharmacist if taking a silica supplement will cause any problems. We know nothing about pharmaceutical drugs so we cannot advise on using both at the same time. Please know this is no direspect to pharma drugs or the good people who prescribe them, i have too much still to learn about natural products to start leaning about anything pharmaceutical - Health Refugee

Q - Does Diatomaceous Earth ever get old or expire?
A - No, Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral and will never expire---remember--it is already thousands of years old, and so could you live to be if you follow a healthy organic lifestyle and use Ancient Purity products ; ) - Health Refugee

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23062514 https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/diatomite/250497.pdf

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