Diatomaceous Earth Uses and Benefits

Discover the gut health benefits of diatomaceous earth.
Diatomaceous Earth Uses and Benefits - Accelerated Health Products

Diatomaceous earth, often abbreviated as DE, is a naturally occurring, soft, sedimentary rock formed from fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. 

Diatomaceous Earth Uses

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At Accelerated Health Products we focus on its detoxification effects on the body, but Diatomaceous Earth  has many applications:

  • Pest Control: Diatomaceous earth is widely used as a natural insecticide and pest control agent. The abrasive texture damages the exoskeletons of insects, leading to dehydration and ultimately death. It's commonly employed against pests like ants, bed bugs, roaches, fleas, and spiders.
  • Gardening and Agriculture: Diatomaceous earth is utilized in gardening and agriculture to control pests like aphids, mites, and slugs, without harming beneficial insects. Additionally, it can help improve soil quality by enhancing drainage and providing trace minerals.
  • Food Storage: Due to its ability to absorb moisture and control pests, diatomaceous earth is often used in food storage to prevent spoilage and infestation of stored grains, legumes, and other dry goods.
  • Water Filtration: Diatomaceous earth is an effective filtration medium due to its porous structure. Commonly used in water filtration systems to remove impurities and particles, it can help to make water safe for consumption.
  • Personal Care Products: Diatomaceous earth is used in various personal care products such as toothpaste, facial scrubs, and exfoliants due to its gentle abrasive properties, which help remove dead skin cells and impurities. Additionally, silica aids in the use of calcium for strong bones, nails, and teeth, contributing to its anti-aging effects.
  • Household Cleaning: The abrasive nature of diatomaceous earth makes it an excellent natural cleaning agent for surfaces like countertops, sinks, and tiles. It helps remove stains, grease, and grime without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • Health Supplements: Food-grade diatomaceous earth is used as a dietary supplement due to its high silica content, which is believed to have numerous health benefits, such as improved bone health, hair, skin, and nail growth, and detoxification of heavy metals from the body.

Silica Health Benefits

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Silica, the primary constituent of diatomaceous earth, is a component found in rocks, sands, and clays. It also plays a crucial role in human ligaments, cartilage, and muscles, contributing to their structure and function.

Additionally, silica is abundant in plants, where it aids in growth and development processes.

Research indicates that silica is an essential mineral for maintaining overall health, as it supports the formation of strong bones, hair, nails, and teeth, and plays a vital role in transporting calcium throughout the body. It is indispensable for various bodily functions, and is integral to overall well-being. Deficiencies in silica may lead to:

  • Abnormal growth patterns
  • Deformities in the skull and peripheral bones
  • Joint pain stemming from poorly formed joints and diminished levels of cartilage and collagen
  • Imbalances in mineral levels
  • Damage to the femur and vertebrae

Diatomaceous Earth for the Gut

With gut issues affecting most of the population and gut health being connected to weakened immune systems, mood disorders, malnutrition, and suboptimal health, diatomaceous earth has proven to be a key contributor to better gut health for the following reasons:

  • Cleansing the Digestive System: Diatomaceous earth exhibits a cleansing effect on the digestive system, acting akin to a broom that sweeps through the digestive tract. This action aids in the removal of waste, heavy metals, and toxic buildup.
  • Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal Properties: Traditionally renowned for its anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties, diatomaceous earth helps cleanse the gut by absorbing and eliminating parasites and bacteria as it traverses the body.
  • Reducing Bloating and Gas: The detoxifying and cleansing properties of diatomaceous earth contribute to regulating bowel movements, and alleviating bloating and gas. By cleansing the digestive system and absorbing toxins and waste, it relieves flatulence. Mix it with water, and add fresh mint, fennel, or liquid chlorophyll, for effective relief.
  • Strengthening Hair, Skin, and Nails: Beyond gut health, diatomaceous earth benefits the skin, hair, and nails due to its silica content. Silica is essential for radiant skin and robust nails, supporting healthy connective tissue. Incorporating a daily dose of diatomaceous earth into your routine provides a great source of silica.
  • Rich in Minerals: Diatomaceous earth is a rich source of silica and contains over 15 other trace minerals beneficial for overall health and well-being. Adding it to water or breakfast smoothies enhances the nutritional value of meals, ensuring an extra dose of essential minerals. When broken down into a colloidal form, silica acts as a detoxifier for the blood, attaching to free radicals and toxins due to its electrical charge. Subsequently, silica particles can neutralize free radicals and facilitate their removal from the body through sweat, urine, and feces. This process slows oxidative damage and exhibits anti-aging effects.
  • Heavy Metal Detox: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that silica aids in eliminating some heavy metals from the body, including aluminum, making it ideal for heavy metal detoxification. It exhibits a high affinity for aluminum and reduces its availability in the human gastrointestinal tract.
  • Fighting Parasites: A 2011 study in the Oxford Journal of Poultry Science suggests diatomaceous earth's efficacy in controlling internal worms and parasites. In organically raised, free-range hens, diatomaceous earth enhanced egg production and quality compared to control groups, serving as a parasite cleanse.
  • Improving Joint, Bone, and Ligament Health: Research published in the Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging in 2007, highlighted the benefits of dietary silicon, found in diatomaceous earth, in maintaining bone and connective tissue health, and preventing osteoporosis. Silica supports normal bone metabolism and joint formation, potentially due to its role in collagen synthesis and bone mineralization.

Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder

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 Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder has the most pure organic form of diatomaceous earth, and also contains synergistic ingredients for detoxification, reducing inflammation, and optimizing gut health.

Additional ingredients that combine with the diatomaceous earth in Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder include:

Micronized Zeolite

Zeolite, a volcanic mineral with a hollow cage-like structure and a negative charge, effectively pulls various positively charged toxins from the body, including ammonia.

By its negative charge, Zeolite acts as a magnet, attracting positively charged toxins, such as heavy metals, and binding them for safe elimination from the body.

Micronization involves passing Zeolite through a specialized machine called a Micronizer®, which reduces the particle size of the Zeolite to the smallest possible micron. This process enhances absorption and increases the surface area, resulting in significantly more effective detoxification. By micronizing the Zeolite powder, we achieve the highest efficacy and potency of Zeolite.

Chitosan (Vegan, fungal sourced)

Chitosan is a fibrous substance, usually derived from chitin found in the exoskeletons of shellfish. Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder, however, utilizes a vegan source. 

Organic Triphala

Organic Triphala is a traditional herbal remedy in Ayurvedic medicine, composed of three fruits: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

Organic Slippery Elm

Slippery elm, or Ulmus rubra, is a tree native to North America, and its inner bark has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, for various health benefits.

Activated Charcoal from Eastern Hardwoods

Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. This activation process increases its surface area and makes it highly porous, allowing it to bind to a wide range of substances.

Scalar Energy Enhanced

Like most of the Accelerated Health Products, the Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder is embedded with specific scalar frequencies to enhance the results and achieve the following:

  • Clear emotional and physical shock stored in the body
  • Assist in detoxifying the body from pesticides and insecticides
  • Aid in detoxification from heavy metals and radiation exposure

The combination of these carefully chosen organic ingredients that are then layered with scalar frequencies makes Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder unmatched compared to any other diatomaceous earth supplement.

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