Diatomaceous Earth deposit is 89 - 95 percent amorphous silica. As well as being very high in silica percentage and also contains 15 essential trace minerals including phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron.
Fresh-water DE is considered to be ‘Food Grade’ and has been shown to have a myriad of practical and healthy uses. For many years fresh-water or food grade DE has demonstrated to have excellent health benefits for mammals and plants.
Silica alone is in fact crucial to bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. Silica exists in the blood stream and important organs such as the liver, heart, and lungs. Mixed with your animals normal feed it promotes improved health, well-being, vitality and productivity when used on a daily basis. As well as the trace minerals, Fossil Shell Flour particles are negatively charged (unusually). Heavy metals, bacteria and viruses, pesticides and drug residues, E-Coli are all typically positively charged. As the tiny particles of DE sweep through the digestive tract they attract or draw in the positively charged nasties, capture them within their framework and consequentially pass them out as waste. Regular consumption of DE can therefore potentially have a de-toxifying effect on some users.