Quite simply Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of ancient algal shells called Diatoms or Phytoplankton. Diatoms are the grass of the waterways of the planet. Much in the same way grass is the staple food of land based herbivores. Diatoms (algae) are the foundation basis of all aquatic life and form the most plentiful group of individual species known to man. There are more types of Diatoms in the world than all land plants combined.
The Diatoms living in the waterways absorb minerals and elements from water enabling them to ‘build‘ their tiny shells. Consequently, the fossilized remains have captured and contain the some 15 trace minerals used to form the shell. As they die the microscopic diatoms drop to the bottom of the waterways and form deposits of essentially marine sediment.
Just like all animal and plant groups there are many different species of Diatoms – potentially some 25,000 types world-wide. Some Diatoms are salt water based, others are fresh water based. Salt water based DE is generally used for industry as a filtration aid, paint and chemical additives. This salt water form of DE is known to be harmful to humans and animals and should only be used for their intended industries.
Fresh-water DE is considered to be ‘Food Grade’ and has been shown to have a myriad of uses. For a number of decades fresh-water or food grade DE has demonstrated to have excellent health benefits for mammals and plants when used correctly. Of many hundreds or possibly thousands of deposits of DE internationally, only a very small percentage of them are actually fresh-water based and consequently can be rated as ‘Food Grade'. The Diatomaceous Earth sold at MORE2U is imported from Perma-Guard in the United States and is considered to be one of the finest and purest in the world.
Like all new introductions exercise caution and introduce slowly, increasing dosages gradually over time until reaching the desired level. As individuals, environments and situations are all unique we recommend considered fine tuning to achieve maximum benefit. Make sure plenty of fresh water is consumed daily along with the DE to avoid constipation.
Kittens - 1/2 teaspoon per day
Adult Cats - 1 teaspoon per day
Puppies - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon p/day dependent upon size and breed
Small Dogs under 15kg - 1 teaspoon per day
Medium Dogs 15kg – 35kg - 1 tablespoon per day
Large Dogs over 35 - 50kg - 2 tablespoons per day
Giant Dogs 50kg - 2 heaped tablespoons per day
Cattle, Dairy Cows, Pigs - 2% of dry feed ration per day
Chickens, Pheasants, Quail - 5% mixed in feed per day
Goats, Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas - 2% in grain per day
Horses, Ponies, Donkeys - 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
Zoo animals - 2% in daily feed
Two legged mammals - 1 heaped tablespoons + per day(start with 1 tsp daily for 1st week)
5 litre ‘pump up’ type sprayer - 20gms or 60mls
15 litre Backpack sprayer- 60gms or 180mls
200 litre automatic sprayer - 800 - 900 grams
Crop application - 1 – 2.5kg p/acre
10 litre bucket ‘brush on’ - 2 cups or 500mls
10 litre watering can
12 November 2012
I have been taking Diatomaceous Earth now for about a year and find that my health has improved greatly. My thinking has been clearer. I have more energy and my hair and nails are much improved. The doctor has remarked on the lower levels of cholesterol after I have had a blood test - her words were "I don't know what you're doing but it is working." From the first time I took this my stomach has felt cleaner and lighter. I was amazed as I certainly did not expect any results so quickly.
Barbara, New Zealand
17th December 2012
Our dogs had a terrible time with poor coat, bad breath and loose stools for years! Also intermittent attacks of worms, despite being wormed regularly. We tried all the best dog foods, dry and raw, nothing seemed to fix their obvious gut issues. Now 6 months down the road, we have different dogs. For a while the odd worm would appear dead in their stools - so that was obviously one of their issues. A month in - no more pooh hitchhikers and they just get better and better.
Coats are gleaming, breath is good, they have more energy and also they need to eat way less to keep their good condition!
We will both start taking DE ourselves soon. Many thanks for the time you took talking and explaining things to us
I wanted to tell you about my Mum. When you came down you saw her hands with arthritis and you suggested she try DENZ. She has! You are a star!
She was on codeine, paracetamol as well as a cream to help her with her pain and tightness in her hands. Well! She is now not using any of that. She takes 1 tablespoon of DENZ a day and her hands are no longer tight and she is off the high dosage of pain relief. Obviously she still needs some from time to time, but not what seemed like all day every day like she was. She has an appointment for an x-ray on her hands and she was going to cancel it, but I have said for her to have it done because when in the future if she gets another one done they may be able to see a change.
17th November 2012
Hi, I have been taking DE for several months now and I feel fantastic. My sleep has improved and I have heaps of energy and would recommend it to anyone who is feeling run down. I'm so thankful for discovering DE and will continue to use DE forever.
25 September 2012
I am happy to provide this testimonial.
I am a 57 year old woman. I have had broken sleep now for seven years, since I became menopausal. I started taking Diatomaceous Earth a few months ago. I take one heaped tablespoon dissolved in water and after a couple of days the sleep deprivation vanished. The sleep problem was that I was able to go to sleep but every night I woke up between 2am and 3am and could not return to sleep.
I started taking DE for removal of toxins and as a supplement aid but found also that it removed my sleep woes.
This miracle of sleep that DE supplied has been replicated so far by six friends and I would like to thank the DE suppliers for this assistance.
To Whom It May Concern
It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial.
I would like to share with you my experiences I have encountered since I have started taking Diatomaceous Earth.
About 20 years ago I acquired toxic poisoning from regular application of 24D gorse spray and other chemical based pesticides. As a result, my weight was 9 stone which was considerably low given I am over six foot. After nearly two decades it has taken me all these years to get up to 10 stone - still very much underweight.
In November 2011 I started personally taking Diatomaceous Earth every day - and still do to this day. My weight has steadily gained to a healthy 14 stone in under a year and I feel fantastic. I cannot attribute these improvements to any other change in diet or lifestyle.
For some time I have had osteoarthritus with limited mobility in my right hand - I could not even close my hand. Within 6 weeks of taking DE I had regained complete mobility in my hand which I never thought I would be able to do again.
Within a very short time of taking DE, I was able to come off most of my meds, including my cholesterol medication. I haven't felt this good or been as healthy in many years.
I have so much energy since taking DE - my wife says I have too much energy! I feel I have a new lease on life and very much wish I had come across DE years ago.
Snow Kilner, Whangarei