Lumino Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Lumino Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth by Lumino is known to build bone health and cleanse and detoxify the body.
Diatomaceous Earth, which is very high in the absorbable form of silica, can replenish silica levels in our bodies, which can vastly improve your health.
Silica supports coronary disease repair by fortifying the blood vessels. Studies confirm that with age, silica disappears from the aorta, the heart's key blood vessel--thus weakening its critical connective tissue, and resulting in a greate cardiac risk. Silica also aids in the repair and maintenance of vital lung tissues and defending them from pollution.
Silica is excellent for supporting bones and connective tissue. Our bodies need healthy connective tissue for internal organs and the largest organ, the skin. And you probably know that degrading connective tissue, with age, is why wrinkles appear and sking begins to sag. Perhaps it is not age, but rather not enough silica that makes this happen.
Collagen, which is made up mostly of silica, is the glue that holds us together. Collagen accounts for up to 75% of the weight of the dermis and is responsible for the resilience and elasticity of our skin. Our connective tissues consist of collagen, elastin, mucopolysaccharides, and mucous carbohydrates which aid in moisture retention. Their capacity to hold on to moisture keeps the connective tissue resilient and has apparent importance in the prevention of premature aging. All these valuable molecules house large quantities of silica. Tendons and ligaments need silica for health and flexibility.
Silica is an important immune system booster. It plays an important role in the immune system and its biological response to harmful stimuli. Silica is necessary for our bodies to produce antibodies that fight off viruses, bacteria, allergens, and other invaders that our bodies view as foreign.
Silica is water soluble; hence, once it it in our bodies, it is easily absorbed via the intestinal wall and is also rapidly excreted. It does not accumulate in our bodies, so consistent daily supplementation is important.
Diatomaceous Earth offers an alternative method for detoxing your body. It doesn't require any fasting and is low cost, simple, and effective. Because of it's absorbent and slightly abrasive nature, it makes an ideal internal cleaner. As it passes through your system, it absorbs toxins and doesn't require any change in your lifestyle or diet. We are all exposed to harmful toxins every day like food additives, cleaning supplies, car exhaust, and heavy metals. Our bodies are pretty good at cleaning out a lot of these things on it own, but sometimes we need a little extra help. This is where detoxing with Diatomaceous Earth comes in. If you suffer from any of the symptoms on the following list, it may be time for you to consider detoxing.
- Food Cravings
- Restless Sleep
- Poor Focus
- Skin rashes or outbreaks
- Gas and bloating
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Body odor
- Bad breath
- Irregular Bowels
Detoxing with diatomaceous earth is really quite easy. Take about one teaspoon of food grade diatomaceous earth with water once a day. Take it on an empty stomach or at least one hour before eating or two hours after eating. It has little or no taste, and a very slight gritty nature. For this reason some people like to put it in their smoothies, juice, or yogurt.
Over the next few weeks, slowly raise your dosage from one teaspoon to two teaspoons, taking one in the morning and one at night. Gradually work up to a tablespoon a day.
Drink more water than usual so the toxins can be quickly flushed.
It is not uncommon to feel some side effects, such as headaches and very mild flu-like symptoms. These are caused by the toxins dying off and leaving your body and is not a cause for concern. If the symptoms become too bothersome, reduce the amount of diatomaceous earth and your symptoms will ease off.
A few of the many uses for DE:
- Lightly dust pets' bedding. DE will absorb oils, dirt, and smells. Keeps kennel areas dry and odor free.
- Use as a natural deodorizer for garbage cans, vacuum cleaner bags, and refrigerator.
- Mix DE with water to form a paste to polish silver and clean jewelry.
- DE is used in facial masks and scrubs to absorb impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells.
- Sprinkle a small amount of DE on toothpaste for a vigorous tooth polishing.
The FDA has allowed DE for agricultural use since the 1960's. Numerous studies have shown that feeding DE results in improved animal health and growth. The recommended amount is 2% dry weight. If mixed with water use one teaspoon per cup of liquid. Lumino's DE is neutral tasting.
- Kittens: 1/2 teaspoon
- Cats and Puppies: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon
- Dogs under 35 lbs: 1 teaspoon
- Dogs 35 - 50 lbs: 2 teaspoons
- Dogs over 50 lbs: 1 tablespoon
- Dogs over 100 lbs: 2 tablespoons