Diatomaceous Earth, Silica, Human, pets, animals, organic pest control
Last Updated: 10/3/16
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Diatomaceous Earth
diatomaceous.jpgDiatomaceous Earth is 84% Silicon Dioxide (Silica)
There is no life without Silica !!
Silica plays an important role in many body functions and has a direct relationship to mineral absorption.

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants (phytoplankton) called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world. These deposits are mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottoms thousands of years old. This means, diatomaceous earth has an unlimited shelf life provided you keep it dry.

  2.5 LBS - FRD08

Diatomaceous Earth Has So Many Uses!!!

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) - Human Use

Some of the benefits:

Lower High Blood Pressure!
DE may take the High Blood Pressure down from 25% to 35%.

Lower High Cholesterol!
Just as DE has been lowering blood pressure-it has also been lowering cholesterol!!!   For some people as much as 40-60 points after few weeks of taking DE.

No more Joint or Back pain!
Silica in DE is responsible for the depositing of minerals into the bones, especially calcium. It speeds up the healing of fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a fracture. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica into calcium that the bones need. 
For osteoporosis, DE can stop the pain and even restore the bodies self repair process.

By improving the elasticity of the joints, DE helps rheumatism, joint pains.

Internal Parasite Control!
DE destroys intestinal parasites physically by injuring them.
The shell particles of the DE are sharp enough to cut the parasites but are not harmful to humans and animals. 

Natural Weight Loss!
DE taken in the morning helps curb appetite throughout the day. 

Hair Growth!
DE helps to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and assures beautiful shine, luster and strength.

Nails Growth!
With DE supplementation, fragile nails become normal within a short period of time. DE will beautify the appearance of your nails and improve their hardness, making them shinier and less prone to breaking.

Teeth and Gums!
By hardening the enamel, DE prevents cavities and preserves teeth. DE also prevents bleeding gums, gum atrophy, and recession that causes the loosening of teeth, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss.DE effectively fights ulceration and the decay of bones, teeth and also lessens inflammation.

More Benefits:

  • DE lowers bad cholesterol and raises good
  • DE fades age spots
  • DE stimulates metabolism for higher energy levels
  • Diatomaceous earth has a negative charge and bacteria has a positive charge. It is believed that diatomaceous earth sweeps bacteria out of the body by trapping it in it's honeycomb shaped skeletal form.
  • DE helps repair and maintain vital lung tissues and protects them from pollution. By maintaining or restoring the elasticity of lung tissues, silica reduces inflammation in bronchitis.
  • It acts as a cough decreasing agent. DE tones the upper respiratory tract (nose, pharynx, larynx) and reduces swelling because of its positive action on the lymphatic system.
  • DE supplementation keeps menopause free of stress and helps to prevent many unwanted side-effects of menopause 
  • DE works with other antioxidants to prevent premature aging and to preserve youthfulness.
  • DE can help prevent kidney stones and heal infections of the urinary tract. It is a natural diuretic which can increase excretion of urine by 30 percent, thus flushing the water-excreting system and restoring normal function to these vital organs.
  • The presence of sufficient silica in the intestines will reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can cause disinfection in the case of stomach and intestinal mucus and ulcers. DE can prevent or clear up diarrhea and its opposite, constipation.
  • DE will help normalize hemorrhoidal tissues.
  • In regulating and normalizing the bowels, silica has a pleasant side effect; it can alleviate lower back pain, which often troubles the elderly.
  • DE proves effective with female discharge, abscesses and ulcers in the genital area and cervix, as well as mastitis (especially for breast feeding mothers).
  • The intake of DE acts as a supportive treatment for inflammation of the middle ear. Because of the beneficial effectiveness on the lymphatic system, silica can be used for swelling of the lymph nodes in the throat.
  • DE has anti-inflammatory disinfecting, absorbing and odor binding effects.
  • DE can normalize circulation and regulate high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • DE can decrease vertigo, headache, tinnitus (buzzing of the ears) and insomnia.
  • DE can help diabetes by promoting synthesis of elastase inhibitor by the pancreas.
  • DE can help arterial disease by strengthening 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 greater cardiac risk.
  • DE can help prevent Tuberculosis.
  • By improving the elasticity of the joints, DE helps rheumatism.
  • DE has inhibitory effects on coronary diseases.
  • DE can help avoiding or alleviating Alzheimers disease by preventing the body from absorbing aluminum and may flush out aluminum from the tissues. DE can stimulate the immune system.


Daily silica needs of humans are 20-30 mg. In Years past, our bodies would get enough silica from our diet. Unfortunately, many of the foods we now eat have lost their nutritional value due to soil nutrient depletion, food processing, and chemicals.

Take 1 or 2 heaping tablespoons of Diatomaceous Earth every day with grapefruit juice, with water, soda pop, juice, or whatever liquid you enjoy.  Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth is Food Grade and very pure. There is no unpleasant taste. Since it will not dissolve, stirring several times while drinking will prevent settling.
Due to experiencing higher energy levels,  it is not recommended taking right before sleeping.
No worry about getting too much--any excess silica not needed by the body is automatically eliminated through the blood stream, kidneys and intestines.


Diatomaceous Earth - Pets and Animals

Our best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Protect them with Diatomaceous Earth. When lightly rubbed into their coats or dusted on their premises, it is very effective against fleas, ticks, lice, and other pests on pet dogs, cats, and birds. It can also be used as an organic de-wormer and will kill any worms or parasites the pets may have. When using as a de-wormer, mix the Diatomaceous Earth into their food as follows:
  • Large Cats - 1 teaspoon
  • Kittens - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dogs 100 lbs + - 1-2  tablespoons
  • Dogs 50 - 100lbs - 1 tablespoon
  • Dogs Under 50 lbs - 1 teaspoon
  • Mini dogs - 1/2 teaspoon

As pets get older, they also get sore joints. With Diatomaceous Earth in their diet they will feel better. 
Apply to moist kennel areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and prevent pest breeding.  Deodorizing and absorption are natural functions of DE, so add to kitty litter to absorb odors and keep the litter box drier.

All livestock:

Horses, Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, Chickens and others will benefit from the use of Diatomaceous Earth. It is completely safe and nontoxic.

Some of the benefits that have been observed:*

  • Control of fleas and ticks
  • Stimulates basic metabolism
  • Converts feed better
  • Reduces the desire to lick soil
  • Scouring or diarrhea: when fed it seems to act as a material that draws both virus and bacteria out of the body and solidifies the stool
  • Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
  • Better coat and hoof condition
  • Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population
  • Reduces annual vet bills--Decreased Mortality
  • In Cattle: Decreased Mastitis
  • Dairy Cattle: Increased milk production
  • Kills parasites without chemicals
  • Better egg production, stronger eggs, and reduces overall animal stress
  • Added to livestock waters, will prevent algae from growing


Animal Use - Suggested Feeding and Application Rates:


Suggested Rate

Beef Cattle

1% of total weight of dry ration 5% in grain or 1oz. per day

Dairy Cattle

1% of total weight of dry ration or 1 oz. per day


4 grams in morning milk per calf or 2 oz. per day in feed


5% in feed, use at full strength in dusting boxes


2% of total feed ration, dust or spray on bedding and animals


5 ounces (1 cup) in daily feed ration


1% in ground grains 1 part Diatomaceous Earth to 2 parts T-M salt


1% in grain,  1/2 oz per day,   up to 50% in T-M salt

For large animals, DE may also be offered "free Choice" as long as dispenser is protected from the wind.
Your livestock will also get the benefit of over 14 trace minerals that make up Diatomaceous Earth.

Diatomaceous Earth - Organic pest control

 Household Pests:

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, organic insect killer. Diatomaceous Earth kills by physical action and not by chemical so there is NO harm to pets or humans.  The tiny hard and sharp diatoms scratch off the insects waxy coating, causing it to dehydrate.
Use Diatomaceous Earth for control of roaches, silverfish, ants, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, spiders, earwigs, flies, fleas, box elder bugs, crabs(std), Pubic and hair Lice, scorpions, crickets, and many other insects. Diatomaceous Earth can be used in and around the home, yard, animal housing, etc.  Sprinkle a 2 inch wide border around the foundation of your house to prevent insects from entering.

Diatomaceous Earth will not harm earthworms or beneficial soil microorganisms.


All over the United States we are seeing an outbreak of bedbugs. DE will not only kill the bedbugs you have, but will do it safely without chemicals. Remember-bed bugs cannot fly, so make sure bed is away from the wall and there is no bedding touching the floor. Surround each of the 4 legs of the bed with DE--this will kill them as they try to get on the bed the only way possible. Dust some DE on the mattress and bedding--especially in the creases. Dust DE in the carpets and in corners of room. Remove electrical outlet covers and puff some DE inside the walls. The "Pest Pistol" works great for this. Keep this routine up for several days until no more bed bugs.

Pubic Lice(Crabs) and  Hair Lice:  Dust Diatomaceous Earth on all areas of the body that are infested with the Lice (Crabs).  Dust your bedding and rooms you have been in with DE also.


Plant Pests:

For control of aphids, white fly, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers, and others, use Diatomaceous Earth inside your home, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and including day of harvest. For dry application of Diatomaceous Earth use a duster and cover entire plant, apply to both top and bottom of leaf. For young plants, as little as two pounds per acre may be adequate. For larger plants, five lbs. per acre is probably sufficient. Diatomaceous Earth will need reapplication after a rain. Applies best when there is dew or after a light rain. It is a long lasting, effective powder. The insects can not build up resistance. DE can be sprayed or whitewashed by mixing 1 cup DE with 1/2 Gallon of water.  Stir frequently and spray/paint trees, yards, and fences. Diatomaceous Earth will not harm earthworms or beneficial soil microorganisms. Wear a dust mask when applying large amounts of it.


Stored Grain:

Just add 7-10 lbs. of Diatomaceous Earth to each ton of grain as it is conveyed into the storage. When added to grain, it not only makes it flow better, Diatomaceous Earth kills the bugs that are present and protects the grain from further invasions. Bugs can not become immune because they are killed by physical action, not chemical.

Hey, Phil!   Here's a testimonial for You...  I started taking 100% Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth about a month ago (we bought some because we had fleas in the house).  I had no idea that it was good for bleeding gums.  My gums have been bleeding for YEARS.  Within a week of starting a heaping tablespoon a day in a glass of Silk soy milk, my gums have completely stopped bleeding.  NOT a DROP of blood when I brush OR FLOSS my teeth.  I am really looking forward to ALL of the other health benefits of DE, but I would continue to take it just for the gums thing.  Keep some in stock for me because I'm halfway done with my 2.5# jar already and I'm not planning on stopping any time soon...

~LB (Ohio)

"I have been through my first container of Diatomaceous Earth and have seen many benefits, especially a lowering of my blood pressure from 140/90 to 120/82.  Also, I have less coughing, better skin, and general health."

~Steve N.  (Ohio)

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace the services or recommendations of a physician or qualified health care practitioner. Those with health problems, pregnancy or who are nursing are specifically advised that they should consult their physician before taking any nutritional supplement.

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