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Is diatomaceous earth safe to eat?

We take a couple of tablespoons a day to stave off parasites. Do you think it works or not?

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2 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica according to the National Pesticide Information Center.

It is safe to eat and we are often exposed to it during day-to-day activities through dust particles. There has been no health study that claims to be negative nor does has it shown to increase positive health attributes.

My initial reaction to the product is no, I would not continue consuming it solely because it has not shown any positive health effects however if you strongly feel that this product is helping you and there is not negative health effects, you can continue your regiment.

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