What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Fresh water sourced, silica-rich food grade powder also known as fossil shell flour, diatomite and kieselgur. It is a naturally-occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine powder. This fine powder is made up of the fossilised microscopic skeletal remains of hard shelled plant-like algae called diatoms.
Health Leads Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is ‘food grade’ for internal use. Not all ‘food grade’ DE is the same. The shape of the diatoms is very important; they should be tubular with holes in the centre on the walls.
DE should also be from a fresh water source as this forms a harder and sharper shell compared to a salt water source DE. Other ‘food grade’ DE may contain higher amounts of sediment and clay, making the fossil shell flour a grey/brown colour. Health Leads food grade DE has been analysed and we are satisfied that that it is the best form of fresh water DE available.
What does Diatomaceous Earth do?
Diatomaceous Earth has the ability to absorb toxins. It is a natural source of silica which is vital for calcium absorption. Silica has a large number of additional reported health benefits.
As you look at the image (right) you will see that the fossil shell flour is tubular with tiny perforations or holes in the walls. When these millions of microscopic particles move through the stomach and digestive system they absorb and attract bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides and other pathogens. This process is abrasive to parasites, which are dehydrated and killed.
Adult Suggested Use
1-2 capsules per day with a full glass of water. Best taken in the morning.
Keep hydrated. For adults only. Do not exceed daily dose.
This product is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
Health Leads formula
Each gelatin capsule contains:
450mg food grade Diatomaceous Earth (94% silicon dioxide with small amounts of other minerals)
Other ingredients: None
Health Leads Commitment to You
We will never use known harmful additives, hydrogenated oil, trans fats, colourants, sweeteners, or excipients such as magnesium stearate.
Rarely we may have to use a natural filler but research carefully those we do use, such as organic rice flour.
These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by DPD.
We aim to dispatch orders received before 2pm (UK time) on the same day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
Next day delivery applies to working days only, guaranteed if a courier is selected and the order is received before 2pm.
If you have changed your mind about keeping an item we understand and we happily accept returns within 30 days, as long as the item is unopened and returned in original condition we are happy to provide a full refund for the item or exchanged for goods of the same value. Please note that due to the hygienic nature of some oral and body care products we are unable to accept items back where the packaging seal has been breached. If you have received a faulty item or an item in error, we will see to it that you receive the correct item at no extra cost. Please use the "contact us" page and we will be happy to help.