Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is not earth or dirt. It is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one-celled aquatic plants (diatoms). Over the eons, as these diatoms fossilized, they retained their tubular shape and holes. Their shape and hardness produces extremely pure and consistent DE.
There are different grades of DE. Lumino DE is rated food-grade by the USDA and considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA. It is almost pure white and consists of 89-94% silicon dioxide plus other trace minerals.
Item #AA8150 (9oz)
Item #AA8151 (1.5lb)
There is NO one perfect way to take DE. The following is a general suggestion for use. Start with 1-2 teaspoons per day mixed in liquid or food. There is no unpleasant taste. Since it will not dissolve, stirring several times while drinking will prevent settling. Increase to 1-2 tablespoons twice a day. As a general precaution some have experienced higher energy levels, so it is better not to take it right before sleeping. Don't worry about getting too much. Excess DE is eliminated.