Lumino Wellness - Diatomaceous Earth Pure Food Grade - 9 oz.
Lumino Wellness Diatomaceous Earth Pure Fresh Water (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 produce extremely pure and consistent DE. There are different
grades of DE in the marketplace. Of the 600 deposits in the U.S., only
four are considered Food-Grade by the FDA. Lumino DE is almost pure
white and consists of 89-94% silicon dioxide plus 28 trace minerals.
There are also two basic original sources: fresh water and salt
water. These fresh water deposit began eons ago as pure snow. The snow's
run off provided the water source the diatoms lived in. Diatoms in
fresh water form a harder shell than those in salt water. The silica in
Lumino DE is amorphous. This is silica in its naturally occurring state.
It is a trace mineral every mammal on the planet needs for survival.
The silica in DE becomes crystalline when it is exposed to extreme heat
through volcanic activity or commercial manufacturing.
How Does DE Work?
Seen through an electron
microscope, individual DE cells look like old fashion hair curlers,
basically a cylinder covered with multiple pointy sharp edges. These
points give DE its strong yet gentle abrasive quality. The surface area
of the cylinder creates the ability to be a super dessicant.
If DE is such a strong abrasive, why doesn't it hurt pets and people?
The answer involves size, skin, and blood vessels. DE points are too
small to pierce the skin of pets and people. Healthy humans or pets
should have no problems or reactions. All of our DE products (including
pet versions) are tested on people. Individuals with severe respiratory
difficulties should be careful when dusting with fine powders such as
DE, and wear a mask or respirator.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used in many of Lumino's body care and
bath products. It didn't take a big leap to recognize its many uses in
the home. Because Lumino's DE is pure organic food grade it is a
pleasure to use. There are no chemical odors or harsh feelings on your
hands. With all natural ingredients Lumino's products will never be as
cheap as those produced with petroleum by-products and an array of
potentially harmful chemicals, but Lumino can offer products at a great
value. You don't always know where life will take you next but at least
you will be going there on strong feet with a clean and sparkling home.
Warnings: Dust may cause eye and respiratory irritation.
Caution: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease; the law applicable to dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, commonly referred to as DSHEA, does not permit us to do so and it is not our intention to do o. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. Keep your healthcare provider informed about any herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.