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DE What's the Benefits of

Re: Another source for diatomaceous earth by Hveragerthi ..... The Truth in Medicine
Date: 7/5/2009 8:45:06 AM ( 25 mon ago)
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Whats the benefits of DE, its one thing i havent looked into.

The silica from diatomaceous earth provides numerous benefits. Most of these benefits
come from its role in collagen and elastin formation. Collagen is a protein that gives
tissues strength, while elastin gives tissues elasticity. This is why it helps with wrinkles
and strengthening the nails. By increasing collagen it gives these tissues strength, and
the elastin restores the elasticity that is lost in the skin leading to wrinkles. It also helps
with varicose veins and aneurysms for the same reason. Varicose veins and aneurysms
result from a loss of collagen and elastin in the veins and arteries causing these blood
vessels to balloon out. Along the same line silica helps to prevent arteriosclerosis by
both strengthening arteries to prevent damage, and because of silica's anti-inflammatory
properties. Emphysema results from a loss of elastin in the alveoli, and so is also helped
by silica supplementation. It is the absolute most important nutrient for bone strength.
Silica not only aids with calcium absorption, but it is also essential for the collagen
matrix that gives the bones the majority of their strength. In addition the piezoelectric
effect of silica is what allows mineralization of the collagen matrix. In other words,
without sufficient silica all of the calcium, magnesium, phosphorus..... will not do
anything for the bones. Silica can help prevent visual problems from aging due to loss of
flexibility of the lens of the eye. It is great for tendonitis and other similar problems due
to the strengthening and anti-inflammatory properties of silica. Silica also links together
glucosamine molecules to form chondroitin molecules for the production of cartilage.
these are a few of the beneficial properties of silica.

As for absorption, silica does not absorb as silica but rather as orthosilicic acid. This is
produced by the reaction of water on silica, though the presence of acid increases this
conversion. The reason for many of our aging problems such as osteoarthritis,
emphysema, diverticulitis, wrinkles, etc. are from declining silica levels in our tissues.
This is a direct result of declining stomach acid levels, which decreases the conversion
of silica (silicon dioxide) in to its absorbable and usable form orthosilicic acid. This is
another good reason to avoid antacids, acid blockers, and alkaline waters and drinks
such as sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).

The absorption of silica is very poor so I found the best way to take it is by adding it to
water to begin with. I put a large spoonful in a gallon of water and let it settle out. Once it
settles out you cannot taste it. The water will dissolve a tiny amount of the silica to form
the orthosilicic acid. The more pure the water is to begin with the more it will dissolve.
This actually solves a few problems. First of all it reduces the solvency of purified waters
(distilled and reverse osmosis) so they will not be as aggressive and rob your body of
nutrients. This also helps to prevent purified waters from becoming as acidic from the
carbon dioxide it will absorb from the air to form carbonic acid. Purified waters are
notorious for this problem. Finally, the silica will help to strengthen tissues throughout
the body and reduce inflammation. By adding it to a large volume of water you will also
get more in to your system as opposed to supplements. If you take a capsule of silica the
vast majority will never be absorbed and will just pass through your system. When added
to water and drunk throughout the day you will absorb a little each time you drink your
water. So in the long run you will end up with more silica entering the bloodstream for
use by the body.

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