Diatomaceous Earth reviews PLEASE..

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by *fabulosity*, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. KinksAndInk

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    I have to get some of this. Not just for the benefits to hair but I researched and read that it helps with tinnitus (ringing in the ears). I'd love this stuff just for that benefit alone. Tinnitus is a major pain in the behind. So I'll be back as soon as I get mine
     
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    Taking one Tbsp every other day. I'm having more energy now. It's too soon to tell if DE is going to help increase my hair growth rate.
     
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    Bump

    Is anyone still taking this? How's it going for you?
     
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    It irritates my tummy so I stopped.
     
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    I still have some left. I take it for a few weeks then stop. I believe it helped me get rid of a few parasites and I saw a boost in hair growth for a while.
     
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    I took this for a few months last year. It gave me a lot of mucus and the worst flu I have ever had. I hope never to go thru that in life again. No benefits.
     
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    Back in 2011, my family and I drove over an hour to a farm and bought a 50 lb bag. Most of it is stored in buckets, the rest at home is in old 1 kg MSM containers. We have only finished a quarter of it and given some to others.

    DH has been more consistent in taking it than I, mainly to aid in digestion. I have taken it at least several times a year over the years, but recently decided to be more consistent to see if it can help ease the aging process.

    Right now, I take a great heaping teaspoon (looks like over 2 teaspoons) in white grape juice an hour before food or supplements. Thanks to enzymes, I am regular, so I will be looking for other results.
     
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    I took this a couple of years back and just got back on it two months ago.

    Effects so far: Clearer skin; reduction of PMS symptoms (the reason I got back on) - bloating, cramps etc.; more restful sleep.
     
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    I have a 50lb bag of this right now but haven't started a consistently regimen with it but I need to for my skin and nail health and strength. Thanks for bumping...
     
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    Those are detox symptoms @Sosa. I do get the mucus coming out of my system when I take it. I don't mind that since mucus in the body is a bad sign - means it needs some serious cleaning. Sorry it made you sick though.
     
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    I think I'm going back to drinking my liter sized bottle of water with DE in it. It mended a split in one of my large toenails before but after a couple of years of not taking it, the split returned :sad:.
     
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    It's been a while since I have used this. I took a tsp of DE last night and I woke up with some serious nasal congestion. Usually it would take a few days before I have detox symptoms but it happened quickly this time.
     
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    Thanks for bumping @Platinum. Taking mine right now and will be drinking it throughout the day.
     
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    Took another heaping Tbsp today in water.
     
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    My DE just arrived!!! I'm so excited to try this. Not sure if I should try for morning or evening use initially though. I really enjoyed reading this thread and watching you tube testimonials.
     
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    How does this compare to collagen powder?
     
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    What brand? How much is needed daily to combat high blood pressure?

     
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    Not the same. DE is mostly the mineral silica, a trace building block for hair, skin, nails, and bone. Collagen (gelatin), whether from plant or animal, is the protein found the most in the body--the glue, in other words.
    I am trying to get my DH to take it again, a tablespoon every other day, to see if it will helps his HBP.

    As long as it is food-grade, any should be fine. I use the Perma-Guard brand.
     
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    I've been taking this for about 6 years and I notice it gives me a slight stinging pain in the back of my throat. Nothing too painful but just a slight irritation. I will continue to take it though because I love the texture of it in my mouth.
     
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    Did it boost your hair growth?
    Thank you.
     
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    Not sure, my hair grows fast regardless so it's hard to tell.
     
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    @freecurl how did the DE work for you?
     
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    Are you going to try it @AdoraAdora24? It sounds quite interesting.........
     
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    I have some DE, that's been sitting in a jar on my counter, unused. I will take it this morning. I will report back after a week of consistent use.

    Improvements I'm looking for after 60 days of use:
    Menstrual cycle (I have endometriosis)
    HBP
    Hair growth
     
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    It does sound interesting, but No. I will just be content with what I am doing now. No need to go chasing waterfalls...
     
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    I started this in the spring. I think it helped to improve my digestion/helped my GI track in some way. I thought I was developing food sensitivities as everything I used to eat would give me gas, you'd hear air moving around in my gut (so embarrassing).
    But after taking it for a few weeks all that subsided. I also had been dealing with a lot of mental fog and felt that it was hard to concentrate. I'm pretty sure this was linked to how much sugar (carbs) I was eating. I believe the DE helped to lift that fog as well.

    I'd get breakouts when I take it tho. I guess that's the toxins that were released.
     
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    Unfortunately I stopped using after 1-2 months. I didn't see any difference, possibly with digestion. I don't think I was drinking enough water with it. I have been however using the vital collagen peptides for about 2-3 months. My skin looks good, nails stronger but not growing longer, but not measuring hair growth to detect difference.
     
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    Thank you. Wanted to see if this would be a cheaper, more effective alternative to the Collagen Peptides I am taking but it sounds very similar so I will stick with what I have.
     
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    Just started taking this again on Sunday and the first 2-3 days made me nauseous - detox symptoms I believe, because yesterday and today I feel fine even though I am drinking it all day in my water. It made me urinate a lot today though.
     
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