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Minerals & Trace elements
Eco-Earth has over 35 minerals and trace elements with Bio-available silica being the most significant:
Benefits of Bio-available silica:
• Improved immune system
• Improved mineral uptake in the digestive tract
• Connective tissue( hair, skin, teeth, bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons etc)
• Stimulates microbial growth and productivity
• Healthy Joints – optimal mobility
Detox & immune protector
The DE frustules are highly positively charged while harmful bacteria, viruses’ heavy metals and other toxins are highly negatively charged. As the DE passes through the digestive tract, it binds with all the toxins which are then expelled in the feces. Bio-available silica also assists the immune system and metabolism.
DE assists in controlling internal parasites (worms). It has a mechanical action which means the parasites can’t build up a resistance to it.
For livestock Known to have heavy parasite burdens, DE is recommended as a maintenance parasite control method and should be used in conjunction with other anthelmintics if FEC’s (faecal egg counts ) show an infestation.
Note: Have your livestock’s faecal egg counts (FEC) tested at your veterinarian to ensure a clear tract.
Eco-Earth special grade of fresh-water food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE) designed to assist in the control of all crawling insects and is safe to use around the house, lawns, in stored grain and feed, in food products, and around food processing areas. It is natural & non-toxic to pets, birds, people, or beneficial worms in the soil. Eco-Earth is made from pure DE with no chemical additives.
When insects come in contact with Eco-Earth, it absorbs their protective wax coating and their bodies are damaged by the sharp edges of the particles.
Eco-Earth also absorbs the insects’ body fluids and they eventually die by dehydration. There is no built-up immunity as there is with chemical insecticides. Eco-Earth also does not break down as chemicals do, and the more it is used, the more insects feel unwelcome in the area.
Tick & Flea powder
Eco-Earth assists in the control of fleas, mites, ticks, lice, and other pests on pets, poultry,and other livestock. Dust the animals liberally and lightly work the material into the hair of the animal, or provide a box or loose bag of it for animals to roll in or rub against to dust themselves. Dust the ears of the animal with care. Dust the animal’s bedding and areas where the animal sleeps, as well as cracks and crevices adjacent to them. This can be done manually or with a power dust blower.
Eco-Earth can be safely used to assist in the control of insects in stored grain and animal feed without adding toxic chemicals. It has no taste or smell, and it does not need to be removed or require any waiting time before processing and consumption. It can be used with feed grains, seed, stored grains, and other raw agricultural products including barley, buckwheat, corn, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, wheat, flax, peas, soybeans, peanuts, popcorn, cocoa beans, and mixtures of these grains.
Gardening & Lawns
Eco-Earth assists in the control of garden pests such as ants, aphids, beetles, crickets & other crawling insects. Eco-Earth is earthworm friendly. Eco-Earth is also rich is plant available silica & other trace elements that improve plant growth & the immune system for fighting off diseases & parasites. Eco-Earth provides protection for seeds improves germination rate, inhibits mould & supplements with Mineral & trace element. Caution: When applied to flowers may cause harm to bees. Directions: Please refer to package insert
Eco-Earth is highly absorbent & assists in controlling odours in pets bedding, rubbish bins & compost heaps etc. By reducing odour & killing larvae, Eco-Earth reduces fly & midge infestations. Sprinkle a light covering over the target area.
Eco-Earth is a mild abrasive & can be used to polish metals by adding it to detergents to create rubbing compounds.