Silica is essential for Collagen production:
Collagen is the main structural protein found in hair, skin and nails, as well as bones and joints. There are many supplements that may aid the production of collagen. However, silica is essential for the production of collagen independently of other supplements such as Vitamin D, and plays a role in the formation of collagen networks to become hair, skin and bone.
The beneficial increase of collagen production from silica intake translates into a marked improvement in hair, skin and nail health. Hair growth becomes denser with stronger roots. Damaged skin can recover, becoming more elastic and smooth, whilst nail growth also increases and becomes less brittle.
The benefits of the high silica content in diatomaceous earth extends to bone and joint health. Silica is shown to be essential for healthy growth and numerous studies suggest that supplementing silica in humans increases bone volume and mineral density and overall joint and connective tissue health.
Can help to detoxify and strengthen your digestive system:
Diatomaceous earth may also be beneficial as a detox which cleanses the digestive system. Diatomaceous earth has been demonstrated to eliminate parasites and silica also can absorb heavy metals. Silica has also been demonstrated to improve gut health for people with gastrointestinal disorders.