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What is Diatomaceous Earth?

What is Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth Anyway?

Diatomaceous ("dahy-uh-tuh-mey-shuhs") Earth is composed of the fossilized exoskeletons of tiny single-celled, micro-organisms called diatoms. When these organisms died, their skeletal remains settled to the bottom of large bodies of water and became fossilized. It is the fossilized exoskeletons of these diatoms that create diatomaceous earth.

Did you know?

Red Lake Earth will improve the flowability and mixability of all types of animal feed.

Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth is also OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) for use in Organic Production.

Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth has also been approved by EPA for use as a natural insecticide.

Where does Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth Come From?

Red Lake Earth comes from a fresh water deposit of diatomaceous earth found near Kamloops, British Columbia.

This deposit of Diatomaceous Earth is very unique in that it is naturally enhanced with Calcium Montmorillonite (also known as Calcium Bentonite).

Is Red Lake Earth Food Grade?

Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth products meet both food grade and feed grade specifications.

What does this mean?

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth meets Food Chemical Codex Grade specifications and can be used as a filtering aid or processing aid in food, but cannot be in the end product for human consumption.

Currently Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth is registered only as a feed additive for the purpose of an anti-caking agent or pelleting aid in feed, not to exceed 2% an animal's total diet.

Is Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth Safe for All Animals?

Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth is completely safe to be used with all types of animals. Please note, this does not include reptiles or amphibians.

 

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