Diatomit – Fossil Shell Flour®400g
Silicon is contained in plants and also present in animals including humans. The quantity in humans is 7 grams being more than all other trace elements together. Nevertheless Si is not (or hardly) considered as beneficial: there is a lot of scepticism in regular Medicine because silicon has been considered to be inert in humans.
In 1973 the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives says: ‘data on orally administered silica and silicates appear to substantiate the biological inertness of these compounds’. This negative attitude is surprising because for several hundreds of years extracts of Siaccumulating plants like Equisetum arvense (horsetail) have been used therapeutically for aging disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, brittle hair, fractures, fragile nails, back pain, osteoporosis, skin disorders, tendinitis, improved wound healing and wrinkles.
On the other hand there is a lack on sufficient data on the metabolism of silicon in animals and humans. The absorption and bioavailability of silicon of the different silicon sources (silicates, metasilicates, etc.) is hardly known. There are neither standardised methods nor assays for assessing the silicon status in humans and animals. In part 1 the clinical effects of Si in men are described followed by the data on metabolism of Si in part 2. In part 3 the preliminary results of the Amsterdam Silicon Study in humans are published, which will be compared with literature data.What are diatoms?
Explore the fascinating world of living organisms supporting human and animal health. A diatom is a single-cell organism so tiny that for it to be seen it would have to be magnified thousands of times. Diatoms are present in all types of water reservoirs on Earth, both fresh and salt. They are found even in damp soils. Those organisms constitute primary food for all kinds of creatures living in water environment. They may be called “sea grass”. Presence of higher forms of life in water environment depends on the presence of diatoms in large volumes. Without them, such forms of life could not exist.
Diatoms are so fertile that if you got all of them together and placed on one end of a see-saw, and all other land organisms, trees, plants, etc., on the other end, the land organisms would end up high in the air. In other words, diatoms are much more numerous than all other land organisms put together.Why is this tiny organism so important? We don’t know how much fish or other seafood is in your diet, but millions of people would starve if they had no access to the sea and fresh water fish. Majority of all sea creatures would not exist if they had no access to diatoms.
This tiny sea organism is, for example, main food of gigantic baleen whales that weigh even 90 ton. We don’t know if whales are aware that such organisms exists – they surely can’t see them. Whales open their huge mouths, take in tons of water and filter out microscopic organisms. The largest living creature on Earth owes its existence to the smallest organism on Earth. How important are diatoms to you? It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever heard of them. They are important for your wellbeing and maybe for your existence. We are sure that the human race could not exist – at least as we know it – if it wasn’t for diatoms. It is very important that you have some knowledge about those organisms and know why they are so important – because the human race is currently putting at risk its own existence destroying the living organisms most important for the Earth.