What is Love Your Gut Powder made from?
Love Your Gut Powder is organic Diatomaceous Earth – also known as Fossil Shell Flour (Amorphous Silica). Love Your Gut Powder is food-grade, meeting the strict criteria of Food Standards Australia, New Zealand.
Is Love Your Gut powder just Diatomaceous Earth?
Yes, it’s 100% food-grade diatomaceous earth (DE). Nothing added. No nasties.
Is Diatomaceous Earth safe to consume?
Our Diatomaceous Earth is food-grade and safe however, there are different grades of DE that aren’t so don’t just buy any old DE product to needs to be the highest finest quality. Think of it like the difference between salt for the pool and Himalayan Sea Salt!
Does Love Your Gut Powder fit into my dietary requirements?
Yes. Love Your Gut Powder is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free and sugar-free.
How do I take it?
Start off slowly, say one teaspoon for the first week. Once you’re used to it, you can build up to a full tablespoon. Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day.
What does it taste like?
It has no taste and no odour.
When’s the best time to take it?
One hour before a meal is an ideal time to take it. I recommend having it with at least half a cup of water or juice. Some people even put it in their tea and coffee! But you can have it with food if you want to.
I love LYG powder and what it’s doing for my body! Can I take LYG forever or do I need to stop after a certain period of time?
I’ve taken LYG every day for over four years. Most days it's just once but when I've overindulged or feeling bloated I'll take it twice. My husband has taken it twice a day for four years. It's very gentle - I liken it to brushing my teeth. If I don't brush for a day, a film of plaque arrives and it’s the same with my digestive system. Waste, plaque, bad bacteria builds up constantly so a little gentle cleanse with LYG works for me every day.
How does it work?
Diatomaceous Earth looks like a cylinder/honeycomb full of holes that has a negative charge. As the millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digest tract, they attract and absorb bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E-coli and heavy metals. These pathogens are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. Part of the reason is because the bad bacteria has a positive charge and the good bacteria generally has a negative or neutral charge, as does Diatomaceous Earth.
Additionally, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are taken care of by the Diatomaceous Earth particles. This de-burdening of the digestive system results in not only a healthier digestive system but a healthier body that’s less prone to sickness. Most people who ingest Diatomaceous Earth on a daily basis state they generally feel better because the bad bacteria, parasites and heavy metals are being removed from the body and so, the immune system has less work to do.
What are health benefits of LYG?
Taken daily, It has the ability to sweep clear forms of bacteria out of the system. It helps eliminate parasites and intestinal worms from the body and aids in keeping the bowels clean. It contains 15 minerals that are known to promote healthier, shinier hair, skin and nails. It can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and give relief from arthritis pain. It can help in increasing energy, clearing sinuses and relieving coughs. LYG cleans and detoxifies the body.
Is Diatomaceous Earth absorbed in the blood stream?
A small amount of food-grade Diatomaceous Earth is absorbed into the blood stream. As it moves throughout the body, it can clean and break up plaque in the blood vessels and may destroy bad fats. Many people have noticed that taking LYG has lowered their cholesterol levels by as much as 40-50 points. Additionally, many people have also noticed their high blood pressure has decreased. I want to add that this evidence is anecdotal.
Would it rid the body of parasites and heavy metals?
It will help get rid of both parasites and heavy metals as it’s a gentle but effective cleanse. As it is negatively charged it ‘attracts’ positively charged particles such as bad bacteria and heavy metals. It’s not a quick-fix or a purge and it’s not a laxative. It's a mineral food.
Why do you use fresh water vs. salt water DE?
Fresh water deposits like ours have a consistent diatom presence. Their fossilized shells have maintained their tubular shape. This shape and strength of the fossil shell is critical to its effectiveness. Our deposit is more consistent in purity of other elements that have settled in it. Salt water deposits contain a mix of types of diatoms of different shapes. Their fossilized shells are fragile and break easily. This renders them ineffective for our purposes. The salt water deposits are less predictable in their sediments.
What’s the difference between amorphous and crystalline silica?
Amorphous silica is silica in its natural occurring state. It is a trace mineral every mammal on the planet needs to gain full health. It becomes crystalline when it is exposed to extreme heat through volcanic activity or commercial manufacturing means, e.g. the type of diatomaceous earth used in swimming pool, and other, filtration systems are crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is extremely dangerous when inhaled or ingested. It is not biodegradable.
Is there a difference between “Naturopathic Grade” and “Food Grade” products?
Our diatomaceous earth has been approved by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.
Like salt has many grades – from Celtic sea salt to pool salt, Diatomaceous Earth has many grades too. Supercharged Food's diatomaceous earth is food-grade and approved for human consumption at the serving indicated on the pack.
Naturopathic-grade comes from the many naturopaths who recommend Supercharged Food's diatomaceous earth. In my research, for purest sources I worked with a number of Naturopaths to ensure the highest quality available.
Supercharged Food's Diatomaceous Earth is exclusively sourced from USA. I tried sources from around the world, including Australia, and in over two years of research, composition analysis and testing, I’ve found our source is the best and purest available.
Does it also get rid of good bacteria?
Diatomaceous Earth will not absorb beneficial bacteria simply due to the fact that DE has a negative charge and bad bacteria has a positive charge. However, we recommend consuming probiotic-rich foods or taking a probiotic supplement to help the good bacteria within the gut flourish and grow, as the body has improved nutrient absorption, enabling more good bacteria to grow.
What minerals are in it?
Why do you say the product is great for skin, hair and nails?
Our product is high in 85% Amorphous Silica which is proven to be great for hair, skin and nails. It also supports collagen production.
How can it help with weight-loss?
A toxic intestinal tract can result in weight gain and even obesity, as people lack the proper nutrients their body needs to promote optimum health. As a result, they continue to eat more foods in attempt to obtain nutrients their bodies are lacking from being toxic. Diatomaceous Earth helps gently sweep away the toxins from the digestive tract and improve nutrient absorption.
Can Diatomaceous Earth help in deworming?
We’ve had a number of people respond with great success in deworming. It is a natural wormer as opposed to many chemical based dewormers.
The recommended serve is one heaped teaspoon (6g) per day, is there any concern with overdose?
The product is a food, not a medication, so it’s safe to consume for most people. There’s no problem with having over 6g/day however, you don’t need to have more than that. It’s a gentle cleanse, not a quick fix so be sure to keep that in mind when consuming.
Will Love Your Gut Powder affect the effectiveness of medication?
It won’t affect the way your medication works as it’s a food, not a medicine. However, if you are concerned, you should check with your health professional before trying it.
I’m allergic to Spirulina. Diatomaceous Earth is algae, does that mean I’ll be allergic to it too?
As Diatomaceous Earth is fossilised, it’s no longer algae.
Only very few people have had a reaction to the powder but that’s usually just a detox response, like when people stop drinking caffeine. it doesn’t last long and is usually alleviated by drinking plenty of water and taking it easy.
Is Diatomaceous Earth okay for people with Crohn’s disease?
We’ve had a number of people with Chron’s who’ve had success with alleviating symptoms and have experienced improved bowel function and better energy levels. Please speak to your doctor if you are worried.
Is it safe to take when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, it’s safe to take as it’s a food, not a medication. There’s many different grades of Diatomaceous Earth, so it’s important to take only the highest quality, food-grade Diatomaceous Earth like Supercharged Food’s. Since Diatomaceous Earth eliminates all intestinal worms and parasites when fed in adequate daily doses, the body will better absorb the nutrients from the food the person is consuming as these worms and parasites aren't consuming the nutritional value of the food and sucking the blood. This in turn provides higher quality nutrients to the unborn fetus, making it stronger and healthier as well.
As LYG is high in silica, does it pose a problem for people with implants?
There’s no safety concerns identified at taking the proposed level of powder.
Can my kids take it and how much can they take?
Yes, Diatomaceous Earth is a food, not a medication. We recommend smaller doses, based on the size of the child. We recommend school aged children start with ½ a teaspoon per day and slowly build up to 2 level tablespoons over time. Always speak to your doctor if you are worried.