Red Lake Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth with Calcium Bentonite benefits include: improved feed conversion, reduced manure odor, and other benefits based on animal type. Red Lake has been used in dairy, beef, poultry, equine, bison, sheep, goat, ratite and pet food diets with positive results. Red Lake DE is safe and does not contain any antibiotics or harmful chemicals. Red Lake Earth with Calcium Bentonite is OMRI-listed feed grade diatomaceous earth containing 36 trace minerals & a hint of Montmorillinite which is a known binder of mycotoxins or mold (67% Food Grade DE and 33% Calcium Bentonite).
RLE contains a full range of macro and micro minerals. All minerals fall into two categories: macro minerals and micro minerals (also known as trace minerals). Minerals are important for both humans and animals and are provided by the food and drink that each consume. Macro minerals are those minerals that are needed in large amounts and include calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur. Micro minerals are those that are needed in small amounts, relative to others; micro minerals include cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc.
Minerals are an important part of both the human and animal diet for a number of reasons. Physiologically they are important for acid-base balance in the body, for enzyme function and energy transfer. They are also important for certain structural aspects of the body like bones. Overall the appropriate consumption of micro and macro minerals helps humans and animals to maintain healthy, functioning bodies.
Red Lake DE can be used in the same ways as our "white" DE, but giving the added benefits of Calcium Bentonite which is great for pulling and binding toxins from the body. Unfortunately, animals receive lower grade goods in their feed & Mother Nature's weather can be a factor in how much mycotoxins are in them, all corn, silages, hay, straw, beet pulp, etc. contain some mycotoxins; Bentonite Clay absorbs mycotoxins.