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Bentonite Clay: A Natural Detoxifier

Eroded Bentonite Clay, NevadaWe are exposed to environmental toxins everyday that can cause illness and disease. Cleansing your body of these toxins can help restore health and well-being. Both man and animals have used clay for centuries to safely and naturally eliminate toxins from their bodies. Bentonite clay is used both internally and externally. Not only does this clay remove toxins but also helps heal skin conditions and digestive disorders.

Benefits of using Bentonite clay

  • Detoxifies and alkalizes the body
  • Helps heal digestive tract problems
  • Provides essential minerals
  • Helps heal external skin conditions
  • Helps relieve allergies
  • Increases wound healing

Symptoms of toxic build up in the body

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive tract issues
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies & skin conditions
  • Hormone disorders

What is Bentonite clay?

This clay is also known as ‘Montmorillonite’ and is mainly composed of volcanic ash. It is a grey cream color and odorless. Bentonite clay was named for Fort Benton, Wyoming where it is mined.

How does bentonite clay help keep your body healthy?

When your body has more toxins than it can eliminate effectively health issues occur, which is why it is important to detoxify your body. Bentonite clay has the amazing ability to ‘bind’ to toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals in your body. Once mixed with water the clay’s natural negative ion charge is increased and then binds with the positive charge of toxins. Whe consumed, the clay swells up and becomes sponge-like to hold onto toxins and eliminate them safely from your body. Bentonite clay has an alkalising effect in your body and can help restore gut health. This clay increases your body’s ability to rebuild damaged cells/tissue that come from exposure to free radicals, toxins and stress.

Bentonite clay also contains essential minerals:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • silica
  • sodium
  • iron
These minerals are very important in maintaining the health of your heart, muscles, bones, and blood.

How to use Bentonite clay

  1. Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of clay to one (250ml) glass of water. Stir well and let it sit for 10 minutes before drinking. Bentonite clay can be taken daily. Consume this clay on an empty stomach and at least 2 hours before or after taking medication. Drink plenty of water while using clay to help flush out toxins.
  2. For external skin wounds or rashes mix clay with enough water to make a paste and apply to affected area. Leave on until it flakes off. Acne - apply clay paste to pimples. Leave on for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water.
  3. Detoxifying bath – add ¼ cup of clay to bath water. Soak for 15 –20 minutes.
Take advantage of nature’s detoxifier ‘ask a Naturopath’ about the best way to add this clay to your health care routine.