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Bentonite Clay


Bentonite clay is composed of ash made from volcanos. On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals (67 trace minerals in all), including calcium, silica, sulfur, magnesium, iron and potassium.

Silica is the oxide form of silicon, meaning silica has an oxygen molecule attached via covalent bonding. It actually has an abundance of sulfur-oxygen bonds in its natural state.  Together, silica and sulfur are the designate “beauty minerals”.  They are known to improve, hair, skin, nails and teeth.

A common false claim is that when the clay is taken orally, it leaches nutrients, vitamins, minerals and beneficial bacteria from the digestive tract.  In truth, the clay’s strong negative ionic charge is the reason that bentonite clay benefits are so helpful in detoxifying the body.

Bentonite clay has the ability to produce a negative charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid. Like chia seeds, the clay absorbs the liquids that is comes into contact with and expands to extract toxins from the liquid. It is absorbent but is NOT ABSORBED by the body. A negative charge allows the clay to attract only substances that have a positive charge, such as toxins, harmful bacteria, pesticides, heavy metals, and pathogens—without leaching away any beneficial elements.

This clumping action prevents toxic molecules from passing through the walls of the intestines and entering the bloodstream. The toxins, along with the clay, are eliminated harmlessly out of the body through the kidneys

Taken internally, Bentonite clay is also known to help increase good probiotics, increase cellular oxygen intake and alkalize the body.  However, the clay mixed with water makes a great mask for skin challenges such as acne and eczema.  It can be added to your bath water and used as a soaking liquid.  The clay will bind to the toxins that are dispelled from your skin leaving it feeling smooth, hydrated, and less inflamed.

The mouth is one of the most susceptible areas of the body when it comes to harmful outside “invaders” like bacteria and toxins. Bentonite clay binds to unhealthy substances around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before you swallow them. Because of Bentonite’s antibacterial properties, it has been used in natural toothpastes and even mixed with water and used as a daily rinse.

To order high quality calcium bentonite clay, go to my Wakaya page.

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This entry was posted on February 6, 2017 by in Nutrient Values, Super Foods.

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