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Bentonite Clay 101 & 12 Uses to Try

Bentonite Clay 101 & 12 Uses to Try 

Bentonite Clay 101
Bentonite Clay 101

As we become more in touch with herbal and traditional remedies, we remember that cultures throughout history have used bentonite clay and other clays to help the body get rid of toxins and other uses. Humans aren’t the only ones who use clay; we know that animals eat dirt and clay to help get poisons out of their body or to help during illnesses. 

So, are you curious about bentonite clay and how to use bentonite clay in your medicine cabinet? Let’s take a look at what you need to know. 

What Is Bentonite Clay? 

Bentonite clay is made of aged volcanic ash called “Montmorillonite,” and a majority of bentonite clay comes from Fort Benton, Montana where there is a considerable deposit. This clay is odorless with a grey/cream color and a soft, fine consistency. 

It’s a popular pick for many reasons, but in particular, bentonite clay doesn’t stain, and it’s the ideal choice for beauty and natural remedies. Bentonite clay has high levels of minerals like calcium, silica, magnesium, sodium, iron, and more. At the same time, we know that this clay also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals. 

Bentonite Clay
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The Benefits of Bentonite Clay

So why bentonite clay? We know that it has high levels of minerals, but that goes for any clay. 

The difference is that bentonite clay can produce an electrical charge when hydrated. So, when the clay comes in contact with toxins, heavy metals, or chemicals, the clay absorbs the toxin and releases its minerals for your body to use. At the same time, bentonite gets oxygen to its cells by pulling excess hydrogen and replacing with oxygen. 

People report successfully using bentonite clay to treat a variety of issues, such as:

  • Acid reflux
  • Constipation
  • Allergy & skin issues
  • Vomiting & diarrhea
  • Detoxification
  • Oral health preparations
  • Skin wounds 

Sound awesome? There’s more.

A study from Arizona State University shows that bentonite can be used to fight against MRSA, as well as other problematic and dangerous bacteria like E.Coli, Salmonella, and more. 

Continue reading on page 2 for 12 benefits of using bentonite clay.