Understanding Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is a natural healing clay taken from ash from volcanoes. It is believed to be first discovered and harvested in Montmorillon, a region in France, thus its other name Montmorillonite clay. According to the Wyoming State Geological Survey website, bentonite is a montmorillonite-type clay (a hydrous silicate of alumina) that was developed from the alteration of volcanic ash in seawater. Today, the healing clay is collected in various places such as France, Italy, and the United States. It is used in a wide variety of health issues and health concerns, and it has been used for thousands of years in traditional healing.

According to the website of Earth’s Natural Clay, calcium bentonite clay has a negative charge that, when mixed and activated by water, attracts toxins and metals in and on the body. This in turn makes cleansing and detoxifying easier and faster, making the body more balanced and neutralizes the ph level of the body. Likewise, it can also be a great alternative supplement for needed vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, copper, and iron. Bentonite clay can come in a number of varieties all depending on the elements most concentrated in the clay: potassium, aluminum, calcium, sodium, and many others. It is therefore important to know which one is best for what you need, whether you are detoxifying or reintroduce minerals into your system. This is important in order to get the best results from taking or using bentonite healing clay.

The reason for the bentonite clay’s effectiveness lies in its very low number or present minerals, 17 in total. These 17 minerals that makes up the healing clay makes it easier to absorb toxins that it had bonded with and then internalized in the clay molecules. When the body performs its usual bowel movements, the bad toxins are expelled and the body is then cleansed. Aside from detoxification and cleansing, bentonite clay also promotes neutral ph balance in the gut and enhances the immune system to ward off infections and illnesses.