What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash found in different parts of the world. Its highest concentration can be found in Benton, Wyoming, hence the name ‘bentonite’. This soft, absorbent clay has been used for centuries to treat medical conditions ranging from wounds to digestive conditions.
What is Geophagy?
Geophagy is the act of consuming dirt, soil, chalk or clay. Experts believe this strong craving indicates vitamin or mineral deficiencies. The eating disorder, Pica, which is associated with geophagy, causes an individual to feel a strong physical desire to eat dirt and other earth-based substances. This eating disorder can lead to the ingestion of harmful substances such as paint chips. Dietary clay therapy has been used successfully to treat this eating disorder.
Relieves Digestive Complaints
Bentonite clay is a powerful absorbent packed with 68 essential trace minerals, including magnesium. Bentonite clay can relieve your digestive symptoms if you suffer from digestive complaints such as:
• Intestinal Parasites
• Stomach Ulcers
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Crohn’s Disease
• Helicobacter Pylori
The properties in bentonite clay contain a negative charge. When ingested, the clay acts like a magnet pulling positively-charged pathogens, pesticides, toxins, heavy metals, bacteria and parasites out of your body and flushing them away.
The 68 essential trace minerals in bentonite clay work to restore the health of your digestive system and improve your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
No matter what digestive problems you’re suffering with, bentonite clay can give your troubled gut a new lease on life.
Offers a Full-Body Cleanse
We live in a toxic world filled with processed foods, toxins, pesticides, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Even if you do not suffer from noticeable digestive problems, chances are, these harmful substances are causing other physical or mental problems you may not even be aware of.
The full-body cleanse that natural bentonite clay offers could have you feeling better than you ever thought possible. Taken internally, this highly absorbent, negatively-charged clay will sweep through your body, attract toxins and flush them permanently from your body.
Using bentonite clay can eliminate allergies, muscle aches and pains, insomnia, skin problems, arthritis and other chronic health problems by rebalancing your digestive system and re-mineralizing tissues and cells.
Clears Skin of Eczema and Psoriasis
When applied to skin damaged from eczema and psoriasis, bentonite clay immediately soothes the itch and inflammation and works deep within the skin to draw out toxins and impurities.
If inflammation is severe, the clay should remain moist on the skin for several hours by wrapping it in cellophane so it is not allowed to completely dry. Not only will it absorb the inflammation and damaged skin cells, the clay will assist your body in building new tissue!
Another way to ease inflammation of painful skin conditions is to immerse yourself in a warm bath filled with several cups of bentonite clay and soak for 20-30 minutes.
For best results, use bentonite clay both internally and externally when treating these skin conditions.
How Do I Take It?
Bentonite clay takes some time for the body to get used to. It is very important you drinkLOTS of pure water with this natural remedy as it is highly absorbent and can become clogged in your system.
To slowly acclimate your body to this powerful detoxifier, mix two teaspoons of clay into 8 ounces of water and drink once per day for 3 days then stop using it for 4 days. On the fifth day, resume taking it at the same dose for 4 days then discontinue use again for 3 more days. Continue this cycle for up to 4 weeks.
Also, some health practitioners advise taking the clay with psyllium fiber and plenty of water to avoid constipation. The psyllium fiber will work with the clay to ensure all toxins are completely flushed from your body.
Do not use bentonite clay except under the supervision of a healthcare provider if you’re currently taking any prescription medication or have high blood pressure.
Also, those with iron intolerance should not take bentonite clay without blood sample monitoring.
Since bentonite clay grabs onto and flushes everything from your body, do not take it within four hours of taking prescription or over-the-counter medications as it will reduce their effectiveness.
Bentonite clay is noted for its incredible health benefits. Whether you’re suffering from an autoimmune disease such as fibromyalgia, a digestive condition like Crohn’s disease or a skin condition such as eczema, this powerful absorbent clay can work wonders in helping you heal. It’s designed to improve your digestion, strengthen your immune system, re-mineralize your cells and tissues, alkalize your body and heal your skin.