Bentonite is a healthy clay that cleanses the whole body from toxins: both inside and outside. Its name comes from Fort Benton, Wyoming, where the largest deposits of bentonite are found. Interestingly, it consists mainly of ancient volcanic ash. Quality bentonite has no scent and its color is gray-cream. If you see or offer this clay somewhere but pure white, you should doubt its composition and its origin.
As suggested above, bentonite can be used as a food supplement by helping with a number of digestive disorders (constipation, acid reflux, etc.). The daily use of unhealthy foods and various preparations is a prerequisite for the accumulation of toxins in the body. Upon contact with water, clay has a strong negative charge, which is associated with the positive one of the toxins and thus absorbs and releases minerals for the body. Bentonite helps to saturate the cells with oxygen. When diluted with water or other liquid, it absorbs toxins and helps remove chemicals and heavy metals from the body. If you have decided to undergo detoxification by taking bentonite, it is important to know that you should take it about an hour before meals, and drink plenty of water for good results.
Healthy clay is high in a number of useful minerals such as silicon, magnesium, sodium, iron, potassium and calcium.
A study was conducted at Arizona State University, which found that bentonite is very effective in killing bacteria in the human body that are difficult to treat. It is also revealed that the bacteria in question may not be affected by some antibiotics, but they could hardly develop such resistance to treatment with the wonderful clay.
Bentonite clay is also used as an ingredient for the extraction of toxins and other harmful substances through external application to the skin. The preparation is very easy: it is necessary to simply mix a small amount of clay with water and the so-called paste to be applied for a while on the problem site. Then it is only enough to rinse with lukewarm water. Bentonite has the ability to swell in contact with water, so it is good to use a really small amount of it. When contact with the skin occurs, the mixture extracts the toxins from the body and holds them in a box. Helps in various injuries, insect bites, pimples, skin pruritus in eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. It can also be used as a face mask or added when we take a bath to have an effect on the whole body.
Apart from all the benefits of bentonite clay listed here, we can mention a few more, namely:
· Accelerates recovery if there is a problem with vomiting or diarrhea
· Enhances immunity as it kills harmful bacteria and viruses
· Helps weight loss
· It helps for faster absorption of nutrients
· Alkalys the body – some foods lead to an acid reaction that can lead to a number of diseases
· Helps to daily clean the oral cavity. It can be used in different toothpastes as well as added to rinse water
· It can also be applied to babies and children if they have an irritated area of the body, replacing a baby’s powder
Apart from dust, bentonite can also be found in the form of capsules. Produced in 4 basic steps:
1. The raw material is obtained
2. Microflora and other bacteria are cleared
3. It is encapsulated
4. As a final step, the vials are filled
When it comes to our health, it is necessary to think and look for preparations and medications that have no side effects on our organism. With all of the above-mentioned benefits of bentonite clay, it is worthwhile to make the most of our natural methods of treatment.