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Bentonite Clay has been used medicinally for hundreds of years by indigenous cultures around the planet, and in recent years has been increasingly used by practitioners of alternative medicine as a simple but effective internal cleanser to help in preventing and alleviating various health problems. Clay is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available to us and has been used for hundreds of years by native tribes around the globe.
Taken internally, liquid bentonite supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins. Liquid bentonite is inert, which means it passes through the body undigested.
Bentonite clay is made up of a high number of tiny platelets, with negative electrical charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges. When bentonite clay absorbs water and swells up, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge. Toxins are drawn into these spaces through electrical attraction. Bentonite clay can reportedly absorb pathogenic viruses, as well as herbicides and pesticides. The bentonite is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.
Bentonite can also help to remedy diarrhea because of its ability to bind stools. Bentonite clay can take effect right away by binding to irritants in the gastrointestinal tract. It’s a good idea to mix the bentonite clay with 1 cup of applesauce, which not only makes the clay more palatable, but also adds pectin, which is another binding agent.
Bentonite has many uses. It is used in pharmaceuticals, medical and the cosmetic markets. Bentonite is used as a filler in pharmaceutical drugs, and due to its absorption capabilities, it allows paste formation. Bentonite is used in industrial protective creams, wet compresses, and anti-irritant lotions for eczema. In medicine, bentonite is used as an antidote in heavy metal poisoning. Personal care products such as mud packs, baby powder, sunburn paint, and face creams may contain bentonite.
How to take the bentonite
The best way to drink bentonite is on an empty stomach, or at least 1 hour before or after meals. It is generally advisable to start with 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay daily, mixed with a small amount of juice or water. Pay attention to the results for a week, then gradually increase the dosage to no more than 4 tablespoons daily, in divided doses.
Drinking bentonite clay should be part of your regular colon-cleansing regime. As your body “cleans house”, it is in a better position to more efficiently assimilate the nutrients it needs.