Indigenous people have always known that bentonite clay had medicinally properties and could reverse several health problems. Bentonite clay is an effective internal cleanser. According the Ran Knishinsky, people in over 200 cultures worldwide, eat or drink clay in a medicinal form as a nutritional substance and detoxifying agent.
Bentonite clay is an active mineral that comes from weathered volcanic ash. Mineralogists also use the term Smectite or Montmorillonite to describe this clay.
A detoxifier par excellence:
Liquid clay is inert and passes through the intestine without being digested. It contains minerals that are capable of absorbing toxins from the gastrointestinal tract.
The clay acts like a sticky paper to why flies adhere. It adsorbs toxins like heavy metals, free radicals and pesticides and removes them via the gut. It is also believed that the bentonite clay’s minerals are negatively charged and they attract positively charged toxins. When bentonite clay absorbs water and stretches, it acts like a huge porous sponge and traps the toxins, viruses, molds, pesticides and free radicals and eliminates them from the body.
Medical benefits of bentonite clay:
Ø This clay also could eliminate painful ganglion cysts without surgery.
Ø Constipation or chronic diarrhea,
Ø Indigestion and peptic ulcer disease
Ø Improved memory and mental alertness
Ø Improved physical fitness
Ø Improved complexion
Ø Gum repair
Ø Improved resistance to infections
Ø Removes intestinal parasites.
Ø Clears chronic allergies
Ø Improves anemia
How is it manufactured?
Bentonite is usually quarry mined from deposits. Then it is brought out into the sun to remove excess water and moisture and, to make it easier to work with. After the initial drying it is micronized by special machines. Upon completion of this final process it gets inspected by a quality control team and is sent off for consumer use.
How to take bentonite clay?
The best way to drink bentonite clay is to take it on an empty stomach at least one hour before or after a meal or immediately before sleeping at night. The typical clay is a thick, tasteless, pale gray gel. It also comes as a powder and an encapsulated form. It is advisable to start with one tablespoonful mixed with a small amount of juice and observe the effects of detoxification on the body and then gradually increase the dose to four tablespoons in divided doses.
In addition to the multifarious benefits mentioned, it is believed that bentonite clay contains many trace and ultra-trace minerals including; ruthenium, tellurium and thulium. These trace elements enable the body to absorb nutrients better.
Drinking bentonite clay can be an annual spring-cleaning event for the gastrointestinal tract or it can be used periodically as a symptom focused self-care method. Utilizing the curative power of the Earth in practices such as Pelotherapy should be truly be considered a lifestyle modification; it should be adopted as an integral part of healthy living. There is no substitute for the benefits that bentonite clay can provide both in and on the body.
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