Bentonite Clay- The Latest Detox Rage

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What is Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay is composed of ash produced by volcanos. The name, Bentonite stems from the largest known source of clay found in Fort Benton, Wyoming. The name Montmorillonite is derived from the region of France called Montmorillon, where the clay was first discovered.

It has been reported that several indigenous cultures living in regions of the Andes, Central Africa and Australia have consumed Bentonite clay in numerous ways for centuries in order to protect the body from disease. Because the clay is readily available and requires no modern processing, it served (and continues to serve) as a natural and cost-effective way to “detoxify” the body.

Why Use it?

Bentonite clay has an alkalizing effect on the body, it can help balance gut bacteria and restore pH levels.

The benefits of using Bentonite clay may include:

  • Healing digestive disturbances such as: acid reflux, constipation, bloating and gas
  • Relieving skin irritation and allergy issues
  • Providing the body with healing minerals such as: Silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium.
  • Speeding recovery from vomiting and diarrhea
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Oral healing

How to Use it…

Bentonite clay absorbs impurities such as toxins and heavy metals. This “healing clay” can be ingested or applied topically.

Apply topically…

Consume orally for…

  • Improved digestion
  • Healthier skin
  • An immunity boost
  • A liver and colon cleanse
  • Improved absorption of nutrients
  • Healthier gut flora

Not sure which brand to purchase?

Reach for a natural calcium Bentonite clay with a pH of 8.7 or above. Be sure to select an odorless and tasteless varietal with a non-gritty texture. If you’re still skeptical, I would recommend checking out the Tierra Buena Company.

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