Is bentonite good to take

Bentonite is a kind of clay that is consumed to promote health of the internal organs. The clay is also considered a great remedy for healing internal injuries and for removing toxins from the body. Though the idea of consuming clay orally may be repulsive to some, bentonite is actually considered a great way to promote healing. Bentonite colon cleanse is a popular cleansing remedy in which this natural form of clay is ingested to remove toxins from the colon. This remedy has been in use for thousands of years by many cultures all over the world, but it is more recently that it has become popular in the modern cultures as well. Bentonite is today commonly used in alternative medicine as an effective internal cleanser.

There are many health problems that can be alleviated by using bentonite. The clay itself is found in a specific type of cretaceous rock, which is found in many parts of the world. In the United States of America, the largest deposits of this clay are found in the Great Plains area.  

Bentonite Colon Cleanse: Bentonite is often consumed in the liquid form in order to support the elimination of toxins from the intestines. Since the clay itself is inert, it is not digested in the body and passes through without causing any affect to it. There are a number of tiny platelets that form the clay. These platelets are charged in a way that it swells up when introduced to water. The clay is highly porous and forms a sponge inside the body. The charge of the platelets inside this porous clay attracts toxins and other particles towards it. As the clay is excreted from the body, the toxins that it attracted also tend to get flushed with it.

Certain microbiologists believe that the clay can also easily absorb pathogenic materials, therefore protecting the body from disease as well. Calcium bentonite clay in its liquid form is consumed with applesauce to make it more palatable. Simply add the calcium bentonite clay powder to a cup of applesauce and drink the solution.

Bentonite Clay for Hair and Skin: Bentonite clay is an excellent remedy for skin irritations and eczema. Skin irritations on the scalp, which may cause loss of hair, can be treated with the help of this clay. Bentonite clay benefits for hair and skin are many. The clay helps reduce dandruff, and therefore, it is right to say that bentonite clay can be used for hair growth. Bentonite clay also reduces hair loss by promoting a healthy and clean scalp. Since it helps soothe skin irritations, allergies and infections, bentonite clay has many benefits for skin as well. Some people may take calcium bentonite clay baths to treat skin irritations from all over the skin. Calcium bentonite clay benefits the skin by soothing it and making it healthy. People who have a sensitive skin can use the clay to help get rid of blemishes and side effects that cosmetics otherwise cause. A calcium bentonite clay mask can help make the skin of the face appear younger and much suppler.

Apart from the calcium bentonite clay uses, bentonite clay side effects should also be known to you before you decide on using it. Bentonite contains small traces of aluminum and consuming the clay on a regular basis can cause aluminum poisoning in the person consuming it. There are no other known side effects of bentonite clay, but this may be because not much research has been done on it. With some small precautionary measures, the side effects of bentonite clay can be largely minimized. Consuming the clay with caution and on the recommendation of a physician can help you realize all its benefits.

answered by M W

Benzonite can be of two types namely sodium benzonite and calcium benzonite.

Sodium benzonite is mainly used for drilling mud for gas and oil wells or as a sealant due to its property of swelling.

Calcium benzonite is often used as a part of detoxification diet in combination with water. It is believed that microscopic structure of calcium benzonite helps to draw impurities from the digestive track, which is than excreted along with the benzonite from the body.

It is advisable to consult a specialist or a nutritionist before going on any type of diet including a detoxification diet.

answered by S P

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