Bentonite clay is a type of volcanic ash with remarkable properties. Its attributes were first discovered in 1961, when scientists noticed its ability to absorb toxins and transport them out of the body.
Bentonite clay is frequently used with Psyllium or other fiber supplements in a colon cleanse. It is particularly adept at removing Candida and its toxins, so make sure to include it if you start your Candida treatment with a cleanse. Bentonite also absorbs the toxins from Candida Die-Off.
How does Bentonite Clay work?
Bentonite clay is an inert volcanic ash. The reason why it is so effective is its inert property – it cannot be absorbed by the body. It is a substance that naturally absorbs toxins, yet does not get absorbed itself.
When Bentonite clay passes through your colon, it absorbs any toxins it finds and then simply passes through and is released in your feces.
Combine Bentonite clay with a fiber supplement like Fiber-3 or Psyllium in your cleanse for increased effect. The fiber supplement gently scrapes the junk out of your gut while the Bentonite clay picks up any toxins that are released.
How do you take Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay must be processed into a fine powder and mixed in distilled water. Bentonite does not mix easily with water, so the mixing must be done outside of the body. Bentonite in a powder or tablet form will be much less effective.
You can also buy liquid bentonite, which is a much easier option. This is a great choice for using in detox drinks during your cleanse. Just follow the instructions on the packet to find out how much you should be using.
Who should not take Bentonite Clay?
As a inert substance Bentonite clay should be safe for everyone to take. However if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or have a serious illness, be sure to consult your doctor. It should not be taken within 2 hours of other medicines or supplements.
Bentonite Clay side effects
Again, Bentonite clay seems relatively safe. However there have as yet been no long term studies of its safeness.
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