Things to consider when selecting Bentonite Clay

The surge in popularity of healing clays, particularly bentonite clay, has lead to many companies producing various products to help accommodate the people’s need for the detoxifying and cleansing clay. With so many products to choose from, you have to know how to properly choose the right bentonite clay product in order to get the best benefits. When you think you are ready to use bentonite clay products, there are some things that you should consider.

First thing you should look into is the company you are buying the clay from. The website of Earth’s Natural Clay suggests researching the company; check whether they are actively participating in the harvesting and quality-control check up of their products to ensure that you are not putting your health at risk when the healing clay does absorb toxins but will not flush it. Make sure that the product comes from a reputable company and are safe and environment and animal friendly. Forbes Magazine states that one risk is that if the company is not reputable, then you may receive counterfeit products. It is important to understand how the company mines the clay. Because of the nature of the bentonite clay, it is important that the clay was harvested properly and not exposed to metallic objects. Being exposed to metal objects, especially for a significant amount of time can render the clay useless because it has already absorbed enough metals to make it ineffective.

Another thing that you should consider is the aluminum and sodium content of the bentonite clay. It is already established that aluminum is a danger to your health, and sodium in large quantities can also pose a health risk. It is important to take the bentonite clays in moderations, and to check with your doctor whether you need to ingest the healing clay or you can simply use it externally, such as a topical ointment or through baths. Another concern that should be addressed in the over-consumption of bentonite clay that can possibly lead to constipation, therefore it is necessary to drink a lot of water to help thin out the clay and avoid it from “settling” or “compacted” in your body, particularly in your colon.

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