Humans have been consuming minerals from the earth for hundreds of thousands of years. Salt, soil, ash, charcoal all contain trace elements necessary for life. They cleanse, heal, and have several other uses.
Bentonite Clay is one of several clays derived from Volcanic Ash. Within its classification, there are several types of Bentonite Clay. Calcium Bentonite, also called Calcium Montmorillonite is a green clay, is well-known for its healing and curative powers because of its high adsorption and absorption powers. It is alkaline with a pH of 8 or 9 and above, and is tasteless and has no smell. It can be used for external use. But, most importantly, this healing clay is extremely good when taken internally, for detoxing and removing toxins. This is particulary useful for handling food poisoning, intestinal parasites, and other internal toxification.
Sodium Bentonite Clay is best used externally, as it has much higher swelling properties. It is useful for drawing toxins and venom from stings, bites, and is used for epidermal wound healing. It is an essential for hiking and camping, as clay mixed with water has been known to save victims from snakebites and insect stings by liberally applying to the affected area. It works well on skin conditions including Psoriasis and Excema. It is great for removing hair build up as well!
Bentonite Clay is negatively charged, while toxins are usually positively charged. It is important not to use metal utencils when administering the clay as their ions will be attracted, rendering the clay useless for drawing. Additionally, you may be consuming or applying harmful metals.
Redmond Clay is a locally sourced Calcium Bentonite Clay. I like to internally detox with it on the weekends, as bowel movements may be more frequent or stronger. And, detoxification can make you feel fatigued or queezy. Additionally, it is best to consume clay away from meals, as it can pull nutrients from your foods.
Here’s how to take Redmond Clay: Take 1 plastic teaspoon and shake into a plastic water bottle. It is recommended to take a Psyllium Fiber Capsule with clay to aid in transit. Take the solution at night before bed. Your liver detoxifies in the early morning, so this is a perfect time to aid the liver in moving toxins out of your system. Make sure to hydrate well during detoxification, so your toxins don’t get bound up in your digestive tract. You may notice a metallic smell in your excretions. This is normal.
Remember, a little dirt never hurt!