Good morning! How did you start your day?
I began mine by drinking hydrated bentonite clay to detox my system. I got started after being inspired by some friends discussing the cleanses they were on. I had been using bentonite clay as a face mask, and had read about the benefits of taking it internally. It felt like time for me to do my own cleansing, so I began my research.
I had some questions:
Is it safe?
What does it do exactly?
What are the benefits?
I found that there is a lot of information about calcium bentonite cleansing, and clay cleansing in general. Wellness Mama writes that:
“Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals….
… Bentonite clay carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release it’s minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Personally, I’ve seen people benefit from taking Bentonite Clay to help with:
- Digestive disturbances like acid reflux, constipation, bloating, gas, etc. (Kaolin clay was common ingredient in medicines like Maalox and Rolaids for years)
- Helping with skin and allergy issues
- To help provide minerals for the body
- To help speed recovery from vomiting and diarrhea
- In oral health preperations
- Externally for all types of skin problems and to speed healing”
*The bentonite clay being linked to on Wellness Mama’s site is not for internal use… but it is a great face mask.
I think this is an awesome cleansing method, and it’s safe to use frequently (I drink a tablespoon in a glass of water a few times during the week). Be careful if you are on prescription medications, you will want to leave plenty of time between the your cleanse and when you take your prescriptions. I also make sure that I wait (at least) an hour before and after eating to drink bentonite clay.
This is the kind I use:
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It’s incredibly affordable too… I got a 32 ounce bottle (which has lasted me more than a month) for less than $10. Awesome! (This is a sodium bentonite cleanse, so be careful if you have sodium sensitivities or high blood pressure. Also, you will want to make sure the bentonite you use for an internal cleanse is safe to be taken internally-some clay is only for external use.)
Before you start any cleanse, you will want to do your own research to make sure it’s right for you.
Have you ever used bentonite clay for an internal cleanse or as a face mask? What’s your experience been?
I hope you have a beautiful day; stay inspired!