Bentonite clay is trusted healing clay that is widely used in different parts of the world such as Andes, Central Africa, and Australia. It is commonly found in herbal cabinets and even used as an ingredient in homemade beauty products. Some people use it externally for issues such as skin irritation, acne problems, and oral health. But did you know that bentonite clay is also good internally? Yes, some people have been known to drink this special clay because it is actually healthy.
This claim of bentonite clay as medicine is not only proven by indigenous cultures. It is also been increasingly used by medical practitioners as alternative medicine. Here are some benefits of putting Bentonite clay in your drink.
Bentonite Clay for detox
Bentonite clay swells up when it absorbs water, stretching open like a highly porous sponge. As liquid bentonite passes through the body undigested, supporting the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins. Since bentonite clay has negative electric charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges, it helps absorb toxins, heavy metals, impurities, pathogenic viruses, herbicides, and pesticides. Aside from these, it also has an alkalizing effect on the body that can balance gut bacteria.
Bentonite Clay for acid reflux
There are many factors that contribute to acid reflux and heartburn. It could be attributed to stress levels, eating habits, and general lifestyle. But according to some experts drinking bentonite clay can help in easing the pain of acid reflux and heartburn. When mixed with water, bentonite clay, has a ph of 9.7 – a level considered as alkaline. It is not recommended to drink bentonite clay prior to meals or on an empty stomach.
Bentonite Clay for diarrhea
Bentonite clay is also good for people who are suffering from diarrhea because of its ability bind stools. It absorbs lots of water and binds to irritants in the gastrointestinal tract. In a study made by Dr. Fredic Damrau, M.D., 34 out of 35 cases of acute diarrhea relieved by bentonite. That is 97% in an average of 3.8 days. He concluded that a preparation of bentonite with distilled water was found to be safe and highly effective in treating diarrhea.
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