Can Bentonite Clay Help with Cellulitis?

Posted by Bradley Lewis on


Clay and Bacterial Infections

Recently we received this inquiry from a regular calcium bentonite clay customer of ours:

“We have a friend that is plagued with cellulitis.  He has been on drugs from the doctor for two years and tried other things and everything stays the same or gets worse. I was wondering if there is any info that is directly related to helping this nasty problem.  Of course, I am leaning towards our green bentonite clay but I really can’t talk about this since I have no references.  Can you help?”

Our Response About Clay and Cellulitis

“ABSOLUTELY the clay can help your friend. Depending on where the infection is, I would bathe in it. If it’s localized, I would make a poultice with 1 part clay to 3 parts water and smear a good layer (1/4 to ½” thick) on the area. The longer the clay stays wet, the longer it works. I would possibly wrap the area in wet gauze to keep it damp. Covering it with plastic wrap might also help contain the clay, depending on the site and extent of the infection. There are several testimonials from people about bacterial infections on our website. Clay is KNOWN for dealing with bacteria swiftly and completely.

If I were your friend I would also drink the clay. I would assume the bacteria is in the bloodstream and elsewhere in the body. One thing to note is that it’s a good idea to leave a three to four hour window between taking any prescription medications and the clay. This is because the clay is so powerful, it can render the drugs ineffective. Sadly, in your friend’s case, they seem to not be helping anyhow.

ASU did a study showing clay killed MRSA in the lab. Money ran out on the initial study, but was recently reinstated. Our supplier of calcium bentonite clay supplied ASU with clay to continue the study. What a good friend you are to inquire about a natural alternative to help with what must be a terrible burden. We hope s/he gets well soon!”

How Bentonite Clay Works

The science behind how calcium bentonite clay works is fascinating. In a nutshell, the clay consists of highly charged negative ions. When hydrated, the clay molecules go to work attracting positively charged ions to themselves. Keep in mind, however, that not all clays are created equally. Of the many families of clay, only smectites both ADsorb and ABsorb. This is one of its unique characteristics that make it highly sought after, particularly for internal use. Our clay is completely safe and non-toxic and can do no harm, so for this reason, people look to this gift of nature first for health and wellness.



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