Surprising Sources of Cadmium

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We cannot escape from all the toxins that rob us of our health. But by learning its sources and how to avoid them, we can strive for better health.

Cadmium is a heavy metal produced during the production of metals like lead and copper. It is primarily used in the manufacturing of rechargeable batteries, paint, plastics, and cigarettes. When cadmium is introduced into our body, it slowly impairs our body’s abilities to utilize calcium and iron--leaving our bones weak. Some of the common sources of cadmium include:

  • Burned motor oil
  • Ceramics
  • Cigarettes
  • Evaporated milk
  • Fertilizers
  • Floor coverings
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture
  • Refined wheat flour (white flour)
  • Silver polish
  • Soft drinks from vending machines

While we cannot totally avoid coming in contact with these elements, we can protect our pets against heavy metal intoxication by doing a regular detox. This way, we help our cherished felines and canines get rid of toxins in their bodies cannot eliminate.

Bentonite clay is one of the most inexpensive yet effective natural detox tools available for both humans and animals. Harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming, this aged-volcanic clay has been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder.

Also known as the detoxifying clay, bentonite clay contains a strong negative charge that can flush out positively charged toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities in our body. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, it can also be taken internally as a food supplement or a mineral replacement for both humans and animals.

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