Lead is a heavy metal found in the Earth’s crust. Its use in the production of commercial products resulted in a widespread contamination in our water, air, and food.
You and your four-legged friends become exposed to lead through a lot of environmental sources. It could be through ingestion of food or inhalation of dust that has been contaminated with lead. At high levels of exposure, lead can damage the brain and central nervous system resulting in Alzheimer’s disease, learning disabilities, seizure disorders, aggression, and hyperactivity. Some of the common sources of lead include:
- Canned food
- Cigarette smoke (firsthand or secondhand)
- Newsprints (Glossy and colored)
- Ceramic dishes
- Water pipes
- Refined chocolate
- Vehicle emissions
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.