What You Need to Know About Bentonite Clay

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Bentonite clay, also referred to as the healing clay, has already become popular as a wellness trend because of its health benefits. It is used as a natural remedy by people who are looking for a safe and effective way to get rid of toxins from their body.

The said healing clay comes in two different varieties. This is why, before deciding to do a clay cleanse, you must first be acquainted of its forms and the elements each clay is made up. Here’s a quick summary of the two:

Sodium Bentonity Clay

  • Contains a higher amount of sodium than a calcium bentonite clay
  • Highly porous
  • When hydrated, it can expand into 15 times its original size/volume
  • Usually sold as edible clay and is ideal when paired with apple cider vinegar

Sodium Bentonite Clay

  • Also called Calcium Montmorillonite
  • Known for its binding properties that help the body eliminate toxins, heavy metals, and other impurities
  • Has no consumption restrictions
  • Smooth and has no unpleasant taste and smell
  • Best when used as an internal clay cleanse and detoxification
  • Can also be applied on the surface of the skin with acne, infections, and others

  Although sodium and calcium bentonite clays differ in some ways, they both offer a lot of benefits for to people without causing irritation.


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