Bentonite Clay Comparison Checklist

Not All Bentonite Clay Is The Same.  Questions To Ask When Comparing Clays:

In addition to the many types of clay available, there is also much misinformation about clay. Although bentonite clay is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are many grades and sources of clay. With the advent of the Internet, anyone can hang a shingle and sell products – and make claims with regard to characteristics of the clay you’re buying. It’s especially important for you to know what you put in or on your body. While this checklist is not all-inclusive, it should help you compare different clays you’re evaluating. Consider the following questions when buying clay:

  • Is the clay sedimentary in nature or from volcanic ash?
  • Is the predominant mineral (after silica dioxide) calcium or sodium?
  • Has the clay been chemically treated or irradiated or sun-dried?
  • Is the clay specifically intended for internal use by humans?
  • Does the seller follow the recommendation of their supplier with regard to appropriate use?
  • Has the clay recently been tested for pathogens by an independent laboratory and is a copy of the results readily available to consumers?
  • Is a recent mineral analysis readily available to consumers?
  • Does the supplier have positive reviews and testimonials?
  • Is the packaging professional and not home-made?
  • Does the vendor have a professional website in addition to selling on amazon, craigslist, etsy and the like?
  • Does the vendor have a return policy?
  • Is there a phone number to call and talk to an actual person about the clay?

The answers to all of these questions about our clay can be found on our website.