Although not as common in modern day, healing clays such as Bentonite Clay have been used by various cultures throughout history for their rich nutrients and to also rid the body of toxins. Bentonite Clay is a healing clay with powerful benefits and is making a comeback in today’s detox and wellness programs.
Essentially, Bentonite Clay is aged volcanic ash. It is commonly found in France and Italy, but the largest known source of Bentonite Clay is found in Fort Benton, Wyoming. Bentonite Clay is full of wonderful minerals including copper, calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, iron and potassium. Often times, Bentonite Clay is referred to as a natural multivitamin. Truth be told, Bentonite Clay has amazing detoxing abilities.
Are you curious as to what Bentonite Clay actually does? Here, we are going to get a bit scientific and break it down for you. Bentonite Clay has a strong negative ionic charge which allows it to attract substances that have a positive charge. Examples of substances that have a positive charge include bad bacteria, harmful toxins, pathogens, pesticides and heavy metals. When Bentonite Clay is mixed with or touches liquid, it quickly latches onto toxic molecules. If taken internally, Bentonite Clay and the toxic molecules move through the intestines and are eventually eliminated from the body. If used externally, say as a face mask, the toxins are automatically drawn out of the skin’s pores. The best way to truly understand the wonders of Bentonite Clay is to think of it as a magnet – while it pulls in toxins, it releases the wonderful minerals it is full of.
Bentonite Clay has many benefits. The clay has many powerful antibiotic properties that help keep various viruses and diseases at bay. It can also kill harmful bacteria such as e. Coli and Salmonella. Bentonite Clay also strengthens the lining of the intestines. This is important to note because nearly 80% of our immune system is in the gut. A healthy gut equals a healthy immune system. Another interesting fact is that our intestines are made up of pores. If the wall of the gut is compromised, the pores widen and allow toxins to enter into our bloodstreams. By strengthening our intestines, we are allowing the pores to remain contracted as they should be.
Other important benefits of Bentonite Clay include the fact that it boosts probiotics and also aids in the relief of digestive issues. Bentonite Clay can also balance the body’s pH levels which is super important as today many people’s diets are filled with unhealthy acid-forming foods. An overly acidic body can lead to health issues such as weight gain, inflammation, frequent colds, fatigue and skin problems. Much like plant-based vegetables, Bentonite Clay is alkaline-forming. Lastly, Bentonite Clay boosts energy. Overcoming the overwhelming feelings of sluggishness and fatigue are easy when you add Bentonite Clay to your diet as it pulls excess hydrogen out of your body’s cells.
Are you interested in exploring a detox program that also utilizes Bentonite Clay? Would you like to take a journey that leads to an overall healthier lifestyle? Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, ours is a nurturing environment with highly trained and extremely skilled professionals who are here to offer guidance and help you succeed with all of your health and fitness goals. Feel free to fill out the enquiry form below and let us know your specific needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our detox & wellness center on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.
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