Bentonite clay has been used by both applying wet clay topically to the skin as a poultice, and by ingesting it. Bentonite Clays contain large amounts of trace minerals. It is common to see as many as 75 different trace minerals.
Common uses of Bentonite Clay
- Preventing Candida overgrowths.
- Chelation treatment for heart disease and autism,
- Heavy metal absorption.
- Soothing Irritable bowel syndrome
- Protects against Aflatoxicosis.
- 500 mg per day gives 80% of a pregnant woman’s calcium needs.
- Treat infections
- Bulk laxative
- Dermatologic formulas
- Acne/Oily skin
- Binds to acid and toxins in the stomach and digestive tract
The effects of weightlessness on the human body were studied by NASA in the 1960s. Experiments demonstrated that weightlessness leads to a rapid bone depletion, so various remedies were sought to counter that. A number of pharmaceutical companies were asked to develop calcium supplements, but apparently none of them were as effective as clay. Dr. Benjamin Ershoff of the California Polytechnic Institute demonstrated that the consumption of clay counters the effects of weightlessness. He reported that “the calcium in clay …is absorbed more efficiently … [clay] contains some factor or factors other than calcium which promotes improved calcium utilization and/or bone formation.” He added, “Little or no benefit was noted when calcium alone was added to the diet.”