Bentonite Clay…

A Potent Combination Of Nature And Technology

Royal Earth Bentonite

A VOLCANIC ASH DETOXIFIER — Bentonite is also known as montmorillonite. It’s a medicinal powdered clay which derives from deposits of weathered volcanic ash. Regarded as one of the most potent and effective natural intestinal cleansing minerals, bentonite’s unique mineral structure will absorb pollutants and toxins within the body and it’s gastrointestinal tract and deliver much needed nutirients so it passes through the undigested.

Why?

Because Clay is inert which means it passes through the body undigested.

How it works? Technically, the clay mineral adsorbs the toxins, free radicals, pollutants, heavy metals and pesticides. It then attracts the toxins which in turn has the toxins sticking like flies to sticky paper. From there it absorbs the toxins, taking them in much the same way a sponge mops up a kitchen mess.

Clay’s minerals are like a magnet to metal shavings. According to Yerba Prima, a company based in Ashland, Oregon, there is an electrical aspect to bentonite’s ability to bind and absorb toxins.

The clay’s minerals are negatively charged while toxins tend to be positively charged; hence the clay’s attraction works like a magnet drawing metal shavings. But it’s even more involved than that.

Once the clay is taken and hydrated or combined with water, bentonite has an enormous surface area. According to Yerba Prima, a single quart bottle can represent a total surface area of 960 square yards or 12 American football fields.

Bentonite consists of a great number of tiny platelets made up of negative electrical charges on their flat surfaces and positive charges on their edges. When bentonite absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open like a highly porous sponge; the toxins are drawn into these spaces by electrical attraction and bound fast. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces.

In fact, according to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53), bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mould), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup.

According to Sonne’s Organic Foods of North Kansas City, Missouri, “There is no evidence that bentonite has any chemical action in the body. Its power is purely physical.”

Benonite Clay’s adsorptive and absorptive benefits and qualities may be the key to unlocking its multifaceted healing abilities. Knishinsky reports that consuming clay helped him eliminate painful ganglion cysts (tumours attached to joints and tendons, in his case, in his wrist) in two months, without surgery.

According to Knishinsky, some of the benefits people have reported using clay for a period of two to four weeks include:

  • improved intestinal regularity
  • relief from chronic constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • indigestion, and ulcers;
  • a surge in physical energy with clearer complexion and brighter whiter eyes
  • enhanced alertness and emotional uplift
  • improved tissue and gum repair
  • and increased resistance to infections

“Clay works on the entire organism. No part of the body is left untouched by its healing energies,” he notes.

To further support these findings a medical study conducted by Frederic Damrau, M.D., in 1961 (Medical Annals of the District of Columbia) established that bentonite can end bouts of diarrhoea.

When 35 individuals (average age 51) suffering from diarrhoea took two tablespoons of bentonite in distilled water daily, the diarrhoea was relieved in 97% (34 of the 35 patients) in 3.8 days, regardless of the original cause of the problem (allergies, virus infection, spastic colitis, or food poisoning). According to Dr. Damrau, bentonite is “safe and highly effective” in treating acute diarrhoea.

Knishinsky’s research also suggests that regular intake of bentonite clay (typically one to three tablespoons daily, in divided doses) can also produce other health benefits including:

  • parasite removal from the intestines
  • allergy and hay fever relief,
  • and elimination of anaemia and acne.

For example, bentonite clay helps anaemia because it contains both types of dietary iron (ferrous and ferric) in an easily assimilated form. In addition it can also help reduce the discomfort of allergies because it neutralizes allergens that produce allergic reactions; and has been known to reduce the effects of heartburn and indigestion as it absorbs excess stomach acids.

Overall though, the benefits of clay’s strength and potency is in it’s use as an overall internal detox and cleansing treatment for the human body. According to Keith Payne of White Rock Mineral Corporation in Springville, Utah, clay scrapes and cleans the lining of the colon. “As the colon becomes cleaner, its ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients increases, making the minerals even more bioavailable, thus giving more energy.”

Royal Earth Bentonite™ is a potent internal cleansing supplement that contains 69 trace and ultra-trace minerals, including many that are probably unknown to most consumers. These trace minerals allow the body’s internal organs to absorb the nutrients as “they are the bonding agents between your inner health and food.”

“The best way to take clay is in capsule form or mixed with water on an empty stomach or at least an hour before a meal” says Knishinsky.

Taking regular doses of clay means you’ll be giving your internal organs a spring clean and helping fight off potential sickness while also promoting overall well-being and health.

Dandelion root

Dandelion Root Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale

Used as a liver tonic in traditional medicine, Dandelion root helps keep the liver operating at maximum efficiency. It assists the body by reducing excess acidity; and oxygenates, purifies and builds blood by cleansing and regenerating cells.

Constituents: essential oil, inulin, levulin, choline, taraxacin, mucin, saponins, resin, fatty acids, sugars, pectin, gum, protein 16.5%

Vitamins: Dandelion contains vitamins A (the third richest source of Vitamin A of all foods, after cod-liver oil and beef liver), B1, B2, B3, C, D and E.

Minerals: Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Cobalt, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Silicon and Zinc.

Actions: Diuretic, laxative, choleretic, tonic, stomachic, antioxidant, hepatic, alterative, aperient, anti-inflammatory, cholagogue.