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How to Use Bentonite for Skin or Bowel Problems
Bentonite is a form of montmorillonite clay that is basically aluminum silicate. It swells when added to water, forming a thick gel that consists of spongy bentonite with a great deal of surface area both outside and inside the sponge-like structure that is also negatively charged - just ripe for attracting heavy metals and other pollutants with an equal and opposite charge.
Bentonite gel, whether purchased in that form or as a powder to be added to fruit juice or water at a specified clay to water ratio (follow it exactly as on the label), possess a thixotropy. That means that it thins down on stirring or shaking unto a drinkable constituency. So always 'Shake the Bottle' whenever a medicine label asks you to. The contents could either settle or be thixotropic.
There is no typical dose, because it depends on the grade, but expect to be asked to use anything from a half-teaspoon to one tablespoon mixed in water or fruit juice 2-3 times daily. It will become active when in your stomach, and will begin to absorb pathogenic substances such as heavy metals, pesticides and some bacteria. Because it is sponge-like, bentonite gel will soften hard stools causing constipation, and also remove moisture from diarrhea, allowing that to be evacuated in the form of normal bowel motions.
|GREAT PLAINS® BENTONITE DETOX Available in Pints and Quarts in |
stores. Available direct from Yerba Prima only in Pints.
Alimentary Detoxification Maximum Activity Maximum
Purity BENEFITS: Great Plains® Bentonite provides strong
detoxification in the digestive tract, with the ability to bind
herbicides, viruses and other potentially harmful substances by
adsorbent action. Great Plains Bentonite is specially formulated
to provide the maximum benefits of bentonite. Bentonite's
mechanism of action is physical, due to its colloidal structure
and charged particles, which allow it to bind with toxins in the
stomach, small intestine and colon. It is not digested, nor is
it absorbed into the bloodstream. Since toxins are bound to the
bentonite, they are excreted from the body when the bentonite is
eliminated through bowel movements.* Bentonite (also known
as montmorillonite) is a natural clay mineral of volcanic
origin, created from volcanic ash deposits that are millions of
years old. Some of the largest - and highest quality - deposits
of bentonite occur in the Great Plains area of the United
States. Bentonite is made of microscopic rectangular clay
platelets, that when properly hydrated in water form a porous
"house of cards" structure with an enormous surface area.
Great Plains Bentonite has maximum activity through special
selection and processing to ensure an enhanced surface area and
optimum adsorption. Studies have shown that maximum binding and
removal of toxins occurs only with the rare naturally occurring
sodium ion form of bentonite containing a specific range of
exchangeable sodium ions. Using advanced processing methods, the
special bentonite used in Great Plains has a huge surface area
up to 960 square yards per tablespoon serving. To put that in
perspective, a quart bottle of Great Plains Bentonite contains
over 12 football fields of surface area! Great Plains
Bentonite has maximum purity. There are many different grades of
bentonite, primarily designed for industrial uses. Yerba Prima
uses only USP/NF pharmaceutical grade bentonite that has been
through a natural four-step purification process. This not only
ensures that the bentonite is ultra-pure, but also contributes
to the light color and strong activity of Great Plains
Bentonite. Bentonite has an unusual property you will notice
when you open the bottle. After complete hydration, it becomes
very thick and viscous when it sits for a while. If shaken or
stirred, the bentonite can be poured, which is why the
instructions say "Shake well before using." It will become thick
once again if allowed to sit undisturbed. Yerba Prima gives
consumers a choice of pint or quart bottles. The pint bottle is
shatter resistant amber PET plastic, and the quart bottle is
amber glass. SUGGESTED ADULT USE: Shake well before using.
For daily use, take 1 tablespoonful with liquid once or twice a
day on an empty stomach. For short term use, up to one week,
take 1 tablespoonful with liquid every two hours. Drink
additional fluid during the day. For serious conditions,
consult a health professional before use. In case of intestinal
discomfort during use, reduce amount used or discontinue usage.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure or prevent any disease. Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 tablespoon Servings per container: 31 (pint
jar) Servings per container: 63 (quart jar) Each Serving
Contains: Purified Bentonite GP Premium 15 ml* Grade
USP/NF hydrated with filtered water *Daily Value not