Bentonite is a type of volcanic ash with remarkable properties. Its attributes were first discovered in 1961, when scientists noticed its ability to absorb toxins and transport them out of the body.
It is particularly adept at removing Candida and the toxins it releases during die-off, so make sure to include it if you do a colon cleanse. Combine Bentonite with Psyllium in your cleanse for increased effect. The Psyllium gently scrapes the junk out of your gut while the Bentonite picks up any toxins that are released.
How does Bentonite work?
Bentonite is an inert volcanic ash. Its inertness is actually the reason why it is so effective. This means that it cannot be absorbed by the body. It is a substance that naturally absorbs toxins, yet does not get absorbed itself.
When Bentonite passes through your colon, it absorbs any toxins it finds and then simply passes through and is released in your feces.
Bentonite is also frequently used in Candida cleanses, where it also helps by absorbing the products of the ‘die-off’, when the Candida yeast dies and releases its toxins. This is invaluable in making a Candida cleanse more bearable for you!
How do you take Bentonite?
Bentonite must be processed into a fine powder and mixed in distilled water. Bentonite does not mix easily with water, so the mixing must be done outside of the body. Bentonite in a powder or tablet form will be much less effective.
For the best results, find a brand of liquid bentonite like Great Plains. You can mix this easily with psyllium husk or another fiber supplement, and it will be much easier to prepare and drink than the powder bentonite.
Who should not take Bentonite?
As a inert substance Bentonite should be safe for everyone to take. However if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or have a serious illness, be sure to consult your doctor. It should not be taken within 2 hours of other medicines or supplements.
Bentonite Side Effects
Again, Bentonite seems relatively safe. However there have as yet been no long term studies of its safeness.