Bentonite Clay History, Uses, and Benefits

 

Bentonite Clay Benefits & Information

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Interesting Benefits of Bentonite Clay

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The best 5 ways to use BENTONITE CLAY

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Calcium Bentonite Clay: Nature’s Godsend

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Benefits of Bentonite Clay

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Bentonite Clay Uses and Benefits

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The Health Benefits of Bentonite Clay

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Bentonite Clay Benefits Bentonite’s clay ability to absorb and decrease the toxic effects of aflatoxins has the largest body of clinical support compared to its other purported benefits. Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts produced by certain fungi in and of foods consumed by humans and feeds consumed by livestock. I. Bentonite clay is now used in a variety of homemade skin care products. Some are made into products such as hair and face masks, homemade re-mineralization clay toothpastes and tooth powders, baths for drawing heavy metals away from the body, skin calming lotions, deodorants, soaps, and even makeup.

Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can aid the body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Bentonite clay is made from volcanic ash, and is harvested mostly in the U.S., France, and Italy. The largest source of bentonite clay is found in Fort Benton in Wyoming (hence the name).

Studies show bentonite clay may help with: Allergic reactions to poison ivy and poison oak. Hand dermatitis. Diaper rash. Skin infections or ulcers.

Sunscreen protection. Continued. Test a little. Throughout history, bentonite clay was used by medical doctors because they claimed it had many healing properties.

They would use the clay for all types of ailments, treating issues inside and outside of the body. Some people think of bentonite clay as the all-purpose answer to many common health issues. Bentonite clay has a range of health benefits, mainly due to its detoxifying abilities.

It can is capable of attracting substances that are toxic. The average person is exposed to all sorts of toxins. Cleaning supplies, paint, and other frequently used products all exude toxins. It also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.

Because of this, bentonite clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. Common external uses include poultices, mud packs, detox baths, and skin care recipes. Some (including myself) even use it internally. The Benefits of Clay.

It is also important to weigh the benefits of bentonite clay when determining if it is safe to use. I’ve written in depth about the scientifically backed benefits of bentonite clay, but to summarize: Bentonite carries a strong negative charge which allows it to bond to chemicals and heavy metals within the body and. Bentonite clay’s composition makes it a useful supplement in its own right—even if you overlook the other health benefits. The regularly consumption of Bentonite clay can help you get the nutrients that so many people lack.

It’s a rich source of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, copper, iron, silica, and potassium (15). Bentonite clay supports normal digestion, bacterial balance, the immune system, the liver, the body’s natural detoxification abilities, and more. Let’s look at the science behind the health benefits of bentonite clay.

1. Detoxes the Digestive Tract.

List of related literature:

The overlapping of the two terms is particularly evident where both bentonite and nonbentonite fuller’s earth are used for the same purposes or products, such as in drilling muds, bleaching or clarifying fats and oils, and carriers for insecticides and fertilizers.

“Surface Mining, Second Edition” by B. A. Kennedy, Bruce A. Kennedy, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.)
from Surface Mining, Second Edition
by B. A. Kennedy, Bruce A. Kennedy, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.)
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1990

Importance of bentonite constituents:

“Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development” by Salah El Haggar
from Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development
by Salah El Haggar
Elsevier Science, 2010

Bentonite has a wide variety of uses including foundry, animal feed, drilling mud, absorbent, industrial, and specialty uses.

“The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes” by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Steve McNutt, Hazel Rymer, John Stix
from The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2015

All used bentonite as the base for their fluids and tinkered with the additives, improving their effectiveness over time.

“Roughnecks, Rock Bits and Rigs: The Evolution of Oil Well Drilling Technology in Alberta, 1883-1970” by Bonar Alexander Gow, Sandy Gow
from Roughnecks, Rock Bits and Rigs: The Evolution of Oil Well Drilling Technology in Alberta, 1883-1970
by Bonar Alexander Gow, Sandy Gow
University of Calgary Press, 2005

Bentonite is the only commercial clay now used in significant amounts in fresh water muds.

“Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids” by HCH Darley, George R. Gray
from Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids
by HCH Darley, George R. Gray
Elsevier Science, 1988

Part 1: bentonite properties and speck control efficiency.

“Handbook of Clay Science” by Faïza Bergaya, B.K.G. Theng, G. Lagaly
from Handbook of Clay Science
by Faïza Bergaya, B.K.G. Theng, G. Lagaly
Elsevier Science, 2011

The name bentonite is popularly used for a range of natural clay minerals of the smectite group, principally potassium, calcium and sodium montmorillonites derived from the weathering of feldspars.

“Clay Materials Used in Construction” by George M. Reeves, Ian Sims, J. C. Cripps, Geological Society of London
from Clay Materials Used in Construction
by George M. Reeves, Ian Sims, et. al.
Geological Society, 2006

For management honey, soaps, mineral waters and baths, often containing sulphur, were applied in the ancient Roman Empire for cleaning and drying out the skin, as mentioned by Celsus (first century ad) in his “De Medicina”, a major source of Greco-Roman medicine.

“Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea” by Christos C. Zouboulis, Andreas D. Katsambas, Albert M. Kligman
from Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea
by Christos C. Zouboulis, Andreas D. Katsambas, Albert M. Kligman
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

In the last two decades, clay minerals have been extensively tested for adsorbing and detoxifying aflatoxins, harmful by-products of mold growth (Jaynes et al., 2007), and used as additives in animal feeds (Phillips, 1999).

“Handbook of Clay Science” by Faïza Bergaya, G. Lagaly
from Handbook of Clay Science
by Faïza Bergaya, G. Lagaly
Elsevier Science, 2013

It does not have extensive use in the United States, because of the abundance of the more active sodiumbentonite, but is commonly used in Europe where sodium bentonite is not widely available.

“Practical Handbook of Grouting: Soil, Rock, and Structures” by James Warner
from Practical Handbook of Grouting: Soil, Rock, and Structures
by James Warner
Wiley, 2004

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  • Look up The Dirt toothpaste. It’s a bentonite clay tooth powder. After 3 months of using it, I’ve already naturally removed plaque from my teeth!

  • In your MTHFR video you claim heavy metals are super hard for mthfr people and we are best to avoid heavy metals because we suffer from bad detox. So my question is: is it still safe for mthfr people because it’s full of lead and other metals? Is it still safe us, is the lead and heavy metals absorbed if the person has leaky gut?

  • That’s why I almost never use makeup. The only makeup I use is vegan, cruelty free and based on clays, minerals and plants with no artificial ingredients in them. I make my own face creams.

  • I saw Perry A interview  by Adam Abraham where she mentioned that the minerals in Calcium Bentonite clay are not absorbed by the body.

  • I bought the Aztec bentonite clay for my face and hair….will I need to buy a food grade type for toothpaste and to drink??? If so, where can I find food grade?

  • Love the video. I took some recommended dosages and after two days I had the most comforting #2. I suffer from constipation and what a relief it is to have normal well formed eliminations.

  • I have sodium bentonite clay. Is It ok to use as toothpaste or is that considered internal use?? Or do I have to get calcium bentonite for toothpaste?

  • This helped my keto rash. I applied it as a mask to the back of my neck. No more itching/inflammation. I’m also drinking it to see if that helps my rash too.

  • Do you know how long one should stay on a detox with BC? I’ve been drinking a glass once a day for about a month & have some good & bad results. My blood pressure has dropped about 20 pts which is what I wanted it to do, great. But the toxins are coming out on my skin in the form of red bumps similar looking to mosquitoes bites that itch like crazy.

  • Hey everyone, I have been drinking it now for a full week and I wonder if I should drink every single day? Does it have any side effects ingesting it daily? So far I feel wonderful. Also I fast all day till 6 pm and try to limit my eating by one portion to not disturb my gut much. It gives me such clarity that I can’t get enough of. Thank you!

  • What is the life of the Bentonite if taken orally? I ask because I hear it activates with water but once you take it and it absorbs metals I’m sure if the activation dies out after a certain time then it drops the metals?
    I just meant to know how often?
    I know the ALA should be taken every 3-4 hours but I rather use Bentonite.
    Please help!

  • Good information. Although hard to concentrate on when I can hear 1 of my favorite songs from Earth, Wind & Fire. ������”You will find peace of mind…”�������� (that is if I remember the lyrics correctly ) LOL

  • Holy smokes! Thank you I see you haven’t done a video on diatomaceous earth, I would really like to know your take on it in comparison to bentonite clay.

  • great vid…. quick question tho…. I just bought some today from whole foods….. it says calcium bentonite clay… can I still use it externally as a face and hair mask? and still great results? or do I need to return it and look for sodium clay?

  • I was watching a nature programme tonight and every animal including the apes were going down to the mud to eat for the minerals and for and for the bacteria killing properties. Its no joke! great video

  • Great video and chanell I just started bentonite clay I hope to get healthy rated up and subbed from beautiful New Zealand.What an amazing decoritive house you have.

  • I always take it before and after I have any kind of CAT scan or x-ray of any type to get rid of the radiation.

    And it’s also good for remineralizing your teeth and needed nutrients for your hair growth

  • I love your channel! I am so amazed at your wealth of knowledge and love learning from you. I am learning soooo much! I stumbled on your channel and I am hooked. I have many health issues that I am overcoming naturally. Intestinal issues and immunity issues. I know the good Lord told me that He would heal me, but I also felt that He impressed on me that I would need to do some changes too. I have searched for many years for answers that I have found right here on your channel. You are amazing and a gift to all of us. Truly I feel that God lead me to go as natural as possible. My husband and I bought a 2 acre farm five years ago, and we have not started our homestead as we intended. Life got in the way. We have started! I am planting our garden and my daughter bought chickens and ducks. I began those changes, and was looking for more, and I found it here at Rain Country! Thank you! Thank God for you as well!

  • Hi Heidi! I love all your videos and I always learn something new! I just had a question about the Starwest Bentonite clay. It says on the front of the package that it contains an ingredient known to cause cancer and birth defects. �� Why would that be if it’s safe to ingest?

  • As far as my research has shown, all clays have aluminum and should never be consumed orally! Including Zeolytes! We now know aluminum is a major contributor to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Major metal detoxification must be adhered to if you consumed or are consuming these products. As far as I know, no company that supplies these products for human consumption, (ie..food grade) they do not extract any of the aluminum. Do your own research.

  • Oh my face turns red to you but I’m pretty sure it’s just because how do you ride it gets and then if you move at all like if you smile it kind of pulls your skin and it’s like in the winter time when your face gets really dry I kind of like hurts if you leave it on too long and it dries too much but once I rinsed it With cool water and moisturized…. it disappears within 15/20 min maybe. I just wanted to let you know I’m pretty sure it’s just from the drying effect and pulling on your skin when you move or just from drying that is making your face red. It does shrink a lot and pulls on your skin but oh my God it is truly magical I just got it and I’ve had this pimple on my cheek for four years and I used it for three days and I think it came out I’m still watching it to see what happens and if it’s truly gone. Thank you for making this!!I wish I knew about this so much sooner geez!! Love this stuff

  • Not only does going thru your link help you, it gives us a discount, too. I have some bentonite clay but its been sitting for two years…why? Because a rat got in and tore up stuff in the cabinet and he tore into a corner of it and some spilled. I am afraid he may have touched some that is still in the bag and so I won’t use it…but keeping thinking there must be a way I could still use it, just not on my body. Any ideas?

  • Is the toxins that the clay removed in your poop and urine? I took some for the first time today and my stools look really dark and kind of small and broken up, is this a good thing. Thanks for any information.

  • So I looked at my frontier bentonite clay today to see which kind it is and it says DO NOT USE INTERNALLY OR FOR TOOTH POWDER oops, too late �� wonder why?????

  • Fun fact: food grade bentonite is found in incredible places. The most popular being soft-serve ice cream in most fast food locations, as well as many gravies i.e. KFC’s gravy. Unfortunately it’s substituting instead of supplementing in these situations.

  • I would think that people who takes medecines…might be better not to take it at least two hours either before or after..medecines absorption…��������❤️

  • Easy homemade bentonite clay toothpaste http://thenatureway.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/homemade-toothpaste/
    Please like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thenatureway Much Love!!

  • I’ve been to 2 nature stores looking for bentonite clay and they both had 6% aluminum in them. Is this ok to eat since it adsorbs so much? What do you think about the liquid bentonite?

  • You don’t want calcium bentonite. Natural bentonite is sodium bentonite. Calcium bentonite is just sodium bentonite with a lot of industrially processed calcium added to it. This no good for you whatsoever. The injuns didn’t consume this garbage. Neither should you.

  • Hi, in 1982 I was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider. Dr.was baffled & not encouraging. Older local cattleman (In Cody, Wyoming) gave me bentonite clay. Said he used it on cattle. I know that’s what saved me. Doctor was beyond impressed. Blessings to you.

  • Oh goodness Heidi you make me so much smarter ��. Love the video! I also put bentonite clay in some of my soaps and tooth powder but didn’t realize just how good it is for our health thank you so much for sharing��. Love and blessings ❤️

  • I use it with activated charcoal and aloe Vera gel mixed into a paste for stings, spider bites and tick bites. My family will come to me immediately with a sting or bite and ask me to mix it up for them. Works almost immediately for the pain and left on for a little while, the whelp will go away.

  • I have a couple of bags of bentonite clay powder from Starwest Botanicals and the packaging says it could cause cancer because of the exposure to lead, according to California standards……but then again I have no faith in Cali standards. I made the tooth powder you recommended and it’s wonderful, what’s your thoughts on Cali standards?

  • I heard that we shouldn’t allow bentonite to dry on the skin as it can damage it. If I use it on my face and allow it to completely dry my face burns and turns strawberry red. Don’t allow it to completely dry. Mixing with honey can help keep it moist. Just FYI. Thank you! ��

  • I use it in my tooth powder and a face mask, but my main use is medicinal. It is a key ingredient in my spider bite treatment and shallow wound treatment.

  • We used bentonite clay mixed with myrrh, comfrey root, goldenseal, bayberry root and slippery elm (all powders) on a deep wound (from abscess surgery), and it worked great. Then we found organic papaya and mixed blended papaya (with a skin) with the same herbal powder mix, and that worked, we felt, even faster. Don’t get scared when you see yellowish coloring dispersed in healing deep wounds as that is the new layers of skin building. Doctor said wound was healing beautifully.

  • Hello, Great information and I learn some things that I did not know about. I do have a question. Since the clay hardens when used as a clay mask, would it harden up when taken internally in a drink? I would really like to use it as a detox drink but nervous that it would harden somewhere in the digestive system. I am going to look at all the links right after this. Thank you for sharing, God bless, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  • I now use this clay internally,and it helps me with the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Thanks for bringing this clay to my attention,Dr Berg…

  • You are such a wealth of information. I am so glad I found your channel, you have really helped me in so many ways. Thank you for all you do.

  • Heidi,
    do you get the Bentonite Clay that is food grade? I was told that it had to be food grade to ingest Wow what good information Heidi! We have been using the foot powder Heidi, and it has helped with Rick, as the doctors are not sure what type of rash he get, they are thinking he has ecaema, and it itchy and he scratches so hard that it bleeds. Well since using the foot powder with tea tree it has been very good. We have had many test done on him to see what the problems is and we thought it was dairy, and they said he did not have a dairy allergy ; but when he eat ice cream, half and half, whipping cream, cream cheese, sour cream, that is when it get very bad.

  • I’m new to this bentonite clay stuff. was looking on how to make toothpaste out of it. I will have to ask my nutritionist at dialysis if it’s ok for me to drink due to my kidney failure. Anyhow, thanks for the video and wow, you’re very handsome. Blessings, Love & Light to all and to all a good night lol. night

  • I am taking green clay in a glass of water, every morning. But some say to take the water next day leaving the clay at the bottom, on the contrary, others recommend to stir up the mixture and drink it all. As I am afraid to get constipated, I am drinking the water, only. Anyone could advise me on this point? Thanks.

  • I heard that you can use it,to detox your scalp too,which may very well aid in a healthy scalp,and hair growth.Is there any truth to this claim.

  • Any recommendations where to buy and what brand! I know about the 2 brands not to buy as they are associated with lead ( Bentonite Me Baby by Alikay Naturals and Best Bentonite Clay by Best Bentonite)

  • Hey Rob, quick intervention not relating to the topic as well but I saw what you answer to IrieAllDay88 and i’d like to say that even if I wrote something about me being lost about the process and stuff.. It was a quick thinking reaction because it is easy to loose faith when you have the skin condition that most of us have here. You already respond to me on my post but I just wanted to say that i’d never wish you bad stuff like I saw under your last video. People can be really mean sometime if you do not think as they want you to think.. I now understand how the process that you create work and why it is best to do it the way you told us to. I’m at the beginning of my journey, but I’m glad that I found someone like you to help me achieve it. Keep up Rob, sending you good vibes too brother:)

  • Interesting info Heidi. Here’s a real story for you: As a young child back in the 60’s we had a black lady that was a temporary maid to help around the house while my step mother was pregnant. One day after school, this maid ask me to go out to the driveway and get her some red clay. I freaked out. She actually ate the red clay dirt from the driveway. lol

  • I make a ” dirt drink ” that i drink everyday…1 tbsp of diametateous earth..1 tbsp collagen…1 tsp of bentonite clay..1 Tbsp of MCT oil and 1 oz of aloe juice in unsweetened almond milk buzzed up in a blender…it has taken my arthritis pain down by 70% in 6 months and my tummy troubles are alot better too

  • great information but it I don’t know how much and when? what is the point of listening to  Dr. He will only give you that information if you pay him.

  • What & how for people with chronic conditions that have to be on medications please Dr. Axe? Great video & I believe it’s sad that companies have no issues with selling the B.C. but they don’t give step by step instructions & so we all do this properly, as needed! �������������������������� ☘️

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  • My ACNE WORSENED, I INITIALLY USED THIS EVERY ALTERNATE DAY BUT SINCE I HAD MORE PIMPLES AND HUGE ONES I LIMITED TO TWICE A WEEK AND THEN ONCE A WEEK. NOW MY FACE IS FULL OF ACNE AND SCARS!!!!!!

  • Wash off vegetables after you pull them from the garden? I’ve never done that and people say I’m going to get sick lol. I haven’t yet. It’s just dirt!!!

  • Have u ever eaten 1 tsp of calcium bentonite clay on somewhat full stomache? I did and I detoxed like hell for five hours! I’ve taken it many times before on an empty stomache and didn’t have any problems. Normally I took it like the doc said in the morning on empty stomache. When I detoxed I had flu like symptoms and threw up too. I had just eaten at Panera bread and Barnes n nobles! I think all restaurant food is toxic mess!

  • Hello Clark: Great presentation. Thank you? One question: What brand of bentonite clay do you use? Very important point you forgot to mention.

  • What are the 1000 uses & is Calcium or sodium better please? What’s the best 3 brands with calcium, as concerned with the sodium with my Thyroid issues, Eczema with other chronic medical conditions, OR is this a concern please? GREAT video as always Dr Axe, thank you. ������������������������

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  • I bought 1 kg of Bentonite Clay, but now I am worried to use it as I read in an article online that it contains lead which is dangerous. Is that really true? Can it do harm if I take 1/2 teaspoon internally for a longer period of time? I suffer from rosacea and constipation. Thanks for helping.

  • I eat clay and people think I have a healthy problem, am trying hard to stop but I can’t. I wish I can take a picture of the clay I eat and you advice me if it’s good or bad. Thanks

  • heavy metals shut down the mitochondria.. energy metabolism in the cells… so you get your energy back heavy metal detox is number 1……

  • Great info. Can one take enzymes and probiotics while taking clay? Take an hour or so before or after? Does clay remove parasites? Thank you for the great info.

  • You have to let the clay absorb water, for 10-20 minutes, BEFORE you drink it, because it expands as it absorbs moisture!

    You do NOT want it to expand when it is already in your digestive tract. It will cause constipation!

    Moreover, 2 teaspoons is too much for drinking purposes. One is enough.

    ALWAYS(!) let the clay to expand for up to a half an hour, or more, in your glass, or it will expand in your gut!

    And that is not enjoyable.

  • Hello, can I use calcium bentonite clay as a face & hair mask? Will i get the same benefits as the sodium bentonite clay? Please help

  • When you say pathogens can that also be parasites as well? Or should we combine it with parasites cleansing herbs along with Bentonite clay?

  • Do you or anyone else know if Bentonite Clay also absorbs good nutrients from foods and powdered plants? I think ‘activated charcoal’ can do this, but i’m unsure about Bentonite clay. I am just wondering about the best time to take it.

  • Just subscribed and look forward to following your programs. The docs don’t even talk about this product with us. Must be they know how well it works. Appreciate your clear delivery of content.

  • Is argil vert green clay safe for internal use? It says 100% natural on the label sun dried, but also says (for external use only!) Help?

  • Using it as a facial really dries my skin, but I also use it as a toothpaste which makes my mouth feel cleaner than regular toothpaste & I know it doesn’t have flouride.

  • Another clay. Pascalite clay has been around for 80 years. A book has been written about it. More Precious Than Gold, by Ray Pendergraft. It can heal most illnesses.

  • Those black people in Africa were eat this shit n we were laughing at them now we are doing it I think we should like learn from them

  • I have begun to consume calcium bentonite in the morning and evening, 1/2 Tbs mixed with one cup of water as a means to assist with detox for heavy metals. I am also taking 1 tsp of turmeric mixed with 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbs lemon juice, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp stevia. My question is what are the contraindications of taking the calcium bentonite so close in time to the turmeric? What do you recommend? Currently, I take the calcium bentonite upon waking, wait about 30 minutes and then take the turmeric tonic. I take the second dose of calcium bentonite right before going to bed. Another question is if there are contraindications with magnesium therolate as I take that before going to bed too could the clay interfere with its absorption? Thanks in advance.

  • Which brand did people get? I read that many are contaminated with heavy metals so it’s obviously important to get the purest possible. I see many claim to be pure but none I have found lab test their product

  • Some really interesting information I just heard was that you should only drink it in the morning before food otherwise it also absorbs the good nutrients from our food!
    Makes sense
    Thoughts?

  • Warning if you are on medication for anything this works like a detox and you will feel the effects of detox which depending on a lot of variables could possibly be dangerous or the best thing you’ve done. Since I’ve already detoxed from several “drugs”, I was ok and only got the usual nightmares and nightsweats for a few days but I instantly felt better, less anxious, brain fog and I can tell my gut likes it.

  • So the reason I’m watching this is I was watching videos reviewing natural deodorants. Many of the reviewers were using the clay to detox their armpits before switching to the natural deodorant. So I went on Amazon to buy some and noticed there was a food grade option. So I was wondering if it could detox your insides.

  • Excellent information! Your enthusiasm is contagious…love it! Just a couple questions….There is some talk about possible constipation and starting low and slow is always the best way to go but have you tried the capsules vs powder? Do they dissolve in the stomach or small intestine using plenty of water, of course. Would capsules increase chances of binding you up? Also, the past year I’ve been taking another type of clay, Diatomaceous Earth mainly to control candida. But, I haven’t seen as much talk about it as this Bentonite supplement. Any information on this Freshwater Diatomaceous Earth powder? Thanks for specifying “Calcium” over “Sodium” Bentonite and for your dedication to heatlh!

  • Thank you for sharing! �� I’ve tried bc before without effect. Apparently I’ve not been taking enough. Today, after seeing your video, I tried 1 tablespoon in the morning and I can already feel the effect less bloating. Tomorrow I’ll try 2 tablespoon. I have high hopes in the long run for this����

  • Umm, I think cancer cells have a negative surface charge (you can research that)…So word of caution, don’t use the clay for cancer related illnesses….

  • Is it safe to for humans to use the Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Red Lake Earth with Calcium Bentonite? I got some from tractor supply and been putting one teaspoon in water and drinking it.. Is this safe or not?

  • The more I watch these videos the more I realise this is what we should have been taught in schools. These are real life skills……….of course we were never taught anything really useful.

  • Thank you for your interesting tips and recipees. I would like to give you a cheap and natural recipee for deodorant: 10 drops mms, 60ml water, 5 drops dmso. I use it already for months and it works great��

  • Thank you Heidi for all the useful information. We moved and I haven’t been able to watch most of my favorite YouTubers. So I am drinking my coffee and binge watching your videos. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your videos.

  • Very well explained. I have saw other videos and they mentioned that you can drink it but never explained what type. Great Job! Thank you.

  • I would love to share with you a very powerful and effective cleansing program by a company that has been around for 30 years. It’s by far the most effective and life changing terrain modification program you can embark on!

  • Why when I drink bentonite clay I feel after few minutes I feel weak tired kind of paralyzed?
    BTW i do have h pylori and chronic gastritis and may have malabsorption and electrolyte imbalance
    Any help

  • A homeopathic doctor said that bentonite clay is good for the release of EMF’s (electromagnetic frequencies) stuck in the body as well.

  • Here, here!  I just started a teaspoon a day.  I overcame my chronic fatigue in 7 days!  From a wheelchair to walking in seven days!  I don’t know how it worked but it did.  But it did and I thank God/the universe/mother nature. I love this clay.  Forever it will be part of my life.

  • For everyone that is wondering, there is food grade calcium bentonite clay. If you purchase some, you can be sure that it is safe for internal use.

  • 2016 UPDATE NOTE: Hey guys, thanks for all the support on this video! Please feel free to check out some of the newer videos on this channel we’ve come a long way since the good ol’ college dorm room. Here are some videos to start with:

    1. HOW TO JOURNAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjiWRSn5Rpk
    2. BACKPACKING AROUND WORLD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92lu13E8ng
    3. VLOG #04: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQY74w4AgA

    Thanks for your support, you all rock!

    -Clark

  • PLEASE make sure that the Clay you’re getting for Internal Use is Pure enough to use Internally and that it’s not for External Use Only! Also make sure it’s CALCIUM Bentonite Clay and NOT SODIUM Bentonite Clay. Do not ingest Sodium Bentonite Clay. Do NOT ingest Green French Clay, it is for External Use Only! The best company I’ve found and purchased from with great results is The Living Clay Co. Best of health to all, Aloha

  • You could be my hubby’s twin.. my boo has light green eyes though.. thanks for sharing this video I’m into the DE Calcium Bentonite Clay.. hoping my guy sees the benefits and wants to try it too.

  • God Bless all of you for your advice. I started my clay today. I just drank my 8 ounces and I also used it on my hair and my face. I feel good about it.
    Thanks all

  • A few questions

    What kind of strainer & how much bentonite clay per glass of water?

    Can I put it through my waterman water filter?

    I know you shouldn’t use metals with it like spoon etc
    What else shouldn’t you use?
    Plastic ok?

  • Both. It’ll be coming. Prob new video, editing software bugged out and I lost the footage.
    Just mix 1 part clay with 8 parts water. Let it soak overnight and it will dissolve fully.
    -Clark

  • Don’t forget there are two types of bentonite clay sodium and calcium. Sodium apparently is for external use and calcium for internal. I am just starting to use this so do your own research on it.

  • You have to let the Bentonite clay absorb water, for 10-20 minutes, BEFORE you drink it, because it expands as it absorbs moisture!

    You do NOT want it to expand when it is already in your digestive tract. It will cause constipation!

    Moreover, 2 teaspoons is too much for drinking purposes. One is enough.

    ALWAYS(!) let the clay to expand for up to a half an hour, or more, in your glass, or it will expand in your gut!

    And that is not enjoyable.

  • I recommend doing a sinus cleanse with vinegar and water with hot compresses. All you do is heat up water and 1/4 part of vinegar (apple cider). Use a natural clean cloth and soak it with the hot liquid and put it on your jaw area, by your ears, on top of your sinuses, nose, betweenness the eyes over the eyes, and under the eyes.

  • Wow! I have a bunch of bentonite clay left over from when I made my foundry molding sand. I think I paid 13¢/lb at a local ceramics supply store. I never would’ve considered it as something that could be edible or have these kinds of uses. Thanks for sharing!

  • Why when I drink bentonite clay I feel after few minutes I feel weak tired kind of paralyzed?
    BTW i do have h pylori and chronic gastritis and may have malabsorption and electrolyte imbalance

  • ….sooo would you say that your great skin is a result more so from the clay or high good fat consumption? Because it’s flawless.

  • Great, thanx Dr Berg. I’ve finally got his opinion on Activated Charcoal, Bentonite, now looking for Diatomaceous Earth and possibly a comparison of all three. Thanx again for addressing these detox agents

  • God I love your channel!!!!! What reliable sight do you purchase bentonite clay from? Or can you recommend a brand name? I don’t want to buy someones backyard clay. LOL

  • As a kid I got a lot of carries and I have filling in my mouth as well as one crown, if I don’t get those removed will I always have toxic metals in my body??

  • Bentonite clay is The solution and most people don’t believe it because it is so simplistic. It works better than anything else. On any condition.

  • Hahahah this is hilarious. You went to your job covered with clay? Haha how did the people react to that? You are so cute and funny. I’m The Total clay believer.

  • Keep your chin up about the hate Rob, I wouldn’t be as happy and healthy as I am today without your advice! Back in the day you where the only dude preaching this info! I see your recent experiment as a win win.
    1. If You find keto works for you, great! That will give me confidence to try it if I feel the wfpb diet is starting to decline
    2. If it doesn’t work, then it’s you who’s tried it for me and I can learn from you! Nothing but love from me xx

  • Hi Rob,
    Why do your teeth have a blue tint to them? I ask because years ago I went to a dentist, and she ruined my teeth in what should have been a normal dental cleaning procedure. Well, at least that is what should have occured. However, she ended up scaling my teeth and left them translucent. She basically devastated them, I mean polished them to two thirds their size. I was wondering if you have the same situation going? As you can imagine, I no longer believe in doctors after that.

  • Hey Rob whats your opinion on smoking weed? Does smoking joints (not blunts or bongs) have any effect to the gut or digestion? Ive researched and apparently joints are safest way to smoke it because the paper used to roll them is clean. I get my weed from a high quality dispensary.

  • I’m just getting into this. What’s the difference between calcium bentonite clay? I got some Aztec secret but it’s not for internal use. What’s the deal?

  • I’m a black man almost 40 and still get mistaken for 25. Not really bragging about that but hey, I use this stuff to go ahead and keep me preserved for as long as possible. Ready for that young face with a silver beard

  • Looking good your tenacity to heal is admirable. I was an Esthetics/Beauty Instructor People are naive/ misinformation to all the chemicals in Everything and our Food that affect the largest organ our SKIN ��Keep up the Great Mission of Sharing & Healing ������������

  • Hi Rob, not relating to the topic but I just wanted to say that I am very happy for you that you are experiencing even better health by going keto. I have read some negative comments and people can be so cruel, but I have so much to thank you for and I understand completely what you were saying (also about the protocol and the 3 phases). I just want you to be happy and healthy! Keep doing the good job! I myself am not there yet, but getting closer every day with all of your knowledge. So thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Hello I enjoyed this video on the different uses of bentonite clay. I will be using the bentonite clay treatment on my hair my next wash day. I’m excited. Thanks you for this video and the information.

  • i have not tried it internally yet just on the outside i have a conditon called nf2 wondering if it may help shrink the tumors or keep otheres from poping up

  • FYI, FDA is warning consumers not to use “Best Bentonite Clay,” a product of Best Bentonite, located in Guthrie, Oklahoma. FDA determined that the product contains elevated lead levels…..Exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and immune system. In children, chronic exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with cognitive impairment, reduced IQ, behavioral difficulties, and other problems….Google FDA MedWatch site for details.

  • How long does it take for your to remove the betonite clay and the toxins it attaches I been taking it 2 days and have no bowl movement

  • Hello Sir
    There are two types of clay Sodium and Calcium Bentonite clay
    Which one is better.. Please make a video on it.. Thank you..!

  • I have begun to consume calcium bentonite in the morning and evening, 1/2 Tbs mixed with one cup of water as a means to assist with detox for heavy metals. I am also taking 1 tsp of turmeric mixed with 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbs lemon juice, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp stevia. My question is what are the contraindications of taking the calcium bentonite so close in time to the turmeric? What do you recommend? Currently, I take the calcium bentonite upon waking, wait about 30 minutes and then take the turmeric tonic. I take the second dose of calcium bentonite right before going to bed. Another question is if there are contraindications with magnesium therolate as I take that before going to bed too could the clay interfere with its absorption? Thanks in advance.

  • Ive heard about this Bentonite clay that helps cure/ reverse Celiac disease while increase small intestine villi height for nutrient absorption

  • Just wondering how does the clay distinguish “good” and “bad” stuff to bind to and take out, so nothing of the good stuff gets taken out? Thank you!

  • A analysis I saw it had 76 trace minerals. It had even trace lead and baruim, but after I looked store bought organic spinich had 5 times higher, so I went ahead and I feel better skin nice nails perfect, lots of pros, I drink I spoon in morning shake in my water bottle np it’s easy

  • Ok question i ordered some bentonite clay. But not in powder its the whole clay chunk. Natural is it the same.i gotta grind it to make powerd.

  • I heard that u should not use it with metal bowls, but then find factual evidence that this is just a myth, and that as long as you use stainless steel your fine. Since the clay itself was produced using metal machinery. Anyone that can confirm this?

  • Which one is better for internal detox and pulling things out of your system: Sodium or Calcium bentonite clay? Thanks a lot in advance for your details when replying or posting!
    Maybe you have a video already made with details/differences between them, if you can direct me to it. Thanks again, Dr. Axe!

  • What brand is good to buy for internal use?.. I keep finding the clay mask ones on iHerb.. I saw a NowFoods brand but it was out of stock

  • I drink 16oz of warm water with 2 tbsps of organic apple cider vinegar, plus 2 tbsps of freshly squeezed organic lemons, plus, a little baking soda, plus some organic raw honey every morning at least an hour before breakfast.

    Can I drink this sodium bentonite clay at nights instead of mornings? Or should I add this clay to my morning tonic?

    I have been working for a major carrier since 1990 as an International Flight Attendant, so I want to rid my body of radiation.

  • Different types out there. any suggestions on which one is best to ingest?
    Can be confusing. I recently saw a vid that said to buy raw form and to avoid calcium or sodium ones. Any tips are appreciated��

  • The ones I come across say “For external use only” anyone know of a brand that’s food grade?
    Nvm found it at Whole Foods they have a brand called living clay that’s for internal use.

  • Dr Berg, is it safe to take Bentonite clay while trying to conceive / while being pregnant?
    Also is it good to take both DE and BC together while being pregnant?
    Thank you so much for your content. I think you are one of the best in terms of explaining things, very clear, compact and to the point. ��������

  • I’ve seen many articles talking about the alarming amount of lead contained in Bentonite Clay. Since lead is not good for our body, can you please do a video about this Dr. Berg or answer me here? I’m worried about it. Thanks!

  • Hi Dr. Berg. I came across an article on YouTube where it is mentioned that Calcium Bentonite Clay is superior to Sodium Bentonite Clay for internal use, in that its “ph” is more Alkaline than that of the sodium bentonite clay. Would you care to comment on this?

  • You should do a video on diatomaceous earth!:) There is lots of info out there, but I’d love to know your take. Also, if you could, talk about activated charcoal powder and zeolite as well.

  • What is the difference between this clay and diatomaceous earth, everyone was a buzz with information on this product, couldn’t say enough about how great it was, yet I didn’t see much proof, especially from older adults. Now it seem to die down, after I went and bought 15 lbs of it.

  • This is great information! We just got bentonite clay toothpaste. I knew it detoxifies but didn’t realize all the benefits. I’ll be doing my research for sure.:)

  • I just love you!!! Period!!! Your heart is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

    Ok…the clay info is what I came for BUT I stayed for the YOU!! Hehe meh so what I’m partial! Still true! Love to you and Dad! The Kid

  • The concept of a positive charge attracting a negatively charged toxin is anti matter and not a reaction which takes place inside the body. You dont explain how some harmful “toxins” are removed yet beneficial minerals from the clay are absorbed. You also fail to explain what these specfic harmful “toxins” are. Then again you are not a real medical doctor.

    Please explain is it anti matter or magic and what are these toxins we store in our body?

  • Too bad we cannot find it in pharmacies anymore… both the head pharmacist as well as the store manager looked at me like I was an alien with no clue about this product.

  • If you are wondering what Bentonite Clay is; Its the main ingredient in Cat Litter. It is easy to find in other words. That and Activated Charcoal has been proven to lengthen the life span of any person. Even terminal ill people have lived longer than they was suppose to. Both was taken together, but the Activated Charcoal has seen more success rates than the Bentonite Clay, but taken together has seen better success rates then taken just one of the other. There are some who take Activated Charcoal and swear by it and believes the stories they have heard of people living to be way past their life expectancy and living to be 150s to 160s years of age. I am not here to tell you that consuming Activated Charcoal will make you live to be 150-160+. What I am saying there are people who believe that the stories they have heard where people lived to be 150-160+ years of age were true after consuming Activated Charcoal daily everyday.

  • 1) Does Bentonite Clay bind to good particles as well, or just the toxins? (wondering if I can take it close to vitamins or supplements)
    2) Does Bentonite Clay require good minerals to carry these toxins out of the body leaving you depleted, or is it an electrolyte in itself like Zeolite?

  • Just want to say thank you for all your videos and you’re awesome and I also want to say I love how you brought your wife into your videos love the cooking videos you guys are awesome!

  • Scared to use it on my hair because I thought it would make it super dry like it did to my face but you don’t think it does?? Also just to add I tried it on a cut and it seem to make it more red I don’t think it’s good for open wounds at least it didn’t work out for me but amazing on the rest of my skin

  • I used to take that but I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder

    Also good for ponds and to sprinkle on fish food. Also used to put it in my horse’s feed.

  • Bentonite is highly reactive to alkaline PH, viscosity will increase rapidly. This is called flocculation which can be quite dangerous if ingested.

  • Would daily 24hr fast be okay for athletes or would i lose muscle from stressing my adrenals? Training once to twice a day. Fasting that long daily, would i need to break the fast earlier some days with more excersise.

  • If you intend to buy the Aztec Secret Healing Clay, I just want to warn those with Rosacea, like myself. It tells you to add apple cider vinegar & it ��

  • Do you have to proceed with caution consuming this, in that it may cause you to become severely ill from your detox (assuming you’re filled w/toxins)???