Benefits of Bentonite Clay


Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, founder of DrAxe.com
as well as a doctor of functional medicine. Today I want to talk to you about the many
benefits of Bentonite clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay. Clay has been used for
thousands of years for healing benefits. In this video, I’m going to talk about many things
like how it can support skin health, reduce inflammation and especially support digestive
health as well as detoxification and cleansing. So, I actually have a bottle here. I’ve used
a couple different brands here. This is actually a liquid form. Most of the time I do it in
a powder form. Again, clay here, tremendous benefits. So, it’s surprising to some people when I
say that eating dirt or eating clay can actually be good for your body and I want to kind of
break this down on how this works. Clay, the reason it’s beneficial is it absorbs the toxins
and microorganisms. If your body has been exposed to any type of bad bacteria, heavy
metal or something that shouldn’t be in your body, clay really binds to things. In fact,
if you ever picked up clay yourself, you know it’s very sticky. Think of it that way. It’s
going through your body and sticking to and binding to those toxins, pulling them out
of your body. So again, really the first main benefit you’re
going to have with using Bentonite clay is that it really supports your body in healthy
detoxification. It absorbs the heavy metals. It absorbs to environmental pollutants. It
absorbs different types of bad bacteria, parasites and other chemicals that you may be exposed
to. Again, first main benefit is detoxification. The second benefit of Bentonite clay is that
it’s anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s also great for the skin for that reason. Women
have been putting on clay face masks for well over 100 years and seeing great results in
their skin by doing so. This has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for eczema,
psoriasis, dermatitis, as well as acne and supporting the slow aging or anti-aging of
your skin. Again, Bentonite clay is great for that reason as well. One of the things
you can do is make a clay face mask by mixing just a little bit of water with clay, rubbing
it on your face, leaving it on there for about 20 minutes and then rinsing it off. Clay will
actually bind to the bad bacteria on your skin that can cause things like acne as well
as other chemicals and pull them off your skin. By the way, a lot of women should practice
putting clay on their face because a lot of these makeups today that women use, are loaded
with different types of chemicals that can cause the skin to age prematurely. A lot of
those toxins can even get into the system over time, increasing the risk of different
diseases. So again, clay is amazing for detoxifying the skin, great for skin health and it’s also
great to be taken internally. The third main benefit of clay is how it supports
the digestive system. So, you can take about one teaspoon of clay a day mixed with water.
I recommend doing that right before you go to bed or first thing in the morning. You
want to do it between meals, about an hour apart from a meal. Again, it’s great for those
benefits as well. So, if you struggle with an issue, especially like diarrhea, loose
stools, leaky gut, those issues you can benefit from taking a teaspoon of clay a day. Again,
especially diarrhea as I mentioned. So again, just one teaspoon a day, but it will really
go through your system. If you have pathogenic bacteria, different types of let’s say metals
or toxins within the body, it’s going to go and absorb those and help your body eliminate
those. Then last but not least, what I would say
is the fourth main benefit of Bentonite clay, is that it can be as a natural multivitamin.
It’s absolutely true. In fact, when you look at the minerals that are found in clay, it’s
tremendous. In fact, the soil itself is packed with healthy minerals and clay especially.
Again, in a way, it can be used as a natural multivitamin. Now, obviously you need to consume
a lot of fruits and vegetables and these things on a regular basis, these health foods. Also
it is packed with minerals and it’s very alkalizing to the body. If you’re looking to get your
body more alkaline, it has a lot of alkaline minerals, especially things like iron, magnesium
and zinc, and a lot of those minerals in the soil that are alkaline in nature. This helps
reduce acidity and alkalize the body. So again, one teaspoon of clay a day is going
to bring your body tremendous health benefits. This is why I do recommend it. You think about
this, for the past 5,000 years, people ate dirt. Literally, when you pulled a carrot
out of the ground, we washed it off but some of that good bacteria and microorganisms stayed
on that piece of food. Today, we chlorinate our foods. We kill off all the bacteria which
isn’t good. We should be getting what are called SBOs. Those soil based organisms or
soil based microbes are great for our health and so clay is also going to contain probiotics
as well as other micronutrients that really support the health of your body. Again, if you really want to experience these
benefits from reducing inflammation, detoxifying your skin, detoxifying your intestines and
colon and getting more nutrients and vitamins in the body which also will help alkalize
the body, then I recommend doing one teaspoon of clay a day. By the way, when buying clay,
make sure it’s a food grade clay or a medicinal clay like Bentonite or Montmorillonite clay.
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10 thoughts on “Benefits of Bentonite Clay

  1. 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!!!!!!

  2. 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! πŸ˜˜πŸŒˆπŸ’žπŸŽ΅πŸŒ·πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ˜†πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’«πŸŒŸπŸ’› ☘️

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