This information is provided by Perry A~ for the benefits of Calcium Bentonite Clay users. This is an excerpt from Perry A’s new book, Calcium Bentonite Clay Nature’s Pathway to Healing (www.TheClayBook.com).
Will Bentonite clays leach nutrients and vitamins from the body?
No.Weston Price, D.D.S. and author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, drew the conclusion that clay increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. He drew this conclusion from studying cultures that used clay as a daily part of their diet. Whether in fact this is due to the cleansing and purifying affect of clays, or a whole combination of related actions in the body, is unknown.
What is certain is that clay does not leech valuable vitamins and minerals from the body. Of further note, Raymond Dextreit, after 50 years of clinical research in natural medicine, has found no indication that clay negatively affects the nutritional system, although it CAN interfere with drugs being taken internally.
Independent experiments designed to find out how much such adsorption might adversely affect the growth and health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of Bentonite was 25% of the total diet. (Reference: Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Science, Vol. 57, page 678).
Since liquid clay is mostly water with only a proportion of Bentonite, to reach this state of toxicity it would mean projecting the results of this experiment to where the person would have to consume each day a supply designed for 1032 days. In other words, mathematically for the Bentonite to reach the toxic level of 50% of the diet it would be necessary to consume a three year supply each day over an extended period. (Reference: Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Science, Vol. 57, page 678).