Earth’s LivingTM calcium bentonite dry powder drinking clay is suitable for internal digestion to detoxify the body. It and sodium bentonite clay are cousins from the same family – smectite – of clays. One difference between them is that the molecular shape of sodium bentonite clay is that of a pyramid. The shape of calcium bentonite is rectangular. The molecular shape impacts the adsorptive properties of the clay. This difference means that the surface area of the calcium bentonite clay molecule is 20 times that of a sodium bentonite clay molecule. The result is the greater surface, the greater the accumulation of positively-charged ions (toxins, impurities) to the surface.
Sodium bentonites are naturally high in salt. For some people, this fact can make it undesirable. Check the sodium content of the clay you’re considering. For comparitve purposes, Earth’s LivingTM clay contains 1.56% of sodium oxide (Na20).
As with many natural substances, it’s best to try different things and see which works best for you, keeping the above considerations in mind. And of course, if you spend money on a less expensive product but you don’t get the results you want, then it wasn’t money well spent.
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