10 Oz. Tub of Bentonite Clay Powder by Redmond
Millions of years ago, long before the earth knew pollutants of any kind, a range of volcanoes erupted, spreading volcanic ash across the ancient Sundance Sea. The water in this sea evaporated, leaving behind a bed of mineral-rich bentonite. Near the small town of Redmond, Utah, we carefully extract this ancient volcanic ash, now resting deep within the earth, and bring it to you in its pure, natural state. Redmond Clay contains more than 50 natural trace minerals essential to human health. About Redmond Clay
Redmond Clay is an old “Home Remedy” that generations of people have used for a variety of ailments. Redmond Clay’s origins are as old as the practice of putting a mud poultice on a bee sting. Geologically, Redmond Clay is volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water approximately 150 million years ago. Technically, Redmond Clay is a swelling-type sodium bentonite. Redmond Minerals brings this "clay of a thousand uses" to market in its natural state with no additives, chemicals or preservatives. The only processing it undergoes is crushing and screening.
Since there are no proven studies to indicate that Redmond Clay is effective in curing any ailment, this document serves only as an educational example of how Redmond Clay has been used historically.
Redmond Clay External Uses:
Mix the Redmond Clay with water to make a gel the consistency of mustard. Then apply the gel/paste directly on the skin for a drawing effect, as in the case of a bee sting, mosquito bite, boil, spider bite, stinging nettle, etc. If the clay is not covered it will dry out, and as it dries, you will feel it draw and pull. If you want a tightening effect, as in the case of a facial for acne, pimples, or minor cuts, leave it on until it is almost, but not totally dry, then remove. If you want a more cooling and soothing effect, as for burns or scrapes and bruises, cover the gel with a plastic covering or wet cloth so it won't dry out. To remove the clay pack, simply wash it off with water and a gentle rubbing motion. Do not reuse the clay pack. Other external uses have been as a talcum powder or a diapering powder.
Redmond Clay Internal Uses:
Redmond Clay has been taken once or twice daily with or without food, as desired, by mixing 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixed gel in 1/2 glass of cold water or juice. There is no laboratory proof that Redmond Clay is effective for any internal disorders, but people have taken the Redmond clay on a full stomach for acid indigestion or heart burn for its cooling effect. Taking the Redmond clay on an empty stomach in the evening has been known to bring relief for ulcers. Some people have felt that its ability to absorb water is beneficial for constipation. In the same sense, Redmond clay seems to absorb moisture thereby relieving diarrhea.
Pre-mixed ready to use gel
Mix two parts water with one part Redmond Clay to make a gel or mud. You can use a blender or mixer to speed up the process or you can just shake or stir by hand and then wait 3-4 hours for the Redmond clay to activate. It should make a mud the consistency of mustard. If it seems too thin, add more clay. If it seems too thick add more water. Keep the gel in a covered, non-metallic container and it will not dry out and will not separate. It stores with or without refrigeration for an indefinite period. If it does dry out over prolonged storage, just add water and remix. * The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What is bentonite clay?
Bentonite Clay is a natural earthly material, which becomes plastic when wet. Basically, clay is a large family of minerals. Within this family, there sub families, one of which is montmorillonite. In the montmorillonite famiy, there are sub families, one of which is bentonite. In the bentonite, family, there is sodium bentonite and clasum bentonite, each having different properties. According to geologists sodium bentonite is volcanic ash that fell in seawater; calcium bentonite is volcanic ash, which fell in fresh water. Even in the sodium bentonites, there are differences in properties and qualities. Bentonite, a volcanic ash, is pure natural—a product of Mother Nature. “Bentonite is one of the volcanic ashes. It is not a drug or chemical composition made in a laboratory. It is a product of Mother Earth. Bentonite in ages past was blown into the sky by volcanic action, which sifted down to help impregnate the soil with its 25 to 35 trace minerals. Bentonite, under a high-power microscope, is seen as extremely minute rectangular particles, similar in shape to a business card. When hydrated, it generates and maintains a very strong electromagnetic field, which allows it to attract and hold unwanted, non-nutritive substances such as pesticides and other toxins so that they can be eliminated from the body.”
What does the bentonite clay do for my body?
Clay naturally rids the body of toxins, helping eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, mucus colitis, spastic colitis, viral infections, such as stomach flu, and parasites (parasites are unable to reproduce in the presence of clay). The negatively charge clay attracts positively charged particles (toxins). By in large, most toxic poisons are positively charged. These toxins are irresistibly drawn towards the clay. The very minuteness of the particles of Bentonite gives a large surface area in proportion to the volume used, thus enabling it to pick up many times its weight in positively charged particles. One gram of the product has a surface of 800 square meters. The greater the surface area the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles.
Will the aluminum in the bentonite clay hurt me?
The aluminum in the sodium bentonite cannot be absorbed by the body. Both the negative charged bentonite and negative charge cells of the stomach repel each other like polar opposites. This stops bentonite from entering our bodies.
How does the bentonite clay work?
Bentonite has many attributes that contribute to its absorbing power. Our analysis shows that it contains a many minerals. Secondly, bentonite has a negative electrical charge, attracting positively-charged toxins. In addition, the formation of bentonite resembles tiny business card shapes with the wide surfaces having a negative charge and the edges having a positive charge, providing for a powerful pulling effect. Benetonite clay also is able to pull toxins many times over its own weight. According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 , 50-53), bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces. Bentonite has unusual attributes when combined with water. The electrical and molecular formation of clay quickly takes a different form. This produces a powerful electric charge that has the ability to absorb toxic elements from the intestinal tract or other poisons into its core, and stores it. Basically, when the bentonite clay gets wet it swells similar to a sponge and draws toxins into its center. Once the the electric charge has pulled the toxins, the are never released.
What are the historical uses of bentonite clay?
Bentonite Mineral Clay (Montmorillonite) comes from the city of Montmorillon France. However, the use of bentonite clay for medicinal purposes has been around for generations. Common to Greeks and Romans, clay healed fractures, and the famous Greek doctor Dioscoride noted its “extraordinary strength” for healing. While Native Americans referred to it as “Ee-Wah-Kee” meaning “The-Mud-That-Heals”. It was also known that Tribes in Africa used clay as a purgative and for diarrhea relief. Dr. Weston A. Price, well known dentist in the ‘30s, found that natives’ knapsacks contained food smothered in a ball shape with clay. This helped prevent what was called “sick stomach”. Somewhere in the 1800s’ bentonite clay became known in Europe as a healing agent. In fact, During World War II, Russian and French soldiers partook mandatory rations of clay to avoid wide spread diarrhea reaping havoc on nearby troops. “Studies show that the use of volcanic ash internally goes back to the Indians of the high Andes mountains, tribes in Central Africa and the aborigines of Australia. Taken internally, it supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins.” “This clay has been used for thousands of years as both an internal and external purification aid. The Egyptians used it to preserve their famous mummies. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it to restore health.The great German Naturopaths of the last century hailed clay as one of nature’s great remedies. Mahatma Ghandi advocated the use of clay for health and purification. Numerous so-called ‘primitive’ tribes have used clay for both internal and external purification.”
Is bentonite clay safe to eat?
Bentonite clay is increasingly used both internally and externally by those interested in natural remedies, and it is included on the FDA’s famous “GRAS” list, which stands for “Generally Recognized as Safe.” With increasing public knowledge about minerals, some have expressed concern over the presence of small amounts of aluminum in bentonite clay. However, Dr. Anderson himself, and numerous others who have used Bentonite clay extensively with his cleanse program, have had hair analyses done which indicated that the body does not absorb aluminum from Bentonite.
Is bentonite clay safe to eat clay with medications and supplements?
The drawing power of bentonite clay will absorb the effectiveness of anything you are taking orally. You should wait at least an hour after drinking Redmond Clay before you ingest take pills, herbs, or supplement.
Years ago I had eczema really bad on my hands. I had been to dermatologists and nothing they prescribed helped me. A friend told me about Redmond Clay and I decided to try it. I mixed a teaspoon of the clay in a glass of water; after the clay settled out, I drank the clear water, and then I put the wet clay in the bottom of the glass on my hands and let it dry. I noticed it started helping immediately and within a week, the eczema was totally gone. That was 20 years ago and the eczema has never come back, but I still keep Redmond Clay available to share with other people. – MT (Aurora, Utah)
In 1980 I was operating a chain saw and put an 8-inch long gash in my thigh above my knee, which required several stitches. A few days later it developed an infection and I had a bright red streak going up my leg to the groin area. I packed the wound in a poultice made of Redmond Clay and wrapped it with plastic. Then I covered that with a towel to hold it in place during the night. The next morning I removed it all and the red streak was gone. The wound healed without any more trouble. – MTA (Murray, Utah)
I called and ordered some of your Redmond Clay because I had read in a Reference Guide to Essential Oils that it helps with colitis. My colitis was so bad that I was experiencing constant, uncontrollable diarrhea. I didn’t dare leave the house. I got a bottle of Redmond Clay and began taking it. After three days I couldn’t believe that something so simple could help so much. My bowels are totally controlled now. Redmond Clay is a miracle and has given me my life back. Thank you. – DG (Kanata, Ontario, Canada)
I purchased a bottle of Redmond Clay when I saw it at a health food store. A few days later I found your pamphlet about clay lying on the floor at my friend’s house. His wife is a nurse. She let me borrow the pamphlet. I have been drinking a teaspoon of Redmond Clay daily. I also put it in my water when I am working hard and sweating. It seems that I can work almost without stopping for hours. It keeps my energy level up. – BJ
Additional Bentonite Clay information:
Wikipedia- Bentonite Clay