These three great detox and wellbeing natural earth products are very similar in many respects, but unique in their abilities.
BENTONITE is a clay, and is formed from volcanic ash that has been trapped in an old evaporated seabed. It contains an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, copper, iron, sodium and potassium. It has a neg charge, which attracts it to heavy metal toxins, and free radicals. These are then “flushed” from the body. Stock, especially sheep on our farm during drought times, will source out and eat the clay for wellbeing. It is also very popular as a face mask, replenishing tired and worn skin. Can be spread in cat litter to absorb odour, ponds as a sealant, and used in industrial cleaners. It has a CEC of approx. 80
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH is from a single celled life form called diatom, which is supposedly the first form of life on terra nova. It has been replaced with a highly neg charged silica content (approx. 90%), which is basically very small shards of glass. This is great for attracting heavy metals and flushing them from our body, and also for destroying internal parasites like worms and their larvae, and also external parasites such as lice and fleas. It will travel around the grease in animals cloaks, bind to the parasite and destroy the pest by “cutting” the internals or dissolving the crustaceous shell. Hens, sheep and cattle will seek out diatomaceous earth and rub against it, or ingest it for internal parasites. Uses also extend to ant control, helping keep the little guys at bay when they want to come inside! It doesn’t contain much value as mineral content (apart from silica). It’s function is quite specific, eradicate heavy metals and internal – external parasites. Its CEC ranges approx. around 35-40
ZEOLITE is also formed from volcanic ash, and has an absolutely amazing binding ability. It has a Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) of 120! which is as high as one can go. That means it has a greater ability than the other two, to bind and remove toxins. It does contain some mineralization (calcium, magnesium, potassium and silica) but it’s best role is that of toxin removal. For this it’s #1. It’s used in mines, agriculture and commercially for pollution and heavy metal control. It is mainly ingested for toxin / heavy metal removal.
For more in depth information and quality advice, ask our team at NOURISH HEALTH FOOD STORE, Tewantin plaza.
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