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When it comes to clay, the most important thing to know is this:
ALL CLAYS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!
Renco Direct brings you the finest Calcium Bentonite in the world. We use 100% naturally pure Calcium Bentonite Clay -- never processed.
It's a rare desert healing clay that has been protected from leaching by the climate by the last remaining sub-surface mine in California (near Death Valley) . It has been used for alcoholism, arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain management, open wounds, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, animal and poisonous insect bites, acne, anemia, heartburn, and the flesh eating virus. In fact, the list of uses is too long for one page.
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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.
It's not every nature product that gets tested and approved by NASA. That's right! NASA gives Calcium Bentonite to its astronauts to fight osteoporosis caused by weightlessness in space. After much research they found calcium supplements ineffective, but clay worked! Read what the LA Times had to say!
During the Balkan War of 1910, Calcium Bentonite Clay was used to reduce the mortality rate among the soldiers from cholera from sixty to three percent. Read independent research articles on calcium bentonite clay for a wealth of information.
This clay deposit near Death Valley was sealed away and isolated from natural elements by a cap of zeolite minerals for forty-three million years. Because its adsorptive properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly charged, 100% naturally pure Calcium Bentonite Clay has drawing power that is unsurpassed by any other known clay. Its extremely strong adsorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing and clarifying of the skin, treatment of skin conditions, rashes, burns and other external injuries, and total body detoxification. You can't buy purer or more potent healing clay from any other source in the world and, therefore, it is the ONLY clay we will use in our products. We settle for nothing less than the BEST for our customers!
Besides supplying pure raw clay for use in external and internal detox, Renco Direct specializes in the development of all natural cosmeceuticals and skin care products containing 100% naturally pure Calcium Bentonite Clay. All products created by our company are environmentally friendly to people, animals, and our earth. All of our products are specially formulated to both nourish and cleanse your body internally and externally. Read more details about Calcium Bentonite below.
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About Calcium Bentonite Clay
Calcium Bentonite Clay is an all natural calcium dominant Bentonite clay with Montmorillonite properties from the Smectite family of clays. Unlike other clays, only Smectites can both absorb and adsorb. Characterized by its expandable properties, Calcium Bentonite is considered a green swelling clay recognized for its effectiveness in drawing out impurities and toxins.
Created from volcanic ash rich in trace minerals, this ultra pure, all natural and carefully selected clay is the preferred choice for clay baths, detoxing, clay facials, clay scrubs, clay body wraps, and more.
Every piece of clay retains a considerable amount of energy from the large and powerful magnetic entity of the Earth from the volcanic eruption - its negative ionic charge. This electromagnetic action transmits an extraordinary strength to the body's cells and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy. The body has great energy resources, which normally remain dormant; clay awakens them and speeds cellular revitalization. Calcium Bentonite is a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation, detoxification, and transmission of energy.
This rare, natural desert clay, obtained from a sub-surface mine in California, has been protected from leaching by the climate. In addition, this particular clay deposit was sealed away and isolated from the natural elements by a cap of zeolite minerals for forty-three million years.
Because its adsorptive properties have not been compromised by air or ground water contaminants, this highly-charged, all-natural Calcium Bentonite clay has a drawing power 33 times its molecular weight. Its extremely strong adsorptive and absorptive properties make it ideal for use in deep cleansing, detoxing, clarifying of the skin, facial masks, body wraps, and many other uses. It is milled to a 325 screen mesh to provide a smooth, creamy, less gritty texture.
Calcium Bentonite Clay supplies the purest, most effective clay available today. Characterized by its unique expandable properties, this green swelling clay has a greater capacity to draw impurities and excess oils from the skin, as well as to detox and bind with toxins. We are very pleased to be able to offer it to you in all of our products. You can't buy a more potent clay from any other source in the world, and therefore, it is the ONLY clay we will use in our products. We settle for nothing less than the BEST for our customers!
Unique Properties of Clays French Naturopath Raymond Dextreit is the most famous and most experienced clay therapist known in the history of the world. The following is an excerpt from his book, Earth Cures. Dextreit wrote, "One of clay's peculiarities is based on its physical-chemical domination. From a thermo-dynamic point of view, we must admit that clay cannot be the sole source of energy of the phenomena it produces. Clay is effective through a dynamic presence far more significant than a mere consideration of the substances it contains. It is a catalyst rather than an agent in itself. This is possible because clay is alive - 'living earth'."
Adsorption and Absorption
The two words are similar but their differences are fundamental to understanding how clay minerals function and how clay works. Clays that have the ability to absorb and adsorb are called "Living" or "Active" clays, because they are capable of changing and exchanging. Adsorption describes the process by which the charged particles of other substances combine with the charged particles on the outer surface of the clay molecule.
The positively charged ions are attracted to the stronger negatively charged surfaces of the clay molecule. An exchange reaction occurs in which the clay mineral ions are swapped for the ions of the positive charged substance. The clay molecule is electrically satisfied and binds with the substances capturing them.
Absorption is a slower and more complex process. All absorbent clays have a charge on their inner layers. This means that charged ions sit between the layers of the clay molecule surrounded by water molecules. The expanded clay attracts foreign substances that are absorbed and fill the spaces between the clay molecule's stacked layers. Absorbent clay will absorb positively charged ions and impurities and ignore negatively charged nutrients.
On a molecular level, Robert T. Marin, a mineralogist at MIT, points to Bentonite's minute particle size that creates a large surface area in proportion to the volume used. "The greater the surface area, the greater its power to pick up positively charged particles of ions." Mr. Marin stated that one gram of clay has a surface area of 800 square meters. That equates to about 8 football fields in size. Thus, the greater the surface area, the greater the power to pick up positive charged ions many times its own weight. Swelling clays of the right mineral composition have a great potential for absorption.
The pH of our Calcium Bentonite is 9.7, and thus it acts as an alkalizing agent for the body. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. Because of clay's homeostatic abilities, it helps balance the body's pH level. It naturally creates balance. Clay baths are increasingly popular for detoxing, cleansing the skin, and balancing the body's pH levels.
Calcium Bentonite was carefully evaluated and selected as our premier clay for its superior qualities.
GRAS and organics
All CB/M compounds are considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA for internal and external use. Moreover, CB/M is also one of only a few minerals that the USDA allows to be added to foods labeled "organic". Pure Montmorillonite is listed as "safe" by the Cosmetics Industry Review panel, its highest designation. It is a completely natural, inert silicate with many beneficial properties. We are proud to provide this exceptional clay to our customers. For a guide to understanding clay and its uses and applications, we recommend the book Living Clay by Perry A.