Any of a group of very soft, monoclinic clay minerals, (Na,K,etc.)AISIO (OH)-N HO, that expand greatly in water or other liquids. Etymology: Fr, after Montmorillon, France + -ite, -ite
Both human and animal ingestion of calciummontmorillonite minerals have been accepted practice throughout the world for many years. Calciummontmorillonite mineral deposits have been used by Native American healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. The Native Americans would use mineral rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress. The key to these healing benefits is the natural form in which these minerals are found.
HOW DOES THE CALCIUM MONTMORILLONITE CLAY REMOVE TOXINS?
Each tiny, tiny particle of clay remains in an alkaline state retaining its electrically active, negatively charged ion. When ingested, the toxins in your body, which carry a positive electrically charged ion, bind to the negatively charged ions in the clay. These toxins are held in a colloidal state (suspended) inside the clay particles and leave the body thru the waste elimination process, gently cleaning out that which does not serve the body.
COUNTERACTING TOXIC EFFECTS
Calcium montmorillonite clay is reported no less than 72 minerals. This impressive assortment of minerals includes calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements, those appearing in very tiny amounts. The mineral content being extremely high sets the stage for replenishing dietary deficiencies. Today more than ever before, diets are lacking essential trace minerals and micronutrients. Without the basic minerals, life cannot exist; without trace minerals, major deficiencies may develop. Lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health and function properly. In clay the minerals occur in natural proportion to one another encouraging their absorption in the intestinal tract. Natural CalciumMontmorillonite restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed. Furthermore, minerals are the carriers of the electrical potential in the cells which enable the hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly.