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The only minerals bio-available in Bentonites are small amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. These are in the adsorption layer and are the variable charge which is located on the edges of clay particles. Only these minerals can be released and absorbed by body.
The trace minerals in Smectite clays are bonded together by covalent bonding and fixed as a permanent part of the clay particle. They form the large surface area of negative charges that are found between these microscopically thin layers of clay. They act as a strong magnetic pole for capturing and removing, viruses, yeasts, molds, toxins and heavy metals found in the body.
Smectite clays, Calcium Bentonites, are a super stable compound, and the minerals are tightly bound by covalent O and OH (hydroxide) bonds. OH is an oxygen atom covalently bonded to a hydrogen atom, each providing an electron to form the covalent bond. Like a chain link fence these bonds hold the atoms tightly together, forming the structure of the clay particle.
It is a known fact that because of Bentonites’ volcanic origins, they will have small trace amounts of metal oxide trace elements, primarily aluminum but also lead, mercury and even arsenic. On the average, clays contain 70-90 trace minerals in parts per million (ppm). These heavy metal trace minerals in Bentonite clays are safe because they are not bioavailable to the body. They serve another purpose.
Calcium Bentonite is one of the safest and most effective natural chelators and detoxifiers. It pulls and captures toxins and impurities taking them out of and off of the body.
Clay is a natural analgesic. In some cases it immediately reduces or eliminates pain when applied.