All about Attogram Bentonite

About Attogram Bentonite Liquid

Bentonite is a liquid made from the hydrolization of fine clay powder. The ingredients are simply naturally occurring clay and water. Liquid Bentonite is included with the Whole Approach program as an integral part of the “purge drink. It is known for its detoxifying and alkalizing properties and is an excellent vehicle for removing various intestinal poisons and toxins generated by Candida albicans and other pathogens. 

It's functional action is called adsorption (like a magnet that pulls toxins to it). According to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 [1985], 50-53), Bentonite can also adsorb yeasts, bacteria, metals, pathogenic viruses, aflatoxins, and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. 

Bentonite, a volcanic ash found in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is an inert mineral silicate. Inert substances are able to pass through the body undigested. In therapeutic use, it is one of the most effective natural intestinal detoxifying agents available and has been recognized as such for centuries by native peoples around the world.

The name Bentonite is a commercial name for montmorillonite, the active mineral in many medicinal clays and which comes from weathered volcanic ash. This name derives from Montmorillon, France, where the medicinal mineral was first identified. Sometimes mineralogists use the term smectite instead to describe the same substance. Bentonite is not a new product, it has been safely used in internal human health since 1946.


Powdered clay vs liquid

The bentonite must be in liquid (hydrated) form rather than in powder or capsule form.  In contrast, powdered Bentonite will tend to clump up in the water you mix it in as well as in the intestines. In the liquid product, the manufacturers  mechanically agitate the clay and water together at very high speeds in order to mix it permanently. When the clay swells up with hydration, its surface area is increased and so the amount of toxins that it can adsorb is increased. The liquid form mixes effectively with the psyllium fiber and is evenly dispersed in the gel matrix of the purge drink.

Attogram Liquid Bentonite in the online store.

 
Bentonite without fibre

The powerful liquid detoxicant, (Bentonite), is combined with the psyllium for effectiveness. Taking bentonite on it’s own does very little to clean up the intestines. Together the psyllium and Bentonite act like a brush and sponge “scrubbing team”. The psyllium acts like the brush and the Bentonite acts like the sponge. And it must also be combined with the anti-fungal, Caproyl, which acts rather like an anti-fungal detergent.


Bentonite and Aluminum:

The following information comes from Attogram, the product manufacturer:


"Some people ask about the trace content of aluminum in Bentonite. Bentonite's chemical name is aluminum silicate. Bentonite can not cause a build up of aluminum in the body like some products such as antacids with magnesium aluminum oxide in them, for example. The aluminum in Bentonite is quite a different substance . It is Hydrous Aluminum (Al2 O3) Silicate.

Aluminum silicate is not a free, absorbable form of aluminum. Rather it is part of the Montmorillonite crystal’s structure. In fact, in order to extract the hydrous aluminum from the crystal so that it would be in a form that could potentially be absorbable, the clay would have to be heated to above 11000 degrees Celsius and/or exposed to a very strong acid – many times stronger than stomach acid. In addition, the aluminum in Bentonite is attached to a very large silicate molecule and it is therefore too large to pass through the membranes in the intestinal tract for absorption. 

The aluminum silicate in the Bentonite is essential to it's effectiveness. It constitutes an important component of the negative charge and is therefore crucial to it’s detoxification action."

Attogram Liquid Bentonite

The extensive success of Attogram’s Bentonite liquid clay detoxicant could be attributed to four main characteristics:

One - Bentonite is rich in a diverse array of minerals.

Two - The particles are rectangular and flat. The large flat surfaces hold the negative charge and the very small, thin edges hold a positive charge so it is much more effective at attracting positively charged molecules (most pathogens) than negative molecules (beneficial organisms.) 

Four - The hydration of the Attogram Bentonite increases the adsorption potential of the clay by increasing the surface area of the molecules.

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