Bentonite clay is a byproduct of volcanic ash that contains several minerals that can be used for internal and external treatment of various illnesses. The use of bentonite clay is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by FDA. However, there are certain bentonite clay side effects noted such as the following:
Side Effects Of Hydrated and Calcium Bentonite Clay
- A small amount of aluminum traces is found in bentonite clay although it wasn’t proven yet to cause a significant harmful effect on the body unless used excessively.
- To avoid getting hydrated bentonite clay side effects, opt for oxypowder instead of using bentonite clay especially if you are found to be allergic to aluminum.
- Bentonite clay can stick to the linings of the intestines resulting to constipation when used orally, but it can easily be resolved with the use of psyllium added to diluted bentonite.
- One of the calcium bentonite clay side effects is its ability to absorb and dispose even the good bacteria and vitamins and minerals in the body. To avoid this, take bentonite clay two hours after taking supplements and drugs to ensure that the clay will not absorb the ingested vitamins and necessary medications.
- Bentonite clay is also known to absorb some nutrients in the body so it is important to take daily supplements when taking bentonite clay.
- The elderly and pregnant women are advised not to take products with bentonite clay or bentonite clay itself to avoid the harmful effects of aluminum in the body.