What is sodium bentonite used for?

What is sodium bentonite used for?

Sodium bentonite has been called the “mineral of a thousand uses”. It is widely used as a drilling mud additive for the oil and gas industries, for pelletizing iron ore, as a sealer for irrigation ditches, wells, sewage lagoons and landfills and in many other industries we will mention in this article.

Is bentonite the same as sodium bentonite?

There are two forms of Bentonite Clay – Sodium Bentonite, and Calcium Bentonite. Both are predominately made up of crystalline clay minerals (Alumino-silicate) as well as either Sodium or Calcium. It is therefore the Sodium or Calcium component that give the 2 Bentonite Clays very different properties.

Is it safe to take bentonite clay daily?

There’s no known serious side effect to using calcium bentonite clay. It’s possible to consume too much of this product, so always follow package instructions and don’t consume the clay for more than four weeks in a row without taking a break.

What does clay do to the body?

Eating clay long-term can cause low levels of potassium and iron. It might also cause lead poisoning, muscle weakness, intestinal blockage, skin sores, or breathing problems. When applied to the skin: Clay is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin inside the mouth.

Is sodium bentonite clay Safe?

Bentonite clay is generally OK to use on your skin and hair. But the FDA doesn’t regulate health and cosmetic products, so there’s no way to know exactly what’s in them or if they’ll work. If you want to try it, test a little bit of the clay on your skin first to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction.

Is sodium bentonite safe for humans?

Bentonite itself is probably not more toxic than any other particulate not otherwise regulated and is not classified as a carcinogen by any regulatory or advisory body, but some bentonite may contain variable amounts of respirable crystalline silica, a recognized human carcinogen.

Which is better sodium bentonite or calcium bentonite?

“Sodium bentonite draws more toxins out of the skin, and calcium bentonite is gentler and provides the skin with more minerals. While both types have their benefits, I prefer calcium bentonite for facial masks or using a mixture of the two for more congested skin.”