Origins of Living Clay Powder
Clay has been considered to be a healing material from ancient times. Used by cultures as a form of detox and to help get rid of toxins in the body, clay has been consumed internally and applied externally in the name of health.
Taking cues from nature, animals have often turned to eating dirt and clay to remove poisons from their body during illness. Likewise, clay has been used as a healing mineral, with Aristotle making the first reference of humans eating clay or earth for therapeutic and religious purposes. Native cultures in the Andes, Central Africa and Australia have also consumed clay in various ways to prevent poisoning from toxins.
These days, clays have been used widely in many beauty products, at spas, facials, and body wraps and even as a health supplement.
What is Living Clay
Clays are soft mineral substances, formed from volcanic ash and weathered down. Clays vary in structure and composition, depending on their source. They consist of tiny particles that absorb large amounts of water and can expand upon hydration. They also absorb minerals and other organic substances such as metals, toxins, impurities and chemicals.
Living or healing clays are rich in minerals such as silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium.
Certain clays may be able to draw away toxins through its ability to produce an ‘electrical charge’ when hydrated. When the clay comes into contact with a toxin, chemical or heavy metal, it will absorb the toxin and release the minerals for the body to utilise.
Benefits of Living Clay
As mentioned, certain clays possess a negative charge that binds to positively charged toxins. Such toxins that it could work against would be trichothecene mycotoxin (a type of mould), aflatoxins, organochlorine pesticides, copper toxicity and lead poisoning. Clays can be a helpful way to help the body detox from these harmful toxins.
For Your Skin and Hair
There are many applications of clay externally on the skin and hair. It has been studied to be helpful against contact dermatitis, hand dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, and even the healing of skin lesions and ulcers.
Some clays can even be effective in absorbing UV rays, leading them to be used in sunscreen lotions.
With its natural healing properties for the skin, clay has thus been widely used for beauty and cleansing purposes, such as for face masks, poultices, and mud baths.
For Gut Health
Clays also have benefits for your gut health. Absorbent clays may help to alleviate digestive problems such as diarrhea. It can be effective for causes such as virus infection, food allergy, spastic colitis, mucous colitis, and food poisoning.
Clays can also alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, such as constipation, bloating and diarrhea.
They also may have an effect on helping promote nutrient absorption with good gut flora activity.
Clays also have natural antibacterial properties. The minute particles present in clay surround the bacteria and deprive it of nutrition and oxygen, thus killing it and guarding against illness.
How to Use
Clay is versatile enough to be used externally on the skin and also consumed internally.
For the Skin
Clay can be mixed into a paste with water and applied to any skin irritation such as blemishes, insect bites, cuts, itching skin and burns.
It can also be made into a poultice by applying a thicker layer of clay onto the skin and wrapping it in a wet gauze or cloth for a few hours. This can help with insect bites, burns, and stings.
Of course, one of the most common uses is as a clay face mask. Many beauty products use clay for its ability to bind and remove impurities. Other products include skin lotions, deodorants, soaps, and even makeup.
For Oral Health
Once again, due to its ability to bind to toxins and provide minerals, clays can also be used in oral products. For example, clay is used in remineralising tooth powder to help remineralise and strengthen your teeth, reduce cavities and tooth decay.
You can also use clay as an oral rinse to whiten teeth and as an alkalizing and toxin removing mouthwash.
Clay helps to remove toxins from the mouth for a cleaner and whiter teeth.
For Internal Detoxing
Clays detoxing properties can also be used for internal cleansing. In fact, some living clays are safe for consumption. The clay is mixed with water and consumed into your system. This can help individuals clear their digestive system and reduce digestive issues, improve hair and nails and even increase energy.
Side Effects of Living Clay
Some of the cons of taking clay is that you should not consume it within an hour of eating a meal for best results and to not take it within 2 hours of any medications or supplements.
Furthermore, clay may also contain lead. So you should be aware of where you purchase it from and only seek out high-quality suppliers that you can trust.
Adam’s ClayMin Powder - Living Clay Powder
Adam’s ClayMin Powder is known as Living Clay. It is rich in minerals which help to remineralize, detoxify and deworm internally. Our ClayMin powder is an organic food-grade clay mineral powder with over 76 types of minerals and trace minerals of high nutritional value. The clay is mined from the deep soil in the desert where minerals have dried up from the seabed.
Adam’s ClayMin Powder helps to remove pathogens, heavy metals, and mycotoxins from your colon. It is also a natural mineral supplement that can deliver trace minerals as it sweeps the body, clean of internal toxins. It may even be beneficial for colitis, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, gastrointestinal problems, and anaemia.
Adam’s ClayMin Powder can also be used externally as a facial mask for a clear complexion, and to tighten and tone your skin.
When used internally, you can introduce more trace elements into your system by taking ⅓ to ½ teaspoon of powder daily with lots of water.
Find Nature’s Glory Adam’s ClayMin Powder here.