If you want to consume bentonite clay but are concerned about how it will effect your body, then you will want to read this article to learn about potential bentonite clay side effects. Not everyone that consumes clay experiences side effects, but it's still a good idea to know what the possibilities are.
After reading this article, you will be aware of how bentonite clay works with the body, which will help you decide if or how you want to consume this detoxifying substance.
Important: Clay Really Is Healthy!
First of all, it is important to understand that bentonite clay itself is a very healthy substance. It generally does not harm the body when taken properly and in appropriate quantities. It is simply the way that the body reacts to the toxin-pulling effect of clay that may sometimes seem undesirable (at first glance, that is).
Effect On Medication And Supplements
Some people have said that consuming clay has reduced or negated the effect of the medications or supplements they were taking. I personally think that could be the result of clay's ability to remove toxins from the body, but no matter what the reason is, the point is that you should do your research before consuming clay if you are on medications.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you can't consume it if you are taking meds, but it does mean you should ask around and do your research before doing so. I've heard some people suggest taking clay a couple hours after or before taking medication, to help reduce the cancelling effect.
Detox Reactions: Diarrhea And Constipation
If you've ever gone on a detox program, or you know of people who have, you know that the detoxifying process can sometimes be uncomfortable or inconvenient. I would hardly call this a side effect of bentonite clay, but it if you do consume the substance, it could cause diarrhea or constipation. This is not usually the result of the clay itself, but rather because the body is eliminating so many toxins and fecal matter so quickly.
I've heard some people say that if you experience constipation or diarrhea as the result of consuming bentonite clay, you should stop consuming it. Others say it's important to continue on, despite any reactions, in order to fully eliminate the toxins and fecal matter.
I say: be careful, and think rationally. I personally and am very healthy, so if I myself would experience constipation or diarrhea from drinking clay (which I have not), I would still continue consuming it. But your body is different, so it is important that you gather your own facts and make a decision yourself.
Should You Take Clay?
Talking about bentonite clay side effects or the side effects of taking any ultra-healthy substance is one of the least favorite things for me to do, because sometimes it can scare people away from making healthy choices. I am a big proponent of consuming clay, and I think everyone should consider consuming it. But I also believe it's important to do your research before committing to consuming something as effective and powerful as clay.
The point is, the body can react to clay that is ingested internally. Clay could negate the effect of medication or supplements, it could cause diarrhea, constipation, or other detox symptoms. But despite all that, many people can benefit greatly from consuming it, and not everyone experiences side effects. In fact, some people (myself included) experience no side effects - just small things here and there like sleeping better at night and feeling more rested in the morning, having better bowel movements, feeling "lighter" overall, and so on.
So don't let potential bentonite clay side effects keep you from doing your research. Who knows... you may find out that it's exactly what your body needs!
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