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  • Writer's pictureRosa Ghidella

How Drinking Clay Can Improve Your Health

Are you aware that our earth has provided us with one of the most effective yet gentle detox products? Fine Green Clay!

Have you heard of the benefits of drinking therapeutic clay before?

While you may at first be somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of drinking clay, there are huge health benefits of drinking A-grade, therapeutic clay on a daily basis!

Clay is one of the most versatile and cost-effective natural health products on the market. Revered by many ancient and indigenous cultures for its mineral content, fine green clay is a natural and easy way of maintaining a clean gut. More importantly, clay helps to eliminate the body of chemicals, heavy metals, toxins, parasites, and bacteria gently and effectively.

We are now more aware of the chemicals, harmful toxins and pesticides that we are exposed to every day. As a result, more of us are reading labels, buying fresh and organic, drinking filtered water and avoiding plastics. However, even for the most discerning among us, it is nearly impossible to avoid all these toxins entirely.

We are exposed to an array of chemicals in the food we eat, whether these are preservatives and additives or by-products of the production process; in our drinking water; our upholstery and furniture; old paint; our skincare and personal care products, the air we breathe, the lifestyle choices we make, all of these expose our bodies to significant levels of chemicals.

Did you know, for example, that an average woman is exposed to over 120 chemicals, synthetics and toxins every single day just going through her daily personal care and skincare regime?

While our bodies have a remarkable inbuilt ability to efficiently eliminate many of the toxins we are exposed to, the problem arises when our body’s intake of toxins is faster than its ability to eliminate them. This results in an unhealthy build-up of chemicals and toxins, and can lead to toxic overload.

Common symptoms of toxic overload include aches and pains, unexplained fatigue, muscular tension, mental fogginess, lack of concentration, joint stiffness, bloating and flatulence, acidity and reflux.

If severe toxic overload occurs, a comprehensive detox program can be beneficial to get you back on track. Our Naturopath can assist you in a safe and supervised detox program.

If you are generally well and healthy and would like to stay that way, you may want to consider a daily routine that involves drinking clay on an empty stomach to help keep your system clean.

Why even consider clay?

Ran Knishinsky, author of The Clay Cure, states that clay is a powerful and effective detoxifying agent, promoting the elimination of heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals and other toxins from the body. This is backed by research from Arizona State University, which showed that drinking clay was highly effective in eliminating salmonella, E.Coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), bacteria known to be responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in human beings.

By eliminating these toxins daily as they pass through the digestive tract, clay can effectively treat health issues such as allergies, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis and acne, anemia, arthritis, stress-related symptoms and chronic infections.

This is how it works

Clay particles carry a negative electrical charge, while toxins, synthetics, chemicals and heavy metals carry a positive electrical charge. When clay passes through our digestive tract, the positively charged toxins are drawn to the negatively charged clay particles, a bit like metal to a magnet. Subsequently, the clay then carries these toxins in suspension until they are eliminated by the body.

Six Important Benefits of Drinking Clay Daily

  1. Drinking clay daily helps eliminate heavy metals, toxins, bacteria and chemicals from the body

  2. Marine Clay cleanses the digestive system and improves the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, which improves the overall functioning of our organs and key systems.

  3. Drinking Marine Clay replenishes the body with essential minerals – magnesium, calcium, iron and silica are found in Argital’s Ventilated Drinking Clay. As the clay moves through the digestive tract, it allows the absorption of these minerals, making it a cost-effective and efficient way of ensuring your body is re-mineralised.

  4. Drinking Marine clay can improve energy levels by reducing the overload of toxins the liver, kidneys and the lymphatic system normally have to filter out. The more efficient these organs are the less energy is wasted in eliminating excess toxins.

  5. Marine Clay is anti-ageing and stimulates healthy cell growth. Its high negative ionic charge enables the clay to attract, absorb and eliminate toxins, thereby reducing free radicals, which age us and contribute to disease.

  6. Clay’s alkaline pH helps to balance the body. Taking marine clay internally is about promoting an alkaline pH. This is important because a body that is too acidic can become inflammatory and result in chronic pain and disease.


As with any supplements, some precautions apply if you are taking specific medications. Consult our Naturopath if you have any questions.

Directions for Use:-

Drinking clay is very easy to use! Using a non-metal spoon, add 1 teaspoon of clay to a glass of filtered water and let it stand for 10 minutes. Drink the water on an empty stomach, leaving behind the clay residue. The clay water has a slight earthy, yet pleasant taste. Wait 30-60 minutes prior to taking medications.

So, if you want to detox your body naturally and easily, and enjoy the benefits that additional minerals bring, consider drinking a glass of clay water every day!


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