Why Calcium, (not Sodium), is BETTER!
Absorption Vs Adsorption; what is the difference and why is this important?
Sodium Bentonite works through absorption. That is why Sodium Bentonite is widely used in cat litter and many other industrial applications. When used in the cosmetic market it can help those that are using clays to dry their oily skin. The drawback is that sodium clays usually have an extremely high pH value which is not good for you. That is why many sellers recommend mixing sodium clays with vinegar to lower the pH value. Sodium clays ABSORB the moisture and oils and dry out the skin. It’s important to immediately apply lotion or oils after using sodium bentonite clay. Sodium bentonite is much less expensive than Calcium bentonite.
Calcium Bentonite has a number of unique properties which makes it much better for use in the cosmetic, health and supplements markets. For those who are trying to detoxify skin, Calcium Bentonite is superior. Calcium Bentonite acts as a magnet and a sponge. When activated with water, its' highly charged negative ions attract positive charged ions (bacteria, viruses, acne, warts, toxins, etc.) in your body giving it the ability to ADSORB; referring to an “ionic substitution”, exchanging trace minerals in the montmorillonites, (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, etc.), for the positively charged toxin elements in your skin. These substances stick to and are adsorbed by the Calcium Montmorillonite in the clay and then eliminated from your body. The trace minerals within the clay are then replenished back into the body which speeds cellular revitalization.