What makes Redmond Clay unique?
Most clay deposits are high in either sodium (sodium bentonite clay) or calcium (calcium bentonite clay). Redmond Clay comes from an unusual deposit, high in both sodium and calcium, which gives our clay a unique combination of properties. Redmond Clay has a strong pulling capacity, which helps draw bacteria out of the body, and it also has high swelling capacity, which helps it bind more effectively to toxins internally.
Like other natural products, Redmond Clay benefits different people in different ways. One customer might tell us it cured their ailment completely, while another customer with the same trouble may experience less dramatic improvement. The FDA’s “generally recognized as safe” label seems to be accurate, though–in more than 30 years of interacting with clay customers, we’ve never seen any negative side effect, allergic reaction, or complication brought about by Redmond Clay.
Geologists say Redmond Clay is volcanic ash that fell into a prehistoric sea. The terms bentonite and montmorillonite are regional terms that both refer to the same type of clay in the smectite family, which is the preferred clay for personal use.