Clay works in many way, but two of the easiest to understand ways are "Absorption" and "Adsorption".
Clay absorption acts like a sponge. The Bentonite clay molecule draws other substances into its internal structure. Absorption occurs after the foreign substance undergoes a chemical change allowing it to enter the clay’s molecular inner structure. Toxins that were only sticking to the surface of the clay’s outer
structure by ionic bonding (adsorption), are then pulled inside the clay
molecule. This is why absorptive clays are labeled
"mobile layered" or "expandable" clays. The more substances pulled into the clay’s inner structure, the more the clay expands and its layers swell.
Absorbent clays have a charge on
their inner layers, with charged ions between the
layers of the clay molecule surrounded by water molecules. This clay will
expand as it absorbs foreign substances, which fill the spaces between
the clay molecule’s stacked layers. Absorbent clay absorbs
positively charged toxins and impurities and ignores negatively charged
nutrients. Calcium Bentonite clay is the most effective
clay, with the strongest drawing power.
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