Bentonite is defined as a kind of absorbent clay formed by the breakdown of volcanic ash, used esp. as filler. Bentonite clay has been gaining fame in recent years as an internal and external purifier for very good reasons. Not all Bentonite Clay is created equal; most of it is not mined for internal use or sifted as finely as it should be.
Bentonite is classified into two:
- One is called the swelling type or Sodium Bentonite, which has single water layer particles containing “Na” as the exchangeable ion.
- The other has double water layer particles with Ca as the exchangeable ion. It is called Calcium Bentonite or non-swelling type. “Na” or “Ca” is exchanged by “Mg” or “Fe“