Green Montmorillonite Clay
(Montmorillonite, Calcium Bentonite, Magnetic Clay, Living Clay)
Green Montmorillonite, is a type of smectite clay. It is the main component of bentonite usually making up over 90% of a high quality bentonite's composition. The terms are often used interchangeably, although montmorillonite is in fact a purer product..
Our French Montmorillonite is a primary clay. It has remained covered and untouched for hundreds of millions of years. Calcium Bentonite is a usually secondary clay, meaning it has traveled over time, and has often incorporated other organic material, and some crystallized silica in addition to montmorillonite.Both were initially formed by deposits of weathered volcanic ash.
When hydrated, montmorillonite's minerals are negatively charged while toxins tend to be positively charged. This electrical charge works as a "magnet", attracting the toxins to the clay itself.
Smectite clays like Montmorillonite and Bentonite work in a twofold method. First, the toxins are adsorbed, The hydrated clay attracts them to it's extensive surface area where they become stuck, then it absorbs the toxins, like a sponge.
Hydrated montmorillonite has an enormous surface area. 1 tablespoon has more surface area than a football field.
For this reason we only carry Provincial French Green Montmorillonite from the Mediterranean Basin, as we feel it to be a superior product.
All of Keavy's Clays are primary clays, deep mined, and sun-dried, with only natural minimal processing.