Drinking clay? What the detox is that about?

Drinking clay? What the detox is that about?

The thought of drinking clay can be daunting for most of us.  However, if you are looking for a natural, cost-effective and mineral-rich detox, that you can use daily, then drinking marine clay could be a whole new approach for you.

Why Detox?

Every day, our bodies detoxify naturally as part of a natural elimination processes, through different organs such as the colon, lungs, liver, kidneys, the lymphatic system and our skin.

Unfortunately, today, our bodies are exposed to high levels of toxins through pollution, chemicals in our water, and modern dietary habits laden with fat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, overloading our bodies so much making it difficult to maintain a healthy level of natural detoxification that is necessary to health and wellbeing.

Many detox programs require a strict regimen over a period of a day to a few weeks.  They work on the premise that certain foods are eliminated to give your body’s digestive system a break, and then, gently returning to a healthier way of eating.  While there is a lot of benefit in detoxifying your body in this way, there is a gentle, daily routine that helps your body eliminate toxins every single day.

Clay is a natural healer and acts gently, yet powerfully on the body.

Extensive research shows that drinking quality clay is effective in cleansing the colon and improving digestive and liver function.  Green clay binds to toxins, chemicals, parasites and heavy metals, such as lead and mercury found in amalgams, which hinder the body’s healthy biological processes, and helps eliminate them from the body.  Clay is also known to protect the gastro-intestinal tissues and to promote a more alkaline pH balance within the body.

Research has also shown that clay can assist in alleviating symptoms related to :-

  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ache
  • Colitis
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Diarrhea

Clay is an effective mouth wash for gingivitis, mouth ulcers and bad breath.  It is also considered effective in improving the body’s immune system and can help the body fight colds, sinusitis and bronchitis.   As the body eliminates toxins, one of the wonderful benefits is improved skin tone and overall health and wellbeing

Argital’s Ventilated Fine Green Clay is internationally certified for its quality and is rare because of its marine origin.   It is sun-dried and super-fine, promoting easy absorption by the body.  It is rich in minerals such as Silica, Magnesium and Calcium and other essential trace elements which are absorbed into the body and can serve as a natural mineral supplement.


As with any supplements, some precautions apply if you are taking specific medications.  Consult one of our Naturopaths, or your health practitioner if you have any questions.

Directions for Use:-

Easy to use, just add 1 teaspoon of clay to a glass of filtered water, let stand overnight and drink the water on an empty stomach, leaving behind the clay residue.  The clay water has a slight earthy, yet pleasant taste.