Sonne's #7 DETOXIFICANT
Hydrated Bentonite Clay
Detoxificant is a natural and powerful detoxicant derived from
bentonite, a mineral-rich volcanic clay. For centuries, native tribes
around the world have recognized and benefited from the healing
properties of bentonite clay in internal and external applications. In
the early 20th century,
bentonite clay was used by the British Army in
India to treat acute bacterial food poisoning and in China to help
treat cholera. We use a special process to refine the raw bentonite
clay to remove mica, dirt and other impurities, in order to concentrate
the active detoxifying ingredient, montmorillonite
("mont-mor-ill-o-nite"). This procedure places
montmorillonite into a
colloidal suspension and retains its innate negative charge. These
properties allow the powerful adsorption (physical binding) of
positively charged substances. (Most metabolic, environmental, and
chemical wastes are positively charged.)
Montmorillonite possesses the
ability to adsorb about 40 times its own weight in positively charged
substances present in the alimentary canal. Because montomorillonite
has such strong adsorptive properties and is not digested, it tightly
binds toxic material to be excreted.*
History of Use
Bentonite is not a new product. Primitive tribes of various continents
have been using volcanic ash for centuries for various conditions of
ill health. Primitives used to carry with them a ball of
clay, which they would mix with water. They would dip their food into
it before eating to prevent "sick stomach". Liquid bentonite was used
for centuries in China for summer
cholera. In 1712, Father
Deutrecolle, a Jesuit Missionary, described the clay works in China and
mentioned that the clay (bentonite) was used for
diarrhea. The use of
bentonite as an adjunct to medications during the Balkan war of 1910
helped to reduce the mortality from cholera among the soldiers from 60%
to 3%, and also proved valuable in the 1919 cholera epidemic in China.
In India, bentonite was found useful for acute
bacterial food poisoning
encountered by the British Army. For over 50 years, we have made this
ancient secret available for modern man. Imagine, a natural clay that
can draw pesticides, clean and disinfect wounds, support immune
function, and make food and water safe for consumption - without side
What is Bentonite?
Bentonite is a natural clay mineral formed in the extreme heat and
pressure of a volcano. In ages past, it was blown into the sky by
volcanic action, and sifted down to earth to help impregnate the soil
with its 25 - 35 trace minerals. Sometimes it accumulates in layers or
veins from which it is presently mined. Although bentonite contains a
rich amount of minerals, there is no evidence that we can absorb any of
its mineral content. Anyone who tries to sell the product on the basis
of the minerals in it is only guessing.
Many products on the market use bentonite in a raw and
unprocessed form. However, our bentonite is different. In making our
Detoxificant we start with the highest quality bentonite (U.S.P.
Grade), and mix it with purified demineralized water. During our
exclusive and secret process, the mica and impurities are removed, and
the purified montmorillonite is put into a liquid colloidal-gel state.
The product is sterilized and subjected to independent laboratory
analysis for heavy metals and microbiology, ensuring a substance
suitable for internal use and detoxification. It works better simply
because it is better.
Bentonite should never be packaged in plastic. Because of its extreme
drawing properties, bentonite can leach petrochemicals from plastic
bottles. That is why Sonne´s only packages #7
Detoxificant in inert
The Expert's Opinion
Dr. Robert T. Martin is a mineralogist and one of America´s outstanding
authorities on bentonite. According to his research, its action is due
to five characteristics:
- It has a large and varied mineral content.
- It has a negative electrical attraction for positively charged
particles. In the human body, various toxic poisons are positively
- Seen under a high power microscope, bentonite is composed of
extremely minute rectangular particles in the shape of a credit card.
The wide surfaces are negatively charged and the edges are positively
charged. Therefore, its adsorptive power is many thousand times more
negative than positive.
- The very minuteness of its particles gives it a large surface area
in proportion to the volume used, enabling it to pick up many times its
own weight in positively charged particles.
- To obtain maximum effectiveness in the human body, it should be put
in a liquid colloidal-gel state. This is why we do not keep it as
powder or put it into a tablet form to save shipping costs.
Dr. Martin stated that one gram (1/28 ounce) of our product has a
surface area of 800 sq. meters. This is 40 times that of its commercial
competitors. The larger the surface area, the greater its power to pick
up positively charged particles (toxins). An edition of the
Dispensatory of the United States of America states:
"In aqueous suspension, the individual particles of
bentonite are negatively charged, this resulting in a strong attraction
for positively charged particles and being responsible for the ability
of bentonite to clarify such liquid as contain positively charged
particles of suspended matter." Since bentonite has such
strong adsorptive powers, its consumption could theoretically render
unavailable some nutrients, as certain vitamins, by adsorbing them from
the alimentary canal. However, independent experiments designed to find
out how much such adsorption might adversely affect the growth and
health of experimental animals indicated no ill effects when the intake
of bentonite was 25% of the total diet. (Reference: Annals of the N.Y.
Academy of Science, Vol. 57, page 678). Our product is mostly water,
with only a small proportion of bentonite. In order for the bentonite
in our product to reach a toxic level (i.e., 50% of the total diet) it
would be necessary to consume a 3-year supply each day for an extended
period of time.
Montmorillonite is classified as a hydrated aluminum silicate.
But, it is very different from the aluminum used in cooking utensils,
deodorants and other preparations. The aluminum molecule is integral to
the structure of montmorillonite, and cannot be removed by normal
A perfect accompaniment to #7
Detoxificant is our #9 Intestinal
Cleanser. Mixed together in juice, this Cleansing Drink offers the
scrubbing and roughage benefits from soluble and insoluble fiber from
psyllium, and the detoxification properties of bentonite.
This product is a key component included in our 7 Day Cleansing Program kit
Recommended Dosage: For average adults, take 1 tablespoon. For others, take 1 teaspoon for each 50 lbs. body weight.
Directions: Take 2 doses per day. The first one in
warm water upon rising in the morning; the other undiluted at time of
evening meal. It is important to drink plenty of water between meals to
assist in elimination. It can also be taken in conjunction with #9
Intestinal Cleanser in juice or water. May be taken as long as desired.
Literature: "The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea," "Hydrated Bentonite," "Our Bentonite Products," and "Addressing the Aluminum Issue in Detoxificant"
Our DETOXIFICANT product is offered only as a nutritional adjunct
insofar as it has a cleansing action, and not for any disease, ailment
or other specific condition of ill-health. Nothing stated above shall
be construed as a claim or representation that such product constitutes
a cure, palliative or ameliorative for any such disease, ailment or
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