Bentonite is typically used in clay form, mixed with water at a rate of 1 teaspoon per glass, according to Camden Whole Health. Consumption of bentonite clay soaked in water on an empty stomach draws toxic substances from the body and affects internal compactions, helping detoxification take place.
Unfired bentonite clay carries an electromagnetic charge, according to Camden Whole Health. This charge draws toxic material and holds it until it passes through the body along the digestive tract, removing it from the body. Examples of toxins that this clay draws from the body on its path include pathogenic viruses, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, radioactive substances and various parasites.
It is not recommended to consume a dosage of bentonite clay larger than the recommended single teaspoon, according to Camden Whole Health. At a dose of 4 teaspoons, it is possible that the clay attaches to colonic compactions, causing constipation and making the presence of any toxic substances more difficult to remove.
When preparing bentonite clay, the clay should be soaked in water for at least 30 minutes prior to consumption, Camden Whole Health recommends. It is preferable to leave the clay soaking in water in direct sunlight for several hours in order to maximize its ability to carry an electromagnetic charge.