I debated what should be today's title. The top choices included, Best Bentonite, The Witch Doctor is in Today or Best Bentonite Users Meet Evolution's Theory of Natural Selection. Just when you think the public cannot be any more gullible, here comes the folks buying Best Bentonite. The FDA has warned the public about lead levels in Bentonite. And so after reading the FDA warning I get to wondering what is Bentonite and how are people using it that the FDA would become involved?

It is used for body wraps, foot baths and mud baths. Here is your lower level Genetic Link to helping to speed up the time it takes to kill more of your brain cells by wrapping yourself in a nice bath of lead laced Bentonite. 

Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. More individuals are produced each generation that can survive. Phenotypic variation exists among individuals and the variation is heritable. Those individuals with heritable traits better suited to the environment will survive. And those who aren't won't. It is really this simple.

And so still not believing what I'm reading I go to the Best Bentonite site thinking I'm going to get denials about lead being in it, because lead causes irreversible harm to humans, brain damage being at the top of the list. And here is what I find. "It would not be bentonite if it didn't." I'm serious, they posted this statement when discussing the lead content of their Bentonite, just follow this link. First Ernst, then Trump and now people buying Bentonite to improve their inner selves. What's next, eating radioactive fallout from Japan? No wonder people voted for Ernst and Trump. 

Here is how the Best Bentonite website describes the product they sell:

Best Bentonite Clay  is historically known for its highly absorptive and adsorptive properties and its ability to draw out and bind. 

Geologically Bentonite is a mineral rich volcanic ash that was deposited in sea water approximately 60 million years ago. It is a swelling-type bentonite containing only 14 to 17 elements. One of the lowest number of elements to comprise a mineral on earth. This low mineral count is believed to be partially responsible for the high absorptive properties in the clay

The Best Bentonite occurs in Wyoming. It's also known as western or sodium type bentonite. This type of Bentonite is capable of absorbing 7 to 10 times its own weight in water, and swelling up to 18 times its dry volume. 

Because of it's unique properties and characteristics, Wyoming Bentonite is the standard against which all other bentonite in the world is measured. And that's why it's the only bentonite that we use. 

Amazing that the FDA has warned about elevated lead levels in this product and it is still for sale. $10.00 for 2 pounds. I wonder how much lead is in the two pounds? All I can think of is Wow! Really? If you will buy Bentonite then I have some dirt to sell you. I miss eating quahogs... (see photo to the left)

AUDIENCE: Consumer

ISSUE: FDA is warning consumers not to use “Best Bentonite Clay,” a product of Best Bentonite, located in Guthrie, Oklahoma. FDA has determined that the product contains elevated lead levels and may pose a lead poisoning risk. FDA laboratories have found elevated levels of lead in “Best Bentonite Clay.” Exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and immune system. In children, chronic exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with cognitive impairment, reduced IQ, behavioral difficulties, and other problems.

BACKGROUND: “Best Bentonite Clay” is sold as a fine powder on Amazon.com and on the Best Bentonite website. According to the Best Bentonite website, customers mix the product with water and ingest it or apply it to their skin.

FDA has not confirmed any cases of lead poisoning associated with “Best Bentonite Clay.”

RECOMMENDATION: Consumers should not purchase or use “Best Bentonite Clay.” Anyone who has used this product or given it to a child should consult a health care professional immediately.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

•      Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report

•      Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Read the MedWatch Safety Alert, including a link to the FDA Alert, at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm492157.htm

You are encouraged to report all serious adverse events and product quality problems to FDA MedWatch at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm

Look, you folks buying Bentonite, just get a job and go to work. Maybe we should have forced labor camps for those who buy this stuff. 

Steve Lombardi
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