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Posted November 29, 2016
Bentonite Clay Promoted for "Detoxification" Contaminated With Lead
Exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with neurological impairment, and in children, learning disabilities and lower IQ scores. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Symptoms of lead toxicity include abdominal pain, headache, changes in blood pressure, dizziness, kidney and brain damage.
In addition, statements and testimonials made about Best Bentonite on the product website, such as "The benefits I've experienced are primarily increased energy and clear skin . . . When I'm taking the clay internally my skin clears up pretty quickly . . . I find it psychologically gratifying knowing that I am pulling toxins out of my gut and liver," and "[B]entonite clay is one of the most important medicines that is in our arsenal for disease control. Viral, bacterial, and poison, as in the case of that recluse spider that bit me" were found to be drug claims.
The FDA also stated that it considers Best Bentonite to be a "new drug" which "may not be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce unless an FDA-approved application is in effect for it."
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