Warnings and Precautions
Bentonite clay is known for interfering with the absorption of vitamin A in the intestinal tract. It also absorbs vitamin A. Because of this, those using this therapy may need to take a vitamin A supplement.
Because it may cause constipation, patients may also benefit from taking a fiber supplement when they are going through therapy.
Patients who cannot tolerate aluminum should avoid bentonite clay. Pregnant women should also avoid it.
Many practitioners recommend taking psyllium husk along with this clay to help achieve the maximum benefits. Psyllium husk is also said to be beneficial in preventing this clay from mucking up the intestines, which will help to prevent constipation and bowel obstruction.
All patients using this clay should not take it within two hours of any other supplements of medications. The clay may absorb them, lowering their efficacy.
Before using bentonite clay therapy, be sure to talk to your health care provider.