Bentonite clay has many great and different fields of application. You can use it for face masks and other spot treatments, or you can drink it to clean your internal organs. But an enema is a thing people normally don’t think about, and nobody really wants to talk about. Actually, many people are even scared of the idea.
That’s kind of sad because there are great benefits that can be derived from enemas. This post is intented to explain the procedure and effects concerning the bentonite clay enema, although many facts pertain to general information about enemas.
Don’t be shy reading this article and taking action for yourself, you will profit a lot. If you check our product recommendations, you can choose a great clay for your enema. I would suggest you go for the food grade clay(Amazon Link), because you can use that internally.
Why Should I Even Do an Enema?
If you are asking this question, then you haven’t had some serious digestive problems in your life. Constipation is a unpleasent affair, caused by hard stools literally blocking your rectum. The consequence is that you can’t empty your bowel completely, in other words nothing happens at all while you sit on the toilet. That triggers pain and uncomfortable feelings leading to a decreased quality of life. If this illness lasts longer than three days, you should take immediate action to solve the problem. Most of the time, administer yourself an enema will solve the problem.
Furthermore, many diets go along with using an enema at the start. Let’s say you try juice fasting for a few days, then you start your first day with an enema. The sensation of hunger is nearly gone because your body shifts to excretion. So, the first days are more likely to be easier for you. By the way fasting is a great method to detox your body and loose weight. I have done juice fasting multiple times, often for 4-5 days; and in my daily routine I generally do intermitend fasting on a 16-8 interval.
There are a few more practical reasons to do an enema throughout your life. Before you are able to get an investigation (called colonoscopy) of your colon everything has to be cleaned out because they need to see a clear picture of the intestinal wall.
Just in case I haven’t convinced you yet, doing an enema is the most efficient way of cleaning your lower bowl and your rectum. In modern times we all tend to have “dirty” colons full of toxins and metals that we absorb during our life. From time to time it’s a great feeling to fully release the bowel and make some room for regeneration.
Benefits of Using Bentonite Clay During Your Enema Practice
1.Detox Metals and Toxins
If you do your enema with bentonite clay, you can benefit a lot. Bentonite clay has a negative electrically charged surface because of multiple minerals inside of the clay. These negative ions pull all the toxins and metals out of your body. Toxins and metals are positive ions and therefore they won’t stand a chance of remaining in your rectum. Furthermore, the clay is able to absorb pathogenic viruses, pesticides, and herbicides that we ingest with our daily meals. This enema using bentonite clay works better because, once mixed with water, the clay will expand and create an surface which contacts allareas of your intestinal walls.
2.Improve Your Intestinal Regularity
After a few treatments, your intestinal regularity will be much better than before. On the one hand, you won’t have problems with constipation any more. On the other hand, it helps you when you are having problems with diarrhea because it tends to calm the nervous system of the bowel. Any indigestion problems will improve once you started with this routine.
3.More Energy and Better Overall Feeling
An enema will lead to a boost in physical energy and emotional uplift because your body has more energy since there is no need to fight against intestinal problems. Your bowel has its own autonomous nervous system called enteric nervous system (EMS) that is made up of an incredible amount of neural cells. In everyday language it’s often called “abdominal brain” which shows you the significance of this huge system. Therefore, it’s no wonder that your mood depends partly on the health of the EMS.
4.Decrease of Allergic Reactions
Bentonite clay, once in your bowel can prevent allergic reactions by neutralising the allergens.
All gathered substances, toxins, and metals will be eliminated while pooping. The binding affinity of bentonite clay is great, so normally, you can be sure nothing is left behind.
How to Do an Enema With Bentonite Clay?
Just image what an enema is. You inject a fluid (in our case, mixed with bentonite clay) inside your rectum to clear the bowel. While this, at first, is a strange sensation you will get familiar with it after a few times.
So, to start you take 3 teaspoons of bentonite clay and mix it with one quarter of warm water. Please be careful that it’s not too hot so that you don’t burn yourself.
- There are many different enema buckets you can use, but I would suggest you a syringe bulb to do your enema. Just fill with the solution you just mixed. Try to remove all the air inside of the bucket. Gently and carefully insert the tube inside your rectum to about 8 to 10 centimeters.
- Let the fluid flow into your rectum until you meet resistance.
- You can now try to keep the fluid as long as possible inside your bowel. At the beginning it might be hard for you to even hold it for 5 minutes but if you are more experienced it’s easy to get to 10 minutes. It’s not recommended to keep the fluid in for more then 15 minutes so just stop when you reach that time mark.
- The last step is obvious: Just evacuate the contents into your toilet.
- It’s highly endorsed to relax for 20 minutes after the procedure.
Are There Any Risks Doing an Enema?
Overall the risk potential is rather low, but you should be careful about a few things. The most common mistake people make is that they use enemas to often. You have to give your enteric flora time to react and regenerate. If you disturb the regeneration to often you can cause harm and your bowel will react with diarrhea.
You should be careful with the temperature. If the fluid is too hot you will burn your intestines and that can lead to severe injuries. Lukewarm water is the optimal temperature to use for an enema. You have to be careful with your bucket, try not to hurt your intestinal walls by inserting the tube too harshly.
Furthermore, you can irritate your bowel by taking an acidic fluid. Normally this won’t happen if you only take water and bentonite clay, but there are recipes that can contain acidic fluids. So, just be careful while preparing your enema. This is especially important if you have an allergy to a substance that you may be considering using. Make sure you can tolerate all fluids you take.
All of these injuries are pretty painful, however there is another downside to consider. If you irritate and injure your gut, you open doorways for bacteria to get inside of your body. That can cause inflammation that may lead to further complications like bleeding, diarrhea and circulation problems.
For your own safety, make sure that you speak to your doctor before starting.
How Often Should I Do This?
It’s not a hard and fast answer but if you do one enema every month you should be fine. In case you suffer from constipation, you maybe increase the frequency, but be sure to speak to your physician if your constipation is chronic.
Don’t do enemas while you are pregnant, or if you suffer from any other severe disease.
Discalmer: As we are no doctors or physicans this is only an advice based on our own experience. Just make sure to speak to your doctor before you follow any advice here. We can’t take an responsibility for any damage you do to yourself.