Calcium Montmorillonite AKA Calcium Bentonite is a naturally occurring mineral compound that exists beneath the earth’s surface. Pronounced "mont-more-ill-o-night", it is a uniquely versatile all natural substance that has been tried, tested and studied as a nutritional and health supplement for over 100 years. It is a safe and beneficial substance for many consumer uses.
This clay originates from volcanic and tectonic plate activity, has a slow, "quiet water" deposition and dehydration process. This amazing compound is richly deposited in pure form in only a few places in the world.
Montmorillonite mineral powder comes from purified clay particles, the result of eons of natural earth processes that create a health promoting mineral substance.
Calcium Montmorillonite is a "species" of clay in the Smectite family and is sometimes called Bentonite. It is used mostly as a nutrient and skin topical care products, and is closely related to Sodium Bentonite, which is used in industrial and municipal applications.
Both forms of Montmorillonite are related to Kaolin, which is also used in medicine products for ingesting.