Red Desert® Clay for People

How Much Red Desert® Clay to Use

Premium Calcium Montmorillonite


How much Red Desert® Clay to use is a personal choice. We use approx 1 rounded tsp of powder 2 times per day and have been for 12 years to remove the toxins taken in from daily living, and to supply minerals for cell function and calcium into our bones.

If you are very sensitive, start with 1/4th a teaspoon one to 2 times a day.

Tablets 6 tablets = approximately 1 tsp of clay. Average dosage is 5 or 6 tablets 2 times per day. Use less if you are sensitive - maybe starting with two tablets twice a day.


After flossing, we brush our teeth with the clay, since it binds to unfriendly bacteria that collects around the teeth. 

For most adults, the above suggested use works well. However, for ultra sensitive people, or those with a high degree of toxins to remove, consider putting some clay in a glass of water, letting it sit for a few minutes or longer and then just sip the water throughout the day. As your sensitivity is reduced over time, you may find that you can eventually drink a glass full easily.

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Children – Depending on your child's age and weight, they can take 1/4th to 1/2th the adult dosage.

How Long Do I Use This Clay For?

Every individual is different.  Some people have a significant accumulation of toxins taken in over the years, while others have less to detoxify from.  I have been eating this clay daily for 12 years, as I like the bone supporting aspect it offers as well as the removal of daily toxins taken in from the environment. However,  generally speaking 3 months of detoxification time would be sufficient for some, while for others 6 months or longer would be a good idea.


Put the clay into a glass of warm water, stir and drink. Letting the clay sit for a few minutes or hours and drinking it later is fine - as this allows the clay to mix smoother with the water. (Do Not Use Metal Utensils, since the clay binds to metals.)

Use quality water with the clay, no tap water. More info on Water...

NOTE: If you are taking medications, check with your doctor or pharmacist for the possibility of clay removing them from the body. The book The Clay Cure (available on our shopping cart) suggests taking clay 2 to 3 hours away from medications, but still check with your doctor.

If you are currently under chemotherapy or radiation, calcium montmorillonite clay will likely contradict with your treatment, for its job is to pull poisons out of the body. This high quality clay is often used after these types of treatments – but always check with your doctor.

Lithium - If you are taking lithium the clay may bind to and remove this from the body.

Bone Strength
Red Desert® Clay contains many of the minerals needed to support healthy bones. It is very high in silica, which is necessary to move the calcium into the bone cell itself. Read item #9 on our Red Desert® Clay home page.

Pets can also use this clay. Click here for more info and to purchase for your pet.



After flossing your teeth, dip your wet toothbrush into a little Red Desert® clay and brush. Your peridontist will be amazed at the improvement in the condition of your teeth and gums.

Take a couple of teaspoons of Red Desert® Clay, make a little mud of peanut butter consistency and spread over your face 20 to 30 minutes before getting in the shower. Rinse off and notice how strong and effective the clay is for pulling toxins out through the skin, and bringing the blood to the skin surface, which is very nourishing. Red Desert® Clay also helps to tighten the pores and tone the skin.

Highly Recommended: The first thing we recommend for anyone who is experiencing symptoms toxic overload is to have their hair tested with a hair tissue mineral analysis. A hair analysis can determine which specific heavy metals are creating a toxic burden on your body and can give you an excellent baseline from which to measure the success of any type of heavy metal detoxification program you embark on.

Heavy metals like arsenic, aluminum, mercury, lead and cadmium are neurotoxins, which can often be one of the causes of autoimmune symptoms. Heavy metals greatly affect the body's ability to absorb important, life-sustaining nutrients.

The hair mineral analysis also tells you which essential minerals your body is needing more of, which it needs less of, and which important mineral ratios are imbalanced due to toxic elements.

For more information on the hair tissue mineral analysis, please click here.

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I-AmPerfectlyHealthy Team
Tucson AZ

I-AM Perfectly Healthy is not intended to substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your holistic physician, MD, ND…or a holistic veterinarian for your pets. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical problems. This information is provided for education purposes only - and for the sharing of life experience.

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