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  "What is the evolutionary significance of plant toxins and animal anti-toxin behaviour? From a plant's evolutionary perspective, a seed should be high in nutrients to support germination and seedling growth; the ripe fruit around the seed should also be nutrient-rich and attractive to animals, encouraging them to pluck and eat the fruit and disperse the seed. On the other hand, the seed itself should be repulsive to animal consumers, inducing them to regurgitate or defaecate it, and the unripe fruit should be repulsive, lest animals harvest it before the seed is viable. From an animal's evolutionary perspective, an ability to defeat the plant's toxin defences would enable it to obtain the nutrients in the seed as well as those in the ripe fruit, and to outcompete other animal consumers by harvesting the fruit while it is unripe and still unpalatable to them.

"Any textbook of animal biology describes the resulting evolutionary arms race, in which plants evolve increasingly potent toxins (such as strychnine and quinine), and animals evolve increasingly potent means of detoxification. While enzymatic detoxification has previously received the most attention, the work of Gilardi et al.10 and the wide distribution of geophagy among animal herbivores suggest an additional important means of detoxification by adsorption on ingested soil minerals."

- Jared M. Diamond, Department of Physiology, University of California Medical School, Los Angeles

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Terramin Healing Clay

Terramin / ION-MIN
California Earth Minerals' Calcium Bentonite

Terramin is a red-colored calcium bentonite clay mined in the California Colorado River Basin. Terramin is mined from a sedimentary clay deposit formed from minerals carried by the Colorado River; seasonal snow melts would cause the river to overflow and deposit the minerals on the flat, dry regions of the lower Colorado River delta. This sedimentary clay has been formed by a hydro-thermal process, which is different from both inland sea clays, sea clays, and volcanic clays.

Terramin is most well known for the study conducted for NASA by Dr. BENJAMIN H. ERSHOFF. Dr. Ershoff was tasked with finding an effective calcium supplement that would help prevent bone loss in astronauts in a zero G environment. Dr. Ershoff concluded that Terramin was the most effective calcium supplement to prevent pathologic changes in the bones. He also concluded in animal studies that a diet including 1-4% terramin significantly affecdted the nutritional state of the animals studied.

We have independently verified that terramin supplemented daily can reverse bone loss in individuals with osteoporosis. While we only have one case study demonstrating the potential of terramin as a treatment for osteoporisis, its success was not the least bit suprising.

Terramin is an edible clay, and is available in capsules as an internal supplement. Terramin may also be used in compresses and poultices, as well as natural cosmetics.

  • Terramin has also been a choice clay used by the Max Gerson Institute
  • Neva Jensen wrote a book about Terramin entitled "The Healing Power of Living Clay", copyright 1986
  • Terramin has bee widely used as an internal supplement in the United States
  • Terramin is considered to among the top healing clays available in the United States

Terramin - Red Desert Clay - 5 lbs.

 

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