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Montmorillonite clay

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Purred: Sat Dec 31, '11 3:25pm PST 
I have been feeding Nature's Variety Instinct, and notice that this clay is an ingredient. I mentioned to Bumpurr that I was going to figure out what it is in there for. So it seems that they include this to prevent aflatoxins in the food. Seems that we have been hearing alot about them lately too. Not real sure how I feel about it still - but it is a food that 2 of the 3 will eat.
Here is an excerpt from their ingredient description list:
Montmorillonite is a clay that is primarily colloidal silicate, which contains over 50 ultra-trace mineral compounds including Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Carbon, Cerium, Cesium, Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Fluoride, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Iodine, Lanthanum, Lithium, Manganese, Neodymium, Nickel, Phosphorus, Rhenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Silicon, Silver, Strontium, Sulfur, Tellurium, Thallium, Thorium, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, and Zirconium. Feed studies by the Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory at Texas A&M University have shown that Montmorillonite clays can sequester (bind) aflatoxins contained in grains and oilseeds.
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