Nature's Variety cat and dog food has montmorillonite clay pretty high on the ingredients list. Does anyone know what that is or why they would put it in the food? Isn't clay harmful if digested?
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7/1/06 at 2:02pm
Originally Posted by Apric0t
According to Nature's Logic pet foods, this is what it is:
What is â€œmontmorilloniteâ€?
The montmorillonite used in Natureâ€™s Logicâ€™s products is a natural source of mined colloidal trace mineral clay which contains over 50 mineral compounds. The area where this product is mined is a result of volcanic ash being deposited into inland sea waters.
This product is approved for inclusion into USDA Organic Certified products. Reported benefits from including this form of montmorillonite clay into animal feeds have been the binding of aflatoxins, lowered somatic cell counts by dairymen, improved weight gain, better utilization of food, glossier hair coat and improved hoof condition in horses.
A research department at Texas A & M University has conducted preliminary testing of montmorillonite. Initial results were positive for sequestering aflatoxins, but they indicated further study was needed.
Natureâ€™s Logicâ€™s products derive all nutrients from 100% food and other natural ingredients without the inclusion of chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals, or trace nutrients.