Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate (Hscas) (Aflatoxin Binder)
I keep coming across references to Hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate (HSCAS) in literature on mycotoxin detox, but only in animals. I can't find any mention of its use in humans, nor any supplement for humans.
Hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate (HSCAS)
Results of studies indicate good correlation between the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate (HSCAS). They show that HSCASclay can adsorb AFB1 with high affinity and high capacity in aqueous solutions (including milk) and in the meantime it can markedly reduce the bioavailability of aflatoxins in poultry; it can greatly diminish the effects of aflatoxins in young animals, i.e., rats, chicks, turkey poults, ducklings, lambs, and pigs; and it can decrease the level of AFM1 in milk from lactating cows and goats."
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/doc/22e.pdf (p. 127)
It looks like Azomite clay might be what I'm looking for:
"Azomite (pronounced Ä-zÅ-mite, officially all-caps AZOMITE) is the registered trademark for a complex silica ore (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate) with an elevated ratio of trace minerals unique to the Utah mineral deposit from which it is mined."
From Weston A Price:
"Azomite Mineral Powder: This powdery mineral supplement, containing montmorillonite clay and many other compounds, comes from an ancient seabed. It is an excellent source of silica, calcium, magnesium and the gamut of trace minerals. Clay also has detoxifying effects as the negatively charged clay particles attract positively charged pathogens and take them out of the body. Technically sold as an anticaking compound and available only in 40-pound bags, Azomite is incredibly cheap when used as a mineral supplement, costing less than one dollar per pound delivered. Take a heaping teaspoon mixed with water daily as an insurance of adequate macro- and trace mineral ingestion in these days of soil depletion through intensive farming."
Any experience or comment?