Attapulgite is a rare magnesium aluminosilicate mineral with a very high water absorption capacity. This makes it ideal for treating and preventing diarrhea in humans and animals. Trials in amimals also showed that digestive function is improved.
Clays are known for their layered structure and surface properties, making them ideal 'sponges' for unwanted molecules. The same applies to attapulgite clay. This clay is recognised for its ability to strongly interact with bacterial toxigenic strains of E. coli and Clostridium perfringens. Products containing this type of clay can therefore be seen as natural alternatives for a healthy and efficient production, mainly because they benefit the animal by protecting the intestinal epithelium cells and a better digestion.
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