For many years, bentonite has been added to animal feed in the United States for a variety of benefits. Bentonite prolongs the time food stays in the digestive system, as a result, more nutrients are absorbed by animals. Due to its absorbent capability, bentonite also absorbs certain toxins in animals.
Bentonite is also used as binder in animal feed pellets. Its capability of absorbing excess moisture and oil makes the pellets last longer and stay fresher. The benefits from bentonite are apparent as this can be observed in the production of higher quality eggs, milk, and meat in the feeding industry.