Zeolites are natural aluminosilicates, hydrated calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium. They have a reticular structure with the ability to lose and reversibly recharge water up to 15%, to change constituent cations, which gives it exceptional absorption, desorption and ion exchange capacity.
The zeolite deposit is cantonated in volcanic tuffs, which are in the form of layered deposits, lenticular or massive accumulations with the samitic or psamitic-pseful structure and compact, compact-porous texture. They are spread across all regions of the world affected by paleo and neo-vulcanic activities.
The one who discovered the zeolites is the Swedish miner Baron Alex F. Cronsted in 1756, who observed that some minerals, after being heated enough time, were in ebullition as if they were boiling. Minerologist named these zeolite minerals, after the Greek zeo (boil) and lithos (stone). Up to now, over 40 such natural minerals have been found.
Due to their structure, zeolites have proven very interesting properties. Thus, they can be used as a “molecular site” with a reverse function of filters, where the small particles – in this case even the smallest molecules – remaining behind, leaving the bigger particles passing through, unhindered.
Due to its honeycomb structure and negative charge, the zeolite attracts heavy metals and toxins and captures them. The toxins come in and can no longer escape out, and the zeolite carries them safely and harmlessly out of the body through the digestion process.
There are several types of zeolite, but the one studied in the field of human nutrition is clinoptilolite.
Clinoptilolite is used as a dietary supplement, mainly for detoxifying the body.
It also has many benefits, proven by studies, as follows:
Eliminates heavy metals – Zeolite has a perfect molecular structure for capturing and removing heavy metals from the body including mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, tin and excess iron. It also removes radioactive metals such as cesium and strontium.
Reduction in nitrate absorption – these are mainly found in processed meat, being factors favoring stomach, pancreatic and colon cancer, and is at the same time one of the causes of type II diabetes. Zeolites capture nitrates from the digestive tract before they are absorbed.
It can help to optimize blood sugar (glucose regulation) due to its negative charge.
It balances the PH by bringing it to an alkaline pH range of 7.35-7.45. Zeolite attracts and regulates the excess of protons that cause acidity. This can help reduce gastric acid, Candida and arthritis.
Improves nutrient absorption – the presence of zeolite in the gastrointestinal tract improves the absorption of nutrients and helps develop healthy microorganisms and reduce the risk of infections and gastroenteritis.
Stabilizes the functioning of the immune system – Zeolite seems to balance the immune system even though its exact mechanism is not yet fully known. This function is of great importance in a world where the immune system of most of the population is seriously being affected. Since zeolites remove the various types of toxins in the body, it naturally increases energy and health. Many users experience increased vitality, mental clarity and overall well-being.
It acts as a powerful antioxidant – A common antioxidant absorbs excess free radicals because it has an odd number of electrons. On the other hand, the zeolite traps the free radicals into its complex structure, deactivating it and eliminating it. Thus, it works in addition to the traditional antioxidant action.
Zeolite actuation mechanism:
Clinoptilolite has a reticular structure with pores and channels that pass through the crystal. The reticular structure has a negative charge, making it unique among natural minerals. Because of the crosslinking structure and the negative charge, clinoptilolite has the ability to attract and capture heavy metals and other toxic substances inside it.
SiO4 units are electrically neutral, but each AlO4 unit is negatively charged, thus creating areas that are negatively charged across the crystal structure. The negative loading of AlO4 structures is balanced by the presence of four positively charged metals, known as cations. These are calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These ions have weak bonds and can easily be changed with other substances such as toxic heavy metals. This phenomenon is known as cation exchange, the zeolite being known for its high capacity to achieve cationic exchange, which provides it with a multitude of uses. From a chemical point of view, the zeolite consists of Al, Si and O2. Zeolite has a rigid three-dimensional crystalline structure, similar to a honeycomb consisting of a network of interconnected grooves and cavities. Water moves easily into this porous structure, but the molecular architecture remains rigid. Another important aspect is that these cavities and channels have almost uniform dimensions, allowing the crystal to act as a molecular sieve. While most chelating agents used for detoxification are not specific, based on loading only, clinoptilolite seems to be more specific for the removal of toxic heavy metals. Studies have shown that when the metal diameter is lower and higher loaded, this in the end has a stronger attraction towards the zeolite.
Clinoptilolite binds a variety of toxins. These include heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury), nitrates and others. Cationic exchange is a completely passive process – when the zeolite is in the proximity of these compounds, they are attracted to the structure of the zeolite and absorbed within it on its surface. There is no chemical activity in this process.
Zeolite crystals act as mini-sponges, absorbing free radicals, carcinogenic and viral particles.
The products of our company are based on micronized and activated zeolite, at a minimum concentration of 85% clinoptilolite.