Frequently Asked Questions about Zeolite
I Never Heard of Zeolite Before. What is it?
Zeolite is a natural volcanic mineral, which was created when ash and lava from volcanos chemically reacted with sea waters. This resulted in a cavernous compound with a very strong “cage-like” structure and negative charge. This negative charge attracts positively charged toxins and heavy metals like a magnet. These dangerous substances become trapped in zeolite’s cage structure, and are then safely and gently carried out of the body. We use the micronized powder form of clinoptilolite-zeolite, which is the form shown effective in scientific studies.
How does Zeolite Work in the Body?
Zeolite is one of the very few natural minerals that are negatively charged by nature. This means that it works like a magnet to attract positively charged toxins and heavy metals from your body. The structure of zeolite is very porous, which traps toxins and heavy metals as the zeolite circulates through the body. Our products contain zeolite with unique formulations that absorb the toxins, free radicals, and dangerous heavy metals from your body. This mineral has also been shown to help boost the immune system and balance the body’s pH levels. A body stays healthy and strong when pH is balanced.
What are Toxins, and How Did They Get in My Body?
Toxins are heavy metals, radioactive materials, and countless man-made chemicals. They enter our bodies through food, air, and water. Our bodies do not use these harmful materials, and so they sit in our cells, disrupting functions and breaking down molecules. Eventually, these toxins cause unexplained sickness and symptoms.
Everyone has toxins built up in their bodies, and are exposed to toxins every single day. This is why it is important to take a zeolite supplement daily.
What’s the Difference Between ZEO Health’s Zeolite and Other Zeolite Brands?
ZEO Health’s Zeolite is the most pure, potent zeolite on the market. It is mined specifically for human consumption, and then further processed to ensure purity and micronization.
Other zeolite supplement companies get their zeolite from a commercial mine because it is cheaper and located near their business. This is the same zeolite that is used in cat litter, pool filtration, and concrete filler, and is not mined for human consumption. There is little, if any, processing done on the zeolite, meaning it is not cleaned, micronized, or sterilized. Since zeolite attracts heavy metals, it is not unusual for the zeolite cages to already be filled with heavy metals- meaning little to no detoxing powers. Further, zeolite can harbor mold, and it is for these reasons why processing zeolite is absolutely necessary.
Does ZEO Health’s Zeolite Get into the Bloodstream?
Yes. Instead of offering one particle size, nearly all of our zeolite products range from 0 to 40 microns. This range in microns insures a more complete full-body detox. Smaller zeolite particles are carried into the bloodstream, while the larger particles stay in the digestive tract longer. This offers a more balanced detox. Esdifan is the only product with a slightly wider ranging particle range of 0-150, so that more zeolite will be held in the digestive tract to help heal the gut more effectively.
Remember that zeolite does not breakdown in the body and remains intact, collecting heavy metals and toxins, and then carrying them out safely and gently. Our product is designed to reach more places in the body and offers a complete detox.
What is More Effective: Powdered Zeolite or Liquid Zeolite?
This question is better defined by first explaining liquid zeolite supplements. There is NO SUCH THING as liquefied zeolite. If zeolite was liquefied, it would destroy the cage structure, which is essential for detoxing. Without this structure intact, zeolite cannot possibly detox. Liquid zeolite supplements are merely just a miniscule amount of powdered zeolite in a liquid, (usually water).
For detoxing purposes, the amount of zeolite present in liquid supplements is ineffective. It is always better to take a powdered or capsule product because, not only will you get more zeolite per dose, you will also get enough zeolite to effectively detox.
Further, it is also better to take capsules or powdered zeolite products because you will get more zeolite for your money. Liquid zeolite supplements are often just a pinch of zeolite in a liquid, for which consumers pay high prices. For example, one popular brand of liquid zeolite costs $60 per bottle and contains so little zeolite in it, it would take at least 5,000 bottles of this supplement to equal the same amount of zeolite powder that is in one container Zeolite Pure.
By popular demand, ZEO Health developed a liquid suspension product called Zetox. While it does contain the most zeolite per dose compared to any other liquid zeolite supplements, we only suggest taking this product if you are looking to maintain a detox or for convenience reasons.
Will Zeolite Causes Side Effects, Like Other Detoxing Products?
Most likely, the answer to this is NO. Most detoxifying products have side effects because they fail to bond with the toxin, or have a weak bond, which is not protected as it travels through the body. The toxins that are pulled out of cells by these other detoxifiers flood the body, which ultimately make you feel ill. This is called a J Herxheimer Reaction, or a.k.a. a Healing Crisis. For the most part, zeolite does not cause a Healing Crisis because it captures and locks toxins into its structure. Since there is no condition harsh enough in the body to breakdown zeolite, the toxins are never exposed- meaning no sick feeling. Of course, there may be exceptions, though they are rare.
How Safe is Zeolite?
This form of zeolite is used in many products that you probably come in contact with daily—medications and food, like rice and cereal. Toxicology tests have shown zeolite to be nontoxic. (We don’t recommend these products for children under 12, pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant.) Our products have been effectively used by our customers for almost 20 years, with countless health benefits and positive feedback.
How Long Can I Continue Taking Zeolite?
Zeolite is safe to take every day. Unlike other detoxifiers, you do not have to stop taking zeolite for any period of time. Zeolite is a very gentle on the body. Since we are constantly exposed to toxins via food, air, and water, it is important to take a daily zeolite supplement. (We don’t recommend these products for children under 12, pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant.)
Can I Take Zeolite with Food and Water, or on an Empty Stomach?
Yes, it is perfectly safe and effective to take zeolite with or without food. You can also take zeolite on an empty stomach. (Zeolite is actually known for helping to settle upset stomachs.)
How Long Will It Be Before I See Results?
This is a difficult question to answer and all depends on the individual person. Everyone’s toxic load is different, and everyone shows symptoms of toxicity in various ways. From bad skin, to severe headaches, to achy joins, heavy metals and other toxins disrupt the body’s normal functions in endless ways.
Our general recommendation is to take the product for at least 90 days and then be reevaluated by your medical professional to see what progress has been made. You can continue taking zeolite beyond the 90 day period. Please make sure that you are also drinking plenty of water with your zeolite.
How Do I Know if Zeolite is Working?
Zeolite acts like a magnet by attracting positively charged toxins and heavy metals into its cage structure. This action is automatic, so zeolite is always working to detox your body and create a healthy environment from within. Depending on a person’s toxicity, you may or may not feel an immediate difference. If you don’t feel an immediate difference, don’t worry, the zeolite is definitely detoxing. Those who feel an immediate effect typically experience increased energy and lifting of brain fog. Individuals feel long term benefits in various ways, depending on what sort of havoc toxins have been causing in the body.
Is There Lead and Aluminum in Zeolite?
Zeolite is a volcanic mineral, and is made up of an array of elements because it essentially comes from the core of the Earth. All of these elements are bound within the structure of zeolite. When taken as a supplement, the extremely strong structure of zeolite cannot be broken down by the body. The only circumstances that can breakdown the zeolite structure are intense volcanic heat and pure hydrochloric acid; neither of these harsh conditions exists within the human body.
The structure of zeolite is aluminosilicate. Hearing this often scares people because they automatically assume there is aluminum in it that could cause harm by taking it. There are also endless rumors on the Internet claiming zeolite supplements are dangerous and contain lead which can poison the body. There have never been any complaints of lead and/or aluminum poisoning by any of our products. As stated above, any elements that might be in zeolite are bound within the structure and zeolite is never broken down within the body. Zeolite does the opposite of these rumors, and actually absorbs dangerous lead and aluminum, among numerous other heavy metals, that may be clogging up cells and disrupting normal functions.
ZEO Health has been in business for nearly two decades and adheres to strict quality controls to ensure the purity and quality of our products. During this time we have accumulated numerous toxicology reports, studies, and lab tests to ensure that our products are safe for daily consumption. (We don’t recommend these products for children under 12, pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant.)
Will ZEO Health’s Products Conflict with any Medications that I May Be Taking?
Probably not. All of our products contain natural minerals and vitamins. Zeolite passes through your system collecting the toxins and heavy metals, and is passed naturally without you even noticing. Since the zeolite structure remains intact and does not breakdown in the body, it generally does not interact with any other medications. We have no knowledge of any known drug interactions with our products; however, you should always check with a medical professional if you have any concerns about interactions with medications you are taking. Heavy metal based medications, such as Lithium, may be less effective when taking our products since Zeolite traps heavy metals in the body.
Does Zeolite Remove Beneficial Vitamins and Minerals?
No. Zeolite attracts toxins and heavy metals, and will not strip your body of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
Does all ZEO Health’s Products Contain the Same Zeolite?
Yes, all ZEO Health’s zeolite products contain the same pure zeolite, although the particle size may vary.
What Color Should Zeolite Be?
Pure zeolite should be an off-white to grayish color. Any other colors, such as green and pink, may be signs of impurity.
What Does Zeolite Taste Like?
Many people say Zeolite tastes slightly chalky. Overall, it doesn’t have much of a taste. If you choose a capsule product, and not the powder, you do not have to worry about the taste.
How is ZEO Health’s Zeolite Processed?
Our zeolite is put through several processes to ensure quality and the purest zeolite possible. First, ZEO Health gets zeolite from the purest source on Earth. It is then put through a "wash" to remove any contaminants that may still be lingering in the zeolite. It is then micronized to a fine particle size, and put through a proprietary process to sanitize the mineral.
What is the Difference Between Micronizing and Milling?
Zeolite is extracted from the Earth as huge chunks of rock. It is not naturally in a powder form. Milling is a process done at commercial mines, wherein machines are used to pulverize these rocks into powder. This process can easily destroy the structure of the zeolite. Micronizing is where special machines are used to naturally fracture the zeolite into tiny particles, which protects the vital cage structure of the zeolite. Though ZEO Health always micronizes our zeolite, micronizing is an expensive process that is rarely done by other zeolite supplement companies.
Can Excessive Moisture in Zeolite Lead to Mold Growth?
Yes! It was recently discovered that other zeolite brands were weighed down by excessive water, and thus were also riddled with mold. This is a clear indication of commercial zeolite that is not processed by the company.
Why is Particle Size/Micron Size Important?
Zeolite’s particle size/ micron size is important because it allows the zeolite to leave the digestive track and circulate throughout the entire body. Though ZEO Health always micronizes our zeolite, micronization is an expensive process that is rarely done by other zeolite supplement companies.
Does Your Zeolite Get into the Bloodstream? / Does Zeolite Leave the Digestive Track?
Yes. We use the same particle size that is used in scientific studies to show effective health benefits. Remember that the zeolite does not breakdown in the body and remains intact, collecting heavy metals and toxins and carrying them out. “Liquid zeolite” companies created lies, claiming that the powder mineral does not get into the bloodstream and their liquid zeolite does. What they seemed to have forgotten is that all of the scientific studies ever published on zeolite demonstrating health benefits were done using powdered mineral. These studies would not have shown positive results if the powder did not get into the bloodstream. With our product Esdifan, we use a larger particle size to keep most of the zeolite in the digestive tract where it is needed most for those patients.
Why is a Balanced pH Important?
The human body is healthy and works optimally when it is within a pH range of 7.35-7.45. When pH is thrown off, the body becomes acidic, and it is within this environment that bad things, such as sickness, bacteria, fungi, and viruses can grow unchecked. The immune system often becomes overwhelmed and too weak to fight off all these invaders at once. It is at this point when the body starts to breakdown, and exhibits unexplained symptoms and illness. The main culprit for turning the blood acidic is usually toxins that have built up over time and cause pH to fall below 7.35. ZEO Health's zeolite helps to restore the body’s natural pH balance by pulling these acidic toxins out of cells and safely carrying them out of the body.Zeolite, itself, is an alkaline mineral, which helps to reduce acidity.