How Does Zeolite Work?
Natural clinoptilolite zeolite is an arrangement of silica and alumina tetrahedra. On a microscopic level it has a 3-dimensional honeycomb-shaped crystalline structure that maintains a negative magnetic charge, which acts like a "cage", drawing in and capturing positively charged toxins in the bloodstream, tissues and gastrointestinal tract.
It is believed that approximately 40% of clinoptilolite binds to toxins in the gut, with the other 60% pulling out toxins in the blood and cellular matter. These harmful materials are then safely encapsulated within the zeolite molecule and removed from the body via the urine and the stools, usually within 6-8 hours after consuming.
Our Zeolite is an EU Approved Animal Feed Grade Product from extremely clean deposits. It is 95% pure clinoptilolite with a very high CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity - 'Pulling Power') rating.
What is Zeolite Micronization?
All zeolites start out as powders that can be further processed to clean them and/or shrink their particle size. Some remain as powders and some are formulated as liquids with other ingredients like fulvic minerals, magnesium and aloe vera to aid in the detoxification process.
Our Zeolite is 100% pure with no added ingredients. We believe that should you require added magnesium or other minerals then you will probably prefer to take them separately. This way you are in control over the dosage rates of these added ingredients. It also ensures that the Zeolite does not 'pull' any added ingredients into its zeolitic chambers, possibly reducing its effectiveness.
Zeolite particles are often "micronized" to reduce their average size to between .5 - 8 microns (1 micron = 0.001 mm). The idea being, the smaller they are the more overall surface area will be exposed which thus increases the amount of toxic substances that can be absorbed and locked within them. Additionally, the smaller the particles are, the more easily and efficiently they can move through the digestive tract.
We offer various particle sizes of Zeolite powder including less than 300, 100, 40 and 25 micron. It is worth noting that all of our Zeolite powders will contain particle sizes ranging from .5 microns up to their maximum advertised micron size. Our 300 micron Zeolite contains particles sizes from .5 - 300 micron with 75% being less than 100 microns.
Some brands also "clean" the cages, also called "activated" zeolite, by heating them in a slightly acidic solution to crack the molecule and remove any possible toxins. However, there is a bit of a controversy about whether or not this processing technique actually degrades the quality and if it is even necessary. Liquid zeolite manufacturers who clean their zeolite often argue that less quantity is needed for optimal results.
Rather than 'activating' our Zeolite and potentially damaging it, here at ClearOFF Organic we prefer to use an extremely clean and 100% natural Animal Feed Grade Zeolite. There are no guarantees that an 'activated' Zeolite originated from 'clean' deposits, and may well contain more pollutants than a natural un-processed Zeolite obtained from 'clean' deposits.
Helps Detoxify the Body & Remove Heavy Metals
Heavy metals and chemical pollutants are found in the air, our food and water supply as well as from our use and exposure to pharmaceuticals, household and personal hygiene products. In addition, some individuals may have particularly high levels of certain metallic compounds depending on where you live or the foods you choose to consume. An accumulation of these impurities can over time affect the health and functioning of vital organs as well as the nervous and immune systems.
There are many health professionals who believe that these accrued toxins are "neurotoxic" to the body and are directly related to autoimmune disorders and numerous degenerative diseases.
Balances Body pH and Enhances Immune System
Zeolite increases alkalinity and helps to neutralize acidic conditions in the bloodstream, balancing the pH to a slightly more optimal alkaline range of between 7.35 - 7.45.
Heavy metal toxicity in the body tends to increase pH acid levels, as will a diet high in refined foods and animal products. Acidic conditions have been shown to impair the immune system as well as brain and nerve function, both of which can lead to autoimmune disorders, depression, increased anxiety and "brain fog."
Occasional use of a high quality clinoptilolite zeolite product can help to significantly enhance the immune system by removing highly toxic metal contaminants that are known to cause massive free radical stress in the liver and kidneys.
A study published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine documented the successful use of clinoptilolite zeolite as an adjuvant in anticancer therapy. "The data indicates that clinoptilolite treatment might affect cancer growth by attenuating survival signals and inducing tumor suppressor genes in treated cells." Cancers find it hard to grow and multiply in alkaline environments yet thrive in acidic environments - it doesn't take a rocket scientist.
Our Zeolite has high alkalinity with average Ph levels ranging between 8.5 - 9.5.
Antiviral and Antibacterial Properties
Zeolite's micro-cage structures are also believed to pull in microbes including viruses, yeast and pathogenic bacteria. These effects may not occur immediately but are usually achieved in the third phase of zeolite supplementation, which is an average of 4 - 6 weeks.
In a study entitled, "Antiviral properties of clinoptilolite", preliminary results "indicate an antiviral property of clinoptilolite that opens the possibility of therapeutical application of micronized zeolite, either locally (skin) against herpes virus infections or orally in cases of adenovirus or entero-virus infections."
D.I.Y Liquid Zeolite
Take our 300, 100, 40 or 25 micron Zeolite and add to a container with some water. Shake vigorously and leave the Zeolite to settle. When the liquid above the settled Zeolite looks clear drain it off. Hey presto an extremely clean un-processed Liquid Zeolite with no added ingredients or 'buzz word' price hiking. The Zeolite that has settled to the bottom of your liquid can be dried out and used for other purposes.