Many people are concerned with the fact that there is aluminum in zeolite. But they really shouldn’t be. The structure of zeolite is that of an alumino-silicate—which is a fancy way of saying it’s made up of aluminum and silicon. Let’s take a look at the structure of zeolite in order to understand how these two elements create zeolite.
The Structure of Zeolite
Zeolite is porous structure that is kind of similar to a honeycomb shape. The inside of these pores is made of aluminum, which is what gives the zeolite that unique negative charge. The outer structure of the zeolite is made of silicon, which has a neutral charge and is EXTREMELY strong! When ingested, the body is only exposed to the silicon. Silicon cannot be broken down by the body (with one exception, which I will get to very soon!) And since the silicon cannot be broken down, the zeolite stays a perfect solid structure, and the aluminum is never exposed or absorbed into the body. It safely travels through the body, pulling positively charged toxins, such as heavy metals and pesticides, into its negatively charged pores. After about 6 to 8 hours, the zeolite is excreted, along with any toxins it picked up.
I like to compare the alumino-silicate structure of zeolite to the hydrogen-oxygen composition of water. In large amounts, hydrogen can be dangerous to our bodies. However, we are not fearful of consuming water just because it contains hydrogen! It’s the same thing with zeolite. Don’t be fearful of zeolite just because it contains aluminum. The aluminum and silicon have come together to form a completely new structure—zeolite! Just like hydrogen and oxygen coming together to form the completely new structure of water!