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How Zeolite Works…

How Zeolite Works…

I’ve had a few people write to me asking how zeolite works and if it has any side effects. So I wrote this post hoping to give them a clear picture of what it is and how it works.

What is zeolite?

Zeolite is a very effective detoxifier. (It is particularly effective with detoxifying the body of heavy metals, radiation, and pesticides.) Hearing the word “detoxifier” is often very scary to most people because usually detoxifiers cause healing crises, which means that people feel extremely sick as their bodies are being cleansed. This sick feeling is caused by the toxins being reintroduced into your body when the detoxifier gets metabolized (broken down) in your digestive tract. But with zeolite, there is no healing crisis. This is due to the rigid structure of the mineral.

The Structure of Zeolite

Zeolite is very porous and has a strong structure. It’s often compared to the structure of a honey comb. The pores are negatively charged, while the strong structure that surrounds these pores has a neutral charge. This is the perfect structure for trapping positively charged toxins.

Pulling Out Toxins

After you consume a zeolite supplement, it travels throughout your entire body picking up toxins. In slightly more detail, toxins hangout in your cells, not doing anything but clogging up the works and preventing them from functioning normally. The natural negative/positive attraction between zeolite and these toxins pulls the zeolite to cell walls, which then pulls the toxin out of the cells and traps it in its pores. The sturdy wall of the zeolite cannot be broken down by the body, and so the bond between the toxins and the zeolite is never in danger of being broken. This means that there is no healing crisis because you never get sick from being re-exposed to any dangerous substance as the toxin filled zeolite is removed from your body.

What Happens to the Zeolite?

The toxin filled zeolite is eventually excreted through urine 6 to 8 hours after being consumed. And since all the zeolite is eventually excreted, never absorbed by your cells, and it can’t be broken down, there is no chance that the toxins that were pulled out by the zeolite will ever be reabsorbed back into your body. Once the zeolite traps them, they’re guaranteed to be gone!

How to Find an Effective Zeolite Health Supplement

In order for zeolite to be an effective detoxifier, it needs to have a high purity level and be the right dose. In other words, the pores of the zeolite must be empty of any contaminants. There are many unsavory companies out there that sell contaminated, commercial grade zeolite. This type of zeolite is often used in cat litter, pool filtration, and as concrete filler, and could be potentially be loaded with copper, manganese, and many other dangerous metals. Purity is extremely important for creating and maintaining good health. Many of these same companies try to get away with giving you a product with the smallest amount of zeolite while charging you the highest price. ZEO Health is a trusted zeolite health supplement company, they’ve been around the longest, and has had their zeolite laboratory tested many times against their competitors into order to ensure that theirs is the purest. You can be assured that when you buy one of their products you are getting the highest quality supplement with the proven effective dose, at the right price.

Aluminum in Zeolite: Dangerous or Safe?

Aluminum in Zeolite: Dangerous or Safe?

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!

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