FAQ’S & Other Zeolite Zeolite Questions
If I take Zeo Zone to restore or maintain health, do I need to do anything else?
Zeolite is NOT a silver bullet by itself. It has no beneficial Antioxidant or Mineral claims to make as an ingredient. Used by itself it will work as an effective chelating agent only, therefore helping to restore pH balance to assist the natural immune system. Taken in conjunction with medications, vitamins and mineral supplements it will have a much more beneficial effect in delivering these antioxidant or mineral boosters that your system may be requiring. So, YES! If your daily dietary intake of food essentials is lacking, do take a supplement. If by prescription seek your Medical Practitioner’s advice on what sort of supplement you should be taking
If Zeolite is as effective as a Chelating Agent, why has it not been discovered before now?
Actually zeolite has been used for centuries in various forms; a specific instance was in China where 800 years ago it was regularly used by women wanting to ‘cleanse; before falling pregnant. There is lots of anecdotal evidence like this but it was not till last century that zeolite took on real acclaim in industrial usages to more effectively assist us with a cleaner environment. Zeolite has been used in animal husbandry, agriculture, water purification and even Nuclear Waste Reprocessing with remarkable success. It has only been in the last few years however, that zeolite has been considered for medicinal, health and well-being purposes.
If Zeolite can remove harmful toxins from the body, can it carry away valuable vitamins and minerals also?
As yet there is no recognized scientific evidence to prove this. However taken in low to moderate dosage levels and complemented by a balanced diet with dietary vitamin and mineral supplements risks are thought to be negligible. Zeolite as a chelating agent has the ability to carry in beneficial ingredients whilst carrying away harmful others.
It is an important point to note however, that zeolite is actually a crystalline mineral itself, so it does not capture other minerals with the same negative charge, only the opposite positive (+) charge. Also, most minerals like calcium, magnesium etc, are way too large to fit inside the angstrom sized honeycomb cages of zeolite and therefore are not taken up by the zeolite.
Without actual recognised clinical and medical proof just yet, we believe that zeolite may extract harmful toxins from the body that impair the natural immune system
If I take Zeolite what should I notice?
You should experience a better balance in pH levels throughout the body which will then allow your natural immune system to work harder and better for you. In the case where Zeolite is prescribed or recommended by your Medical Practitioner as an adjunct or aid to treat a specific health care issue the chelating effects of Zeolite combined with its ability to speed medications to designated parts of the body may have a noticeable effect in efficacy and symptom relief.
Given that we have all had relatively different exposures to varying levels of toxins from food and the environment, there is a wide variety of responses from people who take Zeolite for reasons ranging from specific ailments to general beneficial health and well-being concerns.
You said that you micronized zeolite? Is Zeolite made up of nano particles and if so, what benefits do they offer?
Yes we do micronise zeolite as we have observed that a smaller particle size has a greater absorption potential and a higher cation exchange potential. The zeolite becomes more efficacious in purpose and delivery of claims and promises.
Zeolite is processed to have micron particles which allows us to expose vastly more of the angstrom sized, honeycomb shaped structures that zeolites are made up of. These particles are many times more effective, and pass out of the body in natural processes efficiently.
Zeolite is not made up of nano particles. After undergoing rigorous experimentation we feel that nano sized zeolite particles are too dangerous since there are too many unanswered long term questions. Search on Google for the increasing dangers of nano particles entering the body through cosmetics and medicine.
We are having excellent results with our micronised particles and this is now the major focuses of our research team.
Tell Me More About Other Uses For Zeolite
Zeolites in industry have wide and varied uses, perhaps the largest consumer of zeolites is the petrochemical industry as zeolite is used as a catalytic cracker. Zeolite catalysts save the petrochemical industry billions of dollars per year as well as dramatically reducing carbon dioxide emission etc. (A catalyst, is something that speeds up a reaction, usually without causing any apparent harm to the host substance).
Swimming pools are a huge consumer of zeolite filters to capture toxins such as ammonia within the pump’s return cycle.
Agriculture use zeolite to increase food harvests by adding to the soil. The zeolite holds mineral nutrients and much of its own weight in water. This slow releases to botanical root systems when it is most needed as well as providing the cation exchange in release of fertilisers for the electrical stimulation of the roots.
Animal feeders use zeolite for numerous reasons including strengthening the skeletal system of racehorses.
NASA use zeolites for Hydroponically growing foods in space. This method named is Zeoponics and it massively out-performs soils in the confines of space. NASA also uses zeolites to protect delicate components from possible corrosive gasses that could cause a malfunction in space etc. A simple flow on from this technology is the unscented zeolite absorption bags (see our products) for refrigerators, pet & mouldy areas etc.
EPA of America use zeolite to absorb emissions from the end of road tunnels to capture toxic carbon monoxides and benzenes etc. This acts as a catalyst to converting gasses back to oxygen more rapidly.
Nuclear waste industries use zeolites to contain spills and contaminated waste.
On a domestic level, zeolite is used as kitty litter as it is a super moisture and odour absorber hence the scented zeolite bags (see our products) for smelly shoes and gym bags, pet and mouldy areas, or just to have a scented area up for up to six months.
How can I prove the effectiveness of Zeolite to my patients?
According to recent tests, before and after stool sample are best indicators after a day or so of taking Zeolite. Check for heavy metals including lead and mercury. Urine samples may not reveal to you real toxic levels within the body. A hair sample before and after taken at shaft level may help you with evidence.
Possible signs that Zeolite maybe working:
- Stool colour may change, also consistency
- Also urinations will increase with recommended increase in water intake
- Clearer thinking
- Better sleep
- More energy
- Body stiffness decreasing
- Better hair and nail growth
- Depression levels decreasing
- Balances pH levels
What would happen to me if I took too much Zeolite at one time?
For most people there are no side effects. This is a safe chelation product. If you have discomfort, firstly you may notice that you could become quite thirsty. Drink more water, more than you normally would and up to 3-5 or more litres per day, pending on your daily dosage of Zeolite. We suggest starting slowly on Zeo Zone, trying only a few drops at first and increasing the serving gradually depending on how you feel, or in accordance with professional medical advice.
Please note, chelation processes have a large and varying affect on different individuals, if you have any concerns we recommend that you consult your Doctor or Health Care Professional. If other health concerns arise due to chelation processes please discontinue use immediately of Zeolite and also consult you medical advisor.
How much Zeolite should I take when starting?
Because Zeolite has very powerful heavy metal and toxin absorption capabilities we strongly suggest when beginning a cleansing program to start very slowly.
Adults: Drops Per Day
Children: Drops Per Day
1-3 drops per day for 1st week
1-2 drops per day for 1st week
4-7 drops per day for 2nd week
2 drops per day for 2nd week
8-10 drops per day for 3rd week
2 drops per day for 3rd week
11-20 drops per day for 4th week
2 drops per day for 4th week
Only progressing to next 7 days stage if no adverse effects. Remember it has taken you years to accumulate these toxins in your body so eliminate them slowly!
If Clinoptilolite Zeolite is such a super absorbent, even to air-borne toxins, would Zeolite from the source not also contain contaminants?
Australian Zeolite used in Zeolite, however, is from a very special source, and therefore free from most contaminants although it will have some natural impurities found in all natural zeolite. It is from a very rare and pure site, away from power stations, manufacturing companies, crop growing areas that may use herbicides. There is also no nuclear testing in the area which eliminates radioactive contamination.
Does your company ensure that Zeolite is a pure product?
Yes the clinoptilolite zeolite comes from a pure source in Australia, and it also goes through a slow extensive and elaborate series of washing, cleansing, purifying and sterilizing to ensure that you receive the purest form with the highest heavy metal and toxin absorption ability. Zeolite is produced to full GMP standards in Government approved premises using the highest quality equipment. It is approve in Australia as ‘non hazardous’ and listed in the USA on the GRAS list (generally regarded as safe).
What is the difference between Clinoptilolite Zeolite and other Zeolites? How many zeolites are there?
There are 48 naturally forming zeolites. There are also many forms of synthetic zeolites manufactured for different specific purposes in industry. Naturally formed Clinoptilolite however is now being researched as one of the best facilitators in the newer fields of medical advancements. Negatively charged, it has the ability to carry good ingredients into the body, and at the same time carry away harmful, other negatively charged, ingredients. It seems now that clinoptilolite has the highest cation exchange and therefore it has the highest functional ability for newly interested medical purposes and concerns.
Are there any drawbacks or side effects?
Not usually but there may be an increase in thirst or headaches. If you do have underlying infections that have not been professionally addressed this may worsen as the chelating effect goes into action. An example might be tooth and gum conditions. Consult your Medical Practitioner if symptoms arise and cease your course of Zeolite in the interim period. Be sure to increase your consumption of water 2 litres per day is recommended to eliminate thirst or headaches.
Some positive side effects maybe increased head hair and nail growth. When the drop dosages are increased 30-60 per day over a 3 month period many have reported substantial head hair growth and the strongest nails they have ever had. Note, to sustain this dosage extra supplements and a very good diet needs to be maintained along with 3-4 litres per day of water. Some are taking it specifically for hair loss and achieving significant results if they do it in conjunction with other steps. (Note: You must still have hair roots usually these take 12 months to die, nothing grows after this so don’t waste your money)
Can children take Zeolite?
Our children live in the same toxic world that we do. Zeolite is safe for children. If in doubt consult your Medical Practitioner.
Can Zeolite safely be taken by pregnant or nursing women?
We believe yes as it is non toxic, non harmful.
How long does Zeolite remain in the body?
Only as long as the normal intake of food and digestion process takes. Then passes out naturally with waste products.
Can I take too much Zeolite?
Zeolite is non-toxic and has no side effects for most people documented. It is wise to keep dosage levels low unless advised for higher dosages from your Medical Practitioner. In some cases where a ‘detox’ program has been undertaken, people with underlying dental or gum problems may experience discomfort and so should cease Zeolite and seek professional dental advice before recommencing their Zeo 1 programme.
Should Zeolite be taken with food or on an empty stomach?
We recommend that you take Zeolite on an empty stomach, 1-2 hours away from food, minerals, or prescription agents. However, it is best taken in an eight-ounce glass of water to help insure adequate hydration throughout the day. Remember to increase water intake during the day – up to 8 standard glasses. It is best not to take in coffee, as coffee will dehydrate the body.
Can it help with Lyme Disease?
We notice in these Lyme areas repeat orders just keep increasing. However, it would be illegal as well as irresponsible to make any claims do so on the basis of the results that have come in to date. This issue relates back to the immune systems. Again it comes back to the strength, purity and micronisation of this product.
Why is detoxification of my body important?
The average person is exposed to a high toxin load through water and air pollution, household cleaning supplies, pesticides, disinfectants, and food additives. According to the EPA, 70,000 chemicals are used commercially in the U.S.A., 65,000 of which are potentially hazardous to our health. The Environmental Defense Council reports that more than four billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year, including 72 million pounds of known carcinogens. These toxins are strongly correlated with the occurrence of a wide range of diseases, including cancers, birth defects, and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, autism, and dementia. In today’s world, detoxification is essential to prevent disease and create optimal health.
What kinds of toxins are in your body?
PCBs, dioxins, phthalates, DDT, and furans are just some of the chemicals that are commonly found in human tissue and blood. A 2003 study by Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Commonweal, and the Environmental Working Group identified a total of 167 hazardous compounds in the blood and urine of American adults (with an average of 91 per person tested), including 76 known to cause cancer, 94 that are toxic to the nervous system, 82 that damage the lungs, 86 that affect hormone function, and 79 that cause birth defects. Included among these compounds were highly toxic heavy metals such as lead, aluminium, and mercury, and numerous herbicides and pesticides. A similar study the following year by the Environmental Working Group found 287 industrial chemicals in babies’ umbilical-cord blood – with an average of 200 chemicals in each newborn tested – including 180 known to cause cancer and 217 that are toxic to the brain and nervous system. These tests are part of a new field of scientific study known as body burden analysis, and the findings are truly frightening. The October 2006 issue of National Geographic magazine has full details of toxins in our homes.
How does Zeolite differ from classic chelators that may pull heavy metals and toxins out of the body?
Some Classic chelating agents are non-specific in terms of what they attract. For example, one commonly used chelator attracts anything that has a +2 charge. Thus, it takes lead out of the body but also eliminates calcium and magnesium, necessitating supplementation. The negatively charged zeolite cage attracts minerals and toxins that have a positive charge, but its attraction is also based on molecular structure and size as well as other factors. Therefore, it attracts and eliminates lead but not calcium or magnesium. Zeolite's effect on the body is milder than that of classic chelators. Zeolite removes toxins by placing the ions in the zeolite’s molecular cage. It effectively inactivates the toxins’ ions, preventing them from further reacting with the body as they are being expelled. (That reactivity is common with other chelators and is popularly called a detox syndrome or healing crisis.) The heavy metals and other toxins bound up by zeolite are unable to do any damage to the kidneys or bladder in the process of being eliminated. The only consequential reaction that zeolite is documented to cause is slight dehydration, which is easily prevented or remedied by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Finally, ‘detoxifying’ or cleansing with zeolite is much less expensive than using classic chelating agents. Traditional chelation is done in a series of intravenous treatments.
I do yoga specifically Bikram Yoga or “Hot Yoga” where they say we sweat out all the toxins; do I still need to take Zeolite?
Bikram Yoga is great for sweating out some of the toxins and heavy metals, especially the recently acquired ones. Toxins and heavy metals over the years moved to sit deep in your fatty tissues and need some assistance to be chelated from these difficult fatty tissue areas. Sweating alone will be a long process to chelate just some of these difficult to remove toxins and heavy metals. Secondly as you sweat some toxins and heavy metals do move around the body and just relocate. Zeolite may capture these in the natural honeycomb chambers as they move to relocate. Reports from our yoga and especially Bikram devotees is that if you have consumed Zeolite in water that you have left standing for 10-15 minutes well before class the effect is remarkable. Be aware to start very slowly if you are going to take this accelerated approach to cleansing. The effect of cleansing with Zeo Zone & sweating at the same time may result in rapid physical benefits for your skin, body and a heightened sense of clarity in the mind.
How can Zeolite remove toxic metals such as lead and mercury but not healthy ones such as calcium and magnesium?
Zeolite’s ability to attract and bind different substances is based on the size, shape, and electrical configuration of its molecular cages. Zeolite’s greatest affinity is thought to be with heavy metals, especially mercury, cadmium, lead, and arsenic. Lighter metals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous have smaller ions, and so their affinity to zeolite’s negative charge in order of magnitude is much less. Zeolite will leave minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and phosphorous at their very best performance levels within the body.
Does it remove toxins that are not positively charged?
No. Most heavy metals are positively charged, as are a number of other dangerous toxins. Further tests are being conducted, but world-wide concern is focused on heavy metals and other toxins that may have a positive charge in relation the negative charge of zeolite.
Since Zeolite removes foreign metal ions from the body, can it attack dental fillings, hip replacements, or breast implants?
The mechanism by which zeolite removes unwelcome pollutants from the body is entirely passive. There is no evidence (or reported cases that we know about) that causes zeolite to be a risk element in any medical procedure.
Can it help with infertility?
We do supply doctors that prefer to have their patients on zeolite for 6-12months before they want to conceive. This gives them a greater chance for nature to take its course if many of the toxins are expelled from the body and of course they increase the babies chances of been born healthy.
Does Zeolite kill viruses?
No. It will, however, promote a healthy immune system and act as a more direct delivery system for optimum absorption of antibiotics for a speedy recovery.
Why is it important to maintain proper pH balance?
Because bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses—as well as diseases such as cancer – thrive in an acidic environment. Acidic pH levels of 6.9 and below are conducive to disease. The optimum pH of your body should be slightly alkaline – between 7.35 and 7.45 – which is the level that Zeolite tends to establish.
Does Zeolite need refrigeration after the bottle is opened?
In keeping the product as natural as possible it is best to keep in a refrigerator after opening, or at least to keep in a cool dry place preferably below 18 degrees Celsius or 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Shelf life is 2 years from date of manufacture.
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