Zeolites are a group of crystalline, hydrated alkali-aluminum silicates. They occur naturally in sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Dorland’s 30th Edition Medical Dictionary defines zeolites as “any group of hydrated aluminum silicate minerals; some are used as absorbants or filters.’
1. CAPTURE AND ELIMINATE TOXINS
Zeolites’ cavities are negatively charged compounds attracting and capturing (for elimination) toxins and other harmful substances like free radicals. Toxins are found in the household items we use to clean, in the products we put on our skin, in the food we eat, water we drink, and the air we breathe. The elimination of these toxins allows the body’s cells to stay functional and repair themselves when damaged.
2. HELP ELIMINATE HEAVY METALS
The problem with heavy metals entering the body from environmental pollutants (including toxins in the food we eat) is that they accumulate in our body’s organs and tissue. They strain the ability of the liver to metabolize compounds for use in the body and eliminate toxic compounds. The constituents in zeolites have a high affinity for trapping these heavy dangerous metals, creating ‘…a dramatic effect in the risk reduction of certain cancers and heart disease-the two leading causes of death in the U.S.’ Rik J. Deitsch
3. ELIMINATE CARCINOGENS
Cellular attack by free radicals and other toxins leaves behind damaged tissue and cells. These mutated cells are the beginning of cancerous destruction. Our cells need to fight them off before they damage the mitochondrial and nucleic DNA. Zeolites help in this fight.
4. AID HEALTHY DIGESTION
More specifically these silicate compounds have been used to treat diarrhoea. They have a high affinity for ammonium ions, meaning the body absorbs less ammonia into the system through the intestinal walls. Ammonia is toxic to the cells and zeolites reduce the damage to the intestinal epithelial cells. This helps the “good nutrient’ absorption factor.
5. HELP FIGHT CANCER
Zeolites are deemed 100% safe and non-toxic by the FDA. This mineral is rough edged, with no positively charged fibrous particulates. Zeolites can activate certain healthy physiological responses without any negative effects.
6. HELP BALANCE pH LEVELS
The system that maintains balance (homeostasis) in the blood and other fluids is diverse. The kidneys play the main part in maintaining this balance by removing hydroxide ions. The system involves buffers . “…Zeolites may be expected to change the ionic content…the zeolite cage system may exchange for varying excess ions found in the zeolites immediate environment. This would have the overall effect of buffering the surrounding system and regulating pH to near physiological levels.” Rik J. Deitsch, Scientific Research Monograph
7. SUPER ANTIOXIDANT
Free radicals, or atoms and molecules with unpaired electrons, attack cell membranes and once inside attack the DNA. Usually these are checked or destroyed by antioxidants, but as we age or as antigens increase, the antioxidant network can’t keep up, and cells mutate causing cancer and the creation of tumours. Zeolites act as part of the antioxidant network, relieving some of the work and breaking the oxidative damage chain reaction.
8. STRENGTHEN YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
“As oxygen free radicals travel through the blood, they set the stage for heart, blood vessel, cerebrovascular, and skeletal muscle disease by making it more difficult for cells to repair themselves…The cage structure of zeolites may help to trap free radicals, thereby inactivating them and preventing further damage to the surrounding tissue.” – Ibid. Deitsch.
This process protects cell walls and hinders LDL platelet aggregation.
9. STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEM
The lymphatic fluid (carrying protective lymphocytes) and the white blood cells (leukocytes) are an integral part of the immune system’s vast communication process: detecting, hindering, engulfing, killing and eliminating pathogens, antigens, mutagens and carcinogens (including damaged cells.) Zeolites are also antiviral. Zeolites help this process in diverse physiological ways, using dramatic biological mechanisms. Zeolites eliminate harmful substances, stop destructive attacks of ROS, and find and bind pathogens in the circulatory system.
10. PROTECT MEMBRANES
Epithelial cells are like skin cells in that they are the protective covering of the major organs, blood vessels and glands. Zeolites, in conjunction with the antioxidant network, protect these vital membranes.
11. SHARPEN MENTAL ACUITY
Oxidative damage can contribute to strokes. Oxygen free radicals also cause iron which is predominately bound to protein. Increased and unchecked levels of iron are commensurate with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Zeolite is a different type of antioxidant than vitamins A, C, E, and selenium, considered the network antioxidants. These antioxidants can neutralize free radicals by giving or taking an electron without becoming dangerous themselves. Zeolite does not act this way.
12. ADAPTOGENIC PROPERTIES
Adaptogen(s) is the current buzz word in health circles. It’s a good word because it adapts in its usage. It means that molecules act, react and interact with other compounds. The body’s amazing metabolic and digestive processes need these bio-active constituents which act as enzymes, factors, co-factors, catalysts and agents. Zeolite is used by the body in a variety of ways-adapting to the body’s needs.
SUMMARY OF ZEOLITE PROPERTIES
The body’s wonderous and complex protective systems need constant reinforcement. The body cannot manufacture one mineral. All minerals, both major and trace, are considered essential in that they must be derived from what we eat and drink. Also, most vitamins and antioxidants (all water soluble ones) need daily replenishing. They cannot be stored for future use.
This Zeolite crystalline mineral is a synergistic compound affecting a myriad of physiological processes. Add Zeolites to your daily regimen.