FAQ

What is Zeolite?

Zeolites are porous structure made of natural volcanic minerals. A Chemical reaction between volcanic ash and sea salts creates Zeolites. The Zeolites are encased in the hardened lava for millions of years. .

Zeolites are one of the few negatively-charged minerals found in nature, with a very large vacant spaces or cages between the molecules.  The negative charge combined with this structure allows for large, positively charged ions to be pulled into the Zeolite cage and trapped.

What are zeolite side effects?

The only side effect of zeolite is dehydration. For that reason, it is essential to be well hydrated when taking all zeolite. Drink at least ½ ounce of pure water for every pound you weigh (typically eight or 10 glasses of water a day). Drinks such as coffee, tea, and soda do not count.* Some users experience detoxification symptoms, such as headache, diarrhea, tiredness, or achiness – which are usually mild – when they begin taking all zeolite.  After initial detoxification, most people report feeling better than ever.

Particle size and the problem of grittiness ?

Zeocare is meshed down to consistent .5-10 micron particle size mesh.  This is done through a complex micronization consistency instead of a powder like consistency as with other zeolites.  The reason that we can get this mesh consistency is because of our higher quality clinoptilolite zeolite ore (compared to other zeolites).

Most Zeolites on the market have particle size of 40-100 microns.  This mesh size though might be powder like; it is still large enough that when you mix a tea spoon of this mesh in 12 oz’s of water, within the first 30 seconds almost half of the zeolite will settle to the bottom of the glass and will not be consumed.

Zeocare is micronized down to 10 microns or less;  and as a result have a large volume to weight ratio that a table spoon of Zeocare  average 3.5 grams vs. 5 grams when compared to other products. It is simply a lighter product, which means more cage space and surface area per gram of product.   This is the essence of capturing power, making Zeocare a truly superior product when compared to others.

Can zeolite cure cancer?

Zeocare is not approved as a drug, and so no claim can be made that it cures, treats, or prevents cancer or any other disease. It would be illegal to do so as well as irresponsible on the basis of the small studies that have been done to date.*

What does Zeolite taste like?

It’s tasteless. When mixed in food or water, one cannot detect it by taste.

What is the chemical composition of clinoptilolite zeolite?

Clinoptilolite’s exact chemical formula is: (Na,K,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12(H2O). That translates into Hydrated Sodium Potassium Calcium Aluminum Silicate, also called Potassium-calcium-sodium-aluminosilicate for short.

What does it mean that zeolite balances the body’s pH level?

Zeocare in water is a negatively charged molecule with a cage-like structure that is able to trap positively charged hydronium ions. These ions lower the pH or make it more acidic. By eliminating them, all natural Zeolites help balance the pH to a more neutral, alkaline level.*

 Is the pale green color of Zeolife significant?

Red, black, brown, green or white… all clinoptilolite zeolites are useful and safe for detoxifying the body.  However, a good general statement would be that a colored zeolites will probably work better (have a higher CEC rating or toxin capturing power) than a totally pure, translucent zeolite. A completely pure zeolite would be translucent like glass and would have less toxin capturing power than a colored zeolite. The majority of natural zeolites are pale green, gray or pink/brown in color. The color of zeolite is imparted by the particular minerals that are part of the zeolite deposit, iron, copper, titanium, etc. and is not significant (except to those who write marketing copy — who may say their zeolite’s color is the best one).  Zeolite color is the result of how light is reflected when it strikes the zeolite. This color is the result of the particular combination of minerals and silica making up the zeolite.

Interestingly, zeolite gets its power from the structure of silica and minerals within the zeolite rock. Those minerals are essential to what make zeolite work. The various combinations of minerals can create red, blue, green, brown, black colored zeolites. But, instead of trying to evaluate the product by color (outward appearance) which is not very scientific, we simply say to check the CEC rating.

Zeolite contains aluminum ions. Could this potentially be harmful?

No. The aluminum is very strongly bonded into the cage-like structure of the zeolite, and so is completely unavailable biologically. It would take temperatures of 900°F (480°C) to break the aluminum free from the zeolite crystal. There is no chance that zeolite can introduce any aluminum into the body. In fact, tests prove not only that all the aluminum in zeolite stays in the zeolite, but also that zeolite causes additional aluminum to be excreted through the urine. That means that zeolite efficiently removes aluminum from the body.*

There are many different zeolites. Which one is used in zeolite supplements?

Clinoptilolite is the zeolite used in Zeocare.

Does zeolite need refrigeration after the Pouch is opened?

No.  But it is recommended to keep it in a cool and dry environment.  Refrigeration is recommended but not necessary.

Should zeolite be taken with food or on an empty stomach?

It appears to work just as efficiently either way. However, it is best taken in an  8 or 12 -ounce glass of water to help insure adequate hydration throughout the day.

Can zeolite be used in teas or coffee?

Yes, it takes a temperature of about 900 F to change its molecular structure.*

Is Zeolite Safe?

 Zeolite has been studied extensively by scientists in countries around the world. Natural zeolites are inert, non-toxic minerals which are federally classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe).  The superior grade of zeolite (clinoptolite) we use in our products does not contain any fibrous positive charged particles and is free from all contaminants including mold, yeast and/or radioactive elements.  Zeocare is tested by FDA approved labs for all sorts of contaminants, then sterilized before being packaged, and shipped.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge from the research and experience of the Zeocare staff and contributors. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, regimen or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you suspect you have a health problem.  You should not stop taking medication without first consulting with your physician or health professional.