Detox Heavy Metals and Toxins….
So here we are on my favorite topic. Detoxification with Zeolite. Zeolite is an amazing mineral with the ability to draw heavy metals and toxins into its structure, and be excreted from your body safely. It doesn't take out any of the electrolytes and minerals that your body needs. This is great news when you consider all of the heavy metals, chemicals and toxins that every one of us is exposed to every day!
If you want to learn more about that read this article Are Toxins Fattenning. You can also visit Let's Talk Detox for many different current event stories on the shameful pollution of our earth, just in case you are questioning your need to detox. .
There are a number of things that make the Original Liquid Zeolite the best on the market, but first let's address some facts for those of you who are learning about zeolite for the first time.
What is ZEOLITE?
Zeolite is a unique group of minerals with an important basic property – it's the world's only mineral with a naturally occurring negative charge. Therefore, zeolites presently have impressive industrial benefits, and equally impressive Cellular Detoxification implications for human and animal health.
Zeolites possess two intriguing primary physical and chemical properties that are invaluable. These properties include cation exchange and absorption. Zeolites simply lock & hold many positive ions and absorb a multitude of environmental contaminants.
Zeolites were formed from ancient volcanic ash flows settling in neighbouring seas and lakes. This unique group of naturally-occurring minerals has important basic physical and chemical properties and is often referred to as 'molecular sieves'. Zeolites simply lock & hold many positive ions, absorb a multitude of environmental contaminants and also serve as a catalyst for various processes.
- Cation Exchange – Zeolite is the world's only mineral with a naturally-occurring negative charge. Many positive ions are locked up and held by the zeolite matrix.
- Absorption/Adsorption – Zeolite has an open framework molecular structure (very porous) capable of adsorbing and absorbing many different types of gases, moisture, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, low-level radioactive elements and a multitude of other materials. The channels in the zeolite provide a very large surface area where the exchange can take place.
In ENGLISH that basically means that the zeolites have one charge and toxins have an opposite charge. If the toxin molecules are small enough, then the zeolite draws them in like a magnet and removes them!
All ZEOLITES are NOT the same!
Since the original liquid zeolite product hit the market a few years ago, and testimonials started pouring in, manufacturers have rushed to the "drawing board" to try and duplicate the formula, and the success of the product. Now there are several choices of zeolite products in a number of different forms, and mostly you are left to decide for yourself which one is right for you. Following is a description of the different kinds of zeolite products, and their uses.
- Powdered Zeolite:
Powdered zeolite is available in a couple of forms. Loose powdered zeolite sold in tubs, or powdered zeolite in capsules.
Powdered zeolites are the simplest to manufacture. Basically, they take raw zeolite, and crush it to a fine powder. The zeolite, which has attracted some heavy metal and toxin deep into it's cage while in the ground holds on to these compounds and chemicals. It is unlikely that the toxins will be released into your body, however, the already burdened zeolite is less able to pick up NEW impurities than a cleaned "activated" zeolite. Therefore it's detoxing ability is limited.
The molecules themselves are not small enough to pass through the intestines to reach the blood stream, and into the cells, so it's action is confined to the gut. Impurities, toxins, herbicides and pesticides on the food you eat, and viruses or bacteria in the intestinal tract may be absorbed by powdered zeolite.
Powdered zeolite may be very effective as an anti-diarrheal agent, and for upper G.I. distress such as heartburn and reflux. Zeolite is approved as a drug in Cuba under the trade name ENTEREX for exactly such a purpose.
- "Liquid" Zeolite:
First a note about the name "liquid". the zeolite itself is not liquified. In fact "Liquid" zeolite is actually a solid zeolite in suspension. The zeolite 'floats' in the water, allowing for even distribution of the zeolite molecule in a liquid. In the "zeolite in liquid" category there are several different choices.
- "Enhanced" Zeolite:
Enhanced zeolite is so called because it is "enhanced with vibrational energies". I am not exactly sure what that means and their website does not shed any light on that. There is no way to "enhance" a product with "vibrational energies" in any kind of scientific way. I understand that holistic healers talk about vibrational energies, but we are talking about living things, and once living foods and supplements. Zeolite is a mineral. It DOES naturally have a charge which attracts like a magnet opposite charged molecules. Most of the toxins introduced to our cells have an opposite charge to the zeolite, but changing the charge alters the property that makes it work in the first place.
It seems "enhanced zeolite" products are not cleaned out before they go to market either. This means they harbor levels of heavy metals, and toxins in their cages. Again while it is UNLIKELY that the toxins will be released into your system, the zeolite molecules are less effective if they are already burdened.
A disturbing note on "enhanced" zeolite… it seems that the website Cancer Fighting Strategies.com is promoting a enhanced zeolite as the "best" and they offer a number of patient testimonials to support this. However, it seems that the testimonials are actually from people who used the Original Liquid Zeolite from Waiora. You can read more about that at Zeolite Canada
- Zeolite in Humic acid:
The introduction of humic acid into a product is one company's attempt to have the zeolite suspended in water. The ORIGINAL product uses a patented process to suspend (float) the zeolite particles which would normally settle to the bottom. Z Life brand and other humic acid brands are not privy to the process, so humic acid is introduced to get the particles of zeolite to float.
From their site Humic Acids are biological compounds created by Mother Earth. We call it "mother's milk from the earth." These composites were originally deposited by pristine, ancient forests and compacted and transformed over millions of years, waiting to be extracted for our use today. Translation…. humic acids come from rotting leaves. (seriously… look it up! :o) They mention on the site that Waiora uses heat and chemicals in the processing.. this is true. Waiora uses a heating process followed by a mild acidic bath (something like vinegar) to clean the cages so you get a pure product free of poisons deep in the cages. Heat doesn't hurt the zeolite. Rememebr,it comes from Molten lava! Waiora is hot but not THAT hot!
- The Original Liquid Zeolite:
The purest most effective zeolite supplement on the market. Pure clean cages make it the most effective at cleaning your cells, while the suspension technology ensures that it is evenly dispersed throughout the bottle. Each drop is the same as the last. The zeolite is small enough to pass through the gut into the blood stream. Toxins are grabbed and removed safely and efficiently with little side effect. There are no worries of contamination from organic debris, no question of effectiveness due to being unclean, and no end to the number of testmonials on THIS product. In fact, ALL of the testimonials I have seen on the internet thus far have been testimonials from people using the Natural Cellular Defense product, EVEN when a different product is being sold. I haven't seen any original testimonials on the other products.
I have done a significant amount of research on this product. I wouldn't trust my health to any other zeolite product.
- "Enhanced" Zeolite:
If you want to learn more about zeolite (and there is LOTS more to learn) grab my free book by clicking The Liquid Zeolite Book or just go over there and click on the book cover for The Liquid Zeolite Book under Life Books!