High Quality Natural Zeolite (CLINOPTILOLITE) 300 micron grade (96% passes through a 300 micron (0.3mm) sieve). Approx. 75% passes through a 100 microns (0.1mm) sieve.
Zeolites are natural porous alumo-silicates which have crystalline structure and include almost all the chemical elements found in the body. Clinoptilolite is the most abundant member of the 48 minerals in the zeolite group. Its approximate empirical formula is (Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Na)3-6Si30Al6O72.24H2O. Typical mineralogical composition: 95% Clinoptilolite, minor amounts of feldspar and smectite.
The reason zeolites are now attracting so much interest lies in their strict crystalline structure with minute channels running in different directions which have a negative charge allowing the absorption and adsorption of heavy and radioactive metals and numerous toxins. Most toxins are positively charged, while zeolites have a negative collective charge, which allows them to act as a sieve for such substances, attracting them into zeolites' numerous channels and removing them out of the body. This property was used during the Chernobyl disaster - a huge amount of zeolite was thrown into the reactors, and was used to de-contaminate people and objects. People were given zeolite with food to help remove radiation out of their bodies. This property is extensively used nowadays by the military forces for the same reasons.
Another very interesting property of zeolites is selective ionic exchange between the chemical elements in its structure and the environment they are in (e.g. the body of a living organism). Zeolites have almost all the elements of the Periodic Table. Thanks to their ionic exchange property, they provide the body with the elements it needs for healthy functioning, while taking out of the body what it has in abundance or simply does not need. This is what can be called an "intelligent" ionic exchange.
In Russia and the United States zeolite (clinoptilolite) is used in the production of food supplements. In some other countries (e.g. Cuba) clinoptilolite has been used to produce an anti-diarrhoea medicine which is successfully used to treat dysentry and other gastro-intestinal disorders, including food poisoning. In Russia clinoptilolite has been included into a group of entero-donor-sorbents. The crystalline structure of zeolites is the only one which cannot be destroyed under any circumstances. It is what is called 'permanently living'.
One more very important factor is the catalytic property of zeolites. It means they have the potential to normalise biochemical processes in the body which cannot take place without certain micro- and macro-elements. These elements are supplied to the body by zeolites.
RESEARCHED PROPERTIES OF CLINOPTILOLITE
Magnet for heavy metals and radioactive substances facilitating their removal out of the body. This property is used where people are exposed to radiation (both now and in the past).
Acts as a sponge for toxins.
Helps improve immunity and resistance of the body to stress.
Promotes removal of free radicals.
Helps to maintain healthy cell membranes, thus reducing chances of malignant tumour formations.
Cleanses and helps to maintain intestinal health.
Clinoptilolite has not yet been approved as a food supplement in the EU. Some EU countries (Czech Republic, the Balitc states, Germany) sell zeolite-based product which have been approved internally in these countries. In the US it is on the GRAS list (generally recognised as safe). If you decide to take it internally it will be your own decision. We are happy to provide you with the typical chemical data of the product.