Zeolite

  • metta

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    Feb 29, 2012 11:28 PM GMT

    I was just reading a little about zeolite and was wondering if there is anyone here that is taking it or knows much about its use as a supplement.. Some have said that it can help filter out toxins out of your body but I have not found any studies to prove that. I have only been able to find a little information on web sites that sell these types of products. i would like to find more information from someone that does not make money off of it.

    "Removes Heavy metals and toxins from the body - Without side effects. Boosts Energy and Immune System. Helps the body absorb vitamins and use antioxidants more effectively. Naturally increases your body's Alkalinity to balance pH. Super Efficient Absorption."

    Curious to know if anyone here has more information on it. Thanks!



    http://www.galleries.com/Clinoptilolite


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    http://www.ewg.org/sites/bodyburden1/



    "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."
    http://www.australianzeolite.com/pages/faqs
  • mindblank

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    Mar 01, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    All I know is that soap powders (washing detergents to USAers?) contain zeolites. Yeah they remove dirt by trapping stuff inside...

    I have not heard of them being taken for human consumption, however, that's not saying much.
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    Mar 01, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Er, no. And no supplement you can take will change "your body's pH." How is it magically supposed to tell the difference between a "toxin" and "vitamins and antioxidants." It should be obvious that these are contradictory claims.

    Sometimes a massive dose of absorbents is given in cases of acute poisoning, but it's usually charcoal tablets.
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    Mar 01, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    I've seen it for sale, but I don't know anyone who takes it.

    There may be more than one type of "zeolite", but I used to use it for aquariums. It's also used in cat litter. It absorbs ammonia and other substances. Anything that absorbs toxic substances will also absorb good substances, like minerals. Care should be taken when using any of these "detoxifiers" because they may cause some sort of vitamin or mineral deficiency, assuming they work at all.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 01, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    CRAP. CRAP. CRAP
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    Mar 01, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    It absorbs stuff in aquariums because water is being passed through filters that contain it. In your body it might absorb some stuff in your gut on its way through, I suppose, but it's not going to somehow clean your blood.

    This part: "Removes Heavy metals and toxins from the body - Without side effects. Boosts Energy and Immune System. Helps the body absorb vitamins and use antioxidants more effectively. Naturally increases your body's Alkalinity to balance pH. Super Efficient Absorption."

    is bullshit. Basically you're just eating chalk.
  • metta

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    Mar 01, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    ^
    well if that is the case, it is expensive chalk and millions of bottles of this stuff have been consumed. ;)


    http://alturl.com/vckdc
    [url]http://www.rebprotocol.net/august2007/Q%20&%20A%20INFORMATION%20ABOUT%20TOXINS%20AND%20LIQUID%20ZEOLITES%2021pp.pdf[/url]

    http://www.rebprotocol.net/NCDinfo.html

    http://www.mytouchstoneessentials.com/pure-body/


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    [url]http://www.liquidzeolitecompany.com/categories/Zeolite-Liquid-%28High-Potency%29/[/url]


    I have not found any scientific evidence.

    This mineral looks really familiar to me. I remember hiking one time with some friends and we walked past this mine and the crystals we found in the rocks looks just like this stuff.
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    Mar 01, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    I've always thought of this as a component in water softener systems.
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    when i traveled to japan, my friend recommended it for plutonium poisoning... i cant tell if it worked,,

    then i had all my mercury fillings replaced.... which causes a spike in the bodies mercury levels.... and i took it again after that...

    my urine was definetly strong.. but i can only hoped that it worked..
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    it is an alumino sillicate...............for shape selective catalysis..........used in petroleum industries!!!

    courtsey my chemistry degree!