What is Zeolite?
Zeolite is compound name, made of the two Greek words, which are “zeo” meaning to boil and “lite” meaning stone, so that zeolite means “boiling stone”, and is derived from the natural volcanic tuffs and is a mineral, known as watery alumina-silica.
Zeolite is kind of a tuff, which is quite different than other clays. Zeolites do not melt or get gelled in water like other clays and zeolites’ ion-exchange capabilities are much higher than the clays.
The most important feature of the zeolites is their high tendency to absorb ammonia, ammonium and heavy metals and their high ion-exchange capability and their capability to stop radiation. Up till today, nearly 50 different types of zeolite were identified. However the one, most used in health care, is clinoptilolite.
Use of zeolite in health care can be summarized as follows
When activated clinoptilolite type zeolites of high purity are regularly used in the form of capsules or in the form of fine powder, it supports our body to remove the free radicals, as we call the heavy metals, such as arsenic, lead, quicksilver, cadmium and various other toxins. It provides many positive and very important auxiliary influences in the treatment processes of diseases, originated from heavy metals.
Use of zeolites as a medicament in derma-cosmetics and skin care or skin problems
Zeolites have a very high capability to absorb ammonium.
Lymphatic fluid, bleeding from wounds, does also contain high level of ammonium. Therefore, it has very positive influences in the healing and drying processes of wounds.
It is successfully used in the treatment process of bedsores and diabetic wounds.