Liquid Zeolite vs Powdered Zeolite Supplements
Updated: Sep 29
Let's talk about the difference between liquid zeolite and powdered zeolite supplements. There is a lot of information on the market and everyone claims to be offering the best product so let's get some facts straight.
What is Zeolite?
Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral that contains a very strong “cage-like” structure and negative charge. There are many types of naturally occurring zeolites. The zeolite that is being discussed in this article is called clinoptilolite, which is the form that has been most studied for human consumption. Zeolite is an alkaline mineral that is very porous and has a negative charge. Since many toxic elements such as heavy metals are positively charged, zeolite is pulled to the toxins, like a magnet, and sucks them up into its structure. These dangerous substances become trapped in zeolite’s cage structure, and are then safely and gently carried out of the body. Zeolite can be a very effective detox tool when used properly.
Liquid Zeolite and Nanosized Zeolite
First of all just to clarify, liquid zeolite is not actually liquefied zeolite, it's powdered zeolite mixed with water. Powdered zeolite is sometimes the same as the liquid except in a powdered form that you can mix with water at home and make your own "liquid zeolite." So we are essentially talking about the same zeolite being used. In some cases however liquid zeolite supplements exclusively contain nanosized zeolite particles which are smaller than what is used in many powdered zeolite supplements. The particle sizes in the nanosized liquid zeolite supplements are usually around 2 microns or less. The idea here is that these nanoparticles can cross the blood brain barrier and provide a full-body detox while many of the powdered zeolite supplements only detox the gut. This is great in theory but in reality these liquid zeolite supplements are limited in what they can detox. If the zeolite cage-like structure is only 2 microns in size then larger toxins may not fit inside the zeolite cage. ZeoBoost™ also contains sub 2 micron particles but also includes a range of larger particles for a more comprehensive detox.
The problem with some of the powdered zeolite supplements is that the particle size is too large to leave the gut and provide a full body detox. ZeoBoost™ combines the best of liquid and traditional powdered zeolite supplements. ZeoBoost™ contains a combination of small and large particle sizes offering the most comprehensive zeolite detox available. ZeoBoost™ contains mostly small particles which enter the blood stream and search for toxic elements to trap. ZeoBoost™ also contains larger particles which stick around in the gut and act as a binder. So with ZeoBoost™ you are getting the small particles found in liquid zeolites, the larger particles of powdered zeolite, and everything in between!
Zeolite: The Dosing Paradox
The traditional approach, which I highly recommend with most supplements, is to start with a very low dose and work your way up. Starting with a high dose of certain supplements could cause an adverse reaction or result in an unwanted detox reaction. This is especially important to consider with more sensitive individuals who often have strong reactions, both positive and negative when introducing new supplements. Someone on the Lyme/mold/MCAS spectrum is a prime example of this type of individual.
The biggest mistake I see people making with zeolite supplementation is taking too low of a dose. The traditional start low and slow approach to supplements does not apply with zeolite and in fact can be dangerous. Too low of a dose will result in detox reactions, redistribution of toxins, and an ineffective detox. In fact, although it seems counter-intuitive, if you experience a detox reaction from taking zeolite you should take a higher dose immediately. The higher the dose, the less likely you are to experience a detox reaction and redistribution of toxins. Utilizing a high-quality zeolite powder can expedite your results and reduce or eliminate the detox reaction, even in sensitive individuals.
This is one reason I highly recommend ZeoBoost™ over liquid zeolite products. It is difficult to get the proper dose of zeolite with liquid products, especially for toxic individuals who need a high dose. For some perspective - Our $29 jar of ZeoBoost™ contains between 600 and 1200 times the amount of zeolite than most liquid zeolite products on the market. So you can see that to take the recommended detox dose of around 15 grams per day which I mention in a bit, it really isn't possible to do with liquid zeolite supplements.
As far as I can tell there are three main reasons that a higher dose of zeolite is safer and more effective than a lower dose.
Reason One- Level of affinity. Zeolite has a strong negative charge and thus is attracted to positively charged molecules. Since most toxins, such as heavy metals, radiation, and pesticides, are positively charged, zeolite is pulled to the toxins, like a magnet, and sucks them up into its structure. This makes zeolite an effective detox method for a number of toxic elements. But the key here is that zeolite is more attracted to certain toxic elements than others. For example, zeolite has a higher affinity for lead than for mercury. So let's say the zeolite enters your bloodstream and binds to mercury. Then it continues through the blood stream and finds some lead. The zeolite will drop the mercury and bind to the lead because it is more attracted to the lead. If a high dose of zeolite was consumed then there is probably enough extra zeolite in the blood to pick up the dropped mercury. If a low dose was taken the mercury may be redistributed and result in a detox reaction. Note- this is one reason that staying on zeolite for an extended period of time may be important. It may take months before the zeolite really starts effectively detoxing mercury depending on how many other toxins are in your body that are the priority for zeolite.
Reason Two- Zeolite in the gut. Particle size is critical. Many zeolite products boast a small particle size but lack the ability to catch toxins in the gut. Instead of offering one particle size, our zeolite range from 0 to 40 microns with 80% of the micron particles being less than 10 microns and the other 20% being from 10-40 microns. This range in microns insures a more complete full-body detox. Smaller zeolite particles are carried into the bloodstream for cellular detox, while the larger particles stay in the digestive tract to act as a binder. This offers a more balanced detox and reduces detox reactions common with many zeolite supplements. So the higher the dose of zeolite, the more large zeolite particles are left in the gut to act as a binder.
Reason Three- Many toxic elements cluster together in the body in biofilms. Once these biofilms are disrupted all of the toxic elements within will disperse and start looking for a new home. Zeolite has a strong ability to break open biofilms. Let’s suppose that zeolite encounters a biofilm and attaches itself to lead that is a component of the biofilm. The zeolite will pull the lead out and the biofilm will be disrupted. Only a low dose of zeolite is needed to break apart biofilms, but a higher dose will be needed to sop up all of the toxic elements that are in the biofilm. If too low of a dose is taken some of the toxic elements will likely find a new home in your body, and this redistribution can cause detox symptoms.
Recommended Detox Dose
in order to effectively detox with zeolite you need a relatively high dose, and the more toxic you are the higher dose you need. I recommend starting with 15 grams (6 level teaspoons) of powdered zeolite per day taken all at once. If all goes well at that dose I recommend staying on this dose for at lest 90 days and then considering lowering the dose to 5 grams, taken once per day for maintenance. If symptoms arise while taking 15 grams per day a number of people have successfully alleviated their symptoms by upping the dose to 30 or 45 grams per day for a while before lowering the dose. The above mentioned dose recommendations are general guidelines and there may be a better dosing strategy for you so I suggest experimenting with various doses to find what works best for you.
Powdered Zeolite is Safer
The two most important aspects to consider when utilizing zeolite for detox are quality and quantity. It's important to choose a quality, effective zeolite product and also to take it at the necessary dose. A small dose can result in detox reactions, redistribution of toxins, and an ineffective detox. If you are experiencing detox reactions when taking zeolite you should up your dose immediately. It seems counter-intuitive but the lower the dose, the more likely you are to experience a detox reaction. In order to effectively detox with zeolite you need a relatively high dose, and the more toxic you are the higher dose you need. The therapeutic doses cannot be achieved with liquid zeolite supplements. For most liquid zeolite products you would need to take over 100 bottles per day to get the proper dose. Many people experience a reaction when taking their liquid zeolite supplement which leads them to believe it is working because they are experiencing a detox reaction. Yes, it is working to some extent but the fact that you are experiencing a reaction means you need a way higher dose. Utilizing a high-quality zeolite powder can expedite your results and reduce or eliminate the detox reaction, even in sensitive individuals.
I believe ZeoBoost™ is a better option than any liquid zeolite product on the market as it contains a full range or particle sizes for a more comprehensive detox, is more cost-effective and make it possible to get the necessary detox dose without taking 100's of bottle per day. Order from the link below! Note- We now have bundle pricing available for those who choose to start with the recommended higher dose-If you are planning on utilizing the recommended starting dose of 15 grams (6 teaspoons) per day the 5-pack is a 30 day supply at that dose. The 10-pack is a 60 day supply and the 15-pack is a 90 day supply.
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