Clinoptilolite has an extremely hard and micro-porous structure similar to a honeycomb with ducts and cavities found throughout the molecule. The channels consist of openings where heavy metals and minerals can bind. The silicon building block is electrically neutral with the aluminium building block exhibiting a negative charge throughout the crystalline structure. In order to maintain electro-neutrality, a balancing process occurs whereby the clinoptilolite attracts positively charged minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and sodium. These cations are common within the body and are easily displaced by heavy metals that include mercury, arsenic, cadmium and nickel found within the body for removal.
Clinoptilolite, the most effective subgroup of the zeolites, is a natural volcanic substance with a unique, complex crystalline structure. Its honeycomb framework of cavities and channels (like cages) works at the cellular level enabling the substance to adsorb and absorb various solutions, toxins, gases, petrochemicals, heavy metals, and low-level radioactive elements. In fact, because they are negatively charged, zeolites act as magnets, safely drawing toxins into the crystalline structure, capturing them and removing them from the body. The array of channels within the structure provides large surface areas for chemical reactions to take place and occupies 51% of the crystal’s volume. Some scientists speculate that substances like clinoptilolite might have laid the basis for live formation on earth due to their extraordinary catalytic and reverse binding capabilities.
Clinoptilolite has industrially been used for water purification, air filters and in cigarette filters to reduce nicotine, tar and the toxins associated. A large range of veterinarian uses for clinoptilolite have been put into practice by its addition into animal feed for the reduction of ammonia production and to increase nutrition as well as into cat litter and animal stalls to reduce odour. In animal models clinoptilolite has shown to have the capability to moderate disease progression and promote healing even in diseases like cancer in dogs.
Most importantly is zeolite’s role in the medical industry. Many individuals do not realize the benefits gained from the introduction of this amazing product in any detoxification program.
Clinoptilolite for human use must be of very high quality, the raw material must be depleted from substances that it may have adsorbed earlier, and it must be modified and activated for maximum performance. The active substance in all TOXAPREVENT® products is modified and activated natural clinoptilolite (MANC®) of specific and patented particle size that has shown to be efficient in numerous studies and case reports.