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Everything You Need To Know About Zeolite For Detox

Updated: Apr 21

Zeolite is one of the most fascinating and powerful supplements on the market today. I truly believe in the healing potential of this amazing product when used properly. This article is designed to empower you with knowledge on how to effectively use zeolite supplements to help you and your family reach the next level in your healing journey. Let's get started.

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.

How Does Zeolite Work?

Zeolite is an alkaline mineral that is very porous and is one of the very few minerals that is negatively charged by nature. Since most toxic elements such as mercury, lead and cadmium are positively charged, zeolite is pulled to these elements, 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.

"I hadn't worked for two years from being ill and having no energy. There was a point where my legs hurt so bad that I couldn't get out of bed. My vitamins and minerals were super low and I was taking supplements that weren't absorbing. I also wasn't able to lose weight. After starting Zeocharge the weight started coming off- I lost 20 pounds in the last 6 months. I have more energy now and have been able to return to work for the first time in two years. I have been taking 2 tablespoons per day in the morning." -Roxann

What Does Zeolite Bind to?

Zeolite has a strong negative charge and thus is attracted to positively charged molecules. Since most of the things that don't belong in our bodies are positively charged, zeolite can be an effective detox method for a number of toxic elements that are draining our health. Here are a few of the things zeolite binds to:

Heavy Metals- Heavy metals are toxic metals that accumulate in our bodies over time and put an enormous burden on our immune and nervous systems, and make our bodies work overtime to stay healthy. Eventually our bodies lose the ability to keep up with the excess demand and symptoms such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, irritability, and a host of other symptoms and conditions can manifest. Zeolite can target hidden metals such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic among other in your body and trap them in its cage-like structure for safe removal. Once the heavy metal burden is lifted your body can start functionally at its peak potential again.

Environmental Toxicants- In the 21st century we face an unprecedented number of toxic stressors in our daily lives. From the air you breathe, to the food you eat - toxins are everywhere. Over time these toxins accumulate in your body wreaking havoc on your health.  Fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, a weakened immune system, and countless health issues are common side effects when these toxins build up. Since these toxins have a positive charge most of them will fall victim to zeolites strong binding capacity for safe removal from the body.

Mycotoxins- Mold toxicity is increasingly becoming recognized as a serious problem and a player in a number of serious chronic conditions. Exposure to mold often results in an elevated amounts of mycotoxins being exposed to the immune system which can result in an inflammatory response and a number of undesirable symptoms. Zeolite can help bind to these mycotoxins and escort them out of the body before the immune system gets a chance to mount an attack which results in a stressful experience on your body.

Radioactive Materials- After being exposed to ionizing radiation, radioactive materials are left in your body and will stick around for years if you don't take action to remove them. Chances are you've got a fair amount of radioactive materials hanging around in your body which have accumulated over the years from CT scans, Mammograms, X-Rays, medical radiation procedures, nuclear fallout, etc. Zeolite is a fantastic tool to help remove leftover radiation from your body.

Microbial Pathogens- Zeolite may assist in the removal or reduction of a number of pathogenic microbes including Candida and a host of viruses. Zeolite has antiviral properties due to its potential ability to absorb viral particles. A study conducted to evaluate the antiviral properties of micronized clinoptilolite zeolite (what we use in ZeoCharge™) showed promise that zeolite can be used to inhibit viral replication. The study stated that the antiviral effect of the zeolite seems to be non-specific and is more likely based on the incorporation of viral particles into pores of zeolite aggregates than ion exchange properties of clinoptilolite. This means that zeolite may be effective against a whole host of viruses, not just the viruses used in the study. It is interesting to note that the low dose of zeolite in the study "induced a very low antiviral effect or the antiviral was not observed at all" but the high dose "induced a significant inhibitory effect upon viral proliferation." This supports the views I have shared on previous blog posts and will cover later on this page about the importance of proper zeolite dosing.

Microbial Toxins- When microbes get out of balance in your body some of them start releasing toxic elements as waste products resulting in a constant supply of inflammation and irritation. These microbes turn in to little “toxin factories” that are constantly producing biotoxins that are putting extra stress on your system and often resulting in uncomfortable symptoms. These toxins make their way to the bloodstream where the immune system mounts an attack and inflammation occurs as a result. Zeolite helps bind many of these biotoxins and safely removes them from the body.

"Zeocharge is the only binder that I trust on the market. It also comes with clinical data and proof that it actually works!" -Matthew

Zeolite and Your Immune System

An effective two-step approach to optimizing the immune system is one: remove immune-drainers, and two: add immune boosters. Without removing toxic elements that are compromising immune function step two is very limited. Metals, environmental toxicants, molds, radioactive materials, and pathogenic microbes are a few of the immune-draining toxic elements that many of us have picked up over the years and are harboring in our bodies. Zeolite can absorb many of these toxic elements and remove them from your body, freeing your immune system to focus its energy on other issues such as viral invaders.

Zeolite vs Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay

There are a number of great natural binders out there including activated charcoal and bentonite clay. These are fantastic products and can be very helpful in a detox protocol. But binders such as charcoal and bentonite clay don't have the same capabilities as zeolite clay. Charcoal and bentonite are great at mopping up toxins but they don't have the binding capacity of a high-quality zeolite powder. Bentonite clay and charcoal may be used in conjunction with zeolite in a detox protocol but it's my opinion that zeolite should be included and considered the primary agent for a systemic detox. Another key to consider when using most binders is that they aren't selective like zeolite so they bind to everything with a positive charge including minerals. Zeolite is a selective binder that only goes after toxic metals so you don't have to worry about it depleting your body of essential minerals.

Does Particle Size Matter?

Yes! The particle size of the zeolite will determine it's function. If the zeolite is a larger particle size it will act as a binder in the gut, but won't be effective at traveling through the blood and trapping metals and toxins. Zeolite with a small particle size offers a systemic solution and a more effective whole body detox, however no zeolite will be sticking around the gut to act as a binder. The solution... Instead of offering one particle size, our zeolite contains a range of particle sizes from super small particles for a full body detox and larger particles to sop of toxins in the gut. 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 die off reactions common with many zeolite supplements. Another advantage of utilizing a range of particle sizes is that toxic elements come in all different shapes and sizes. If only the smallest possible zeolite particles are used (which some liquid zeolite companies boast) it is likely that a number of toxic elements in the body will be too large to fit in zeolite's cage-like structure.

Is Zeolite Safe?

Yes, absolutely...well at least the high-quality clinoptilolite zeolite we utilize in ZeoCharge™. I can't speak to the safety of other zeolite products on the market. Our zeolite goes through a proprietary cleaning process to remove any toxic elements or contamination and is micronized for human consumption. It is noteworthy that there are many types of zeolite, but we are only talking about clinoptilolite zeolite here, which is the primary type of zeolite that is used in supplements. Zeolite is a natural mineral and has a variety of elements in it. It is important to note that the structure of clinoptilolite zeolite does not get broken down in the body. Because zeolite does not get broken down in the body, it does not leech any elements that make up the compound. Zeolite is not like an essential mineral that is utilized for cellular functions. It simply passes through your body collecting positively charged toxic elements and then is excreted. Therefore you cannot overdose on zeolite and you cannot poison yourself with zeolite as long as you are using a clean zeolite designed for human consumption. Warning- This is only true for purified clinoptilolite zeolite. Other forms of zeolite have not been studied for human health and I don't recommend consuming them.

"I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this product and how life changing it has been for me. I have been telling everyone I know about it. I have suffered from heavy metals and Lyme for the past 5 years. I wish I knew about this in the beginning, I could have saved myself so much pain and suffering. My biggest pains recently were joint pain, chronic aches, vertigo, exhaustion, brain fog and extreme constipation. I have been on this journey for a long time and these are the remaining symptoms. I am super active and eat healthy most of the time, I feel like I did everything I could to get to where I am at, but I feel like ZeoCharge has given me my health back and this is only the beginning." -Steph

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.

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 contains a range of particle sizes from super small particles for a full body detox and larger particles to sop of toxins in the gut. 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.

Let’s consider the experience of Heidi when starting on ZeoCharge™. Heidi is the “sensitive” type who has a difficult time with detox protocols due to terrible detox reactions that seem to happen every time she tries a new product or protocol. Some practitioners have even told her that she is “too sick to detox.” For years Heidi has been challenged with MCAS, chronic Lyme, mold toxicity, heavy metal toxicity, EMF sensitivity and the list goes on. Heidi has tried almost everything searching for something that will help her get back on track with her health. She hasn’t been able to stick with any of the detox protocols she has started due to the terrible detox reactions that she experiences. She has tried supplements along with technology such as infrared saunas but everything she tries seems to be too much for her body to handle. Heidi heard about ZeoCharge™ and decided to give it a try in hopes that this was the answer that she has been looking for. She was terrified of the recommendation of taking 10 grams so she decided to start with 400mg instead to see how she would react. Bad idea- Heidi ended up bed ridden for 3 days. Terrible weakness and neurological symptoms are a couple of the debilitating symptoms that resulted from this low dose. After receiving a call from Heidi informing me that the ZeoCharge™ did not work but made her worse I asked how much she took. After learning that she only took 400mg (25x less than than the 10 grams/10,000mg I recommended) I encouraged her to immediately take 20 grams. She was uncomfortable with the suggestion considering this was 50x the dose that just made her feel terrible but she decided to give it a try based on my explanation. She called me back about an hour later in a state of unbelief...She felt amazing! She gleefully explained that her fatigue and brain fog started lifting within 10 minutes of the 20 gram dose. Heidi began experimenting with various doses and confirmed that low doses made her feel terrible, while high doses made her feel better than she has felt in years. The higher the dose the better! Heidi is now taking between 10 and 20 grams per day and loving every spoonful of ZeoCharge™!

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 between 10-30 grams of ZeoCharge per day all taken at once. I recommend staying on the dose of at least 10 grams for 3-6 months before lowering the dose to 5 grams, taken once per day for maintenance.

How Much Zeolite Should I Take?

The dose needed varies from person to person based on a number of factors. Basically, the more complex the health challenge the higher the dose that is needed. For ZeoCharge™ we have found that a starting dose of 10 grams per day (2 scoops), taken all at once, works great. If a headache or other detox symptoms occurs it is recommended to double the dose. The healthier you are, the less you need.

Maintenance dose for a healthy individual: 5 grams (one scoop) per day, taken all at once.

Dose for someone who is not as healthy as they would like to be: 10-30 grams per day, taken all at once.

"Wow you’re onto something with the higher doses! I’ve tried zeolite in the past (two liquids and one powder) and didn’t notice much of anything, but now with a much higher dose I feel it’s working! I noticed detox symptoms with 10g daily but felt much better with 30g daily. It’s been quite a healing journey and I’m grateful to have found your website and videos. I’m learning so much." -Emily

How to Choose a Quality Zeolite Supplement

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. Utilizing a poor quality zeolite or taking the wrong dose can result in negative outcomes. Poor quality zeolite supplements may be contaminated with toxic elements which lower the total binding power of the zeolite in your body. Particle size in also important. A combination of small and large particle size offers the most comprehensive zeolite detox. For example ZeoCharge™ contains a range of particle sizes from super small particles for a full body detox and larger particles to sop of toxins in the gut. Dose is crucial when it comes to detoxing with zeolite. A high-dose zeolite protocol is much safer and more effective than low dose zeolite supplements (assuming the appropriate zeolite is being used- this has only been tested with ZeoCharge). Another key is to utilize zeolite powder instead of so called "liquid zeolite" supplements that have recently flooded the market. Liquid zeolite supplements lack the dose, combination of large and small particle size and binding capacity needed for an effective detox.

What About Liquid 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. ZeoCharge™ also contains sub 2 micron particles but also includes a range of larger particles for a more comprehensive detox.

We've already covered the importance of proper zeolite dosing. Taking the wrong dose of zeolite can result in negative outcomes. A small dose will result in detox reactions, redistribution of toxins, and an ineffective detox. 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 are tricked into thinking that their liquid zeolite supplement 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.

Liquid zeolite products contain tiny amounts of zeolite compared to ZeoCharge™. For comparison, our $59 jar of ZeoCharge™ contains between 1,000 and 25,000 times the amount of zeolite than most liquid zeolite products on the market.

So I believe ZeoCharge™ 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.

"So far, ZeoCharge has been a game changer, and I don't say that lightly. I've tried other brands in the past (on the high dose protocol) and they've all come up short in comparison. I've been chronically ill for some time now and I can honestly say, this has been one of the few products to move the needle." -Kenson

Important Note

Everything I have mentioned in this article is based off of my experience and research with ZeoCharge™ . I cannot speak to the quality of other zeolite products on the market and these principles may not apply.

Final Word

High-quality micronized zeolite powder is an effective and safe detox tool for a number of toxic elements including heavy metals, environmental toxicants and mycotoxins. It is important to utilize a quality zeolite powder (not a liquid) at the proper dose for optimal effects. If you are currently using liquid zeolite in your practice I encourage you to give our ZeoCharge™ powder a try and experience the difference. If you are not utilizing zeolite I encourage you to give it a try!

ZeoCharge™ is a high-quality, proven, powdered zeolite supplement designed to revolutionize your health! Order from the link below!

Use Promo Code "RECHARGE" for 10% off your entire order!

The serving size as stated on the container is 5 grams (one scoop) per day but keep in mind that if you would like to start off with the recommended higher dose of 10 grams per day it will require two jars of ZeoCharge™ for a one month supply. Remember - the healthier you are, the less you need. It is always better to start with a higher dose and work your way down. Enjoy the journey...happy detoxing!

Note on shipping charges- There is free shipping on all orders over $99 shipped to the US. There is a flat rate $19 shipping charge on all orders to Canada, a $29 shipping charge to the UK and Australia and and a $59 shipping charge on orders to the rest of the world.

Want to learn all about how to detox deeply stored metals by using zeolite? Watch this presentation!

The Ultimate Zeolite Experience!

The Ultimate Zeolite Experience is a 5-month protocol that includes 20 jars of ZeoCharge™. The protocol was developed off of the concepts presented in "The Higher Dose Theory of Zeolite" document. The idea of the protocol is to start with a high dose of ZeoCharge™ and work your way down each month. The first month you will go through six jars of ZeoCharge™ (6 scoops per day) and each month you will lower the dose by one scoop per day. At the end of the five month protocol you will have worked through 20 jars of ZeoCharge™.

What makes ZeoCharge™ different from other zeolite products?

There is zeolite, and then there is ZeoCharge™. We have taken an ancient remedy and supercharged it to meet the need for modern health challenges. ZeoCharge™ is a solution from nature, supercharged by science. There are three main things that set ZeoCharge™ apart- Its purity resulting in a strong binding capacity/magnetic force, its propriety particle size arrangement, and proof that it works. ZeoCharge™ combines the benefits of the best liquid and powdered zeolite supplements on the market.

Visit our ZeoCharge™ FAQs page for more product info

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Zeoboost does not contain any any added sulfur. The chemical analysis of Zeoboost shows that sulfur makes up less than 0.05% of its total composition. Feel free to email for a copy of the analysis.


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There is no way to know exactly how each person will respond to Zeoboost or any other product. There have been reports of Zeoboost helping clear up chronic skin conditions but it really depends on what is causing the issue.


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DE is generally used to help clear parasites due to it's sharp structure. Clinoptilolite is a binder to help trap heavy metals and other toxins in it's cage. Clinoptilolite has a smoother surface so it won't directly kill parasites but it often does have a parasite cleansing affect, probably due to removing some of the food sources that parasites feast on.

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