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Zeolite Powder vs Liquid Zeolite

Updated: Apr 21

A number of zeolite products have saturated the market in recent years, and what seems to be trending in the zeolite industry right now are "liquid zeolite" products.

What is Zeolite?

Zeolite is naturally occurring mineral that forms over time. 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 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.

Particle Size

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. ZeoCharge™ combines the best of liquid and traditional powdered zeolite supplements. ZeoCharge™ contains a combination of small and large particle sizes offering the most comprehensive zeolite detox available. ZeoCharge contains mostly small particles which enter the blood stream and search for toxic elements to trap. ZeoCharge™ also contains larger particles which stick around in the gut and act as a binder. So with ZeoCharge™ you are getting the small particles found in liquid zeolites, the larger particles of powdered zeolite, and everything in between!

Zeolite: The Dosing Dilemma

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 ZeoCharge™ 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 ZeoCharge™ 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. 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. 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.

The Danger of Liquid Zeolite Supplements

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 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. 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!


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Andrew Salamone
Andrew Salamone
Jan 01, 2023

If I think constipation is being caused by the Zeolite, would it make more sense to increase or decrease the dosage?

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First off it is important to realize that not all powdered zeolites are the same. Increasing the dose of some brands may have the opposite affect of others. The views stated in this article are for zeoboost only. Many people have reported constipation on a low dose which went away after raising the dose. This isn't always the case. There are many factors to consider and there is no way to know how each person will respond to zeolite.


Marina Carew
Marina Carew
Sep 17, 2022

I just read this and whilst I agree with much of what you say I disagree with the way you have lumped all liquid clinoptilolites together as liquid zeolites.

Firstly zeolites are a family of crystals which include bentonite clay, clinoptilolite, asbestos, mordenite and others. The companies who make liquid ‘zeolites’ wash the clinoptilolite in acid and as you say break down the cage structures. The cleaned clinoptilolite fragments are then washed and put in water. There is no preservative to prevent mould growth. So far I am in total agreement with you. I also agree that nano liquid ’zeolites’ have too small particles to remove bigger toxins. There is one product however which starts with very pure clinoptilolite whi…


There is a website that states raw powder zeolite is already toxic because of the way it is harvested and not purified with water. What are your thoughts on that?

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The important thing to remember is that all natural liquid zeolite products are simply zeolite powder mixed with water. Adding water to zeolite will not purify it, but will greatly dilute it. The purity of the zeolite is based on the zeolite source and purification process. All zeolite starts as a mineral rock and is ground into fine powder (hopefully micronized and not milled which could crush the zeolite cage). At this point zeolite can be sold as powder or mixed with water and marketed as liquid zeolite. Most liquid zeolite products contain similar zeolite to the powders but are highly diluted with water. There is nothing unique about liquid zeolite in itself, because it is just powdered zeolite mixed…

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