How Does Zeolite Work?

Heavy Metal Remover and Detoxifier

The negatively charged, 3-D honeycomb-like, structure of micronized zeolites is known for its immense ability to trap and remove toxins and heavy metals. Its crystal grid consists mainly of hydrated aluminosilicate minerals, but also contains other cations such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The basis of Panaceo’s certification in Europe as a medical device is its ability to exchange these free cations for heavy metals, ammonium ions, radioisotopes as well as lead, cadmium, mercury, copper and cesium. The high affinity of micronized clinoptilolite to heavy metals causes them to bind to its crystal grid and be excreted with the zeolite. The exchange mechanism takes place according to a selective sequence that prefers an adsorption of heavy metal cations and radioactive substances while protecting trace elements and vitamins. This process takes place in the gastrointestinal tract.

Unique Worldwide Micronization Process

Using a specific and unique worldwide activation process, the zeolite is micronized at high kinetic energies, which increase its reactivity and enlarges its physical surface. During this process, mineral particles undergo 3,000 collisions per second at speeds of up to three times the speed of sound. The most significant changes occur in particle size, active surface, electrostatic charge, and ion exchange capacity. Research has found that adsorption potential of micronized zeolite was significantly higher than non-micronized zeolites. The effects of natural cinoptilolite are not only fulfilled by its adsorption and ion exchange function, but also by the physical crystal surface effect of the micronization process.