The term zeolite comes from Greek and is composed of the words ‘boiling’ and ‘stone’. The term is used to refer generically to a family consisting of a large number of minerals, around 200, which can be either of natural or synthetic origin.
Its crystalline composition and broad surface structure make zeolite particularly suitable for the absorption of substances. It also has a wide range of uses, which include as binding agent for lime in detergents and cleaners, for drinking water treatment and for odour neutralisation.
On a health-related level, zeolite is used as a medical device for oral use. It can often be found in food supplements as a natural remedy with a detoxifying effect on the body and digestive tract to eliminate toxins, heavy metals, free radicals, or other harmful substances that may have accumulated in the body.
More specifically, within the aforementioned medical devices and supplements, the mineral used is clinoptilolite zeolite. It is present in these products as a powder or in capsules or tablets to be taken orally.
The main characteristics of clinoptilolite zeolite are its thermal stability and its special pre-charge with a minimum of 34 important minerals.
It is an intelligent, negatively charged ion exchanger, permeated by small channels and pre-charged with a variety of minerals and trace elements (such as magnesium, calcium, or potassium), which can subsequently enter a so-called ion exchange.
In this process, the zeolite only absorbs substances with the right size and charge (positively charged particles) and for which the clinoptilolite zeolite has a high affinity. It is thanks to nature’s intelligence that particularly toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, nickel, ammonium (but also artificial radioactivity) can be trapped in the ‘zeolite cage’ by size and charge.
Substances vital to the body such as nutrients and vitamins are too large and simply bounce off the zeolite cage.
Once loaded with toxins, the zeolite ‘cage’ is then excreted naturally from the body again.
Why activate Clinoptilolite Zeolite
Why an activated zeolite when nature has already given us natural zeolite? Imagine a porous sponge with millions of channels, capable of collecting dirt; how to reach the inner ones? Simple: by tearing it apart. But it is important to use techniques that do not pollute it more and do not deteriorate it.
This was indeed the problem with the micronisation technologies in use thirty years ago: the zeolite, scratching at high speeds the inner surfaces of the ‘mills’, would become contaminated with their metals. Moreover, the collision at high speed on flat metal walls disintegrated in a way that was of little use. The solution came by creating air flows through supersonic rotors that rotated against each other, like two supersonic aeroplane engines placed opposite each other in a closed chamber.
In PANACEO micro-activation, the biophysical properties of the volcanic mineral are multiplied through a change in the crystal lattice structure. The controlled collision of the zeolite particles takes place under the action of high kinetic energies.
Panaceo’s PMA Zeolite
In human applications, however, it is important to look for reliable suppliers whose products really deliver what they promise. It must be a certified medical device to guarantee maximum effectiveness, quality, and safety.
Additionally, only a certain type of specially treated zeolite (PMA Zeolite) can be used for detoxification of the gastrointestinal tract and find application in the complementary medical field.
PANACEO’s PMA Zeolite has been researched and developed for 20 years and specially prepared with the unique patented PMA technology, resulting in a significantly enhanced effect.
Zeolite in humans
PMA Zeolite is used as an effective method for a wide variety of diseases, e.g., for intestinal permeability and associated conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. It can be used in everyday life as pollution prevention and for natural intestinal detoxification.
For faster regeneration in sports, especially in competitive athletes, there is evidence of increased permeability of the intestinal mucosa, the so-called leaky gut syndrome. The intake of PMA Zeolite supports the reduction of the intestinal wall permeability disorder, relieves the gastrointestinal tract, and protects the immune system.
Furthermore, studies have revealed that the detoxification and relief of the body in turn translates into better tolerance of chemotherapy, which may contribute to a longer life span.
Clinoptilolite Zeolite is suitable for topical use. In fact, it has been attributed haemostatic and healing properties, partially confirmed by some in vitro studies.
In addition to the above, according to its proponents, Clinoptilolite Zeolite may also:
Exerting immune-stimulating and antioxidant activities (due to its supposed ability to absorb free radicals), it counteracts fatigue, increases physical endurance, and enhances mental performance.
The only known side effect is constipation. This side effect can be counteracted by increasing fluid intake as well as by taking agents that increase intestinal mobility.