Safety of Liquid Zeolite

How safe is liquid zeolite as a health supplement
 
How safe is this supplement to take? First of all, it is important to realize that different brands of liquid zeolite are manufactured in completely different ways making them different final products with different safety issues. Manufacturers cannot just point at pure Zeolite and its GRAS safety status (for more on GRAS click here) because any brand of liquid zeolite has gone through a whole manufacturing process and generally starts off with naturally mined zeolites which contain many toxic impurities. Therefore, the safety of any particular brand of liquid zeolite will depend upon how the zeolite is cleaned and processed, the safety of any chemicals or other substances are added during manufacture, and the cleanliness of the actual manufacturing site or laboratory.

The first category of liquid zeolite to strike off your shopping list is probably the ones containing humic acid. The reason for this is that raw material humic acid is extracted from the soil and tends to have a very high bacterial and fungal content. Much of these microorganisms are removed during manufacture but certainly not all, and two different companies trading humic acid varieties of liquid zeolite have already been closed down because of this issue. Apparently, the real danger is not so much the bacterial contamination but the fungal contamination. So if you insist on buying humic acid based liquid zeolite, insist on third-party lab bacterial and fungal analysis. If the company doesn't have one or delays in giving it to you, walk away. Your health is more important.

We have seen third-party safety analysis of NCD brand liquid zeolite and the other leading liquid zeolite brand which is manufactured differently for the US market and the UK market (we will publish this online shortly). NCD and the US version of the alternative brand both had very low (<10) bacterial and yeast mould counts, although the latter had a trace of sodium benzoate in it which is a preservative. The UK version of the alternative liquid zeolite brand had a bacterial count of 147 and a yeast mould count of 283, but these are still considered low and safe to take. (For a more detailed comparison of zeolite brands, visit the brands section of this website.)

At this stage, from all the evidence that we have seen, we have to say that we have most confidence in the NCD brand of liquid zeolite. And whilst we will be publishing here comparative analyses shortly, we have the following NCD safety document for this particular product.

 

 
The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA. If you are unwell or on medication, we recommend you seek the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner before starting a zeolite program. Zeolite is not a medicine, and is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease.
 
 
 
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4,5 di-cyclo, disilico, dimagnesium, dialumino, oxyo, trihydrate — "liquid zeolite" for short! This diagram shows the zeolite's honeycomb or cage-like structure which allows it to trap toxins.
 
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