It's a mineral that takes thousands of years to perfect. So what exactly is a zeolite and what is it good for?
We receive this question quite often. So we wanted to provide our readers and customers with some more background on the one-of-a-kind zeolite product - nearly 5 million bottles sold - that supports a healthy immune system, balances pH, removes environmental toxins from the body and more.
What is Natural Cellular Defense?
Natural Cellular Defense has been clinically formulated to help support a healthy immune system, remove heavy metal toxins and balance your body's pH levels.* Natural Cellular Defense is comprised of an activated, liquid form of a naturally-occurring zeolite.
What are zeolites?
Natural zeolites form in nature as a result of a chemical reaction between volcanic lava and saline water. Zeolites have large open spaces or cages in their structures that form channels. These channels allow the easy movement of ions and molecules into and out of the structure. This ability puts zeolites in the class of materials known as "molecular sieves."
There are about 40 naturally occurring zeolites and over 100 synthetic zeolites. There are three different classes of zeolites with varying molecular chemical structures:
- Chain-like structures whose minerals form acicular, or needle-like, prismatic crystals - as found in asbestos.
- Framework structures where the crystals are more equal in dimensions - as found in chabazite.
- Sheet-like structures where the crystals are flattened - as found in clinoptilolite.
Another unique and important fact about zeolites is that they are one of the few negatively charged minerals found in nature. The natural properties of zeolites act as molecular sieves, or filtering agents, that attract and trap into them positively charged atoms, ions, and compounds, and can remove them from a system.
How does the zeolite (in Natural Cellular Defense) work?
The zeolite in the Natural Cellular Defense attracts and traps small, highly-charged particles that fit into the pores and channels of the zeolite cage. This includes heavy metal toxins. The Natural Cellular Defense has been shown to remove mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and other heavy metals. Research has shown that it does help balance pH, which makes a more alkaline system. A slightly alkaline environment in the body helps to stabilize the immune system.
Which zeolite do you use for the Natural Cellular Defense?
We use naturally-occurring clinoptilolite in the Natural Cellular Defense. This particular zeolite has been used for over 800 years in traditional medicine to improve general health. It has been widely used in its raw form in places like India, China and Russia. In the United States, zeolites have been used in water filtration, air purification, animal feed and even in fertilizers to keep the crops healthy. Now we're using it in an enhanced form using a proprietary activation technology as a dietary supplement.
Is the zeolite in Natural Cellular Defense the same zeolite found in other zeolite products?
Absolutely not. The manufacture of Natural Cellular Defense starts with the preparation of the all-natural mined mineral. Many other zeolite products simply mine the mineral and create a powder/capsule or liquid that contains the raw, untreated, non-activated zeolite. Natural Cellular Defense is the only zeolite product that micronizes the zeolite and puts it through a multi-step activation process that cleans the “cage” of the mineral to ensure a greater surface area to capture toxins and eliminate them from the body.
Who needs to take Natural Cellular Defense?
Everyone is exposed to heavy metal toxins on a daily basis in the air they breathe, the food they eat and the water they drink. In order to remove these toxins and maintain a clean and healthy body, everyone should take Natural Cellular Defense on a daily basis. We recommend the product for persons 18 years of age or older. People under the age of 18, pregnant women and children should consult their physicians prior to use.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.