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5 Great Reasons to Try Zeolite Crystals

by Robin Finesmith
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Heavy metals and other toxins can cause a range of symptoms, from fatigue and a sluggish metabolism to brain fog and poor sleep. Zeolite crystals offer a safe and effective way to detox so that you can restore your energy and clarity.

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that older adults and those with underlying conditions are at the highest risk of serious illness and death. However, one risk factor that has not received much attention is exposure to toxic substances – an issue that some scientists argue has largely been ignored. Emerging evidence links COVID with environmental contaminants that can weaken the immune system, such as heavy metals, pesticides, microplastics, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

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Heavy metal contamination

Heavy metal exposure can come from various sources, such as lead pipes and sink faucets, mercury-contaminated fish (especially larger fish higher up on the food chain), arsenic-tainted rice (especially brown rice), and cadmium in e-cigarettes. Even household items, including furniture, can carry lead and other contaminants. Acute symptoms associated with exposure to these chemicals include headaches, abdominal pain and cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue. In more severe cases, symptoms may include burning and tingling sensations, chronic infections, brain fog, insomnia, and paralysis.

Chemical contaminants

Another class of concerning substances is PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as “forever chemicals” – so-called because they don’t break down. Thousands of these man-made compounds have been created since the 1940s, starting with the advent of Teflon. They are found in everything from cosmetics and personal care products to outdoor gear, non-stick pans, food wrappers, and more.

Alarmingly, PFAS have now been found in the blood of 99 percent of Americans, including newborns. Recent studies have linked PFAS to cancer, endocrine disruption, weakened childhood immunity, and weight gain in both children and dieting adults.


Chemicals and heavy metals enter the body all too easily; getting them out is another matter. In the case of metal poisoning, chelation therapy is often required, where molecules called chelators bind to the heavy metals in the bloodstream. The kidneys then filter out the heavy metals and subsequently excrete them through urine.

A relatively new method of detoxification is now receiving attention: zeolite crystals, which can be consumed to help clear the body of toxins. Here are five main benefits of using zeolite crystals.

1. Zeolite crystals can detoxify the body

Zeolite crystals are minerals formed by the chemical reaction of volcanic ash with seawater. One of the great benefits of zeolite crystals is that they can efficiently draw toxins from the body. This is because zeolite crystals are negatively charged, and most toxins and heavy metals are positively charged. As a result, like a magnet, the zeolite crystals attract and then trap positively charged toxins before they are passed through the body.

Zeolites are distinctive because they are highly effective at cation exchange, which involves exchanging ions in and out of their cage-like structures. This means that the zeolite can remove a harmful ion, like lead, and exchange it for a useful ion, such as calcium.

Woman taking Zeolite crystals supplements for body detoxification.

2. Zeolite crystals help alkalize the body

Another well-known benefit of zeolite is its ability to help the body balance pH levels by providing alkalizing minerals and supporting kidney function. Many foods, like white bread, rice, and processed foods, can generate acidity in the body. Additionally, alcohol, pesticides, pollution, and even chronic stress can contribute to acidity. An overly acidic body may exhibit signs of strain, such as headaches, chronic inflammation, mood disorders, persistent fatigue, and much more.

3. Zeolite crystals can strengthen the immune system

Evidence suggests that zeolite clinoptilolite can also bolster and regulate the immune system. This zeolite has specifically been shown to increase T-cell activity and increase the number of macrophages (a type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells in the body) — two types of cells that are essential for a healthy immune function. Moreover, heavy metals can suppress your immune system, making your body vulnerable to pathogens and prone to autoimmune issues. This means that zeolite not only increases the effectiveness of the immune system but also helps protect it from heavy metals.

4. Zeolite crystals help support a healthy gut

Leaky gut syndrome occurs when the lining of your intestinal wall has increased permeability, allowing toxins and unwanted microbes to leak from your intestines and enter the bloodstream. This can lead to various health issues like a weakened immune system, excessive fatigue, autoimmune issues, skin disorders, depression, and intense cravings for sugar or carbohydrates. Fortunately, studies suggest that zeolite can support a healthy gut. In fact, one study found that just 12 weeks of zeolite supplementation can significantly improve the integrity of the intestinal wall.

Healhty Gut symbol.

5. Zeolite crystals can protect the body from harmful microbes

Zeolite has powerful antimicrobial properties. This means it can fight potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In fact, zeolites are so effective that they have been used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) and dental plaque formations, both of which are caused by pathogenic microbes. Furthermore, studies indicate that zeolite can reduce pathogenic bacteria.

Zeolite crystal supplements may offer relief from the effects of environmental contaminants

With so many health benefits, it’s little wonder that zeolite crystals are rapidly being developed into dietary supplements. Touchstone Essentials, a North Carolina-based company, is a notable producer of zeolite crystal supplements.

As stated by the company’s founder, Eddie Stone, “Our modern world provides us with endless possibilities, but one byproduct of all these technological advances has been a staggering rise in the number of toxins and chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. Our families deserve better. I started Touchstone Essentials to deliver the good of nature, sourced from organic fruits, veggies, and natural zeolite, so that people could live to their full potential.”

Organic and fresh fruits in white plate.

The company uses a proprietary manufacturing process to create a hydrated zeolite from whole Clinoptilolite zeolite and pure water. The liquid formulation of their product, Pure Body, features Clinoptilolite particles sized to an average of 0.5 microns for absorption into the bloodstream and targeted detoxification through the digestive tract. Meanwhile, Pure Body Extra, formulated as a spray, has particles sized in the nanometer range; they are small enough to fit inside water molecule clusters, allowing for full absorption into the bloodstream and detoxification at the cellular level.

Even though heavy metals and toxins remain ubiquitous in our environment and our bodies, it may be reassuring to know that zeolite crystals can help remove some of these contaminants. Zeolite can help support the immune system, trap free radicals, and balance the body’s pH levels. Detoxification with zeolite crystals may lead to improved energy levels, better quality sleep, enhanced focus and clarity — and ultimately, greater peace of mind.

Further reading:

National Library of Medicine: Zeolite: “The Magic Stone”; Main Nutritional, Environmental, Experimental, and Clinical Fields of Application

National Library of Medicine: Anticancer and antioxidative effects of micronized zeolite clinoptilolite

National Library of Medicine: Dietary supplementation with the tribomechanically activated zeolite clinoptilolite in immunodeficiency: effects on the immune system

Important Note: The information contained in this article is for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as health or medical advice, nor is it intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease or health condition. Before embarking on any diet, fitness regimen, or program of nutritional supplementation, it is advisable to consult your healthcare professional in order to determine its safety and probable efficacy in terms of your individual state of health.

Regarding Nutritional Supplements Or Other Non-Prescription Health Products: If any nutritional supplements or other non-prescription health products are mentioned in the foregoing article, any claims or statements made about them have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and such nutritional supplements or other health products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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