Are Zeolite Nanoparticles Safe?

Someone asked this question, in a very technical manner, so I thought I would take the opportunity to give more insight into just how safe and effective PBX zeolite is. What I write here does NOT apply to all zeolite, because most are inherently unsafe. Like everything else, quality is extremely important.

Here is a question… or questions from a fellow scientist. I try to keep my answers as simple as possible, but it still gets lengthy:

Maybe you can help me understand the excretion aspect of this nanosized zeolite: I understand that due to its size, it can penetrate very well inside the body. My question is more about the assurance that it does leave the body: nanosized particles have specific diffusion and solubility in fluids due to their size, which makes them more or less prone to stick in a specific medium wether or not there are specific receptors attached to the zeolites.

  • Has it been studied?
  • Has this product been tested for excretion in urine and feces?

I keep reading that it is safe because it is a zeolites and they are deemed safe by several studies, but those studies have only tested macro sized particles which do not cross the intestinal barrier. There are no safety studies on nanosized particles and how they behave in the body. Please, help me with this, because it really does worry me.

The short answer – yes, the studies show that the zeolite leaves the body. It can be seen in urine and stool analysis by individual testing. Speaking precisely to your points will be more tricky, but I’ll elaborate more below.

Most importantly for me, my clients (using PBX) come back with many different kinds of test results showing that the heavy metals have left their body… and the only way those heavy metal ions can leave is via transport in a zeolite cage; otherwise they will bind to something else on the way out (precisely why chelation is so difficult… and zeolite is not chelation). Every kind of test will show this impact. That actually is the best confirmation I could ever give you; however, I will try to address you concerns from other angles…

For the nanoparticles, it is true that most studies are focused on the micron size ranges; however, many of those studies do include zeolites in the nanometer range, and even highlight that it is the smaller sizes that are most effective. All of the best TMAZ products will range way down into the nanometer range, approaching the size of PB (Pure Body), and they target this because that is where they see the greatest effectiveness. So PB is kind of like taking the cream off the top of the milk (Averaging around 400 nanometers). And then… there is PBX, and that is an even more unique beast…

PBX would be the pinnacle of zeolite. At an average of less than 2nm, you have reached the limit of atomic size for a clinoptilolite zeolite cage structure. There is simply no further to go, and PBX has been proven (safe and effective) for years now.

The test results (Zetasizer) confirm the PBX size unquestionably, and the cage structure is confirmed by the X-Ray Diffraction analysis. And then the chemical analysis confirms the other (safe) constituents that are filling the cages.

So, with all of the safety, elements, composition, size, etc., confirmed, we still have your concern about nanoparticles in the body. Certainly, we will never know everything about the human body with 100% certainty; however, what we do know about colloids, biochemistry, etc., leaves us with no viable possibility for zeolite being held in the body (as far as we know so far).

I’ll mention colloidal silver (CS) at this point too, because it too is something that simply does not stay in the body, and thus it works on a similar cycle. It should be noted that quality is paramount when discussing such things about CS or zeolite.

CS nanoparticles actually tend to be mostly in between the size of PBX and PB, but certainly some are the size of PBX. (The best CS actually contains ionic silver too, but that reacts to form compounds, so it is not really pertinent to the topic). I have been studying CS for about twenty years I guess, and over that time I have never seen any toxicity issues with good CS products. Over the same time, I have been attacking bad CS and zeolite products, because there are indeed countless scams out there. Zeolite is a much more recent thing, with regard to the nano products, but it is easier to understand. Understanding CS is actually much more complicated:

1. Clinoptilolite zeolite is inert. These structures are indestructible in the human body, so they cannot be changed into anything that will chemically bond in the body. This is not true for all zeolites, so again, I only trust PBX and PB because of all the testing that I can confirm on their public website. Public test data is very important, because anyone can send data privately… and it can be a lie… so we need to see the data is public. While other clinoptilolites would also be inert, they can be polluted with a wide range of toxins, so a publicly posted chemical analysis is important. (Note: other types of zeolite might not maintain integrity in the human body, so we really want to see the x-ray diffraction analysis to confirm the structure).

2. Zeolite has a very strong negative charge. Nearly all toxins are positively charged… which is why the toxins bind and interfere, and why zeolite grabs them, but does not bind in our body. There are no chemical reactions occurring here, as it is an electrostatic (ionic) bond without any electron transfer taking place. For example, activated charcoal uses a carbon bond to hold toxins, but zeolite uses only the electrostatic charge. Zeolite can only grab ions, and, for example, it cannot ‘rip’ mercury from amalgam fillings.. but will grab any free mercury ions.

3. Water moves in and out and around PBX effortlessly. When you compare zeolite to bentonite clay, the differences in water interaction are remarkable, because the chemical composition of bentonite and zeolite are nearly identical; however, clay has a very complex hydration reaction with water, while zeolite remains unaffected. This is a very complex topic on its own, but in short, perhaps the easiest point here is to say that zeolite cannot be trapped by water.

4. Nanoparticles are actually nothing new. The general definition of a nanoparticle is anything less than 100 nanometers. You can fit millions of atoms within such small spaces, which means that very large complex molecules are still nanoparticles. A good way to understand this idea is to realize that many of us are malnourished even when flooding our bodies with all sorts of synthetic vitamins and minerals… tons of nanoparticles that simply pass right through us because they are not bioavailable. Anything ionic is thousands of times smaller than typical nanoparticles, which is another great irony in our marketing world. We do indeed have many nanoparticles being trapped in our body, with no way to remove them… except for the nano zeolite.

I’ll update this when I get more time. This is just a quick response that will hopefully answer the above questions satisfactorily 🙂