Latest Zeolite Study
A study was carried out in Arizona in December 2013 comparing the effectiveness of zeolite powder and liquid zeolite prepartaions. Read more about it here.
Zeolite Clinical Trials
In Eastern Europe medical scientists are continually researching the clinical benefits of the natural zeolite clinoptilolite, turbomechanically activated zeolite (TMAZ) grade.
Australian Organic Certified TMAZ is now available!
The Australian TMAZ is from the same pure source which provides the other Australian zeolite grades described on this website.
Anecdotal evidence has shown that Grade 1 Australian zeolite has similar results to the TMAZ used in the Eastern European trials.
In fact, Australian zeolite has recently been sent to Bosnia. At the time of sale the purchaser made the comment “everybody knows Australia has the best zeolite”. Even though I have the choice between taking TMAZ or Grade 1, I prefer Grade 1. The particle shape of Grade 1 zeolite is cubic to blocky compared to the particle shape of TMAZ which is sharp and pointy.
Clinical Trials of 200 Patients
Eastern European zeolite studies using TMAZ commenced in 1997. Published data from this area has already shown that zeolite protects against toxic bacterial effects or poisons and also helps to prevent osteoporosis.
At the Eastern Europe symposium the effects of zeolite on various physiological systems were investigated. At this symposium clinical trials of Megamin, a dietary mineral supplement containing 50% TMAZ, were presented. Zeolite was recognised as the “active” component of this mineral supplement.
The report covers more than 200 patients who were taking the mineral supplement. These people were suffering from a wide range of serious health problems.
In one trial three groups of patients were studied:
The first group were patients with breast cancer, lung cancer, pleura cancer, prostate cancer, primary liver cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumours and gullet cancer. The second group were patients with lupus, coagenosis and lung fibrosis. The third group had various problems like diabetes, miocitis and hepatitis B and C.
Other health problems like psoriasis, gastrointestinal disorders, chron’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cirrhosis are also included. Click here to read the condensed
Links to other research from the same source are below:
Mutating Cells and Alkalinity
Zeolite Medical Research
There was a report by an international team of doctors and research scientists in the Journal of Molecular Medicine in October 2000 titled Natural Zeolite Clinoptilolite: New Adjuvant in Anticancer Therapy. A copy of the Abstract is shown below but to read the full report please follow this link:
Abstract. Natural silicate materials, including zeolite clinoptilolite, have been shown to exhibit diverse biological activities and have been used successfully as a vaccine adjuvant and for the treatment of diarrhea. We report a novel use of finely ground clinoptilolite as a potential adjuvant in
anticancer therapy. Clinoptilolite treatment of mice and dogs suffering from a variety of tumor types led to improvement in the overall health status, prolongation of life-span, and decrease in tumors size. Local application of clinoptilolite to skin cancers of dogs effectively reduced tumor formation and growth. In addition, toxicology studies on mice and rats demonstrated that the treatment does not have negative effects. In vitro tissue culture studies showed that finely ground clinoptilolite inhibits protein kinase B (c-Akt), induces expression of p21WAF1/CIP1 and p27KIP1 tumor suppressor proteins, and blocks cell growth in several cancer cell lines. These data indicate that clinoptilolite treatment might affect cancer growth by attenuating survival signals and inducing tumor suppressor genes in treated cells.
A paper by Magdalena Grce and Kresimir Pavelic of the
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Division of Molecular Medicine, Zagreb, Coatia, discusses how zeolite inhibits viral proliferation. The Abstract is shown below, follow the link to read the full report.
Abstract. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antiviral properties of clinoptilolite, a natural non-toxic zeolite. Herein, a fine powder of micronized zeolite (MZ) was obtained by tribomechanical micronization of natural clinoptilolite. Different viral suspensions were treated with MZ in concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 50mg/ml. The viral proliferation was evaluated by optical microscope as percentage of cytopathic effect (CPE). Human adenovirus 5, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) and human enteroviruses (coxsackievirus B5 and echovirus 7) were used in the antiviral assay. Concentrations of 0.5 and 5mg/ml of MZ induced a very low antiviral effect or the antiviral was not observed at all, while concentrations of 12, 25 and 50mg/ml of MZ induced a significant inhibitory effect upon viral proliferation. MZ inhibited the viral proliferation of HSV 1, coxsackievirus B5 and echovirus 7 more efficiently than adenovirus 5. The antiviral effect of MZ seems to be non-specific and is more likely based on the incorporation of viral particles into pores of MZ aggregates than ion exchange properties of clinoptilolite. Our preliminary results indicate a possibility of therapeutical application of MZ, either locally (skin) against herpesvirus infections or orally in cases of adenovirus or enterovirus infections. Futhermore, MZ could also be used in purification of drinking water from different viruses.
Science and Technology
Chapter 24 of The Handbook of Zeolite Science and Technology has a chapter on Medical Applications of Zeolite. The research covered in this chapter includes zeolite's use in various health conditions, e.g. Removal of Heavy Metals and Organopoisoning, Antimicrobial Effects, Bone Formation, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Diabetes, Effect on Tumour Growth. Follow the link above to read the whole chapter on health applications. It can be found on the bottom right of the page.