Are all zeolites created equal?
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (00:00):
Malcolm, I believe you have another question back to you.
ZOI Advisor (00:05):
As I do Denise and Dr. Nicholas, I’m lifelong learner and Google and Wikipedia are sometimes my best friends. And sometimes my worst friends, it's confusing. What I look up zeolites, I find that there are many types, some occur in nature. Some are manmade, some are used for cat litter, nuclear cleanup on roads in the winter. So, my question is are all zeolites created equal and if not, why not?
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (00:44):
Another excellent question for Malcolm. All right. Very happy to go there. First of all, let me make a small statement. As a, as a board certified pharmacist and medical doctor, I'm telling you, Google is not a good doctor. Sometimes I have used Google myself, just out of curiosity regarding a symptom and after five minutes, my reaction is, oh my God, I'm dying myself. I'm going to die. And again, I'm a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon. So, I'm telling you that, unfortunately, Dr. Google is not a good doctor. Now let's go to the subject. All right. As you very correctly pointed, there are synthetic zeolites made in a laboratory or in industry, and there are natural zeolites, Synthetics zeolites are made in industry to be used in industry is not good to use synthetic zeolites as dietary supplements.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (01:59):
Okay. That's a general principle. Now I cannot speak about synthetic zeolites other than these Cardinal point, not to be used as dietary supplements, natural zeolites are good candidates for dietary supplements. So straightforward answer to the question. If all zeolites were created equal, I will shrink these to the natural zeolites. And I'm telling you, they were created equal some millions of years ago when volcano lava went to the ocean. Okay. But they are not equal today. And let me explain the answer is no, not all zeolites are equal. Now zeolites clinoptilolite. The one that we have in ClearDrops and the one that exists in many other dietary supplements is mined in the mined field in the ground. All right. So the first issue is related to purity. We know that zeolites as mined in the ground, in the mined field, they are full of elemental impurities.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (03:23):
Now the next step is that once mined, these zeolites are micronized. Now at this state, a process must be followed to remove as much as possible of the elemental impurities. As an example, you wash the fresh fruit that you purchased before you eat them before you consume them, because you want to remove the dirt that may have, right? Same thing with zeolites and elemental impurities. So the question regarding zeolite powders is how are they clear? Is there any protocol in place the same applies with suspensions because suspensions are made when we mix zeolite powder with water now, how are they cleaned? Now during the process during the production of ClearDrops, we have a process in place, and we have the advantage to fully clean the zeolite. So not only we create the water-soluble fragments of the zeolite, but at the same time, we clean the zeolite.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (04:41):
And, you know, we tested, we test for elemental impurities as we call them 69 of them, we test for 69 elements in every batch of the concentrated form of ClearDrops. And we retest for the presence of 24 elements, the final product, the product that you have in your hands. Now, all this information is publicly available in our granted and never challenged United States patents. We don't call it for secret how we do it. It's publicly available. Okay. I'm very concerned when I hear the claim that many companies make that they have quote the cleanest zeolite close quote, when they don't disclose what is the process, they use to clean zeolite, That's a huge red flag. Okay? I'm not saying that there may be no other company that is cleaning the zeolite they're selling. Hopefully they are, but if they don't disclose how they clean the zeolite, this remains a red flag.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (06:06):
The second component that differentiates your lights and make them not all of them being equal has to do with the bioavailability powders and suspension of zeolite can only work in the gut after one or two bowel movements, they're going to be out of the gut out of the body. Now we said, we have said many times that heavy metals and other organic toxins are not stored in the gut. They are absorbed by the gut. They circulate, they distribute several compartments, the water solution of water-soluble zeolite, but we have a ClearDrops can cross cellular membranes can be absorbed and offer systemic detoxification to support our body, to detoxify itself. Now for these two main reasons, which is the purity number one, and number two, the bio availability we can tell with certainty that no, not all zeolites available in the market are equal.