Does consuming zeolite make you more ALUMINUM TOXIC?
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (00:00):
I think the timing of it is spectacular. And I would like to lead right into one of the questions that just came in. It kind of goes along the lines of this. A friend says, I have read that zeolites make you more aluminum toxic at the end of the day. So again, based on what you just said, do no harm. Do you want to address that Dr. Nikolas?
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (00:25):
I do. And I appreciate this question now, Denise, within the testing requirements for liquid dietary supplements is not aluminum, that there is supplements. Liquid formulation have not to be tested for aluminum. I mean, it’s not mandatory. I disagree with this. We’ll have discussed again about regulation. The question about regulation is not, yes, we want relation or no, we don’t want regulation. We do need the appropriate regulation. So testing for aluminum personally, as a pharmacist medical doctor, I believe that should be mandatory now, even though it is not required by the FDA to test for free aluminum at Metron Nutraceuticals, we test both the concentrated form of ClearDrops and the final consumer form of ClearDrops for the presence of aluminum and the presence of aluminum in our ClearDrops is minute. So, users of ClearDrops do not risk being totally safe, aluminum and have the toxicity related to aluminum. I hope this helps our friends understand about the importance of aluminum. One more note about this the zeolite is sodium aluminosilicate.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (02:16):
The clinoptilolite zeolite that we’re using. That’s the fact that in the chemical name of this zeolite clinoptilolite is the aluminum. So, it is called sodium aluminosilicate does not mean that this aluminum can be leeched out of the zeolite. This aluminum is part of the crystaling structure of the zeolite. It is not toxic. What can be toxic is elemental impurities in the zeolite, including free aluminum, but at Metron we remove the free aluminum and also, we test for the concentration of free aluminum, twice and the concentrated form. And then the final form. Our formulation is totally, our formulations are totally safe and there is zero risk or being for being to be intoxicated by using ZOI Global zeolite formulations.
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (03:26):
Dr. Nikolas, thank you so much for clarifying that, because that seems to be a very big issue in the zeolite space. And you have just knocked it out of the park. These are big issue. Yes, it is. It’s a significant issue and we make all the Zoe Global product testing is available on the ZOI Global science website. So you simply go to science and you can find the testing results. You can find the standards that you can find the requirements and you can also see the results. So we put it front and center so that we have the greatest educated people in this, in this environment. Thank you, Dr. Nikolas for taking that on. That’s awesome.