How does the zeolite used in ZOI ClearDrops bind to heavy metals and remove these toxic metals from the body?
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (00:00):
Carrie, I'm going to come back to you for the seventh question. It's a very key question. And it was posed to us last week and I think it offers great value. So Carrie, if you'll ask that one that's great.
ZOI Advisor (00:14):
Okay. So looking at all of the heavy metals on the screen many of them are known carcinogens and many of them are causing all of these different, you know, health challenges that I see every day. So can you explain how exactly does the zeolite bind to these heavy metals that people may have in their bodies? And like you said, the bones, the brain, you know, it's in the adipose tissue, of course. How does it bind and then how does it like safely remove out of their bodies?
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (00:48):
All right. Many components into this let's start with the simple, facts, simple facts first the zeolite is attracting, binding, and removing these toxins. Now the mechanism of faction for the zeolite is called cationic exchange capacity. Okay. Now companies in the past have presented these like a positive, negative charge attraction, or a magnet north, south pole magnet attraction. Both the descriptions are wrong regarding the mechanism zeolites certainly are not magnets. Okay. It's not working like that. We can describe it like that just to give you an idea. Here's the zeolite, here's the toxin. Okay. They, they are somehow, bound, but the mechanism is a very complex mechanism, physical chemical mechanism. And it's called again, cationic exchange capacity and it is based on the affinity as we call it in chemical sciences between the zeolite crystal and the substance to be bound by the zeolite crystal.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (02:14):
Now, zeolites are true binders. They bind heavy metals and other organic toxins like herbicides and pesticides in the don’t release them. That's the key component. They don't release them. This is in contrast with the weak binders that can bind the metal, but later that will release it in the human body. So, these released metal guess what's going to happen in the human body will be reabsorbed. So what is the net gain of the binders? Nothing, zeolites are true binders. Examples of weak binders are plants like cilantro and chlorella, which don't get me wrong. Have other properties that are very important and must be included in the diet, but you can't not rely on reversal of toxin accumulation process only on cilantro and chlorella, because these are weak binders. Now, as the zeolite gets out of the body via the kidneys or the bowel, these bound toxins in this strong true binder, get out of the body, along with the zeolite. Now this is the beauty of the zeolite it is a blunt, it's a gentle compound. And for this reason, the food and drug administration designated the grass status for the zeolite? I hope this helps.
ZOI Advisor (04:06):
It does a lot of the people had that question and they take it every day and they know that it's leaving their body because they feel better and all the good benefits from it. But this is a great explanation. Thank You.
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (04:19):
Thank you, Carrie, for asking it and thank you, Dr. Nicholas, you know, just for the, for the lay person, such as myself, you know, that magnetic attraction is the first thing that comes to, but to realize that the absolute method of action behind this very powerful little mineral,
Dr. Nikolaos Tsirikos-Karapanos, PharmD, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (04:40):
I would use the analogy of a magnet to describe this to a child, but this is not mechanism of action. This is just to describe, to make it understandable.
Denise Stephens, ZOI CEO (04:55):
Yes, absolutely. Thank you for that. Thank you for that clarification. That was a question that came in over the last couple of weeks, Dr. Nicholas.