Zeolite Products - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
We are Mark and Donna Ellins from Florida and we are Waiora distributors. Waiora (way-or-ah) is the company that
researched and puzzled out how to process zeolites into a full body detox product and ultimately
created the international zeolite market which many companies are now trying to cash in on. Waiora is both the
category creator of detox zeolites and because of their proprietary processing methods they currently have
the only zeolite products that are clinically proven to enter the cells of our bodies and remove heavy metals
and many other toxins. Many companies now make that claim but absolutely none other than Waiora
has proof that their product does so. There are lots of lies being told by these companies and unfortunately
there are no laws in place to hold them accountable for their "claims".
This website and the information on it are our own research and opinions as independent distributors. This IS NOT a Waiora company website.
Almost all information you find on zeolites is from a "tainted source", so please keep an open mind and gain an understanding of what the critical issues are in creating a zeolite product that works so you properly evaluate the various zeolite products and separate fact from fiction.
In the 1970s we owned a racing motorcycle shop and Mark ported many engine cylinders without using a mask and breathed in lots of metal dust. In 2003 Mark discovered his kidneys were greatly impaired and after undergoing all the conventional medical tests, nothing was found. Further research pointed to heavy metal poisoning so he underwent blood/urine heavy metal tests and hair analysis and found he was extremely heavy metal poisoned with nickel, molybdenum, platinum and other exotic metals; this was a cancer sentence if he didn't get them out of his body.
His treatment was 40 sessions of IV chelation therapy using EDTA as the chelator, then 2 years of EDTA oral chelation. Both of those heavy metal removal therapies are tough on the kidneys and had to be done very carefully so as not to kill remaining kidney function. Mark was still not free of heavy metals and we constantly researched new ways to remove them. In 2005 a leading edge network marketing company called Waiora created a new and very safe way of removing those heavy metals using a specially formulated mineral called "clinoptilolite" which is one of 50 different types of the mineral family called zeolites. Clinoptilolite has been used for over 600 years in folk medicine as a remedy for digestive problems and in animal feed to remove parasites from their digestive track. Because the particle size is large it is not absorbed into the body and only goes through the digestive track unless the particles are greatly reduced in size (micronized).
We won't get into a technical description of how this mineral can attract, cage and remove heavy metals and other toxins from your body, that information is available on other websites that we link to. Suffice it to say, if the clinoptilolite is properly processed it is extremely effective at safely removing lots of really bad stuff from our body's muscles, bones, organs, tissues, blood, skin and brain. Yes, if you can make the particle size of the the zeolite small enough (below 1 micron) it passes into our blood and cells and crosses the blood/brain barrier to remove heavy metals and toxins from the brain. BUT, clinoptilolite has to be properly processed and formulated or it will be ineffective at best and possibly damaging to your health at worst, especially when combined with humic acid.
Steps used to create Waiora's NCD (Natural Cellular Defense) clinoptilolite zeolite formula:
1- The clinoptilolite mineral has to be a very pure deposit and mined in as clean a method as possible. Zeolites are formed when lava from a volcano comes in contact with sea water and it has a negative charge. It attracts molecules with positive charges and will attract many different kinds of molecules that are present as it is forming, being mined and handled. Testing of mined clinoptilolite even shows diesel oil molecules that were captured by the zeolite from the diesel engine smoke of the mining equipment. Waiora's clinoptilolite is the highest purity, raw mined zeolite available, not the cheapest which is typically what the other companies are using. After mining and initial grinding this super high grade clinoptilolite has to go through Waiora's proprietary micronization and activation process or it will not provide the full body heavy metal and toxin removal benefits.
2- Since the native deposits of clinoptilolite have already absorbed many kinds of molecules, they have to be removed or there will be little to no heavy metal/toxin absorbtion due the zeolite "cages" already being full. The process of removing the caged molecules from the zeolite is called "cleansing" or "activation" and is necessary, not optional. Waiora created an intricate, proprietary process to remove these native caged molecules and Waiora is the only zeolite company that provides outside laboratory tests proving their "activated" zeolite is almost completely free of captured molecules. This cleansing and testing are critical and although some other companies make claims of cleansing, there is no backup to those claims, just empty claims.
3- Because of the clinoptilolite's large particle size, it is limited to only working in the digestive track unless the particles are greatly reduced in size to less than 1 micron. This process is called "micronization" and was pioneered by Waiora. Properly micronized clinoptilolite is so fine a powder it will remain suspended in liquids and even "floats" in the air. Waiora's micronization process is proprietary and they are the only company that has provided outside laboratory tests proving particle size. Many companies claim that their product is micronized but offer absolutely no proof, just another empty product claim.
4- Ion Ratio in the finished clinoptilolite is extremely critical to the ability of the product to attract and cage heavy metals and toxins. No other company even mentions this super important item and ion ratio is the final piece of the puzzle in turning raw clinoptilolite into Waiora's NCD (Natural Cellular Defense). The ion ratio is tested and adjusted using calcium and potassium to achieve the optimum absorbtion ratio for removing heavy metals and toxins.
5- The final step is suspending the micronized and activated clinoptilolite in pure water and balancing the PH of the resulting solution. Because of Waiora's proprietary processing, the clinoptilolite remains suspended in the water and the container does not have to be shaken before use. It is important to note that the micronized, activated, ion ratio balanced clinoptilolite is still a powder but it is now suspended in purified, PH balanced water which greatly aides the absorbtion of the zeolite molecules both through mouth membranes and in the stomach and digestive system. Other companies combine their zeolites with liquid but because their zeolites are not processed properly they do not remain in suspension and various acids and buffering compounds like humic acid are added to help keep their zeolites in suspension. Those companies using humic acid try to spin it as adding good things to their zeolite but common sense will tell a person that decomposed plants that comprise humic acid does not augment the heavy metal/toxin removal ability of zeolites and can add to a person's toxic load. There have also been serious health problems caused by poorly processed zeolites that contain humic acid.
It is very important to realize that zeolites are a "take out" health supplement, not a "put in" supplement and you can't combine those functions and still have a zeolite that does a good job of caging and removing heavy metals and toxins. It is counter productive to combine anything with the micronized, activated, ion ratio balanced, ph adjusted zeolite formula; it just ruins its performance and ends up with molecules of the additives being attracted into and filling the zeolite cages.
Some companies combine vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants (DHQ) and even metals with their improperly processed zeolites trying to impress potential buyers that their zeolite product "does it all". These companies put up wonderful websites and twist logic and present many falsehoods to entice buyers. Now that you are armed with the real information, you can evaluate those website claims and see right through them for what they are: marketing fluff.
Waiora has gone to great expense testing NCD's efficacy including blood serum testing to detect the presence of zeolites where it counts. They commissioned 14 clinical tests on their NCD, one of which has been published which is almost unheard of for a health supplement. Waiora has also had their NCD tested by independent 3rd party labs and released those tests on: particle size, elemental analysis, purity, quantity, ion ratio, ph, blood serum presence and quantity and more. Without exception, no other company has done these tests. Zeoliteliquid.com is the only company listing a 3rd party lab test and it is one test only and they tested for mold, yeast and microbes because they add humic acid to their formula. Unfortunately there is nothing to stop these other companies from making false claims, twisting logic and outright lying since the health supplement industry is essentially unregulated by the FDA other than stopping supplement companies from making disease prevention or cure claims.
Below is a comparison table with info on
NCD from Waiora, the product we have extensively
researched, taken for 3 years, recommend and have seen first-hand, absolutely
amazing results on a large number of people.
Other zeolite products have great websites that are full of misinformation and some outright lies. They make lots of claims with absolutely no backup. Take those claims for what they are worth: NOTHING!
Audio: Waiora's Eddie Stone and Rik Deitsch, Chairman of Waiora's Scientific Advisory Board discuss Natural Cellular Defense
Topics covered include: How does it remove heavy toxins from the body? Is it safe? How does it compare to other zeolite products?
Why NCD is Superior to Other Zeolite Products by Kathleen Deoul
Waiora launched Natural Cellular Defense (NCD) in September, 2005. The overwhelming success of NCD meant a number of "me too" products subsequently appeared in the marketplace. There are important differences between those zeolite products and Waiora's NCD which should be understood before making a product purchase.
Other companies do not micronize (make smaller) or activate (cleanse) their zeolite - both of these steps are vitally important in assuring you are purchasing an effective product. One company adds an antioxidant to create a story when there really isn't one. Another claims its zeolite is 'nano' in size, when in fact it is 40 microns - far too large to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Additionally, many competitors use humic and/or fulvic acid in their zeolite products. It is doubtful there is no bacterial or fungal growth in any product which contains untreated humic and/or fulvic acid. This is virtually impossible because humic and fulvic acids come from dead and decaying plant material (humus); bacteria and fungus are what make plants decay. Thus, in order to kill the fungus or bacteria they would need to either gamma-irradiate the material or add unhealthy preservatives (sodium benzoate, parabens, etc). The competitors also state there is 'no need' to clean out their zeolite because it is so pure; this is a clear indication of not understanding the basic science of clinoptilolite zeolites. ALL zeolites contain heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. Zeolites are just too good at attracting and holding toxic metals and compounds; sitting out in nature the zeolite does what it was designed to do - attract toxins to itself. Compliments of the jet stream toxins are now transported to even the most pristine parts of the world and get absorbed by the zeolites. There is no clean zeolite in nature because there is no pristine environment left on the planet. During mining the zeolite is bombarded with diesel exhaust and other contaminants from the mining process. Without an activation (cleansing) process, their zeolite must contain all of these toxins.
The reason humic acid is added to inferior zeolite products is because it helps keep the larger zeolite particles in solution - otherwise, they would separate and fall to the bottom of the bottle (think: oil & vinegar). NCD doesn't have this problem because we micronize the zeolite so the average cage size is 1 micron or less (we go down to .349 nanometers); this means the zeolite powder is so finely ground that it cannot fall out of solution. Most other zeolite products can be up to 40 microns in size which means they are simply too large to go into the blood stream to chelate or remove toxins at the cellular level all over the body. Thus, the competitor's product basically enters into and chelates the gut.
It is important to remember if a contaminated (uncleaned) zeolite does enter the body, its ability to attract toxins, from the gut and from cells, into the zeolite cage is greatly diminished because the cages are already filled with contaminants. Think of it like going out to collect trash with an already full trash bag; how efficient can you really be with an already full trash bag?
This is a buyer beware situation. With an inferior zeolite product one may be paying a bit less, but for a poor quality product which is basically providing little or no advantage to the user.
NCD (Natural Cellular Defense) was the first liquid suspension of clinoptilolite zeolite. It is the ONLY micronized and activated (cleansed) zeolite on the market - and is now being used by more than one million consumers. There are more than 14 completed clinical studies (and the first published study in a peer reviewed journal - Nutrition and Dietary Supplements 2009:1 11-18). Waiora has the scientific evidence documenting NCD is safe and highly effective. There is no other zeolite like Waiora's NCD on the market anywhere in the world!
Additional Info Websites:
This website has TONS of great validation and information: www.NCDsupport.com
This link provides comparison data on a number of liquid zeolite brands and has a huge amount of information on zeolites: http://www.liquidzeolite.org/brands.html
The testimonial website for our zeolite is: www.testimonyinfo.com compare these testimonials to the "testimonials" on other zeolite manufacturer's websites