How much zeolite should I take?
This is a question most people want to know and of course it is different for each brand and there are many brands on the market today but here are some general guidelines you can follow for the 2 most popular types of Zeolite , namely zeolite. Liquid and powder zeolite. If you have questions about other brands, follow the label, but don’t stress too much. It is impossible to overdose on the liquid forms of this supplement, since there are very small amounts in the bottles.
What do scientific studies say about zeolite?
First of all, according to scientific studies, the recommended dose for general maintenance and prevention is 2.5 to 5 grams. In practical terms, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of powdered micronized clinoptilolite will deliver the amount recommended in the scientific literature.
There have been a number of studies and anecdotal evidence that oral use of this mineral could be beneficial for removing heavy metals and toxins, as well as studies where patients used the powder form as an adjunct to conventional treatments against cancer. The big question is, how do the supplements on the market today compare to the studies?
The popular powder is clean micronized zeolite powder with 5000 mg in a measured teaspoon. That makes it easy, right? 1 teaspoon a day matches what we’ve learned. For acute health problems, 1 teaspoon 3 times a day mixed with water or juice is recommended.
This company also serves zeolite in capsule form. Their encapsulated clinoptilolite products have 800 or 900 mg per capsule, so to get your 2.5 to 5 grams a day, you need to take 3 to 6 capsules.
What about liquid zeolite?
Liquid zeolite is a bit different. There have been no real clinical studies on liquid types, however, popular brands like Original Liquid Zeolite claim that their product is simply micronized powdered zeolite that is suspended in water. The label states that there is 24mg per serving, which means there is 2400mg per bottle. (This is half the amount, in a whole bottle, of the recommended dose in scientific studies. That’s why I mentioned that it’s impossible to take too much of liquid products.)
To obtain the minimum dose recommended in the study, it would be necessary to consume one bottle per day, for prevention. The company claims that 24mg 3 times a day is enough, so that would mean the dosage for that liquid product is 3 drops 3 times a day. Some of its distributors state that it is necessary to take 10 drops 3 times a day for detoxification and 15 drops 4 times a day for an acute health problem.
Even though liquids deliver a much lower dose, there have been many testimonials to their effectiveness. While testimonials don’t add to the scientific proof, they are powerful in describing how people feel when taking a particular supplement.
What about other brands of zeolite?
I recommend that you read the labels carefully before you buy, to make sure you are getting as close as possible to the recommended doses in the studies. Since every brand is different, you can now make a decision based on the label.
This will get more confusing as time goes on, and more products hit the market with more ingredients. Companies can now get away with saying exactly how much is in the bottle by listing it with other ingredients and calling it a proprietary blend. Because of this, you should try to get a product that lists the ingredients separately and has only a few ingredients.
Which is better? Zeolite powder or liquid?
I think from a dosage perspective it is much easier to get an adequate amount using a powder product. However, many people find that scooping a powder into a glass and mixing it with water is too messy or time consuming. For those people, and for children who do not drink an entire glass of powder dissolved in water, the liquid form has found a great niche.
For everyone else, zeolite powder is proving to be a great way to take zeolite every day.