In Hindu culture Lord Ganesha is the Elephant headed deity who is the Great Remover of Obstacles. In regards to modern and natural health this is Clinoptilolite Zeolite.
Zeolite holds a three-dimensional tetrahedron crystalline honey-comb structure that contains a large porous surface area. This surface area gives zeolite its absorption characteristic.
The channels and cavities within the Zeolite make-up 51% of its total volume. Natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite has a 5:1 ratio of Silica to Alumina, whereas synthetic versions of Zeolite have a 1:1 ratio. This 5:1 ratio holds the key to its ‘positive‘ negative charge, which is able to remove toxic baggage from the body. Zeolites also have 4-oxygen atoms, with the 1 Alumina, Zeolite holds a high affinity for trapping toxins.
The effects of heavy metal toxicity in the body typically has non-specific symptoms, due to the long-term accumulation that takes place over months and years. Thus, Zeolite has a variety of positive effects within the body.
Zeolite works similar to an anti-oxidant in the body, however the antioxidant would put a sheath around the cell to protect it, while zeolite traps the free-radicals in their complex structure by inactivating toxins with safe expulsion. Zeolites will only remain in the body for 5 – 7 hours before all are eliminated. Yet now they are filled; binding with and carrying out all of the absorbed harmful toxins in the body.
One major effect Zeolite has is on bacterial probiotics in the gut is that it increases their survivability, aiding the digestive process. This also increases their absorption/uptake of good minerals and vitamins, resulting in an overall healthier digestive tract.
Zeolites are efficiently being used in a diversity of industries. In the pharmaceutical industry they are used in enzyme mimetic drugs, slow-released drugs, anti-tumor drugs and in anti-diarrhetic. They are used industrially for water purification, air-filtration, wetland restoration, toxic clean-up from industries, and agriculture practices, especially in fish, cow and pig farms. In fact several tons of zeolites were used at the Chernobyl disaster to trap and remove radioactive cesium and strontium 90 before it contaminated the waterways. This is truly a miracle natural earth mineral!
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