FAQs About Zeolite

What is zeolite? Zeolite is a natural mineral with a negative charge. It was formed over millions of years when volcanic ask settled onto alkaline sea waters. In the end, what was developed was a highly porous crystalline structure.

The basic porous structure of crystalline clinoptilolite-zeolite.
The basic porous structure of crystalline clinoptilolite-zeolite.

How does zeolite work? Zeolite is an alkaline mineral that is very porous and has a negative charge. Since most toxins, such as heavy metals, radiation, and pesticides, are positively charged, zeolite is pulled to the toxins, like a magnet, and sucks them up into its structure.

Who can take zeolite? Anyone can take zeolite. It is non-toxic and has no adverse effects.

Why should I take zeolite? Zeolite can be used by individuals suffering from sickness, or by those looking to just maintain and strengthen their health. The types of sickness can range from minor bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, to something as serious and deadly as cancer. Zeolite helps to keep the body alkaline, and pH levels balanced, which means sickness CANNOT grow. No matter how minor or extreme the illness may be.

How long does zeolite take to work? Zeolite works immediately. As soon as you take one dose, it will immediately begin to detox.

When will I see or feel a difference? This depends on each individual. Some may feel a difference immediately, and some may feel a subtle difference or no difference at all. This does not mean that it’s not working; the zeolite is always detoxing. It  depends on the toxicity of each person.

Nevertheless, one should continue to use zeolite at least three times a day until their health issue is resolve, and use it at least once a day to maintain good health.

Is there a difference between various types of zeolite? Yes, there are hundreds of types of zeolite, but only clinoptilolite-zeolite should be used in supplements. Further, there are also different levels of purity in supplements. Often, zeolite can be “dirty” because it is contaminated with impurities that were in the ground with them. Also, zeolite can contain large amounts of amorphous, which is essentially extra dirt that comes with the mining.

Purity is something that should be looked into and examined when shopping for a zeolite product. The purer the zeolite, the more potent the detox.

What is the difference between other detoxifiers and zeolite? Other detoxifiers are often accompanied by a healing crisis. This essentially means that your body is exposed to the toxins as they are being pulled out of your cells and you feel sick (usually flu-like symptoms) because you are being poisoned by these toxic materials. Zeolite is absent of a healing crisis because it has a strong structure, which protects the bond between the toxin and the zeolite. This means no healing crisis- no sick feeling, allowing for only a gentle, safe detox.

Why do you suggest taking ZEO Health/ Regal Supplements’ Zeolite? ZEO Health / Regal Supplements have the highest purity for any zeolite supplement. This is the original zeolite company and has only used a single (the purest) mine for the company’s entire existence. They pay extra money to have the zeolite mined specifically for human consumption, imported from this particular mine, then micronized into a fine powder, and treated for any impurities and mold.

Other zeolite companies do none of this. Their zeolite  will most likely come from a local commercial mine, ground down to a powder by machines (milling), which destroys the structure of the zeolite, and is not cleaned for impurities and  mold.

* Quality is the up most important aspect when choosing a zeolite product. You need the best to ensure your health. ZEO Health / Regal Supplements is the ONLY zeolite brand that I have used in my practice and have personally taken over the last 15 plus years.


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56 thoughts on “FAQs About Zeolite

  1. Hi, could you guide me in the right direction in finding the best Zeolite product. It’s a bit overwhelming in finding the correct one when there is so many to choose from that’s on the market today. Also which form would be better, liquid, powder or in supplements thank you.

    1. Hi Gladys,

      I understand how choosing a zeolite supplement is overwhelming. ZEO Health makes the best zeolite products possible. They are the oldest zeolite company, and have the highest purity and potency compared to other brands.

      Zeolite cannot be liquified, so liquid zeolite is zeolite powder in water. You will always get more zeolite per dose with a powder or capsule over a liquid. Liquids are more for people who are maintaining a detox. You need to be careful with the liquids because sometimes the amount of zeolite in them is so miniscule that they really wouldn’t be effective for improving your health. Usually, powders are the most economical, and you can adjust the dosages easier.

      For a health issue, take zeolite 3 times a day. For detoxing, take it twice. And for maintaining a detox, take it once.

      Please let me know if you need anymore info.

      Take care,


    1. Hi Kelly,

      The best product for herpes is the Zeolite-AV because it has a concentrated form of humic acid in it that is very potent and has anti-viral properties. I didn’t see this product offered through the seventh wave website. You can take the Zeolite Pure, which will detox and will bring up your alkalinity. As long as this state is maintained in your body, it will make it difficult for the virus to grow, but it won’t do anything directly for the virus. You can try to supplement the Zeolite Pure with a humic acid. I cannot speak to how effective this would be, because some humic acids are more effective than others. I advocate using Zeolite-AV so much because of the pharmaceutical grade humic acid in it, which makes it so potent and effective. You can get Zeolite-AV through Regal Supplements. I know they have volume discounts. I’m not sure if anyone sells this product in the UK; I only know where I get it from. Otherwise, do some research on humic acid brands and see which one is the best so that you can try to supplement the Zeolite Pure.

      For the Zeolite-AV, you will need to take 4 capsules 3 times a day. For the Zeolite Pure, you will need to take 3 teaspoons a day (ideally with a humic acid). Continue this dosing until your viral count drops significantly and you have no breakouts for an extended period of time. At this point, you can lower the dose to twice a day, and eventually once a day. Take it for as long as you need it. I have been taking it nearly for well over a decade.

      Take Care,


  2. Hi, I would like to take zeolite while breastfeeding my 2 month old, but is it safe? When zeolite removes the toxins from my body, will this detoxification come through into my breast milk?

    Also, is it safe to give to babies? Since my baby is strictly breastfed, should I wait until she is on solid food?

    1. Hi Lyndsey,

      You can take zeolite while breast feeding. It is not excreted through breast milk. You can give a low amount (such as a pinch) of powder to a baby mixed in her milk and can later mix it into food. Just please make sure you use a very pure form of zeolite.

      Take care,


  3. Hi,

    My name is Maria and I am 15 weeks pregnant. Since September last year, I have a rash on my nipples. It is extremely itchy to the point that I cannot bear anything to touch my breast. I have tried any type of cream, but none has worked. I wonder if I can take Zeolite even though I am 15 weeks pregnant and what brand would you recommend.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Maria,

      You might want to try making the zeolite into a paste by adding a little bit of water to the powder and applying it topically. Zeolite has shown to be effective against fungal skin infections and might be effective in your case.

      I only recommend using Zeolite Pure, since this powder is the purest zeolite.

      Take care,

  4. Hi. My Dad was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. Not so sure if it is AML or ALL. Will zeolite work with this kind of cancer. I read that it works with this type of cancer from other sources. I need your opinion on this if it does really work. I just bought Zeolite liquid and I didn’t know that it has to be in powder form or in capsule after I read your website. If this will work in this type of cancer, kindly inform me on what brand of zeolite to buy and the dosage.

    Thank you so much. Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Hi Marinela,

      Your dad should take Zeolite Pure three times a day. It will keep his body alkaline and remove any acidic toxins. When the body is alkaline, cancer cannot grow and spread.

      Best of health to you and your father.


  5. Can you point to current studies (from 2010 on) that have discussed the safety of zeolite? And what is the impact of zeolite when used in carbonization of liquids?

      1. Hi, My mum was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago. She is on medication to slow down the process and an anti-depressant for the mood swings. If I give her zeolite would that interact with the medication and will it make a difference to her condition? Thanks, Sonya

        1. Hi Sonya,

          Zeolite weakens heavy metal based medications. Check with the pharmacist about the specific medication your mother is on. I have seen zeolite make a slight difference with dementia in certain cases. It’s a difficult disease to reverse or defeat. It’s worth a try, even if it’s just a small improvement.

          Best Wishes,


  6. Hi, I have osteoarthritis in my right shoulder on the very tip of my AC joint, will this take the inflammation out and or heal arthritis? Also would the same zeolite pure be good for my 70lb, 14 yr old dog with lumps all over his body. Thanks for your time William King

    1. Hi William,

      I have seen zeolite have many beneficial effects on various forms of arthritis. For many, the pain doesn’t completely diminish, but can significantly reduce the severity. Toxins often seriously exacerbate arthritis, and once they are gone, the pain will ease up. It’s definitely worth a try. You should take the Zeolite Pure two to three times a day.

      Also, I would give your dog Zeolite Pure twice a day. Mix it in wet food so he gets the full dose. I have heard of many incidents in which fatty tumors on dogs disappeared after giving them zeolite over a couple months.

      Take care,

  7. I have been suffering from many symptoms of chronic heavy metal toxicity due to having mercury dental fillings and vaccinations from a young age. Liquid zeolite has been recommended to me but I am not certain this product is what I should be using.
    Is zeolite pure powder effective in relieving physical and mental symptoms of heavy metal toxicity? What is the recommended dose? And lastly is it harmful to breathe in the dust from the powder supplement? Thank you kindly.

    1. Hi Jeremiah,

      Zeolite is not dangerous to inhale in small amounts, meaning if you opened a container of powder and breathed in some its dust. It can be dangerous if you were working around an enormous amount of zeolite dust everyday, wore no protective gear, and were breathing it in over decades. I’m assuming you don’t fall into the latter category, and so it is perfectly safe.

      Zeolite will remove the heavy metal build up in your body. You should take two scoops of the Zeolite Pure, twice a day for as long as possible. You can eventually reduce it to one scoop, but zeolite can be taken everyday so there is no problem taking twice a day for a long period of time.

      There is no such thing as liquid zeolite. Please read my page on Liquid vs. Powder. https://zeolitefacts.org/liquid-vs-powder-zeolite/ Zeolite cannot be liquified. Liquid is just a spec of powder zeolite in water, and is virtually useless. Always use a powder or capsule product.

      Take care,


  8. I have a question about zeolite. I bought a liquid form for myself and my husband and we have started slowly dosing with the zeolite. I am up to 6 drops each time I take it and have not had any problems so far. I have had a metallic taste in my mouth a couple of times but other wise fine. My husband, on the other hand, has started getting an itchy rash since he started. He is up to 3 drops and has been itching like crazy for a couple of days. We stopped for a day and his itching subsided. Is this due to detox? Should he continue with this and will this eventually go away? I have read where people have rashes like eczema and it is goes away when they take zeolite but I was not sure since his has gotten worse. I have read that it is GRAS so I was surprised at his reaction. He normally has a couple of small areas of eczema that is treated with a cream when it bothers him. He rarely has itching and just a couple of small patches. I wanted to ask if you had ever heard of this reaction and if so, 1) is this a normal reaction and 2) how long does it last and 3) was there anything that could be done for the itching while taking zeolite?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

    1. Hi Kathy,

      You don’t need to work your way up to larger doses of zeolite. It is always better to start with a large dose to detox as much as possible as fast as possible. Zeolite is a safe, gentle detox with no healing crisis. The brands that give directions for taking a few drops a day usually have a ridiculously miniscule amount of zeolite in them and it wouldn’t effect you in any way. The itching and metal taste were most likely placebo effect. Zeolite tastes slightly chalky. It also looks thick and muddy when mixed in water. If your “liquid” zeolite is clear, then it’s just water. If you cannot see the zeolite, then there is barely in the product.

      Please read my page on liquid vs. powder zeolite. https://zeolitefacts.org/liquid-vs-powder-zeolite/ This may clear up some misinformation about liquid zeolite for you.

      Take care,


  9. Hi , I have a cyst on my right thyroid and it has gotten larger in the last two years. I have began making some dietary changes and doing some other kinds of holistic work. Would zeolite be good to help with shrinking this thing? I really don’t want to go under the knife and lose a Thyroid. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Pam,

      Zeolite has an amazing success rate with shrinking tumors, so it is worth a try. Take Zeolite Pure three times a day until the tumor is gone.

      Take care,


    1. Hi Amina,

      Zeolite will not cure these conditions, but may help alleviate a lot of the pain and symptoms. Try the Zeolite-AV and take at least 4 capsules, twice a day.

      Take care,


  10. Hello. What kind of a role can Zeolite have for Adrenal Fatigue, Low immune function? I’ve been under a natural protocol for Adrenal, Immune, Thyroid, Chronic Fatigue for a number of years, by a few very good doctors, but the results of recovery have been slow, do to 20 years of previous declining hormones, all brought on by stress, and Epstein Barr virus. Well aware of stress and cortisol imbalances, as it contributes to catabolism, Auto Immune, cellular degeneration, and oxidation. Thank you.

    1. Hi Pauline,

      Adrenal fatigue, low immune function, and thyroid issues have all become more prominent in that past decades. Many believe these issues are connected to the toxins we are ingesting from food and the environment. At this point, I don’t think zeolite could reverse your situation, but it may help stabilize and strengthen your immune system. If you are suffering from Epstein Barr or any other viruses, I highly suggest you take Zeolite-AV. It contains zeolite, which will detox, but also humic acid, which has a natural antiviral effect. You should take this product 4 capsules, twice a day. You should also take a mid-day dose of Zeolite Pure to help keep you body alkaline and constantly detxoing.

      Take Care,


  11. could you please let me know how much zeolite8 to take as there are no instruction on the box or bottle this is my first time using the product, it was recommended by my accupunturist who said some of his patients have been using it with great results

    thanxs Rhonda

    1. Hi Rhonda,

      I’ve never heard of zeolite8. I do not endorse liquid zeolite product because they are mostly water. You will get more for your money with a powder, like Zeolite Pure.


  12. I was wondering about taking zeolite with other substances. Does the zeolite absorb these substances as well? Should zeolite be taken at a different time from other supplements? Thanks, Tina

    1. Hi Tina,

      Zeolite will absorb metal based medications and supplements. Please check with a pharmacist to learn if yours is metal based. If you are taking a vitamin such as iron, please take the zeolite abut an hour afterwards to ensure that your body has enough time to absorb the supplement/medication.

      Take care,


  13. Hello,
    I am very sick at the moment from several vitamin intoxications like B6 and B3 after a vitamin detox with high amounts of vitamins.
    After 3 months the B6 is gone from my system, but the B3 still remains while it is supposed to be gone for a long time. It seems my body cannot get rid of it.
    It makes that my heart races and for 3 months I have hardly been able to sleep because of it.
    Does zeolite also help to get rid of an excess vitamin even though it is not officially a toxin?

    1. Hi Marion,

      I’m sorry, but zeolite does not pull out B Vitamins. It will only pull out excessive metal vitamins, such as a iron and magnesium.

      Best Wishes,


  14. Hello – I have lyme and mycotoxins and too much arsenic in my system. My naturopath has asked me to take zeolite 3 times a day. I also take a lot of vitamins and supplements throughout the day. I’m worried about the zeolite pulling out some of the good vitamins and minerals I’m taking if I take them too close together. (magnesium, iron, calcium). How long do I need to wait after taking zeolite to take a supplement or eat food? Can I take more less often?

    1. Hi Christine,

      Take the zeolite about an hour after you take the metal based supplements. This is will give enough time to let them be absorbed by your cells and not be pulled out by the zeolite. You can take zeolite with or without food.


  15. Please can you advise whether I can still take zeolite whilst undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma and is this safe. I have been Zeolite for 10 days and soon to start chemo. Thank you

  16. Hello, I am just learning about zeolites and would like to start taking them, but since they pull out certain minerals/vitamins like iron and magnesium, I’m a bit confused and concerned. I’ve been reading a lot about how many people are magnesium deficient, and in the past (though not recently) I have been diagnosed as borderline anemic on occasion. Taking a whole food iron supplement or even just a whole food multivitamin has always taken care of that and brought my iron levels back to normal range fairly easily. Would taking zeolite interfere with my iron and magnesium levels and other important minerals my body needs? I’m worried that while zeolites are good for detoxing heavy metals they may make me deficient in regards to a few important and needed metal/vitamins and minerals.

    1. Hi Marilyn,

      Anything your body needs, it marks with a protein in the cell and cannot be pulled out by the zeolite. If you are taking an iron or multivitamin supplement, please take your vitamins first and the zeolite at least an hour after words. It would be best if you could take them at opposite ends of the day.


    1. No, Sara, you cannot get aluminum poisoning from zeolite. It actually helps to detox aluminum.


  17. Hi,
    I am taking zeolite to help remove mercury from my body. I had dental amalgams for many years which were responsible for my toxic state. I am just concerned that zeolite because it is an alumina silicate, could possibly give me aluminum poisoning! Please is this possible? I would appreciate your view. Thank you Sara

    1. The structure of the zeolite is alumino-silicate. This structure is not broken down by the body. There is no danger of any aluminum being released into the body.

  18. The below link from amazon.ca has some information about a Canadian recall of two LOTs of this product and a link to a Canadian government health website (2nd link).



    The Canadian report indicates Arsenic and Lead contaminants. But is the Lead and Arsenic able to be absorbed by the body since the purpose of Zeolite is to capture these heavy metals to start with. I personally don’t find this surprising for a naturally occurring mineral with chelating properties. However, I wanted to give you the opportunity to refute this FUD with some facts or studies, as a destructive chemical analysis would not be valid considering the metals may be bound and not absorbable in the powdered state.

    Additionally, in the study (http://zeohealth.com/zeolitestudyek.pdf) cited on this website was the Zeolite Pure powder tested prior to use to determine the baseline amount of naturally occurring heavy metals existing in the Zeolite powder as compared to the urine excreted amounts, to evaluate the efficacy of the chelation in the body?

    Please advise and reply on the websites enclosed as well, if possible.

    1. Hi John,

      Zeolite is a volcanic mineral and has every element in the world in its structure. The structure is never broken down by the body and thus nothing is every released by the zeolite- and actually absorbs arsenic and lead. Health Canada does not accept the proper testing used for zeolite. They only accept a test which completely dismantled the zeolite structure. Ironically, Canada and the USA commonly use zeolite to filter out arsenic and lead from water supplies. It is shameful that Canada is publicly trying to turn people away from this amazing, healing mineral, meanwhile approving harmful pharmaceutical drugs all the time.


  19. Hi there,

    My mum is on coumadin can one take zeolite if it is taken at a different time of day or will it affect her blood clotting.

    1. Alison, please check with your pharmacist to see if the medication is metal based. If it is not, there should be no problem taking zeolite. She can always take them at opposite ends of the day if that makes her feel more comfortable.

      Take care,


  20. I’m am currently I my third trimester of pregnancy and anemic. Will the zeolite affect my baby and will the zeolite also counter effect the extra into that I take?

    1. Hi Kathy,

      Since you are anemic, you should wait until after you give birth to take the zeolite. Anemia is very common during pregnancy, and you will need to absorb as much iron as possible for you and your child. After you give birth, take the zeolite and the iron at opposite ends of the day. Congratulations, and take care.


  21. I have a calcified Aortic Valve that surgeons want to replace possibly this fall 2015 or close to end of year. I’ve read that Zeolite will help in dissolving calcium deposits from taking too much calcium and not enough magnesium (which is exactly what I did 4 yrs ago when 3 heart murmurs showed up and now the situation has worsened). Will Zeolite help in dissolving the calcium deposits in the Aortic Valve? I take copious amounts of ReMag Ionic magnesium (Dr. Carolyn Dean’s product; works on the cellular level) and plan to test my magnesium levels shortly. Will Zeolite remove the magnesium from my body and/or should I make sure if I take Zeolite that it’s at least 1 hr away from magnesium supplementation? Thank you for your response as I’m desperate not to get heart surgery.

    1. Hi Tiffany,

      There was one limited study that concluded that zeolite will remove calcium deposits. Honestly, there is no where near enough evidence for anyone to make this determination. You can try taking the zeolite and see if it helps. And, yes, you should take the zeolite at least an hour away from any magnesium supplements.

      Take care,


  22. Thanks so much for all of the great information. I purchased Zeolite AV because I have HSV-1 and 2, and now I’m looking for a protocol to follow for these health concerns. I see you recommend 4 capsules 3x per day until viral count drops. I am not sure how to test viral count regularly and what would be a level to start decreasing Zeolite AV dosage.

    Have you found there to be an average time frame at the 3x per day dosage that most people have followed who have had success with the virus? How long does an average person stay at 2x per day before going to maintenance does of 1x per day? Do you stay with 4 capsules at the 2x and 1x per day dosage when decreasing frequency? Do you also drop number of capsules in addition to frequency?

    I greatly appreciate your recommendations. It’s very helpful to hear from someone with experience in using this product for specific health concerns. 🙂

    1. Hi Susan,

      Your doctor will be able to have your viral burden tested. After a period of time- 3months, 6 months, or a year- you should have the viral levels tested again.

      It’s really up to you when you want to lower the dosage, but I would suggest at least 3 to 6 months. Then drop to to twice per day. Before you do this, the best gauge would be the viral load test. Each person is different, their toxicity and viral burden is different, and their bodies react differently to various treatments. I have seen individuals with herpes have their viral count lowered to the point that it was non-detectable within a year of taking Zeolite-AV, and others have taken a much longer time to see a great amount of improvement.


  23. I see you promote Zeohealth products exclusively. Are you affiliated with them? Are there no other brands that you can recommend?

    1. Nick, I have used ZEO Health’s zeolite for more than a decade in my practice, with my patients, and for myself. There is no other brand I trust or would recommend.


  24. Hello Dr. Peiper,

    My 15 year old Lab mix has developed a very large growth on the outside of his ribcage and I’ve decided to give the Zeolite Pure Powder a try. Other than this growth slowing him down, he seems to be in good health. He still has an extremely good appetite and drinks plenty of water.
    Could you please tell me what a good dose for him would be? He weighs about 60 lbs. I’d also like to try it topically and was hoping this would penetrate through the skin at the point of the growth, and if so, is there a chance that it would make the growth burst? I read where you mentioned mixing the powder with some water to make a paste.


    1. Hi Joe,

      Give your dog a 1/2 scoop of Zeolite Pure twice a day. May people have told me that fatty tumors on their dogs have shrank by using this dose. Mix it in a wet/ creamy snack that he might like, such as peanut butter. I wouldn’t bother putting it on his skin. The best detox for this situation is internally.


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