Zeolites: Overview

Alternative names: Liquid Zeolites, Natural Cellular Defense, NCD.

Zeolites are minerals formed when molten lava contacts water from lakes or ocean.  A specific member of the zeolite family of minerals, called clinoptilolite, has a unique honeycomb like structure which has the ability to trap and bind toxins, heavy metals, viral particles, and other impurities so that these substances can be removed from the body.  In a liquid form carried by the blood stream zeolites are believed to pass to all parts of the body.

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Zeolite has had 30 years of research performed by Dr. Harvey Kaufman, culminating in a patent for the product.  The Waiora company is funding ongoing research to learn more about the effects of NCD in humans and animals.

History; Source

The clinoptilolite form of zeolite has been used for more than 800 years in traditional medicine to improve general health in India, China, Russia and nearly every part of Asia.  In the United States this has been used in water filtration, air purification, animal feed and fertilizers to keep crops healthy.

The clinoptilolite type of zeolite can be activated by a process which removes naturally-occurring toxins.  The end product results in a 100% natural completely non-toxic liquid that is safe for human consumption (FDA rating GRAS – "Generally Recognized As Safe").

Function; Why it is Recommended

Zeolites are negatively-charged, which is not common among minerals.  This negative charge facilitates the migration of positively charged toxic minerals into the zeolite cages and onto the surfaces of zeolite where these substances can be transported for elimination in stools and urine.  There is a preferential order of zeolite attraction to minerals of heavier weight before proceeding to lighter minerals.  This is manifested by trapping of mercury, uranium, arsenic, and cadmium before lighter minerals are captured (magnesium, calcium, lead).  Zeolites can be considered molecular sieves and filtering agents who are able to trap positively charged atoms, ions, and compounds for removal from the body.

Zeolite has a great affinity for heavier metals such as mercury, uranium, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum and a lesser affinity for metals of lower weight (lead, calcium, magnesium).  In two published studies involving goats, sheep, and cows, half the animals received zeolite along with food and vitamins and the others received the same therapy but no zeolite.  The animals receiving the zeolite had better nutritional status and better mineral content in their bodies than the animals not taking zeolite.  The zeolite animals lost toxic metals and had better levels of calcium and magnesium than the animals not taking zeolite.  Zeolite is an important chelating agent which appears to bind more metals than the standard EDTA that is used in chelation.

When zeolite from NCD captures toxic metals the zeolite combined with metals is excreted in urine and also becomes part of fecal waste.  Approximately 60% of zeolite leaves the body in urine and 40% in fecal waste.  100% of zeolite is eliminated from the body within a 4-7 hour time frame.  Because of this rapid elimination taking very large doses of NCD accomplishes nothing not achieved with conventional dosage.

As the mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, uranium etc. leave the body the blood levels of these substances decline.  When this occurs there is now more mercury, cadmium, lead etc in the bones and other tissues than in the blood.  This produces an osmotic effect which leads to slow steady migration of metals out of bones and tissues into the blood and then out of the body.

One of the key factors in successful therapy of cancer is removal of toxic metals (mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, aluminum, iron, uranium etc.)  from the body.  It is argued that, since toxic metals are believed to play a major role in causing cancer, their removal can greatly assist recovery.  The substance "Liquid Zeolite" (Natural Cellular Defense) acts primarily by removing toxic metals from the body.

The pharmaceutical industry earns one trillion dollars each year from the sale of chemotherapy drugs.  Some argue that this is good reason for this industry not bringing forth a new therapies that will cure cancer.

Because cancer is known to develop after exposure to toxic materials or procedures (asbestosis, radiation, mercury, fluoride, trans fats, uranium, chlorine, viruses etc.)  use of a therapy such as Zeolites that steadily removes toxic metals, impurities, viral particles and toxins from the body is indicated in patients with malignancies.

Liquid Zeolite ("Natural Cellular Defense") is purported to help with the following:

  • Removing toxic heavy metals (uranium, aluminum, lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc).  This improves enzyme function.
  • Trapping and removing viral particles from the body
  • Improving immune system function by removing toxins and chemicals, so that (for example) colds and influenza are less likely to occur
  • Improving pH levels so that infectious organisms have a less favorable environment for survival
  • Trapping protons in the digestive tract, making acid reflux less troublesome
  • Improving nutrient absorption
  • Trapping allergens in the blood and digestive tract, thus decreasing symptoms from inhaled and swallowed antigens
  • Possibly stopping diarrhea through its absorptive action in the intestines

Patients with migraine headaches frequently are aware that certain foods will trigger headache attacks, for example red wine, preserved meats treated with nitrites and nitrates such as sausages, hot dogs, salami, caffeine, chocolate, some dairy products (aromatic cheeses) and so on.  NCD can remove some of these triggers for migraine attacks by physically absorbing the offending substances in the intestines.

Asthmatic patients are exposed to pollen, dust, molds, air polluted by chemicals and smog – all of which may initiate bronchospasm (wheezing).  Often the offending substances are heavily charged making them susceptible to removal by NCD before they cause asthma attacks.  Many persons with allergic disorders have noticed a decrease in symptoms after starting NCD therapy.

The ability of Zeolites to bind gastric acid can be dramatically effective in some individuals suffering from painful reflux of gastric acid onto the esophagus.  Other persons with indigestion related to gastric acid may also obtain relief.

There are several important concepts regarding the initiation of arteriosclerosis.  One of these is that arteriosclerosis results from the infiltration of the endothelial lining of the arteries with toxic heavy metals.  Excessive deposition of heavy metals in the endothelium diminishes the endothelium's ability to produce valuable nitric oxide, prostacyclin and heparin.  Removal of these toxic metals restores the endothelium's ability to produce these vital substances which stops and may even reverse arteriosclerosis.

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the prime energy source for the body.  ATP needs a magnesium ion to be stabilized, and active ATP is called Magnesium ATP.  Persons with mercury poisoning have the magnesium displaced by the excess mercury ions.  In this state of absent magnesium the body has less energy production and fatigue and weakness are common symptoms.  When the mercury is removed energy output returns to normal.  Many persons taking NCD have noticed that they have more energy within a few weeks of starting this therapy.

Because the affinity of zeolite for removal of heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury and uranium is greater than for lighter metals like calcium it tends to only remove calcium when there are no or few heavier metals to absorb.  This results in slow removal of the calcium found in arteriosclerotic plaques.  The vitamin K2 would probably be more rapid in removing calcium from plaques and heel spurs than zeolite.

When meat is cooked, particularly if burned, nitrosamines form.  The nitrosamines have been implicated in causing colon cancer.  An important action of zeolite is to trap and remove dangerous nitrosamines from the intestines.

Auto-immune illnesses can be associated with an underactive or overactive immune system.  Examples of an underactive immune function would include cancer and HIV disease.  In both these conditions the underactive immune system fails to detect and kill cancer cells or fight off infections as would normally occur.  An example of a condition caused by an overactive immune system would be rheumatoid arthritis.  In this disease the immune system attacks the membranes in the joints in an uncontrolled manner .resulting in progressive destruction of joints.  NCD has a modulating effect on immune diseases which stimulates the immune system to perform more effectively in an underactive disorder and slows down the activity of the immune system in diseases where the immune system is operating excessively.

NCD helps the body improve artery function by eliminating toxic metals from the body, improving immune system function, improving pH levels, increasing oxygen levels in tissues and by improving enzyme function.


The use of NCD with other detoxifying substances, supplements and minerals is actually desirable.  Anything that improves the immune defense system such as selenium, Burbur, N-Acetyl Cysteine etc. appears to complement the effects of NCD.

Persons who have serious health problems such as malignancies, advanced arteriosclerosis, neurologic diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease), severe reflux esophagitis etc. should start with 12 drops of NCD in water four times daily.  This high dosage should be continued until improvement is noticed at which time the dosage can be decreased.  Persons taking NCD for preventative reasons to improve their general health should start on 9 drops three times daily for the first month.  This should remove a significant amount of their toxic burden.  The dose can then be reduced to the maintenance level of three drops three times daily.


Some persons report feeling sicker with increased pain during the early stages of zeolite therapy.

When the body is mobilizing large amounts of toxic metals the excretion of the particles carries increased amounts of water out of the body along with the metal (osmotic effect).  This fluid loss can be prevented by increasing the quantity of water ingested particularly in the early stages of therapy.

Another reaction that occurs in about 1% of patients is a detoxification reaction (the 'Herxheimer Reaction').  These patients may develop muscle aching, headache, skin rash and malaise.  This reaction is caused by liberation of toxic substances making it possible for them to react with body tissues causing a transient painful inflammatory response.  For example, Zeolite has greater attraction to cadmium than to lead so placing zeolite in the body might permit lead to become freed from a sequestered site when cadmium migrates to Zeolite.  This formerly sequestered lead is now capable of causing an inflammatory reaction.  Herxheimer reactions can easily by terminated by decreasing the dosage or temporarily stopping NCD.

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