Clinoptilolite zeolite particles should never be absorbed into the body. The body usually deals with particles taken in through the mouth (usually particles carried in with food) by keeping them in the intestinal tract where they are unable to cross the intestinal barrier into the body. Particles are then eliminated via natural bowel movements. Although smaller particles (those under 3 microns and including nano sized particles) of clinoptilolite are more favourable (because they have a larger surface area which allows them to absorb more toxic substances than larger particles), these are too small as they can be absorbed through the intestinal barrier and into the body. The liver and kidneys will then be tasked with the job of removing them from the body which will be difficult because the body doesn’t have a detoxification pathway for particles once they are absorbed into the body. Transporting these small clinoptilolite particles around the body could potentially lead to ‘clogging up’ of particles in various parts of the body such as the kidneys or gall bladder, and can further contribute to ill health and a feeling of being unwell.
Our metabolic organs are usually already over-worked and over-burdened with daily toxins from the food we eat, pollution, and toxic substances created within the body – any small clinoptilolite particles will only add to the workload. It is therefore important that clinoptilolite particles stay within the digestive tract and are not absorbed by the body. MANC® particles achieve this by ensuring that the particle size is small enough to bind as many toxic substances as possible (for maximum effectiveness) whilst being too large to pass through the intestinal barrier. In other words, MANC® particles are optimal in size.
Although smaller clinoptilolite particles may bind toxins that are stored in the body (in fats, muscles, etc.), getting them back out of the body is difficult, and potentially dangerous! This is why MANC® particles only stay in the digestive tract – because this is the only part of the body that is adequately equipped to eliminate particles. As a result, toxins bound by MANC® particles in the digestive tract are removed via bowel movements, instead of being absorbed. This means that the liver and kidneys are relieved of their daily toxic burden and can function more effectively to handle daily toxins.