Many people are concerned with this question when taking zeolite. There are many beneficial metals, such as iron, magnesium, and chromium, which our bodies need to function. It is an understandable concern, since zeolite detoxifies heavy metals from the body.
Yet, there need not be any fear of taking zeolite. When your cells need certain metals, they are marked with a protein and then cannot be pulled out by the zeolite. It essentially neutralizes the positive charge of the metal. People who are anemic are able to take zeolite with no problem or fear of this mineral stripping their bodies of necessary iron.
Zeolite can also work the opposite way, by removing an excess of metals. There are a number of individuals who were seriously ill and suffering from an overload of iron, magnesium, and chromium, and were able to use the zeolite to pull out this excess. Since the body did not need the surplus of these metals, they were not marked with a protein in the cells, and the zeolite was then able to easily pull them out of the body.
Zeolite will help keep your body’s nutrients balanced for optimum health. If you do take a vitamin that may contain any beneficial metals, take it at least an hour before taking the zeolite. Doing this will allow time for the vitamin to absorb into your body and any needed nutrients to be marked in the cells, so they cannot be pulled out by the zeolite.