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What is zeolite?

Zeolites are microporous crystalline aluminosilicates derived from the reaction of volcanic rocks, ash layers and alkaline groundwater. The Atlas of Zeolite Framework Types currently recognizes about 218 different Zeolite structures, of which 40 natural zeolites are known. Natural zeolites are listed by the USA Food and Drug Administration for human consumption (FDA GRAS Listings, 2006) and considered as non-toxic by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, 1997). Moreover, Codex Alimentarius Commission (1999) lists some zeolites as a granted substance in Organic Food Production and Plant Protection.

Most of us are familiar with the zeolites used in water softener systems. The zeolite core of the water softener absorbs large amounts of metals like calcium and magnesium from the water. Periodically, the zeolite in your water softener is flushed with highly concentrated salt water to flush out the metal ions and regenerate the zeolite for more absorption. The most common forms of zeolites used in water softeners are the natural aluminosilicates, gluconites (i.e. greensand), and synthetic permutite.

 

FDA GRAS List. Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews. Sodium Aluminosilicates. (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=scogsListing&id=281).

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings and Processing Aids (CEF). 2013a. EFSA Journal 11, 3155.

European Food Safety Authority The Panel of Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP). 2013b. EFSA Journal 11, 3039.

IARC., 1997a. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Supplement. Silica, Some Silicates, Coal Dust and para-Aramid Fibrils Vol 68 p. 506.

IARC., 1997b. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, “Zeolites other than Erionite” Vol 68 p.307-333.

SCOGS, 1979. Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews. Sodium Aluminosilicates. (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=scogsListing&id=281).

lARC. 1987. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Supplement 7, Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity: An Updating of lARe Monographs. Volumes 1 to 42, Lyon, p. 203.

What is the difference between lab-made zeolite and mined zeolite?

Lab Grown zeolite is made in the laboratory under controlled conditions and with controlled composition.  Mined zeolite is extracted from the earth in its natural form and is usually processed to remove attached impurities.  Lab Grown zeolite can only contain the elements that are put in as part of the controlled process.  Mined zeolite may contain trace amounts of many different kinds of elements. Of the 245 unique zeolite frameworks that have been identified by the International Zeolite Association Structure Commission, over 40 are naturally occurring.

Naturally occurring zeolites are rarely pure and are contaminated to varying degrees by other minerals, metals, quartz, or other zeolites. Some of these impurities are simply adsorbed inside the zeolite’s pores, while others are an integral part of the structure. Acid treatments at high temperatures can remove many of these impurities, but as more structural atoms are extracted, the integrity of the zeolite framework becomes compromised, and the important toxin-binding cages begin to collapse. At this point, the zeolite becomes increasingly less effective as regions inside the structure become blocked. In other words, increasing purity is balanced by decreasing function, and it is difficult to completely purify a naturally occurring zeolite from all its impurities and still retain full potency.

There are no such things as “different-sized zeolite molecules”. The zeolite in Advanced TRS is not a molecule of zeolite, it is a cluster of multiple zeolite cages that together forms an object that is only nanometers large. It is not possible to create a structural formula for a specific particle size, instead structural formulas are created on the basis of the zeolite’s unit cell, the minimum size repeating unit. This formula is the same regardless of particle size.

A representation is given by (Na2, K2, Ca)3Al6Si30O72·24H2O. The crystal structure of clinoptilolite has large 12-ring pores, the effective pore size of the zeolite excludes molecules larger than ~0.9 nm. Because of its wide use in agriculture and industry Clinoptilolite has been named the mineral of the 21st century by The International Mineralogical Association. Clinoptilolite has been used with success in animal feed at less than 2% by weight and for the purpose of an anti-caking flow agent.

To produce pure, synthetic clinoptilolite, silica, alumina, and alkali sources with initial Si/Al ratio from 3.0 to 5.0 are heated in an autoclave for 1–10 days at a temperature range from 120 to 195 °C. The Clinoptilolite begins to assemble in tiny crystals, whose crystallization rate and crystallinity is controlled by seeding and manipulation of the reaction conditions. Instead of direct heat, microwave, ultrasound and high pressure may be used.

Farjoo A, Sawada JA, Kuznicki SM. Manipulation of the pore size of clinoptilolite for separation of ethane from ethylene. Chemical Engineering Science. (2015) 138:685-688.

Kowalczyk P, Sprynskyy M, Terzyk AP, Lebedynets M, Namieśnik J, Buszewski B. Porous structure of natural and modified clinoptilolites. J Colloid Interface Sci. (2006) properties of natural zeolite – Clinoptilolite – As a sorbent. Environment Protection Engineering (2012) 39(1):139.

Moliner M, Willhammar T, Wan W, González J, Rey F, Jorda JL, Zou X, Corma A. Synthesis design and structure of a multipore zeolite with interconnected 12- and 10-MR channels. J Am Chem Soc. (2012) ;134(14):6473-8.

What is clinoptilolite?

Clinoptilolite is a naturally occurring hydrated alkali aluminosilicate that is one of the most abundant minerals in the zeolite family. Its structure consists of an outer framework of silica and alumina tetrahedra, within which clusters of water molecules and exchangeable cations (e.g., calcium, potassium, sodium) migrate freely, while larger metals preferentially gather inside.

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Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. (2012) 47(3):337-50.

Sakthivel A, Iida A, Komura K, Sugi Y. The beta-zeolite synthesized by dry-gel conversion method without the use of sodium hydroxide: characterization and catalytic behaviors. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. (2009) 1:475-83.

Li CH, Huang KL, Chi YN, Liu X, Han ZG, Shen L, Hu CW. Lanthanide-organic cation frameworks with zeolite gismondine topology and large cavities from intersected channels templated by polyoxo-metalate counterions. Inorg Chem. (2009) 48(5):2010-7.

Zhang D, Zhang RQ. Silica nanoarchitectures with tailored pores based on the hybrid three- and four-membered rings. J Phys Chem B. (2006) 110(31):15269-74; Mintova S, Olson NH, Valtchev V, Bein T. Mechanism of zeolite A nanocrystal growth from colloids at room temperature. Science. (1999) 283(5404):958-60.

(Ng TYS, Chew TL, Yeong YF, Jawad ZA, Ho CD. Zeolite RHO Synthesis Accelerated by Ultrasonic Irradiation Treatment Sci Rep (2019) 9:15062.

Gordina NE, Prokof’ev VY, Kul’pina YN, Petuhova NV, Gazahova SI, Hmylova OE. Effect of ultrasound on the synthesis of low-modulus zeolites from a metakaolin. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. (2016) 33: 210-219.

Effects of ultrasound on the synthesis of zeolites: A review. Journal of Porous Materials. (2013) 20: 285–302.

Jin H, Ansari MB, Park SE. Mesoporous MFI zeolites by microwave induced assembly between sulfonic acid functionalized MFI zeolite nanoparticles and alkyltrimethylammonium cationic surfactants. Chem Commun (2011) 14;47(26):7482-4.

Panzarella B, Tompsett GA, Yngvesson KS, Conner WC, Microwave Synthesis of Zeolites. 2. Effect of Vessel Size, Precursor Volume, and Irradiation Method. J. Phys. Chem. B (2007), 111, 44, 12657-12667

Conner WC, Tompsett G, Lee KH, Yngvesson KS. Microwave Synthesis of Zeolites: 1. Reactor Engineering. J. Phys. Chem. B (2004), 108, 37: 13913-13920.

What is Advanced TRS?

AdvancedTRS contains nano-clinoptilolite, which is a smaller version of micronized clinoptilolite, with stable chemical and physical characteristics.  Its main advantage comes from its tremendously higher pore accessibility and ability to penetrate more effectively to wherever toxins are found. Clinical studies reported to date do not dispute that nano-clinoptilolite is a safe and effective product. Clinoptilolite itself has been shown to:

  • Bind heavy metals and over 80,000 toxins
  • Adjust the balance of vital nutrients like iron & calcium
  • Support intestinal microflora and pH
  • Promote healthy immune function

AdvancedTRS is a REFINED formula utilizing nanotechnology to enhance the body’s natural detoxification efforts at the cellular level.   

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What is a nano-sized particle?

The classic definition is that a particle is considered to be nano-size when it is less than 100 nanometers in size. This definition is a non-limiting functional definition that arose when scientists discovered unique properties in certain materials with nanometer-sized dimensions.

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What is the size of the zeolite particles in Advanced TRS?

The particle sizes in AdvancedTRS are between 10 and 250 nanometers, with the most common size somewhere in-between those two values..  The active site, or pore size is approximately 0.9 nanometers.

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How does Advanced TRS help the body to remove heavy metals and toxin?

The strong attraction of zeolites for toxins is the result of the way the elements oxygen, silicon, aluminum, and alkali metals (e.g. lithium, sodium, potassium) are arranged inside the material. The Silicon-Oxygen and Aluminum-Oxygen bonds that create the nanometers-sized hollow cages inside the zeolite are bulky and rigid. The strong bonds between these elements leave the interior space within the cage with a negative electrical charge, and elements and molecular fragments with positive charge are strongly adhered, sometimes by multiple connections, making it very difficult for the captured species to escape. Zeolites, like that in Advanced TRS, have the capability of absorbing any metal found in a positively charged state. The actual amounts will depend on which element, if it is a combination of elements, and the form of these elements (i.e. if they are dissolved or part of larger metallo-organic complexes.).

Noble metals like gold and platinum are usually neutral and would have little affinity to advanced TRS.

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Positive charge means that an object is not electrically neutral but has fewer balancing negative charges than positive charges.

The concept of charge comes from everyday observation of static cling in the laundry. The reason why you get static cling, is that the two objects, you and your laundry item, oppositely match each other electrically so that  when they come together they are electrically neutralized and stick. At the microscopic level, it means one has more electrons than it needs and the other does not have enough. When the two things come together the extra electrons from one can be donated to the other object. Sometimes the electrons can’t really leave their parent object so the two objects “cling” together. When you get an electrical shock on touching something, it means the extra electrons from one object have jumped across the air, into the other object, bringing the two items together. That creates a “spark” and you might feel a pain or pinch at the point closest to contact.

How is Advanced TRS different from other forms of liquid zeolite available on the market?

AdvancedTRS is different in many ways: Through Coseva’s proprietary processes, the zeolite particle is nano-sized and stabilized in water which allows it to be easily assimilated. Additionally, AdvancedTRS is the purest form of clinoptilolite available because it is Lab Grown in a clean laboratory facility, using state of the art technology and science.The Lab Grown zeolite in AdvancedTRS is an improvement on nature since its synthesis occurs from only well-characterized precursors, in a clean, sterile environment.

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How long does Advanced TRS stay in the body?

It depends on the individual, as each person’s digestive system works a little differently. In the 1980’s, Mayo Clinic researchers measured digestion time in 21 healthy people. Total transit time, from eating to elimination in stool, averaged 53 hours. The average transit time through just the large intestine (colon) was 40 hours, with significant difference between men and women: 33 hours for men, 47 hours for women.

Taking AdvancedTRS every day will result in a steady state level of zeolite in your digestive tract. Once you stop taking AdvancedTRS it takes a couple days for Advanced TRS to fully clear out.

Metcalf AM, et al. Simplified assessment of segmental colonic transit. Gastroenterology. 1987; 92:40.

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Where does Advanced TRS go in the body?

Because the zeolite molecule in Advanced TRS is surrounded by layers of water, it can travel in the body wherever water goes.

What ingredients are in Advanced TRS?

Laboratory-made clinoptilolite zeolite and ultra-purified water.

Is the purified water in Advanced TRS processed with activated charcoal or coconut husks?

No, it’s filtered with standard polypropylene pharmaceutical grade filters then through a reverse osmosis filter to produce 18 megohm water.

Will Advanced TRS affect a pacemaker, artificial joint, dental work, mercury fillings, or any surgical implant?

Advanced TRS will not leach metals from a fully processed medical implant or device. They will not be attracted to or removed by the zeolite.

Will AdvancedTRS interfere with the effectiveness of a Copper non-hormonal IUD?

No. Copper IUDs work as a physical barrier to conception, and AdvancedTRS has no impact on this function.

Will AdvancedTRS remove the zinc, iodine and silver supplements I take?

Iodine is negatively charged and will not bind to AdvancedTRS clinoptilolite – which is negatively charged.  Zinc and silver – being positively charged – may have some affinity for the zeolite.

Coseva recommends that micronutrient minerals be taken at least 4 hours before or after the TRS. Once in the body, minerals which are essential for health, are very quickly bonded to other substances which neutralize any ionic charge and therefore preserve them for use by the body. Pollutants, like heavy metals which are not useful for health, are not protected by the body and can therefore be picked up by the zeolite. The 4 hour dose interval is to allow the body to protect what it needs.

Iodine, which is not a metal, will be used by the body and the zinc will also be protected by the body. The silver (elemental), as a noble metal, has no charge to attract the zeolite.

Will Advanced TRS be adversely affected by an x-ray?

As x-rays are an ionizing radiation and not a particle/molecule, the x-ray will not have a negative effect on the zeolite in Advanced TRS.

Are there clinical studies that confirm capture of metals from tissues?

Yes. Clinoptilolite’s ability to capture toxins is well documented on pubmed.gov and medline.gov. Some of these studies are referenced in our white paper, but there are so many that it is by no means a comprehensive list.

Safety & Recommendations

Is Advanced TRS FDA approved?

Advanced TRS has not been evaluated by the FDA. Clinoptilolite zeolite has been recognized as safe by the FDA, having been granted GRAS status.

Is Advanced TRS safe?

Clinoptilolite zeolite has been recognized by the FDA as safe, having been granted GRAS status.

Is Advanced TRS safe for children?

We have seen no evidence that Advanced TRS is not safe for children. Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements including Advanced TRS. As a rule of thumb, the usage rate is based on a person who weighs 150 pounds. Therefore, 150 pounds divided by 5 sprays is equal to 30 pounds per spray.

Is Advanced TRS safe to take during breast feeding and/or pregnancy?

We have seen no evidence that Advanced TRS is not safe for women who want to become pregnant, are pregnant, or have recently been pregnant. Advanced TRS is not fat soluble. Always consult with your physician before taking any supplements including Advanced TRS.  

Can Advanced TRS be taken the day of vaccination?

There is no evidence that Advanced TRS will interfere with the effectiveness of the vaccination.

Using Advanced TRS

Can you use Advanced TRS to detox animals?

Yes, and studies have shown manufactured clinoptilolite to be a safe method for detoxing animals.

At what temperature should I store Advanced TRS?

Ideally, Advanced TRS should be kept at room temperature of 50-80 F. Freezing or thawing will not alter the solution. Warm temperatures below the boiling point will not alter the solution.

Does Advanced TRS have an expiration?

The zeolite in Advanced TRS can remain stable for up to 5 years as long as storage and handling instructions are followed.

What Will Advanced TRS Remove?

What heavy metals and toxins can Advanced TRS remove from the body?

Advanced TRS is engineered to bind to any element or small molecule that has a positive ionic charge, such as mercury, lead, nickel, aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, ammonia etc.

How do I know if Advanced TRS will remove certain toxins?

Advanced TRS removes elements with a positive ionic charge. If a toxin has a positive ionic charge, it can be removed. If it does not have a positive ionic charge, it will not be removed.

Will Advanced TRS remove radiation and/or radioactive elements?

Advanced TRS will only remove a physical particle that is positively charged. It will not remove radiation such as x-rays because the x-ray exists only transiently in your tissues during the procedure. However, ATRS may remove some of the acidic byproducts created by such energies.

Does Advanced TRS target certain heavy metal toxins over others?

Clinoptilolite has different binding strength for different positively charged toxins, with stronger affinity for larger, electron-rich metals like mercury and lead, for example.

Does Advanced TRS remove essential nutrients from the body?

Essential minerals are converted to a neutral salt form for use by our bodies. The zeolite is not attracted to the lesser ionic charges that these nutrients possess. Toxins, however, are not easily converted to neutral salts, and Advanced TRS can bind to them.

Does Advanced TRS chelate metals found inside the cell? Or is it just metals found in the blood?

Your body seeks balance. Advanced TRS will rebalance toxins located both the blood, lymph system and tissues, but first removing accessible ionized forms. Once they are removed, trapped materials will be naturally released from the cells in your body, and be further removed.

Will Advanced TRS remove fluoride?

Fluoride is negatively charged and therefore will not be removed from the body by Advanced TRS.

Ordering

How do I order Coseva products?

Our products are sold through Coseva Distributors. You can place an order online by visiting a Coseva Distributor website and selecting the product you wish to purchase.

How do I find a Coseva Distributor website?

Ask the person that told you about the product if they are a distributor. If they are, ask them for the link to their Coseva website. If they aren’t a distributor, you could ask them if they know the distributor they ordered through or the link they used to order. You can always contact Coseva Support directly by email at support1@coseva.com, or by phone at (844) 426-7382.

How do I know if I have a valid Coseva Distributor website link?

Coseva Distributor website links are in the following formats:

distributor.mycoseva.com

OR

distributor.coseva.com

OR

distributor.cosevatrs.com

Replace “distributor” with the distributor’s unique identifier in any of the above examples to access their site. For example, if a distributor’s unique identifier is “abc123”, the correct web address for their site is:

abc123.mycoseva.com (The same principle applies to the coseva.com and cosevatrs.com sites)

What is a preferred customer?

A preferred customer is a customer with a monthly autoship. These customers pay the wholesale price for Coseva products, thus maximizing their savings.

How do I become a preferred customer?

Select the autoship option when checking out. The order you place will be automatically scheduled to repeat each month on the same day of your order and an email will be sent to you 7 days prior to your autoship as a reminder. You can modify the autoship scheduling from your account or by contacting Coseva.

How do I place orders after my first one?

During the order process you will be prompted to create a username and password. Use these credentials to login at https://mycoseva.com/login.html. Once you have signed in to your account, select the “My Orders” tab and then “Place a Personal Order.”

What should I do if I don’t receive an order or if there are issues with the order?

For any shipping or order issues, please contact us at support1@coseva.com or by phone at (844) 426-7382.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Shipments within the United States are delivered by the USPS and typically take 2-3 business days. International orders can take up to a couple weeks depending upon the country. Tracking information for your orders can be found in your account by clicking “My Orders”, “Order History”, then “View Summary” for the order you are inquiring about.

Why are there additional fees and charges made on my international order?

Coseva’s ability to ship around the world relies upon following the laws in all the countries to which we ship our products.  This requires us to state clearly and honestly the contents of each box and sales price (value) of those items.  The price charged to our customers equals the sales price, applicable U.S. sales taxes, plus the cost that our fulfillment partner bills us for shipping it to you. Certain jurisdictions and in-country fulfillment companies may charge an amount greater than that charged to you by Coseva. Coseva does not charge for Value Added Taxes (VAT), customs charges or import fees for products shipped outside the United States of America. Those fees and charges may be added on inside your country if you are outside of the United States.

What is Coseva’s return policy?

Because Coseva is committed to providing the highest quality product and experience, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact Coseva support within 30 days of the order to receive a refund.

Account Questions

What is a preferred customer?

A preferred customer is a customer with a monthly autoship. These customers pay the wholesale price for Coseva products, thus maximizing their savings.

How do I become a preferred customer?

Select the autoship option when checking out. The order you place will be automatically scheduled to repeat each month on the same day of your order and an email will be sent to you 7 days prior to your autoship as a reminder. You can modify the autoship scheduling from your account or by contacting Coseva.

What do I do if I can’t login to my account?

If your login credentials are not working, try clicking the “Forgot your password” link on the login page and complete the subsequent form. A password reset will be sent to the email address listed on your account. Remember to check your spam/junk folders if you do not have the email in your inbox. If you are still unable to login, please contact Coseva support.

Why might I not receive email communications from Coseva?

Emails from Coseva might be filtered by your Internet Service Provider or email service provider into your Spam folder.  It is imperative that you check your Spam folder to see whether any emails from Coseva have gone to that folder.  You can mark emails from Coseva as “not spam” in order to train your provider’s software to allow Coseva email communications to go directly to your inbox.

How do I become a Coseva Distributor?

If you have never purchased from us you can enroll as a distributor through our website by selecting the “Become A Distributor” button. All you need to do is complete the registration and order process and agree to the Coseva Distributor agreements. If you have previously ordered from us but did not sing up to be a distributor, then you already have a customer account and should not go through the registration and order process again as this will create a second account. Please contact Coseva support if you currently have a customer account and would like to switch to a distributor.

Can I become a distributor later?

Yes! You can become a distributor at any point, whether you’ve placed 20 orders or are on your first.

How much does it cost to become a distributor?

There is no cost for becoming a distributor. If you have never ordered from us, then all you need to do to be eligible is place an order. If you have already ordered from us then all you need to do is contact Coseva Support and upon agreeing to all distributor agreements, they will convert your account.

Why does Coseva ask for a tax identification number when I enroll as a distributor?

Coseva is obligated to report to involved taxing authorities commissions paid under the rewards plan.  In order to comply with such laws we need that information from all that might participate in the rewards plan.

Distributors outside of the United States will also need to provide a tax identification number.  Distributors may apply for a Employer Identification Number by going to the following link:

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-ss-4

Why am I prohibited from using "Coseva" or "Advanced TRS" in my username, website, email address, social networking page, etc.?

“Coseva” and “Advanced TRS” are trademarks which are owned by Coseva.  Use of these trademarked terms may cause confusion to the public regarding the identity of the publisher of the information associated, or may give the false impression that a Distributor is acting as a representative of the company, Coseva.  Therefore, such use is prohibited by the contract that Distributors enter into with Coseva.

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