MicroZeoGen (MZG) is the micronized, dynamic form of Clinoptilolite, a totally natural mineral of volcanic origin, belonging to the group of Zeolites. This article describes how Natures Protection, together with leading scientist, and through a patent pending dynamic micronisation process, managed to incorporate MZG in all it's dog and cat products.
MZG makes the Nature's Protection brand unique, as you will not find MZG in any other pet food in the world.
What is Zeolite?
Zeolite is a mineral that is formed when lava reacts to water during a volcanic eruption. This results in a remarkable structure. Zeolite occurs in different compositions and their beneficial effects on people and animals have been known for centuries. The Zeolites' extraordinary composition and special spatial structure enable these positive effects.
Zeolites are mined throughout the world and are used as common ingredients in Asian remedies. In addition, they have been extensively used in industrial applications to decontaminate soils contaminated with radiocaesium and radiostrontium. They are used as soil additives to reduce the uptake of mercury by plants and restrict the entry of mercury into the food chain and are also used to remove ammonia from drinking water. Zeolites are also potent natural detoxifiers, and were used to clear up radiation after Chernobyl.
There are 102 known varieties of zeolite. However, only two are suitable for human and animal consumption. One of those, a very pure form called clinoptilolite, is used as the basis for our products.
The basic raw material used for preparation of MZG is Clinoptilolite, a mineral from group of zeolite’s with very high capacity of ionic exchange. We micronize the basic raw material by procedure of dynamic activation. The procedure increases specific surfaces, increases the capacity of liquid absorption, increases the electrostatic charge of damaged places on powder’s surface, releases bound water crystals from volume of mineral structure and increases the capacity of ionic exchange. The attributes of raw material for producing MZG were described in patent report to European patent office (München, October, 1997). Until now, this technological process hasn’t been used anywhere in the world for pet food production.
What is the Chemical Structure of Zeolite?
The chemical form of zeolite is Al2SiO4. It is microporous, with a cage-like molecular structure to remove heavy metals and other toxins (in an ion exchange process) safely from the body.
Dynamic Activation - MZG
The particles are fired against each other inside the machine countless of times at high speeds. As a result of the collision the particles burst apart, increasing their surface area significantly. This activation of the material is called Dynamic Activation (MZG) and has been patented. The effectiveness of Zeolite and other materials are increased hundreds of times by this process.
The raw material zeolite is upgraded to MZG by Dynamic Activation, important properties such as the absorption capacity, improved cation selectivity and higher electrostatic correction loads are enhanced hundreds of times. The particles' dimensions are reduced to less than 1 micron!
The surface area is increased by more than 300%!