Digestion disorders have become a widely spread health problem. Nutrition with many industrially processed foods, reduced nutritional value in fresh fruits and vegetables and fast-food nutrition are the cause of constant attack of our organism. There has been an increase of difficulties due to abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, that may irritate the intestines and cause intestinal syndromes and abnormal function of the gastrointestinal tract. These impairments are present in people of all ages, races and genders, and almost 2/3 of patients are women.

The gastrointestinal tract comprises of the small intestine that is connected to the rectum and the anus through the large intestine (the colon). Intestines function by absorbing water, nutrients and salt from the digested food. After the absorption of the nutrients, the intestine is responsible for peristaltic movement and regular stool. The muscles contract and as a result of the intestinal movement, the content of the intestines moves towards the rectum. However, the intestinal muscles, the sphincter and pelvis do not always contract optimally, which disables proper and timely intestinal discharge, the consequence of which is pain, cramps, constipation of diarrhea. Patients often ask for medical advice to relieve symptoms, however medication do not provide the best response in many cases. Some medications may even create addiction, and in some cases there are also side effects.

People suffering from gastrointestinal disorders may often relate their difficulties with managerial stress, so in addition to relaxation of the organism, they are also advised to make some nutritional changes, such as consumption of more water and natural substances that will help them in the peristalsis of the intestines and regeneration of the gastrointestinal tissue. In addition, the deficit of nutrients in modern nutrition and its insufficient absorption of water lead to chronic diseases, especially in elder people.

Powdery forms of specific types of zeolite have been used for centuries in Asia, as traditional medicines for health promotion and good digestion. The legend about the healing volcano rock was transferred from one generation to another, so increasing number of people have experienced the positive contribution of zeolite. How does zeolite act in the gastrointestinal tract?
Due to the described properties of ion exchange, zeolite can also change the ion content and the pH level in the body, thereby contributing for protection of the gastrointestinal tract. It also supports reabsorption of nutrients, it improves the effectiveness of the normal flora in the digestive tract and it improves the transport of nutrients in the intestinal epithelium. By promoting the reabsorption of nutrients, zeolite reduces the risk of malnutrition, that is, chronic and severe diseases, even without changing the manner of nutrition. And finally, zeolite supports secretion of cytokines, components of the immune system that create healthy and efficient digestive tract. It also promotes the immune response of the digestive system by eliminating the <>bad bacteria>>, and it encourages growth of beneficial flora and fauna and <> in the digestive tract.

In addition to its promotion of the nutrients’ utilization, zeolite stores energy and reduces the damage of the intestinal epithelium. Since the zeolite substances are negatively charged, it attracts and connects the positively charged substances, including the ammonia ions. Ammonia is a cell toxin that potentially damages the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract and has direct negative impact on the digestive process, and it occurs from proteins during this process. Ammonia reduction enables renewal of the intestinal epithelium, energy savings and better utilization of nutrients. Thereby the use of zeolite in this field protects and renews the threatened health and body.

Researches confirm that zeolite has antidiarrheal effect. Zeolite reduces the frequency of diseases and mortality caused by intestinal diseased. Comprehensive research has been conducted regarding the use of zeolite as a medication against diarrhea. Thereby the therapeutic doses in acute diseases have been researched. The conclusion of the research has shown justified application of zeolite as a human medication against diarrhea. For this purpose, a registered medication has been made in Cuba, called Enterex that is based on zeolite.