Does TRS contain aluminum?

Good question, as many of us are suffering the consequences of aluminum toxicity.

We are careful to avoid aluminum in our cookware, our deodorant, and our baking powder. Does TRS have aluminum in it?

Yes, and no.  Yes, the element aluminum is in TRS as part of the molecule clinoptilolite. Clinoptilolite is a natural zeolite composed of a microporous arrangement of silica and alumina tetrahedra.

It has the formula: (Na,K,Ca)23Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O.

This clinoptolite (the only ingredient in TRS other than water) molecule it is very stable molecule, so stable that the aluminum does never come out of the TRS molecule even when heated to high temperatures or in an acid solution, such as stomach acid. (source)

clinoptolite…will retain its structure even if heated to almost the temperature of melted glass

If we look at other zeolites, such as zeolite β, we do know that in certain situations other less-stable zeolites can contribute to aluminum toxicity. (source)

Aluminum and Clinoptilolite/TRS

Clinoptilolite does ‘contain’ aluminum, in the same way table salt contains chlorine (sodium chloride) – it’s bound and isn’t going to be coming apart in your body at all.

In fact, TRS removes aluminum that has built up in your body! (source) (case study)  The cage-like structure have a strong negative charge that attract to free-floating (toxic) aluminum in your body since aluminum has a strong positive charge.  Once TRS contains the aluminum in its ring, it’s removed easily from the body.

You can buy TRS here. 

Unlike chelators, TRS doesn’t have a half-life, and won’t ‘drop’ the aluminum back in your system ever.

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