Sustainable and Cost Effective Mycotoxin Binding
Clinoptilolite mineral is natural multifunctional toxin binder absorbing free ammonia and free heavy metals in the digestion system. Clinoptilolite is one of the most effective natural zeolite of the Heulandite type.
Zeolite’s highly porous structure provides large surface areas on which chemical reactions and cation exchanges can take place. It has a natural negative charge which gives it a high cation exchange capacity (CEC). Due to this superior capacity it can adsorb ammonium, toxins and heavy metals like Ni, Pb, Hg and Cd.
CEC - MODE OF ACTION
Cation Exchange Capacity is a measure of the amount of cations (positively-charged ions) that clay can catch. Since mycotoxins, toxins, heavy metals and ammonium are all positively charged; they are easily trapped by cation exchangers. Zeolite is the perfect binder with one of the highest CEC in all feed additives. Clinoptilolite in Manisa / Gördes reservoir has one of the highest CEC in clinoptilolite reservoirs in the world.
Heavy Metal Remover
Anticaking & Flow Ability Agent
While other binders act as sponges absorbing vitamins, amino acids and nutrients besides mycotoxins; clinoptilolite is a selective polar binder which has a binding affinity and selectivity for only positively charged ions (cations) like toxins, ammonia or heavy metals. It has no binding affinity for antibiotics, coccidiostats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, other nutrients and feed additives. Effective diameter of zeolite’s pores are 4 Ångstrom (0,4 nm). Antibiotics, coccidiostats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids which have diameters larger than 4 Ångstrom; can’t be trapped inside the zeolite’s cages, like they do by the other toxin binders.