Sustainable and Cost Effective Mycotoxin Binding

Zeolite – Clinoptilolite is a natural multifunctional toxin binder, absorbing free ammonia and free heavy metals in the digestion system. Zeolite – Clinoptilolite is one of the most effective natural Zeolite of the Heulandite type.

The 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.


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.

Mycotoxin Binder

Ammonia Adsorbent

Heavy Metal Remover

Anticaking & Flow Ability Agent

While other binders act as sponges absorbing vitamins, amino acids and nutrients besides mycotoxins; Zeolite – 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 or other nutrients and feed additives. The effective diameter of the Zeolite 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.

Mycotoxin-Free Feeds

  • Binds mycotoxins, toxins and heavy metals in the feed. Especially effective against aflatoxins.
  • Keeps up the flow ability of the feed. Acts as a anticaking agent.
  • Improves uniform dispersion of feed ration ingredients by reducing agglomeration during mixing.
  • Improves feed durability and quality.
  • Makes feed handling and storage easier.
  • Removes excess moisture.


  • Provides high return on investment at low cost.
  • Maximizes conversion and productivity.
  • Reduces mortality and mycotoxicosis costs.
  • More valuable manure.
  • Enables urea containing diets.
  • Increases efficiency and cost effectiveness of ration assimilation.
  • Easily replaceable with Sodium Bentonite or any other Rumen Buffers.

Environmentally Friendly

  • 100 % natural and environmentally safe.
  • Prevents groundwater contamination.
  • Improves air quality.

Zeolife and Zeolife for Pets are Volco Minerals NASAA certified feed additive products.


Toxins cause low egg yields, decrease in broiler weight, damages to liver and kidneys, weaknesses in the immune system and increasing mortality rates in poultry farming.

Zeolite, when applied to egg-laying poultry;

  • Increases the feed conversion rate.
  • As it leads to increase in the functionality of Calcium, it improves the quality of eggs crust and it prevents the production of eggs with cracked or no crust.
  • Prevents the eggs crust from having a smooth surface.
  • Helps the eggs have a natural color.
  • Extends the shelf life of eggs.
  • Aged broilers’ yield is increased towards the standard yield; it increases the egg yield.
  • Prevents the negative consequences that mycotoxins normally lead to the occurrence of.

Zeolite when applied to broiler poultry;

  • By binding the mycotoxins and heavy metals, it removes them from the broiler’s body.
  • Extends the shelf life of the meat by increasing the production of high-quality meat.
  • Increases the feed conversion rate.
  • By strengthening the broilers’ bone structure, it prevents leg bone irregularities, which are commonly observed in broiler poultry husbandries.
  • Prevents the spoiling of the homogeneous look of the broiler poultry stock.
  • Decreases the water content of the poultry feces.
  • Decreases the occurrence of diarrhea.
  • Provides high resistance against Salmonella.

Valuable Manure, Rich in Nutrients

  • Drier, less odorous and more valuable manure richer in nutrients (CEC improvement, water retention and nutrient utilization in the soil).
  • Reduces salt levels in manure.
  • Makes handling and transportation easier.
  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly manure.
  • Increases efficiency at biogas facilities.

Ruminants – Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Swine

Toxins can have vital effects on animals, leading to liver and kidney failures, infertility, immune system break down and even death. Toxins can easily be transmitted to their milk and increase the Aflatoxin level in the milk. Most toxins decrease the milk efficiency.

Zeolite – clinoptilolite is the perfect Aflatoxin binder. Its Aflatoxin binding capacity is not affected by the pH. It also has attraction for other toxins like Fumonisin, Ochratoxin and T2-Toxin. Its use in ruminants’ diets is well accepted since it increases efficiency and cost effectiveness of ration assimilation.

  • Removes mycotoxins, toxins, heavy metals and toxic ammonia from the body.
  • Increases growth rate and daily weight gain by improving feed conversion efficiency.
  • Supports proper growth and development of bone tissue and structure.
  • Improves rumen microbial activity and ionic buffering in the digestive tract.
  • Reduces incidences of scours, acidosis, enteritis and other gastrointestinal tract problems.
  • Boosts and strengthens the immune system to protect animals against various diseases.
  • Minimizes the risk of secondary bacterial invaders such as E. coli and Salmonella spp. Reduces diarrhea and soft feces. Prevents wet droppings and wet litter.
  • Reduces the use of antibiotics.

Clears the mucus layer in the intestines, enabling animals to assimilate more of the nutrients.

Natural Zeolite – Clinoptilolite is a safe product. It has no interaction with medicines or other feed additives.

Safer and More Effective Urea Containing Diets

  • Reduces urea toxicity.
  • Increases urea palatability and intake.
  • Improves rumen utilization of urea supplied nitrogen.
  • Improves feed intake.

Safer and Healthier Feedlots

  • Greatly inhibits the ammonia emissions from animal excreta.
  • Improves the microclimate in the feedlot. Improves the health of the animals.
  • Reduces nitrogen runoffs. Prevents groundwater contamination. Provides high quality manures rich in nitrogen.
  • Reduces aerial ammonia emissions in the air and prevents respiratory problems.
  • Provides superior odor control. Improves air quality in the feedlot.

Aquaculture: Fish & Shrimp

Fish production is growing rapidly to meet the increasing demand. However, the growth of the industry poses various challenges. Northern fish farmers are experiencing massive sea lice infestations. Lice are increasingly showing resistance to drug treatments. Parasites cause stomach and intestinal diseases in fish, especially in higher water temperatures. In places where fish farms are densely located, water can be highly contaminated with industrial pollutants and toxic chemical residues like mercury, lead, aluminium and arsenic. These toxic elements and heavy metals accumulate in the fish and cause higher mortality rates. Moreover fish farmers are facing risks of their product being rejected due to regulations.

Ammonia toxicity is one of the main causes of losses in fish hatcheries. The primary source of ammonia in aquaculture systems is fish feed. And it is the principal waste product excreted by fish. Of all the water quality parameters which a effect fish, ammonia is the most important after oxygen. In aquaculture systems it can cause direct death, a decrease in production, and increased incidence of many diseases.

Using Zeolite in fish feed;

  • Decreases the number of lice & parasites.
  • Reduces heavy metals and toxic ammonia.
  • Increases FCR – Feed Conversion Ratio, and the total weight of the lot.
  • Improves feed intake.
  • Gives a healthy skin and better colour.

Apart from using Zeolite inside the fish feed, spreading Zeolite in pellet form directly to the water of the fish and shrimp ponds is very popular.

Pets: Cat, dog & bird

Most pet health symptoms, illness and diseases are caused by an accumulation of toxins that our pets are not able to eliminate. Heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides all have resounding health implications for dogs and cats. High toxin levels in our animals are behind ever-increasing rates of cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes and more. Much of these can be avoided by removing all harmful ingredients from the pet’s diet, however there are still many other toxin sources in our lives that we can’t just avoid. Commercial pet food, vaccinations, tap water, drugs, antibiotics, plastics, litters, and such are all possible sources of harmful toxins for our animals. Apart from offering a toxin free and high quality diet, pet owner must also care about cleansing the pet’s body with detox supplements.


  • Increases the quality of our pet’s diet.
  • Helps reduce parasites and diseases.
  • Reduces heavy metals and toxic ammonia.
  • Once Zeolite enters the body, it improves on the health of a dog or cat’s digestive system.
  • Improves the general health of our animals.
  • Reduces fecal odor.


Zeolite is not a nutrient nor medicine. It is a feed additive. It cannot be used for therapeutic or medical purposes.
Please consult your veterinary for more information.

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