St. Cloud Zeolite is characterized by its capabilities of absorption, adsorption, and cation exchange, which makes it the ideal natural medium for the adsorption of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and other gases. Because the pore openings within the structure are too small for nitrifying bacteria to enter and oxidize sequestered ammonia, the volatilization of this ammonia is restricted and the bacterial conversion to nitrate is mitigated.

Scientific evidence has demonstrated the ability of St. Cloud Zeolite to effectively bind ammonia, either directly in the digestive tract when used as a feed supplement, or when mixed with animal manures.

Blending St. Cloud Zeolite with bedding or manure has reduced noxious odors and ammonia leaching, and removed some heavy metals from solution.

Used as a feed supplement, St. Cloud Zeolite can improve feed conversion by capturing ammonia in the digestive process while releasing calcium as a pH buffering agent, and facilitating the uptake of minerals and nutrients. Some feed trials have indicated that the introduction of a high clinoptilolite zeolite can improve feed conversion by as much 5%.