A small number of people do have allergies to various metals and if you cannot wear silver or gold jewelry because of an allergy, it may be best not to supplement with them either. Metal allergies are usually manifested by a light rash and/or itching.
When first starting silver supplementation, one may experience a minor “crisis” of not feeling well, similar to a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. When toxins accumulate in the blood stream from terminated micro-organisms, it may cause one to feel mildly ill and sometimes feverish. A die-off of bacteria in the colon may also result in some initial diarrhea,…Details
There is much contentious debate within the colloidal silver community about ionic silver vs. particle silver. It is our belief that there are misconceptions on both sides of the issue, by some that only non-ionic “silver particles” are effective and by others that “ionic silver” is most effective. The truth is, they are both silver…Details
How important is particle size and is a high ppm colloidal silver product required for effectiveness?
You cannot judge colloidal silver products based solely upon parts per million (ppm), but a smaller particle size product is potentially more effective. Silver is only effective to the degree that the surface area of the silver particles are able to come into contact with a micro-organism. I’ll exaggerate with size so you can get…Details
Colloidal silver does not discriminate between “good” and “bad” bacteria. It can potentially destroy all bacteria it comes into contact with. This is why we recommend that anyone choosing to take more than the suggested serving of silver for extended periods of time should supplement with acidophilus or live culture yogurt an hour or so…Details
If silver is such a potent anti-microbial agent, why isn’t it used by mainstream medicine to treat people with illnesses for which there may be no other help?
First of all, there is a mindset within the “medical establishment” that believes that no method or product is valid unless it has gone through their filter of approval. Some of this comes from an inherent academic and intellectual arrogance that often pervades any field or professional in which a higher level of education is…Details
Although silver is not associated with any adverse health effects (only with cosmetic effects), the EPA establishes exposure limits for many materials based on various possible areas of concern. To our knowledge, silver is the only chemical or substance which has an RfD that is not based on an adverse health effect, but rather on…Details
Yes, any product containing silver is probably effective, but if it is comprised of ingredients such as salts, nitrates, iodides, proteins or gelatinous bases, it may be conducive to causing the condition Argyria and in our opinion should be avoided. When a product contains gelatin or protein, it is because the silver particle size is…Details
When we use the term “colloidal silver”, we use the Chemistry definition of “colloid” as a system in which finely divided [silver] particles are dispersed within a continuous medium (de-ionized water in the case of our product) in a manner that prevents them from being easily filtered or rapidly settled. …But there are also definitions…Details