Silver has been used as a medicine and preservative by many cultures throughout history.
- Silver Spoons – In India and many other countries we use silver spoons and utensils for its positive effect on health. Even now we use silver spoon to feed newborn babies as a ritual.
- Ancient Rome / Greece – They used to keep food or liquid in silver bowls to preserve it for longer period of time.
- In the US, it was a common practice to keep silver coins in milk / water barrels as it would prevent the spoilage and preserve the liquid for longer period of time.
Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher: “Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Colloid?A colloid refers to a substance that consists of ultra-fine particles that do not dissolve, but remain suspended in a medium of different matter. These ultra-fine particles are larger than most molecules but so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye.
What is Colloidal Silver?Colloidal Silver is a mineral solution containing Silver Ions. It is a pure all-natural substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of silver that is held in suspension of pure ionized water by a tiny electric charge placed on each particle.
There are products containing silver salts and proteins (MSP or CSP) that are also called Colloidal Silver. However, they are not really Colloidal Silver but ionic silver water or silver protein. These products have been linked to a rare but irreversible skin condition called Argyria.
How does Colloidal Silver work?As per the report presented by Samuel Etris and Richard Davies of The Silver Institute in a 1996, Colloidal Silver can aid in rapid healing of the body in three ways:
- Catalytic Oxidation: Silver naturally holds onto oxygen molecules, which readily react with the sulfhydral (H) groups that surround bacteria and viruses. In turn, this helps block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration for these pathogens, thus destroying them in seconds.
- Binding with DNA: Silver ions have been found to literally enter bacteria DNA and prevent it from unwinding, thus thwarting the cellular replication process and killing the bacteria eventually.
- Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes: Silver ions attach themselves to bacteria cell membranes directly and produce the same respiration-blocking effect for them as mentioned above.
What does it do?Colloidal Silver is the most usable form and the most effective disease, germ, virus and fungal killers known. It has been found to be both a remedy and prevention for colds, flu, all infections and all fermentation due to any bacteria, fungus or virus which are often found in diseased conditions.
It has been reported to rapidly subdue inflammation as well as promote faster healing. The body needs Colloidal Silver to fight disease causing organisms and to aid healing. Taken daily, Colloidal Silver serves as the first line of defense against harmful pathogens and provides renewed energy and vitality while reducing bodily toxins.
What are the key characteristics?Colloidal Silver is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no known side effects. Colloidal Silver cannot cause any harm to liver, kidneys, or other vital organs or parts of the body. It is safe for pregnant and nursing women and even aids the fostering better growth and development of the growing fetus. Many pregnant women also take it for ease in delivery and faster post-partum recovery.
Colloidal Silver is odorless, tasteless, non-stinging, and harmless to eyes, contains no free radicals, does not destroy gut flora and has no adverse reaction to other medications. It improves digestion, causes rapid generation of damaged cells and tissues, and helps prevent colds, flu and other diseases caused by microorganisms.
Will Colloidal Silver destroy the friendly and beneficial probiotics (i.e., acidophilus) in my gut?SilverIon’s active ingredient may inhibit probiotics to a very small extent, but as there are nearly 3-7 pounds of good bacteria colonizing the intestinal tract, taking a small daily maintenance dose of 1 tablespoon to 1 ounce of Colloidal Silver a day will never be able to kill the friendly gut bugs present in the intestinal tract.
Moreover, as SilverIon is readily assimilated into the blood through the stomach and gut lining, it does not linger in the lower intestines long enough to kill the friendly bacteria lining the intestine. Additionally, the gut friendly bacteria present in the intestines are positively charged and hence do not bond electrically with the positively charged silver particles in SilverIon, thus eliminating any chance of conflict between the two.
How to store Colloidal Silver? Can we refrigerate it?Colloidal Silver should be stored in tinted glass bottles, away from direct sunlight. It can be kept in a cool dark cupboard, away from electrical cables, radio, television, etc (which have large magnets in them).
Freezing can damage the colloidal suspension. If a colloidal suspension is allowed to freeze, the suspended particles may precipitate and fall to the bottom. If the color has changed after thawing then the colloid is irreversibly damaged. If the color remains the same, then the colloid is ok. But it’s a bad idea to freeze Colloidal Silver.
Does Colloidal Silver cause Argyria or “Blue Skin”?No. Argyria is a discoloration of the skin wherein the skin turns blue-grey color as a result of over exposure to certain forms of silver. Argyria is known to be caused by ingesting :
- Silver salts (compounds) such as Silver Nitrate.
- High Concentrations of Ionic Silver.
- Protein based Silver products aka “Silver Protein” or “Mild Silver Protein”
Argyria is not caused by true silver colloids, such as the one marketed by SilverIon.net, which consist of nanometer sized particles of silver in pure water.
Does Colloidal Silver accumulate in the organs of the body?No. The particles contained in Colloidal Silver are in the form of nanometer-sized particles. These particles do not accumulate in body tissues or any organs. The nanoparticles are passed out of the body with waste within a few days of being ingested.
Can Colloidal Silver be taken along with prescribed drugs?Yes. Colloidal Silver does not interfere with or interact with other medications. Silver is a noble metal, which does not readily combine with other substances to form compounds, so they do not interact with medications, herbs or other supplements.
Is Colloidal Silver safe for a babies, infants, and children?There is no known risk for a baby of 11 pounds to ingest up to 70 micrograms (mcg) of pure silver daily, for up to 70 years, according to medical literature! This is equal to (7) droppers or (60) fine mist sprays daily.
The particle size and concentration of silver ions in our Colloidal silver makes it safe for the whole family, even infants to consume it in recommended dosage. Third party studies have shown that our brand outperformed all competing brands up to 500 ppm.
What is the recommended dosage of Colloidal Silver for children?The general recommended dosage of CS for children is:
Children: 2 1/2 droppers or 3 ml twice daily. Infants: 1 dropper or 1 ml twice daily. Infants: 6 sprays in nostrils for stuffy noses.
It is best to take CS on an empty stomach and to hold it under the tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing. Although we are not aware of any evidence of toxicity or adverse effect, we always recommend that you consult with your doctor or holistic health care provider.
Can Colloidal Silver be used to treat pets safely?Since our brand produces the highest quality Colloidal Silver that is both safe and non-irritating for humans and animals, it can be used to treat pets. You can read more about it in our section – Colloidal Silver for Pets. We also have testimonies from people who have successfully used Colloidal silver to treat various ailments of their pets.
What is the recommended dosage of Colloidal Silver for adults?Since the Colloidal Silver produced by us is of the best quality and absolutely safe, following dosage guidelines to the tee is not critical even for children. Nevertheless, it is advisable to take a conservative approach while starting with CS. It is best to start with 1 tablespoon three times a day and increase this dosage gradually, especially when down with an infection or allergy. Our Therapy section lists the dosage guidelines for some of the most common ailments.
For further reference, you may study the Silver Safety Pyramid created by the Silver Safety Committee that comprises of some of the top names in medicine in the world as well as leading chemistry professors and health freedom advocators. This pyramid is designed to enable anyone to easily determine safe usage levels of any dietary supplement containing silver, typically referred to as ionic silver or colloidal silver.
Why should I buy Colloidal Silver?As our slogan says, “Your Body, Your Choice”, it is you who needs to choose between toxic antibiotics and addictive steroids or an all-natural, safe antibiotic with no known side effects. Colloidal Silver is an all-round super antibiotic and immunity booster that can be safely used by the whole family to treat diseases and infections and ensure good health and general well being.
Our product is the same as the top selling 10 ppm Colloidal Silver product in Sweden (Ionosil) and is sold in almost 1000 health stores, animal and equestrian shops and in specialty stores including major natural supermarket chains across Sweden.