Colloidal Silver Benefits
The benefits of Colloidal silver are many. It is one of the best topical antiseptics I know of. It has been used for centuries to promote good health and studies continue to show that it can outperform many standard medical methods used to treat biotoxins. Looking at Colloidal Silver is important given the increase in antibiotic resistance and the damage that antibiotics play on the gut flora. Colloidal Silver is also effective on viral infections, unlike antibiotics. We should know, however, that not all silver products are created equal. Here are 6 things are good to know about colloidal silver to protect yourself and ensure the best results:
1. Parts Per Million (PPM) is only Mildly Important
When it comes to colloidal silver, don’t get caught up in the solution’s parts per million — or PPM. Although it’s not a mundane detail, what’s really important is the particle size. Smaller particles can move more easily throughout your body and they’re more bioavailable. Particle sizes less than .005 microns are ideal. Sometimes this is indicated on the label, sometimes not. One way to tell if silver particles are too large is by examining the color of the solution. A dark or murky-color usually indicates large silver particles and other impurities. If the product has a high PPM yet has a larger particle size, it likely will not have much effect past the stomach. If you want to have a systemic effect, the particle size must be small and THIS is what most reflects the price point of the product.
2. Colloidal Silver Should Be Clear
As stated above, a quality colloidal solution should appear clear. Other colors indicate additional chemical additives or a larger particle size – both unwanted qualities. Darker-colored solutions can occur as a result of the presence of stabilizers, additives, salts, or proteins. These compounds are often used in many silver products to suspend larger silver particles. Products which need refrigeration or require shaking or those that develop a foam likely contain additional chemical impurities.
3. Silver Won’t Upset Beneficial Intestinal Organisms
A lot of people use silver as defense against harmful organisms. Unlike antibiotics which wipeout both the “bad” and the “good” organisms present in the intestinal tract, silver maintains a balance of intestinal microorganisms. Because Silver absorbs quickly in the upper GI tract, little gets through to cause problems for the beneficial bacteria in the small intestine and colon. Silver is also a milder form of antibiotic that doesn’t indiscriminately destroy enemies as drugs do.
4. Good Colloidal Silver Won’t Turn You Blue
You may hear of an individual who develops argyria, a condition that develops when silver proteins cause a blueing of the skin (do a Google search for Paul Karason). While this may happen when people either use ultra low quality silver solutions or use excessive quanities, pure hydrosol colloidal silver without additives, proteins, or salts does not cause this condition. This is why it’s imperative to obtain the purest solution available.
5. Purity Matters
Colloidal silver isn’t just a mixture of silver and water; it’s a solution where the silver particles are suspended in water and have an electrical charge. This type of solution requires ultra pure water. It also requires special equipment necessary to create and maintain a constant charge.
Many colloidal silver home brew kits use salts or other compounds during the brewing process to suspend the silver in the solution. Products like this do not offer the same effect as colloidal silver produced with high voltage technology. The chances of argyria also increase with the consumption of these products.
6. Only Use the Best Colloidal Silver
Not all colloidal silver products are created alike. First and foremost, choose a product that’s been produced using high voltage alternating current technology. This production method requires specialized equipment and produces a silver solution of unparalleled quality and purity compared to low-tech low voltage methods. Don’t be fooled by “concentrated” solutions of more than 30 PPM. In fact, a PPM of higher than 30 indicates the presence of a stabilizer or other protein that the silver is bound to as a means of suspension. That stuff turns you blue, it doesn’t provide any benefits.