Colloidal silver is a popular supplement in the alternative health world. This should come as no surprise since colloidal silver fights viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. However, most silver products on the market are not actually colloidal silver, but rather ionic silver.
What is the Difference Between Colloidal Silver and Ionic Silver?
Ionic silver particles are very small and are able to bind with other elements in your cells, like selenium and mercury. These resulting particles can end up becoming trapped within your cells.
Colloidal silver nanoparticles, on the other hand, are much less likely to bind with other elements within your cells, making colloidal silver easier on your body, while still very effective as a natural remedy.
When ionic silver is reduced, colloidal silver is the result. Store bought colorless “colloidal silver” is, in reality, mostly ionic silver.
In order to turn ionic silver into true colloidal silver, an extra step in the manufacturing process must occur. This extra step is to add a reducing agent (typically a sugar solution) to the ionic silver and heat the ionic silver to just below boiling point.
Ionic silver that has been reduced is colloidal silver and will be yellow to brown in color. Reduce is from the Latin word redūcere,” which means “bringing back,” or “restoring.” In science, to reduce means to return something to its original state.
Please be sure to watch our important new video series on colloidal silver so you can make good decisions about using colloidal silver for your health.
Colloidal Silver Video Series – Everything You Need to Know About CS
Part 1: Colloidal Silver – What They Don’t Tell You and What You Need to Know
Part 2: The Correct Way to Make Colloidal Silver at Home, 20 PPM Using a Silvertron Elite.
Part 3: How to Make Reducing Agent and an Electrolyte Solution – Exact Instructions to Use for 20 PPM Colloidal Silver.
Part 4: Colloidal Silver Black Residue – How To Make Sure You Don’t Contaminate Your Batch of CS.