Frequently Asked Questions
Silver has been used for thousands of years for the same reason we
are using it now. It’s historical use by mankind as a “natural
germ killer” is long and indisputable. From mankind's earliest
recorded history, silver has been used in the making of food and
drink vessels, as well as eating utensils. Its’ germ resistant
properties provided a natural protection against bacteria borne
illnesses relating to food and drink, as well as an unintended,
but effective method of oral silver supplementation. Today, silver
is being used in swimming pool filters, food cutting boards,
medical bandages, burn dressings, and water filters for NASA.
There is some interesting research with silver prior to the advent
of patented anti-biotics. A good example that is available on the
Internet is "The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease" by Alfred
B. Searle, the founder and owner of Searle Pharmaceuticals (now
known as Monsanto). Although this book is dated in some respects,
it demonstrates the research that had already been done as well as
that which was ongoing in the area of colloidal silver before the
advent of patented anti-biotics.
How does colloidal silver work?
According to Acupoll researchers, silver inhibits the growth of
one-celled microorganisms by deactivating the organism’s oxygen
metabolism enzymes. This action in turn, destroys the organism’s
cell membranes, stopping the replication of the organism’s DNA.
Is colloidal silver safe?
Advanced Colloidal Silver, taken according to our serving
suggestions, contains less than one third the amount of silver
referenced by the EPA in their drinking water standards. The
suggested daily serving contains approximately 100 micrograms of
silver. The Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum daily
reference dose of silver is 350 micrograms. That equates to
approximately three and one half teaspoons of Advanced Colloidal
Are colloidal silver and colloidal gold drugs or do they
interact with drugs?
Colloidal silver and colloidal gold are mineral supplements, not
drugs. Supplementing your diet with colloidal silver or gold
should be approached no differently than taking other vitamin and
mineral supplements. We have seen no reports of, nor evidence of,
any adverse silver or gold mineral interaction or reaction with
patented "drugs", any other element, compound, or food.
Which colloidal silver is most effective, ionic or non-ionic?
There is much debate within the colloidal silver community about
ionic silver vs. non-ionic silver. We believe 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 more effective. The truth is: ionic silver is
still silver, but electrically charged, either negative or
positive. Both seem to have their own distinct advantages in
different environments. Generally, ionic silver loses its
effectiveness in the hydrochloric acid of the stomach becoming
silver chloride and passing harmlessly out of the system.
Internally, non-ionic silver doesn’t have that limitation and is
able to survive the digestive acids and be absorbed into the
bloodstream where it can then act to boost the immune system.
Ionic silver is very effective in environments where it isn’t
required to pass through the stomach, such as in the ears,
sinuses, mouth, throat, and skin. We believe that a product such
as “Advanced Colloidal Silver” gives you the best of both worlds
with approx. 25% ionic silver and 75% non-ionic silver particles.
How important is silver particle size?
Silver of any size can be effective against microorganisms, such
as the use of silver utensils and cups, putting a silver coin in
water or milk, or even wearing silver jewelry, where silver is
assimilated through the skin. There is no doubt that silver is
only effective to the degree that it is able to come into contact
with microbes and is therefore more effective if it has a particle
size small enough to get down to the cellular level. Smaller size
also enables the particles to travel more easily in the body's
fluid environment, giving the silver easier access to all areas of
the body and to these microorganisms.
Although, we’re actually dealing with much smaller particles,
microns compared to nanometers, the following analogy may give
some perspective to size importance within certain parameters.
Imagine a silver particle the size of a 55 gal. barrel with the
outside of the barrel being the surface area that comes in contact
with the surrounding environment; then compare that with the same
barrel filled with silver particles the size of marbles or even
BBs. There is many times more effective surface area to contact
the surrounding environment with the smaller particles than with
Can colloidal silver cause flu like symptoms?
When first starting silver supplementation one may experience a
"healing crisis", also known as a Herxheimer's reaction. When
toxins accumulate in the blood stream from dying microorganisms,
it may cause flu-like symptoms, along with some usually mild
diarrhea. Initially, smaller servings may be a more comfortable
way to pass through this temporary malaise. When these infections
have been eliminated, you will be on your way to recovery and
better overall health. Also, higher water consumption away from
your colloidal silver intake, may lessen the duration of these
Does colloidal silver kill only “bad” bacteria, leaving “good”
Colloidal silver does not discriminate between “good” and “bad”
bacteria. It destroys all bacteria it comes into contact with.
That is why we recommend that if taking more than suggested
servings of silver for extended periods of time, one should
supplement with acidophilus or eat live culture yogurt an hour or
so afterwards to re-supply the digestive system with the “good”
bacteria needed for optimum food digestion and nutrient
Can colloidal silver cause Argyria?
The only negative association made to silver in the anti-silver
propaganda is the condition Argyria, an extremely rare phenomenon
where silver accumulates in the tissue under the skin causing a
blue or grayish tint. Even then, it isn't life threatening. There
are a few cases repeatedly cited in the anti-silver propaganda.
The best known and most repeated case occurred in the 1950s when a
lady, who was reportedly taking a commonly prescribed silver
nitrate product, developed this condition. Advanced Colloidal
Silver is mineral and water only and has no gelatinous, protein,
or saline bases that may be conducive to Argyria.
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