So, What Is Colloidal Silver?
True “colloidal” silver is a concentration of nano-sized particles of silver suspended in a liquid while true “ionic” silver is a concentration of silver ions suspended in a liquid.
The SilverLungs (pH) colloidal silver generator provides protocols for producing purely ionic silver solutions and highly particle-rich (i.e. colloidal) solutions. Ionic solutions are best suited for low salt environments such as the eyes, ears, nose, lungs and topically to the skin, while particle rich (colloidal) solutions are best suited for exposure to high salt environments such as the stomach and blood. Although silver ions are the smallest form of silver that carry a positive electro-static “oxidizing” charge, they are highly reactive to salt and other (anions) and can form less powerful silver compounds such as silver chloride (AgCl).
Having the ability to produce both forms of ionic and colloidal silver solutions covers the full spectrum of silver supplementation.
Now, owning a professional-class silver generating device allows you to finally break your dependence on silver solution manufacturers and their far-reaching “claims.” The last thing they want you to know is that you should be making your own colloidal silver solutions right from home!
The “terminology” used in the silver supplement market has truly become confusing, frustrating and many times downright misleading. Sadly, between well-meaning manufacturers who honestly don’t know the difference between the two main types of silver (or what they are actually producing), to those who knowingly mislead the consumer through deceptive claims and pseudo-science, it’s rare to find a general consumer that could actually know the difference between the two main types of silver solutions. What’s worse, virtually all silver solution manufacturers resort to some degree of pseudo-science as to how their silver solution is unique and better than all others. First, let’s take a look at the basics of getting the terminology accurate and understood.
Colloidal silver is properly defined as a silver solution that is comprised of a majority of silver particles. Silver particles are pure pieces of silver metal that are not ionic nor bound to any other constituents such as oxygen (AgO or Ag2O for example.) The word “colloidal” is the most misrepresented term for almost all silver solutions produced today. First, the general consumer only knows one word concerning silver solutions; that word is “colloidal.” It’s safe to say that 9 out of 10 consumers have never even heard of the term “ionic”, which is what 90% of all silver solutions sold today actually are. Second, silver solution manufacturers realize that the general consumer does not know the word ionic and would not dare label their product anything other than “colloidal” due to the risk of not selling their solution to the pre-conditioned “colloidal” shopper.
Ionic silver is properly defined as a silver solution that is comprised of a majority of silver ions. Silver ions are individual atoms of silver missing their 1 outermost valence electron which gives them a positive charge. Ions are simply atoms that have lost or gained 1 or more of their orbital electrons which shifts their charge to negative or positive accordingly. This is what 90% of all silver solutions on the market today actually are. To put it another way, 90% of all silver solutions marketed as colloidal are absolutely not colloidal by proper definition of the term and are in fact almost entirely ionic.
Ionic vs. Colloidal:
Although most silver solutions sold today are actually ionic solutions (and misbranded as colloidal), this doesn’t mean that ionic silver is without merit or less effective than true colloidal silver. In fact, both forms are valuable based on the administration method chosen. Silver solutions can be administered in vivo (inside of the body) or in vitro (outside of the body) – topically. This is why it will pay to know the difference between the two types and why having the ability to produce (both forms) of these two silver solutions is an invaluable luxury to the (educated) silver supplementing consumer.