You want to reduce the IS(Ionic Silver) to CS( Colloidal Silver
) as its not as toxicto the body cells and silver ions gointo the cells and get trapped there causing Argyria. When Cs hits the stomach it passes on through while ions mixed with syomach acid get turn into silver chloride (basic chemistry) Look up the studies with IS vs CS. A little IS is not going to hurt you in the small amounts, but everybodies level that will cause a problem is different! Cs has a much better chance of getting to your other parts of the body with out being locked up because its not an ion. Just do your research on this so you are informed!
Nope. Ionic silver isn't toxic at all. Sounds like you are listening to someone who sells Colloidal Silver
. In fact Ionic Silver rejuvenates tissues. Reported to clear up cancer. Studies show it doesn't stay in the body for long if properly made.
IONIC VS COLLOIDAL
Here's some more information on whether ionic or particulate (colloidal) is more efficacious and whether the ionic portion is neutralized before entering the bloodstream. This is from the silver list. Ivan is a respected researcher and lives in New Zealand.
"Well, I was bound to comment on the ionic vs elemental colloid thread
Firstly the idea that silver ions precipitate out in the alimentary
tract, and never make it to the blood stream, is pure speculation.
This theory is most eloquently proposed by Purest Colloids who market
a product of high elemental colloid percentage.
However the theory, I believe, is pretty much debunked by an article
which is (ironically) found on the Purest Colloids sister web site:
NOTE: This is the study shown above.
This study was written by Roger Altman (who used to grace this list
with his not inconsiderable presence) and details the elimination vs
ingestion of what would be a high ionic percentage CS. He found that
pretty much what is ingested is what comes out, and that a high
percentage comes out in the urine. Now these ions did not get into the
urine by precipitating out and not getting into the blood stream,
obviously the blood stream is exactly where they ended up.
The fact that a high percentage of ingested ions emerged in the urine
also suggests that little is bound in the tissues (at least in this
case) which further suggests that in order to develop argyria, a large
amount of silver must be consumed, and/or specific (and unusual?)
circumstances are present, such as deficiencies in vitamin E and/or
selenium (or perhaps overdose of selenium, as suggested by some
What the fate of silver ions in the blood before elimination is moot,
however my own observations would suggest that they are at least as
effective as elemental colloids in controlling infection... so don't
throw away your 9v battery generator just yet!