I just want to follow up on the Rice U conclusions with regard to Ionic Silver versus Non-Ionic Silver portends for bio-availability within the human body.
So far as any bio-chemist knows, the metal transport mechanism of bio-availability to the human body comes via positively charged IONS, be this the case for iron, magnesium, etc. It is only positively charged IONS that can gain entrance to biologically active cells that provide the nutritional value that a biologically active cell requires.
The only question remaining with regard to the presence of a non-Ionic metal particle is whether it's presence within the circulating fluids of the body can somehow strip an electron from a non-ion metal to create an ion. If this does not happen the non-ion is USELESS for BIO-AVAILABILTY.
Because it is an established FACT of bio-chemistry, that the ionic transport mechanism is the only known way the human body absorbs necessary metals beneficial to human nutrition, then proponents of nano-particle silver need to come up with a study that contradicts the Rice U study that I posted above.
I have done the simple salt test on four different CS products to test for the presence of silver ions:
1. Battery setup starting with 3 9 volt batteries & finishing with one battery to create a current limiting feature with occasional stirring.
2. SilverGen unit
4. Unknown brand I purchased at a local health food store.
I placed an equal pinch of salt into an equal quantity of all four of the above along with an equal quantity in a container of tap water for control. Within two minutes all the above CS developed a white cloudy appearance, the plain tap water showed no such change, thus there were silver IONS present in all four of the CS medium of distilled water.
The only question remaining is the percentage of IONS versus NON-IONS in each of the four above mediums. Because each medium required just about the same amount of time to become cloudy, that indicates about an equal presence of ions suspended within the four mediums of CS.
A couple of times on different homebrew production I did the salt test to see how long was required before the medium contained enough ions to become cloudy, about fifteen minutes seemed to be the usual time before the salt test of the medium would work. For this time interval the cloudiness was much more mild than a usual 1-2 hour production run.
I don't know if this helps anyone, or if anyone even cares, but the thing it teaches me that I need not waste $60 to buy 16 oz of MesoSilver or that other stuff I bought at the health food store for which I paid the same exact price for the same quantity.
I add MY CS to my bathwater as well as brush my teeth & gargle with it.