Colloidal Silver Side Effects: Myths and Misinformation
If you do an internet search on “colloidal silver”, you are likely to pull up about 2,000,000 search results. There are hundreds and hundreds of products for sale out there, along with which are included a bunch of warnings, misinformation, posts pro and con, as well as some good accurate information. Myths about colloidal silver are everywhere. Many people are concerned about possible side effects, or what kind is the actual “true colloidal silver”. There are lots of websites and articles attempting to debunk the use of colloidal silver. This is another way to keep people in fear of using this natural anti-microbial for themselves, their family and their pets.
I have freely used colloidal silver for my dogs and myself regularly for years with absolutely no colloidal silver side effects, and with many, many great health benefits.
There is only one known side effect regarding the use of colloidal silver. It is a condition called argyria, caused from taking copious amounts of a silver protein that is not from the kind of nano-particle colloidal silver you most typically purchase today.
Are you confused about what is the “true colloidal silver”?
The FDA and Big Pharma sites have been joined in their debunking efforts by many manufacturers producing and selling colloidal silver products. It’s craziness! You’ve probably seen all the propaganda and promotion from the self-proclaimed colloidal silver “authorities” pushing sales for their CS products on their websites.
Honestly, it’s confusing. Most of it is hype. First you read a site that states something like the fact that colloidal silver has been used effectively for healing for the last century or more, and then in the next paragraph you are told that only their brand of silver, made with the latest technology, is the “true colloidal silver” and all others are bunk.
Do they actually think that people who are educated cannot see through this obvious phoniness? Is our modern lifestyle purposely designed to be so busy that we don’t have time to care? We just accept whatever we are told and don’t form our own opinions because we are overwhelmed?
Some deceitful manufacturers present what they call “scientific” studies illustrated with all kinds of graphs and charts and numbers, all meant to misinform people into thinking that other products on the market are of inferior quality.
I believe these marketing techniques are completely wrong. Such an approach is certainly an unethical business practice.
So-called “true” colloidal silver that is cloudy or dark in color is not the best to use internally as some sites claim. The truth is that there is not one “better” or “best” colloidal silver on the market, with the exception being that the “clear” silver is better internally in most cases.
Colloidal silver manufacturing is not rocket science. However, the smaller particle types of silver do work better. There is a type of colloidal silver that is darker or amber in color. In this type, the particles are large or they have become oxidized. I would not recommend it for internal use, although it is fine externally. The best colloidal silver is clear. In the clearer solutions the silver particles are smaller or almost infinitesimal. However, they can still be seen with a laser light being shined through a glass jar. This is often referred to as nano-particle.
The ideal colloidal silver should be small enough for the body to be able to absorb it, make use of it and then be able to eliminate it from the system. The tiniest silver particles are best for this.
Some brands try to make their product seem “far superior”. Such status is a myth. Know that this is what is true:”‘Ionic Colloidal Silver is True Colloidal Silver,” because there is no other kind. All silver in solution made with low or high voltage electricity is ionic in nature.
The Truth about Colloidal Silver
All silver is going to kill germs and microbes. There are some brands that are better but none that are harmful in small, regular doses. Colloidal silver side effects are almost non-existent. However the FDA and medical community would rather you don’t realize this so that you will continue using their drugs.
Colloidal silver is a simple mineral solution of silver particles suspended in distilled water at about 10- 20 ppm using .9999 pure silver. That’s it! It is used not only for killing pathogens, but also to boost and increase the body’s own natural immune support system.
- If colloidal silver does not have a slight mineral taste then it’s not true colloidal silver.
- The best colloidal silver should be clear due to the smaller particle size.
As previously mentioned, the darker the color, the higher the intensity of silver particles, which means the generator has run longer and the solution is actually over saturated with silver. In this case, it tastes way too metallic and is not better, but in fact may be stronger than necessary.
I would recommend being careful using dark colloidal silver solutions. They may be what is called a silver protein. These solutions can range anywhere in color from an amber to a dark, almost black/grey product. A silver protein has a foam come to the surface when it has been shaken. Shake it to find out if you are not sure if it is a silver protein or not. This is the type of silver that can cause the skin to turn blue if used over a long period of time and the kind I do not recommend for either people or pets. Silver proteins contain 30 ppm up to 20,000 ppm. Strengths at this level are not thought to be safe to use internally, especially long term.
The PPM or particle part per million doesn’t automatically define the efficacy of a colloidal silver solution. However it can help you to have an idea of the kind of product it is.
For ionic silver and nano-particle solutions, a good clear colloidal silver typically ranges from about 10 to 20 ppm (parts per million).
So if you take one bit of information away with you from this article take this: Everybody’s colloidal silver is just about the same. The rest is all marketing.
While there can always an exception to every rule, this is fundamentally true in this case because a silver solution is a silver solution! The only real difference is just which company you prefer to buy it from.
Our niche is colloidal silver for pets. But it is the very same product you’d use for people. We make a high vibe 20 ppm colloidal silver using solfeggio tunes and crystals in a small high vibe, healthy environment. Since water absorbs and is affected by vibrations we feel this is important to the frequency of the final product.
We recommend our Colloidal Silver for any and all bacterial, fungal, or viral issues, or to kill and destroy the cell formation of any single celled organism, as well as any type of pathogenic infection. CS is known to eliminate over 650 known pathogens, including most viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Colloidal silver has been used for several centuries and is tried and true.
Colloidal silver is a super-effective natural antimicrobial and antibiotic alternative that works for all living beings including people, pets, animals, and plants.
Our colloidal silver for pets has very little taste, just a slight mineral flavor and no smell. So that makes is it easily administered orally to cats, dogs, as well as all small and large animals.
Our colloidal silver can be easily given orally with an oral syringe, or you can fill a water bowl and let your pet drink it, or put it directly into the eyes for eye allergies, conjunctivitis, keratitis and tear staining. It can be used in the ears for infections, in the nose for sinus issues, sprayed on cuts and wounds, sprayed on the skin for hot spots and other irritations. Even nebulize it into the air to clear lungs, for lung infections even cancer.
CS doesn’t burn, sting or irritate in any way. There is no natural alternative antibiotic or antimicrobial so effective anywhere. The ease of use and effectiveness is incredible and so effective pets owners everywhere are discovering it and won’t be without it. There is actually no conventional medicine or antibiotic comes close to the efficiency of our Colloidal Silver for Pets. It’s good for humans too!