Colloidal Silver and Alkalinity: What’s the Truth?


Colloidal Silver and Alkalinity: What’s the Truth?

by Steve Barwick, author, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

Some colloidal silver generator manufacturers claim their units are superior to the competition because they dramatically increase the alkalinity of the solution during the colloidal silver-making process.

One manufacturer even claims his unit produces a highly alkaline colloidal silver solution of 10 pH — far more alkaline than seawater or even pure baking soda!

Of course, the claim is ludicrous, because colloidal silver is made with distilled water, which is essentially pH neutral (pH 7), i.e., it’s neither acid nor alkaline.

What’s more, silver itself is not alkaline in nature. In fact, there are only about six alkaline earth minerals, and six alkaline earth metals: Beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, plus radium, lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium and francium.

Most importantly of all, you can’t significantly increase the pH of distilled water without adding alkaline mineral content to the water.

Since silver itself is not alkaline, you’d have to add quite a lot of alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium to the water in order to increase the alkalinity of a colloidal silver suspension.

Unfortunately, any such added mineral content would bond to the electrically-charged silver particles, creating overly-large (and far less effective) silver globules that are inherently difficult for the body to absorb and utilize.

The resulting colloidal silver suspension would range from amber-colored (i.e., gold-colored) to a cloudy/milky or even grayish color, rather than remaining crystal clear like pure, ionic colloidal silver.

And because of the excessively large silver particle size, which reduces bioavailability, such colloidal silver would be only a fraction as effective against pathogens compared to a non-alkaline colloidal silver solution.

Study: Alkalinity Reduces Silver’s Effectiveness

But even if you take the claims for increased alkalinity at face value, clinical studies clearly demonstrate the simple fact that the antimicrobial characteristics of silver ions – the active, infection-fighting specie of silver — decrease with alkalinity and increase with acidity.

In other words, increased alkalinity retards the infection-fighting qualities of antimicrobial silver.

In fact, a relatively new clinical study conducted by researchers from the Department of Pathology at West Virginia University demonstrated that higher levels of acidity caused silver ions to kill more pathogens than higher levels of alkalinity.

This study was published in the International Wound Journal in October 2012, and was titled “The Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Isolated From Burn Wounds.”

As the medical researchers stated in the abstract of the study:

Little is known about the antimicrobial efficacy of ionic silver on antibiotic-resistant bacteria at different pH values.

…Forty-nine antibiotic-resistant bacteria routinely isolated from burn wounds were used in the study and evaluated for their susceptibility to two silver containing wound dressings using a standardized antimicrobial efficacy screening assay [corrected zone of inhibition (CZOI)].

Interestingly, when pH was changed from 8.5 [alkaline] to 5.5 [acidic], antimicrobial activity for both silver-containing dressings in general increased significantly…

…the study showed that the performance of both dressings apparently increased when pH became more acidic.

The findings in this study may help to further enhance our knowledge of the role pH plays in affecting both bacterial susceptibility and antimicrobial activity of silver containing wound dressings.”

In other words, silver ions released from the silver-containing wound dressings worked significantly better against antibiotic-resistant bacteria when there was increased acidity. But they didn’t work nearly as well when there was increased alkalinity.

A Defect and Not a Benefit

So in terms of the infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver, increased alkalinity is a defect and not a benefit.

You do not want to use colloidal silver that’s in an alkaline suspension and therefore reduces the infection-fighting qualities of the silver itself.

As another writer stated about the same study:

“In this clinical study conducted by researchers from the Department of Pathology at West Virginia University, researchers found that when silver-ion emitting wound dressings containing two different kinds of silver compounds were exposed to a wide range of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, environments with lower pH (i.e., increased acidity) resulted in significantly greater antimicrobial activity compared to environments with higher pH (i.e., increased alkalinity).

According to the researchers, “…when pH was changed from 8.5 [alkaline] to 5.5 [acidic] antimicrobial activity for both dressings in general increased significantly…the study showed that the performance of both dressings apparently increased when pH became more acidic.

The findings in this study may help to further enhance our knowledge of the role pH plays in affecting both bacterial susceptibility and antimicrobial activity of silver containing wound dressings.”

In other words, as the wound dressings used in this study leached silver ions into the wound area, those silver ions performed better against pathogens when the environment was acidic than when it was alkaline.

Increased alkalinity inhibited the performance of silver against pathogens.

So if you want to drink alkaline water, then fine, drink it. But if you want to drink alkaline colloidal silver, you might want to stop a moment and consider what you’ve read in this article, because if it’s indeed truly alkaline in pH, you’re not doing yourself any kind of favor.

Doing It Right, from the Start

Clearly, you can’t believe every claim made by some of these Johnny-come-lately sellers of colloidal silver generators.

While they might try to distinguish their product from other products by jumping on faddish bandwagons like the “alkaline water” craze, they ignore the indisputable clinical evidence that demonstrates increased alkalinity to be a detriment to silver in terms of its ability to kill pathogens.

But if you’re in the market for a colloidal silver generator that does it right, from the very start, consider a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge — the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator for over 10 years running.

Instead of focusing on faddish concepts and buzzwords, like “alkalinity,” the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator does what no other generator can — it produces ionic silver particles that are so small, you get nearly 100% bioavailability when you ingest it (compared to maybe 40-50% bioavailability for the colloidal silver produced by conventional generators).

In other words, because the silver particles produced by a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator are vastly smaller, you’ll enjoy:

  • increased absorption into the body
  • increased distribution throughout the body
  • increased utilization against pathogens throughout the body (smaller particles kill pathogens faster and better than larger particles)
  • and increased elimination of the silver particles once the silver has worked its infection-fighting magic.

In short, because of the phenomenal absorption and utilization qualities of micro-particle colloidal silver, you no longer have to take high concentrations of colloidal silver to achieve the desired results. And that’s because the silver particles are so exceptionally small, they’re vastly more bioavailable.

Would you like to know more about the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge? Then keep reading…


Make Your Own High-Quality
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!

As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.

But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart!  In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.

Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator!  Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!

In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!

You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!

The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…

  • It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
  • Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time!  Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:

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  • Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is!  Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
  • Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
  • Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
  • Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!

Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!

Customer Testimonials

Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:

“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it.  And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make!  It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!

Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.

Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.

I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.

I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too.  We use it in the bathtub for skin problems.  And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on.  We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.

My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem.  And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”

— K. Sullivan, NM

And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:

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“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.

The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.

If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!

Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!

And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.

For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.

This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store.  So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!

When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’

But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do!  And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.

In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!

Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.

What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”

— Marie Wilkey, SC

The Bottom Line…

With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!

Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!

What’s more, you’ll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you’ll be making it — literally — for only a few pennies per batch!

Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,


Steve Barwick, author

The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

Helpful Links:

FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report

Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver for Pennies

.999 Pure Silver Wire for Making Colloidal Silver

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