Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers About Making and Using Colloidal Silver

…with a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge…

QUESTION: How is colloidal silver made?

ANSWER: Here’s how it’s done:  Two small 6-inch rods composed of pure .9999 fine silver are plugged into two jacks in the bottom of a small countertop device called a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.

By sitting the generator on top of a one-quart wide-mouthed glass jar filled with pure steam-distilled water, the two .9999 fine silver rods are immersed into the water (see photo).  The one-quart wide-mouthed glass jar is referred to as your “production container.” 

When plugged in, your colloidal silver generator is calibrated to send a specific, low-voltage current of electricity through the silver rods.

The low voltage electricity passing through the silver rods drives tens of millions of tiny, sub-microscopic silver particles into the distilled water, suspending them in the water with an electrical charge.

This is called the electro-colloidal process.  After the generator runs for three hours, the end result is a pure, high-quality ionic colloidal silver solution of approximately 7-10 ppm in concentration, with billions of tiny, submicroscopic silver particles as low as .8 nm in size for maximum bioavailability and effectiveness.

In the video to the right, you’ll be able to see a quick pictorial demonstration showing the simple, four-step process for making colloidal silver.  It’s so simple, any adult can do it with ease.

QUESTION:  What kind of glass jar is used for the production container? 

ANSWER:  A one-quart wide-mouth glass canning jar – such as a Ball canning jar or Mason canning jar like the one in the photo – is considered to be the perfect production container for producing colloidal silver. 

These glass canning jars are usually available very inexpensively at Walmart or at local supermarkets.  But you can also use a one-quart glass cookie jar or similar container. 

(Before making colloidal silver with your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, be sure to read the Operating Instructions guide that comes with each generator, which includes handy tips and important safety information.) 

QUESTION: How long will the two pure .9999 fine pure silver rods last?

ANSWER: If you make colloidal silver as often as twice per week, your silver rods will usually last for up to a full year, and often much longer if you make colloidal silver less frequently. 

QUESTION: How do you know when it’s time to replace your silver rods?

ANSWER: After a year or longer of regular twice-weekly usage your silver rods will eventually begin to grow thin and start getting brittle. When the rods become so thin that they break in half when you bend them, you should replace them with a new set. That should take well over a year under normal, twice-weekly usage.

QUESTION: Can you use sterling silver rods instead of the pure .9999 fine silver rods to make the colloidal silver solution?

ANSWER: Experts tell us that you should NEVER use sterling silver to make colloidal silver. Apparently, sterling silver contains nickel, which is used as a hardening agent. We are told that nickel is extremely toxic to the human nervous system. So, to avoid problems with toxicity, you should always use the .9999 fine pure silver rods when making colloidal silver. 

QUESTION: Where can I purchase extra sets of the .9999 fine pure silver rods?

ANSWER: Sometimes you can purchase .9999 fine pure silver rods from local jewelry stores, but usually the prices are exorbitant.  And there’s always the risk of an unscrupulous jeweler selling you sterling silver rather than pure .9999 fine silver. 

At the time of this writing, you can purchase a single set (that’s two, 6-inch rods) of pure .9999 fine silver wire from The Silver Edge for only $35.  

These rods are the thicker 12 gauge circumference that fits perfectly into the jacks in the bottom of your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.  They last approximately 35% longer than the thinner 14 gauge silver rods most people sell.

Keep in mind that each set of pure .9999 fine silver rods will allow you to produce an astonishing 3,200 ounces, or more, which is about $24,000 worth of colloidal silver, based upon typical retail health food store prices for colloidal silver!  

To order new silver rods, simply call The Silver Edge toll-free at: 



[Please note that due to dramatic price volatility in the silver market, the current price of pure silver rods may be slightly higher than stated above.  For the most current pricing, please either contact The Silver Edge at the toll-free number above or check the website at the link specified above.] 

QUESTION: Can I purchase the pure .9999 fine 12 gauge silver wire in bulk and save money?

ANSWER:  Yes, you can purchase the pure .9999 fine silver wire in the thicker 12 gauge circumference in bulk 5-foot, 10-foot, and 20-foot rolls, and simply cut your own silver rods from the roll with a pair of tin snips. 

It’s very simple to cut – just unroll a length of silver, measure off six inches, and snip it with your tin snips.  That’s it!  What’s more, by buying larger rolls of silver wire and cutting your own silver rods, you can save up to 30% off the normal cost!

  • In fact, at the time of this writing, you can get a 5-foot roll of the pure .9999 fine silver wire for only $150, which will give you five sets of pure silver rods and which reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $30 per set.
  • Or, you can get a 10-foot roll for only $270, which will give you 10 sets of pure .9999 fine silver rods, and which reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $27 per set.
  • Or, you get a 20-foot roll for only $490, which gives you 20 sets of pure .9999 fine silver rods and reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $24.50 per set.

Frankly, one person would be hard-pressed to use 20 feet of pure silver wire in an entire lifetime, unless you were making and selling your colloidal silver commercially or supplying your whole neighborhood during an extended crisis.

Most people purchase an additional 5 or 10 feet worth of pure silver wire, which will last you for up to five to ten years or longer, depending upon how frequently you make colloidal silver.

Again, to take advantage of these lower bulk prices on rolls of pure .9999 fine 12 gauge silver wire just call The Silver Edge at:



[Once again, please note that due to dramatic price volatility in the silver market, the current price of bulk rolls of pure silver wire may be slightly higher than stated above.  For current pricing, please either contact The Silver Edge at the toll-free number above or check the website at the link specified above.]

QUESTION: Instead of using distilled water, can you make colloidal silver with other kinds of water, like bottled water, well water, alkaline water, purified water, structured water or reverse osmosis filtered water? 

ANSWER: Absolutely not.  You should use only pure steam-distilled water, which is available from most local supermarkets or at Walmart for around a dollar a gallon.

Water from an underground well – no matter how “pure” it has tested – is still full of dissolved mineral content.  What’s more, filtered water – even water that has been run through a reverse osmosis system – still contains dissolved minerals that can dramatically affect the quality and purity of your colloidal silver.   

It’s the same with structured water, alkaline water, purified water, and bottled water:  There’s too much mineral content in them to make a high-quality colloidal silver solution.  Only pure steam-distilled water is free of all contaminants, including dissolved minerals. 

QUESTION: Will pure steam distilled water “go bad” in storage if I don’t use it for a while?

ANSWER: No. Just store it in the plastic container you purchased it in, and keep the lid on. It will not go bad in storage. 

QUESTION: Is it okay to distill your own water, and if so, where can I get a good countertop water distiller?

ANSWER: Certainly, it’s okay to steam distill your own water if you can match the quality of the steam-distilled water available through commercial sources.

Unfortunately, it’s time-consuming and cost-prohibitive. It can take anywhere from three to five hours to properly steam distill a single gallon of tap water using a good home water distiller.  Lots of mail order and internet companies sell counter-top water distillers, but frankly, many of these units do a very poor job of removing all of the mineral content from the water, in spite of the glowing claims made by the companies that sell them.

When you consider the fact that pure, professionally-produced steam-distilled water costs only about a dollar a gallon (or a little more) at Walmart, and that a good, high-quality home water distiller will cost you close to $500 or more, you’ll see that it may be easier and far cheaper to simply purchase your distilled water commercially.

You could purchase 500 gallons of pure, steam-distilled water at Walmart for about $500. Naturally, you’re never going to need to make and drink 500 gallons of colloidal silver in your lifetime. The point is, why spend $500 or more on a home water distiller when the results are so frequently uncertain, and when by contrast, professionally made steam-distilled water is relatively inexpensive and so easily obtainable at your local supermarket or Walmart?

Nevertheless, if you prefer to make your own pure steam-distilled water, then is said to have a high-quality range of home water distillers.  You can do a Google search for others.  My only suggestion would be to go with the most expensive model you can afford, as lower-cost models – particularly those in the under $500 range – simply don’t seem to have what it takes to produce steam-distilled water of high enough quality for making colloidal silver.

QUESTION: How do you properly store colloidal silver? 

ANSWER: Experts agree you should always store colloidal silver in darkly tinted glass bottles at room temperature. Because silver is very sensitive to light, you must keep it out of the light as much as possible, or it will begin to oxidize and precipitate out of suspension, i.e., the little electrically-charged silver particles will begin to fall to the bottom of the storage container leaving what silt-like gray powdery coating. 

Storing your colloidal silver in darkly tinted glass bottles in a kitchen cabinet is fine. Below you’ll find a list of several known reliable sources for darkly tinted glass bottles. The most popular kind of storage bottle for colloidal silver is called the Boston Round amber glass storage bottle.  These usually come in 8 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. sizes, but some vendors even carry the 64 oz. size.  And if you’re very lucky you might find a vendor that carries the large gallon-sized amber glass dark bottles.  Many people also like to use cobalt blue glass storage bottles or other colored glass bottles that keep the light out.  

QUESTION: Where can I get the darkly tinted glass bottles in which to store my colloidal silver?

ANSWER: At the time of this writing, the single best place to find darkly tinted “Boston Round” glass bottles for storing colloidal silver is  Sometimes local health food stores carry empty amber glass bottles in a variety of sizes.  Or, you can order them inexpensively by the case (12 bottles to the case) from Consolidated Plastics Company. Their toll-free telephone number is 1-800-362-1000. 

Another source is Industrial Containers at 1-800-748-4250.  You can also find them through Essential Supplies at 1-562-802-0515. And of course, there’s Specialty Bottle Company at 1-206-382-1100.  And you can often find them on Amazon, as well.   

Almost all of these companies also have websites where you can see pictures of the bottles and order online.  Some of these companies sell the plastic lids for these bottles separately, and others include them with the bottles.  So when you order, be sure to ask whether or not the plastic lids come with the bottles.  You’ll need the plastic lids for long-term storage of your colloidal silver. 

Here’s an article on The Silver Edge website that lists a multitude of inexpensive online sources for all kinds of dark glass bottles – including storage bottles, pump spray bottles, nasal spray bottles, and more – for making and using colloidal silver. 

Or, you can go to your local supermarket and purchase a quart bottle of prune juice, which almost always comes in dark amber or green-tinted glass bottles. Simply dump the prune juice out or drink it (not all at once, of course), wash the bottle in warm soapy water, and then rinse the bottle thoroughly and use it for storing your colloidal silver. 

Some customers tell us that empty wine or beer bottles work great. Just use a rubber stopper for a lid, or put a piece of Saran wrap over the mouth of the bottle and wrap a rubber band around it to keep it in place. (Wal-Mart, your local “Dollar Store,” and other discount stores sell small packages of rubber “bottle stoppers” for about $2.00 a package.)

In a pinch, you can store your colloidal silver in a plain glass jar, such as a mayonnaise jar, or even in your one-quart glass production container (i.e., Ball canning jar or Mason canning jar).  To keep the light out, simply place the jar inside of a child’s brown paper lunch sack. Or wrap some packing tape around the outside of the jar, from top to bottom.  Or take a men’s darkly-colored sock and pull it up over the jar from the bottom.  

Note:  Unlike the amber glass storage bottles which come with plastic lids, jars like this often have metal lids.  Colloidal silver should not be allowed to come into prolonged contact with metal, because the metal can negate the electrical charge on the silver particles, causing them to fall out of suspension and coat the bottom of your storage container.  So if you use a jar with a metallic lid, don’t fill the jar to the brim with colloidal silver. Instead, only fill the jar to within an inch or so of the top.

If a little colloidal silver splashes and briefly touches the metal lid, that’s not going to hurt a thing – it’s prolonged contact with metal (such as through stirring your colloidal silver solution with a metal spoon) that can cause the silver particles to lose their electrical charge and thus their potency.

QUESTION: Can I refrigerate my colloidal silver?

ANSWER: You should never refrigerate colloidal silver.  That’s because in every batch of colloidal silver, the tiny submicroscopic silver particles are suspended in the water by an electrical charge.  What’s more, they’re in a constant state of motion called Brownian Motion.  Unfortunately, refrigeration dramatically slows down the Brownian Motion and can cause the silver particles to lose their suspension in the water, falling to the bottom of the storage container.  This is called “plating out of suspension.” Storing your colloidal silver at room temperature is always best. Avoid excessive heat and excessive cold whenever possible. 

QUESTION:  Are there any other colloidal silver storage tips?

ANSWER:  Yes.  For long-term storage (months/years) do not store your colloidal silver close to electrical or magnetic influences such as the microwave oven, television, radio, stereo speakers (which have large magnets in them), etc.  Over long periods of time, strong electro-magnetic fields can seriously weaken or even altogether neutralize the electrical charge on the silver particles, causing them to drop out of suspension and thereby render your colloidal silver solution less potent.

QUESTION: How long can you store colloidal silver before it loses its potency?

ANSWER: In general, properly made colloidal silver should store indefinitely.  But it depends upon the quality of the colloidal silver you’ve made, and the storage conditions. High-quality colloidal silver produced solely with pure steam-distilled water and stored in a dark cabinet at room temperature will store far longer and retain full potency far longer than colloidal silver produced with poor quality water and stored in poor conditions. 

Generally speaking, a high-quality colloidal silver solution such as that produced by the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator distributed by The Silver Edge will easily store for a year or longer in a dark kitchen cabinet at room temperature and retain 99% of its potency during that time.  I’ve had quart jars of micro-particle colloidal silver in my emergency preparedness cabinet that were still perfectly good after five years of storage.  

However, poor quality colloidal silver or colloidal silver stored under improper conditions can begin to lose potency after only a few weeks to a few months. In such cases, you’ll actually see silver particles that have fallen out of suspension and have dropped to the bottom of your storage bottle leaving a light silvery-grey coating looking a bit like silt.

Conditions that contribute to the “plating out” of silver particles include, but are not limited to: Prolonged exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures, prolonged exposure to sunlight or artificial light, prolonged exposure to electrical fields or magnetic fields in the home, and even prolonged exposure to ambient household static electricity. Storing your colloidal silver solution away from such contributing factors can vastly increase the length of time it will remain fully potent.

To learn how to check your colloidal silver for potency during long periods of storage, see the FREE article at the following link:  

QUESTION: How do I know there are actually silver particles suspended in the water when I’ve finished making a batch of colloidal silver?

ANSWER: First of all, if you have good taste buds you can taste the very light but distinctive metallic taste of the solution when holding a teaspoonful under your tongue. That alone lets you know the silver particles are there. 

But there’s a simple trick for being able to visually “see” the silver particles in your solution. Just make a batch of colloidal silver using distilled water as per the directions that come with your generator.  Then, take one of those little red laser pointer lights that shine a bright red laser beam – they’re available in many office supply stores or catalogs for anywhere from $10 to $20 (or purchase one from The Silver Edge by calling 1-888-528-0559) – and go into a dark room.

Inside the dark room, shine the laser light into your colloidal silver solution from the top (being careful not to shine the red beam toward your eyes).  If you’re looking closely you’ll see a faint red beam of light shining directly through your colloidal silver solution from top to bottom. This is because the red laser light is reflecting off of the tens of billions of submicroscopic silver particles that are suspended in the solution.

If you were to shine the same laser pointer light through a glassful of pure steam-distilled water instead, the beam would not show up at all because there would be nothing in the water for the beam to reflect off of. In science, this is called the Raleigh-Tyndall effect, and it’s precisely how researchers and scientists make sure the colloidal solutions they have prepared indeed have suspended colloid particles in them.

Here’s a short video demonstrating how to do the Laser Pointer Light Test for colloidal silver:  

Be sure to read the Operating Instructions guide that accompanies your generator for safety tips and additional information on testing your colloidal silver.

QUESTION: What’s the difference in the size of the silver particles produced by other colloidal silver generators, compared to the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge? 

ANSWER: While there are a number of good colloidal silver generators on the market today, many “cheapie” models (i.e., known as “mud makers” or “throwaway” units) can produce silver particles and silver particle agglomerates in the hundreds of nanometers in size (i.e., 200 nm or even larger). That’s because the manufacturers of these generators frequently fail to spend the money on the essential electronic components needed to properly balance the voltage and amperage in order to produce the correct wattage for making high-quality colloidal silver.

On the other hand, the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge is specially calibrated to produce silver particles as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer. That’s about as close to “dissolved” silver as you can get!

In fact, the particles are so small it requires a high-powered Transmission Electron Microscope operating at a staggering 175,000x magnification to see them. By comparison, a typical red blood cell can easily be seen, with staining, under a standard optical microscope at only 1,000x magnification. So we’re speaking of a particle size that is many fractions of times smaller than an average red blood cell or a typical blood capillary.   

To see a micrograph of the independent laboratory testing demonstrating the uncommonly small silver particles produced by the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, see this link

Also, for a more extensive overview of what makes the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator so superior to conventional colloidal silver generators, be sure to read the report:

While there may be a handful of colloidal silver generators with more “bells and whistles” (i.e., switches, dials, etc.) than the brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, they are often complicated to operate, and even small mistakes can cause the production of poor-quality colloidal silver.  The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator has been specifically designed for simplicity and ease of operation.  

There is quite literally no other comparable colloidal silver generator in terms of the size of the silver particles produced (which gives you maximum bioavailability) and the overall quality of the colloidal silver produced.  This is what’s made the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator for over 10 years!  (And you certainly can’t beat the price, either, considering the fact that the generator pays for itself with the very first one or two quart-sized batches of colloidal silver you make!)

QUESTION:  Can I use my new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator overseas, even though the voltage is different?

ANSWER:  Yes, as long as you use the appropriate voltage converter or step-down transformer.  The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is designed for use with 120-volt current, at 60 Hz, and uses only about 5 watts of power.  Voltage converters are widely available in electronics stores worldwide and through many online sources.  

For use in most foreign countries, the voltage converter you’ll need should be capable of converting 240 volts down to 120 volts and should be made for continuous duty.  In other words, it should say “Continuous Duty” right on the packaging. You need one rated for 5 watts or higher.   But you do not need to purchase one of those expensive voltage converters.  There are many inexpensive voltage converters available online for about $15 or $20. 

Here’s a link to one from, for about $15.00.

If the above link is not working, just do a Google search for “voltage converters.” Or, call the Tech Support department at The Silver Edge during normal business hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm, PST) for additional help and guidance: 760-253-2988. You can also email the Tech Support department at

QUESTION: What does “ppm” mean?

ANSWER: It means parts per million. It’s a measurement of the total weight of the silver particles in your colloidal silver suspension. The higher the ppm, the more actual silver by weight is in your colloidal silver solution.  

Many people mistakenly believe the “ppm” of a colloidal silver solution is an indication of its effectiveness, with low ppm being less effective, and higher ppm being more effective.  Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.  Indeed, the true test of effectiveness for colloidal silver is the particle size, not the ppm.  

The smaller the silver particles, the more effectively the body can absorb, distribute, utilize and afterward excrete them. Conversely, the larger the silver particles, the less effectively they’re absorbed, distributed, utilized, and excreted.  

To learn more about particle size, as well as the ppm of colloidal silver, including the many misconceptions involved, see the following article:

I promise you’ll find it to be refreshingly educational and eye-opening. 

QUESTION: How many parts per million (ppm) of colloidal silver will the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator produce? 

ANSWER: The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator distributed by The Silver Edge produces about 7-10 parts per million for every 3 hours the machine is allowed to run.

QUESTION: Why is the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator limited to producing 7-10 parts per million every 3 hours? 

ANSWER:  Strong concentrations of colloidal silver (i.e., high ppm) almost always contain excessively large silver particles, which the body treats as if you’d eaten dirt, i.e., they go in one end and are expelled out the other without being taken into the cells, tissues, and organs where pathogens like to hide and colonize.  In other words, they have little to no nutrient or therapeutic value. 

But the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator produces ultra-small silver particles as low as .8 nm in size.  Silver particles this small have much higher absorption into the human body, meaning they give you maximum bioavailability. Indeed, the human body treats such small particles as nutrients and is able to absorb such small particles deep into the cells and tissues where “stealth pathogens” like to hide.  And afterward the body is better able to excrete such small particles. 

So the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is unique among colloidal silver generators in that it all together does away with the need for taking excessively high concentrations and dosages of colloidal silver. With such effective penetration into the cells and tissues, you simply no longer need to ingest stronger concentrations or higher dosages of colloidal silver. 

QUESTION: One internet website says you need to take at least 500 ppm to 3,000 ppm colloidal silver for it to be effective. They say this is the concentration used by doctors in all of the old medical studies back in the 1920’s and 1930’s. They also claim that making your own colloidal silver can be very dangerous and that the end result can be “poisonous.”

ANSWER: Back in the 1920’s and 1930’s when the use of colloidal silver first began in earnest, doctors and researchers were simply not aware of the potential for damage to the kidneys and liver inherent in overly high concentrations of colloidal silver. Nor were they aware that much lower concentrations of colloidal silver were just as beneficial without all of the unnecessary risks.

A lot has changed since then. Doctors no longer recommend such excessive concentrations of colloidal silver because some of the patients treated with them during the 1920’s and 1930’s developed problems such as argyria (i.e., skin graying), indicating potentially toxic silver overload.

Later clinical studies showed that significantly lower concentrations of colloidal silver gave equally impressive results, particularly when extremely small silver particles were used rather than the much larger silver particles that are inevitably produced in more highly concentrated commercial colloidal silver solutions.  

For additional documentation, see “Why Higher PPM Is Not Always Better.”   The bottom line is that 500 ppm to 3,000 ppm is one heck of a load of silver particles on the liver and kidneys. We would never want to take concentrations that high, as they could lead to silver overload and eventual toxic buildup in the body over time, which some experts say can cause both liver and kidney damage.

That’s why responsible advocates of colloidal silver never recommend concentrations that high. In fact, most companies selling such highly-concentrated colloidal silver solutions tell you to dilute it thoroughly in water before ingesting it – using approximately one teaspoon of their highly-concentrated colloidal silver in an eight or 12-ounce glass of water. This effectively dilutes the silver solution to a level the body can easily handle without the potential for toxic overload – about 10 ppm on average, depending upon the concentration you started with. Anyone selling such highly-concentrated colloidal silver solutions, and who fails to tell you to dilute it first is potentially putting your health at risk, particularly if you plan on taking their silver solution regularly for extended periods of time.

As for the spurious charge that colloidal silver produced with a colloidal silver generator is somehow “poisonous” or “dangerous,” it always amazes us to see what some people are willing to say in order to sell their over-priced commercial brands of colloidal silver. These people often charge as much as $29 to $39 or even more for a tiny four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver, when in reality fresh, pure, and unadulterated colloidal silver can be made for about 36 cents a quart! What a bunch of rip-off artists!

Of course, they have to give you some kind of scare story or try to bamboozle you with phony scientific-sounding jargon, in order to convince you to pay a whopping $7 to $10 an ounce for their expensive commercial brands of colloidal silver, when you can make your own colloidal silver literally for pennies per quart.

Fortunately, as more and more people find out that fresh, pure unadulterated colloidal silver can be made for only pennies per quart with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, the fewer people these guys will be able to gouge with their overly-priced commercial brands. 

QUESTION: On the internet, some colloidal silver vendors are claiming that the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective,” and that only the particulate or metallic form of colloidal silver – which they call “true colloidal silver” – is effective.  Since your generator produces the ionic form of colloidal silver, I’d like to know what the truth is.

ANSWER:  First of all, all colloidal silver generators produce the superior ionic form of colloidal silver.  The ionic form of colloidal silver is the world’s most popular form of colloidal silver and has been for over 60 years.  That’s because it’s the active, infection-fighting form of colloidal silver.  

While the term “colloidal silver” covers a LOT of different types of silver solutions – for example, ionic silver, particulate silver, mild silver protein, silver oxide, monatomic silver, silver citrate, silver hydrosol, and more – the vast majority of colloidal silver on the market today is of the ionic form.  

The reason?  Because ionic silver works the best, pure and simple.  What’s more, all other forms of colloidal silver are ineffective against pathogens, except to the extent they’re converted to the ionic form inside the human body by acidic bodily fluids.

Claims that the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective” are being made by a small handful of individuals on the internet who sell bottles of the far more expensive particulate form of colloidal silver, which they erroneously refer to as “true colloidal silver.”  

So to convince people to pay through the nose for these over-priced particulate silver solutions, the vendors selling them try to denigrate the healing properties of their biggest competition, which is the superior ionic form of colloidal silver.  It’s very deceptive, of course.  But some people will apparently do anything for a buck. 

Claims that ionic silver is “largely ineffective” fly in the face of over a century’s worth of clinical data, not to mention the personal experiences of millions of regular users of the ionic form of colloidal silver worldwide. 

For example, every single one of the hundreds of real-life testimonials posted at the Colloidal Silver Success Stories website are from users of the ionic form of colloidal silver.  If the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective,” how did these people achieve the startling healing results they report?  

And why do the vast majority of bonafide clinical researchers and medical experts agree that the ionic form of colloidal silver is the active specie of silver in terms of its infection-fighting capabilities?  To learn why the world’s top experts all tout the healing virtues of ionic silver, see the following article:  

In reality, independent clinical studies demonstrate that the ionic form of colloidal silver is up to 10,000 times more effective than the particulate form against disease-causing pathogens.  You can read about one such study in the following article:

The bottom line is this: The very best colloidal silver is always pure, freshly-made unadulterated ionic colloidal silver. Don’t fall for scare tactics and slick sales pitches disguised as “science” which are only designed to deceive you into paying excessively high prices for tiny bottles of commercially produced particulate colloidal silver that cannot even begin to compare in quality to fresh, pure, ionic colloidal silver made with a high-quality colloidal silver generator such as the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.

QUESTION: How much colloidal silver should a person take?

ANSWER: As a daily nutritional supplement, most people take between one teaspoon to one ounce a day, depending upon body weight.  Because of FDA regulations, we can’t give specific dosage advice for infections or specific diseases.  

To help you determine the right daily dosage of colloidal silver for your own body, based upon your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver product you’re using, consider obtaining a copy of the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report if you haven’t done so already.  It’s FREE by email.  And you can get it here:  

When taking colloidal silver for infections or disease, most people take about four times their normal daily dosage, for up to a week or 10 days.  While it’s beyond the purview of this short report to give specific dosages for specific diseases, one good source of information on colloidal silver usage is The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC. It’s newly expanded to over 547 pages and has two fully detailed chapters on specific dosages for specific health conditions.  You can purchase a copy by calling the company’s sales office at: 1-888-846-9029, or by visiting their website at the link above.      

QUESTION: But colloidal silver is completely safe to use, right?

ANSWER: Nothing on earth is “completely” safe to use. As a silly example, one of the safest natural substances on earth is water. Yet ingestion of too much water can result in death. (This is called drowning.)  There’s even a condition called hypernatremia caused by drinking too much water, and it can result in death.  

Indeed, there’s no “completely safe” nutritional supplement on the face of the earth, if a person uses it in excess.  For example, experts say the mineral iron, if used in excess, will cause your body’s tissues and organs to accumulate iron, eventually resulting in heart disease and organ malfunction. It is said the mineral selenium if used in excess, will cause severe nervous system damage, convulsions, and even death.  Similarly, the mineral calcium, if used in excess, will cause calcification of soft tissue within the body, cellular toxicity, and even heart disease.  Excessive use of vitamin A can cause liver damage, anemia, and other problems.

I could go on and on, through each and every nutritional supplement on the market. But I think you get the picture.  According to experts, all of these above-mentioned substances are highly beneficial to the human body when used within reason. And all of them are potentially harmful when used in excess.

As the physician, Paracelsus said back in 1529, “Toxicity is in everything, and no thing is without toxicity. The dosage makes it either a toxin or a remedy.”

 Nutritional supplements – including colloidal silver – are used daily, for years on end, by hundreds of millions of people, with practically zero harm when used as directed, with common sense and sanity. But there’s not a single substance on earth that can’t cause harm to the human body at some excessive or obsessive level of usage.

The key to successful usage of nutritional supplements, including colloidal silver, seems to be common sense and moderation. Although colloidal silver is used regularly with no problems whatsoever by tens of millions of men, women, and children throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa, like any other mineral supplement you absolutely must exercise common sense when using it. Using extremely high concentrations of colloidal silver or taking overly large amounts of colloidal silver for prolonged periods of time is not recommended.

Also, if you have a known serious allergy to silver, you simply should not use colloidal silver.  Of course, serious silver allergies are extremely rare. One dentist told us he had never seen a case of silver allergy in the entire 15 years he had used silver amalgam to fill cavities.  But such an allergy is certainly possible in rare individuals.  Experts tell us that if your body reacts badly to silver fillings or if wearing silver jewelry makes your skin break out in a rash, you may have a silver allergy and should probably not use colloidal silver.

QUESTION:  What About the Blue Man Syndrome, also called Argyria?

ANSWER:  One of the very rare side effects caused by taking excessively high concentrations of colloidal silver, or by taking overly large amounts of colloidal silver for prolonged periods of time, is a cosmetic skin condition called argyria in which the skin can actually turn grey or even bluish-grey.

What happens is that while the human body is perfectly able to excrete small to moderate amounts of silver particles, when excessive amounts of silver particles are ingested for long periods of time, the body begins to push some of the excess silver particles out to the skin, where, upon exposure to sunlight, they oxidize (tarnish).  This can cause a strange, blue-gray skin-staining, similar to a tattoo.  

While argyria (also called “blue man syndrome”) is a strictly cosmetic condition and is not otherwise harmful, many researchers believe it indicates an excessive internal accumulation of silver particles which can potentially cause toxicity to the liver, kidneys, and other organs if colloidal silver usage were to be continued under such a circumstance.

Some colloidal silver users claim that taking 400 IU per day of vitamin E and 200 mcg. per day of the mineral selenium during periods of increased colloidal silver usage can help alleviate the toxicity problem.  As Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D., the famous natural health doctor from Tahoma Clinic in Washington state, has stated:

Silver belongs to the family of metals that also includes copper and gold (both of which can also have numerous health benefits when they’re used properly). One of the primary concerns people tend to have about using these metals is the risk that they’ll accumulate in the body and lead to heavy metal toxicity. But if you have plenty of antioxidants in your diet, such as selenium, vitamin E, and amino acids like N-acetyl cysteine, you’re safe from any harmful effects from this family of metals. Germs, however, are not.

Additionally, people with poor elimination (bad liver or bad kidneys) might have an additional risk of buildup of silver in the body if they use more colloidal silver than their body is capable of eliminating. If you are unsure about using colloidal silver, be sure to ask your doctor about your particular situation.

But know this:  Tens of millions of people around the world use colloidal silver without incident.  The medical literature lists about 20 people who have “turned blue” from colloidal silver usage, and in every case, I’ve read about, the individuals were ingesting egregiously excessive amounts of colloidal silver on a daily basis, for months and even years on end.  

For example, the so-called “colloidal silver blue man,” Paul Karason, admitted on national TV that he was drinking as much as 10 to 20 ounces of highly concentrated colloidal silver per day, and had done so for ten years before ending up with blue-stained skin.  Contrast that with a typical daily colloidal silver dosage of one teaspoon to one ounce per day (depending upon body weight) and you can see why the “blue man” turned blue.  He massively over-dosed himself on colloidal silver every single day for ten straight years.  

Avoiding argyria is simple:  Don’t drink huge amounts of colloidal silver for long periods of time.  The old saying your mother probably taught you – “moderation in all things” – is as true for colloidal silver as it is for any other substance.  

And if you haven’t done so already, please don’t forget to obtain a copy of the FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which explains how to calculate your maximum daily safe dosage amount based upon your own body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver you’re using. You can obtain the report by email at no cost whatsoever at the link above.

Additionally, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC, which is now a whopping 547 pages in length, covers in great detail many safety and dosage issues regarding the usage of colloidal silver and even reports on specific dosages for specific diseases.  We highly recommend it. You can reach Life & Health Research Group, LLC, toll-free at: 1-888-846-9029. Or, learn more about this eye-opening resource online at the link above.

QUESTION: Will colloidal silver cure (XYZ) disease?

ANSWER: Because of FDA regulations, we really cannot answer such questions, except to state that by law colloidal silver can only be sold as a nutritional mineral supplement, and not as a remedy for any specific health condition.

That’s why we strongly recommend the comprehensive 547-page book called The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC. It has several full chapters offering synopses and documentation of virtually every major medical study conducted using colloidal silver to treat various diseases from 1897 to the present day, as well as the results of each study. It reveals how colloidal silver has been used in the past by doctors for specific infections and diseases. And there are also several full chapters on specific dosage information. The manual will answer many if not all of your questions on colloidal silver. Again, you can order it directly from Life & Health Research Group, LLC, by calling 1-888-846-9029 or learn more online at the link above.    

QUESTION: Does The Silver Edge offer a money-back guarantee and a warranty on the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator? 

ANSWER: Of course. The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase against defects in parts and workmanship. Naturally, as with any electrical product, serious abuse such as battering the unit, dropping the unit from a height, disassembling the unit, or otherwise altering the electronic components, is not covered under the warranty. But the units are very sturdy, high-quality, and are literally built to last for a lifetime.  

Plus, you’re protected by our 30-day money-back guarantee of complete satisfaction. Use your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for a full 30-days.  Make as many batches of colloidal silver as you want during that time.  Test it out and make sure the machine and the colloidal silver it produces are everything we’ve said it is.  You can even call the Tech Support department during regular business hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm PST), and ask as many questions as you want: 760-253-2988

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, simply call for a Return Authorization Number by the 30th day and you’ll receive a full and prompt refund of every penny you’ve paid (minus s&h) once we receive your returned unit.

There’s only one simple, but very fair condition:  If for some reason you feel the need to return your new generator, be sure to call The Silver Edge first at 1-888-528-0559 for a Return Authorization Number. Returns that do not have a clearly marked Return Authorization Number on the outside of the package will not be accepted and The Silver Edge is not responsible for its return to you.

QUESTION:  Are there any other sources of information on colloidal silver and its usage I should know about? 

ANSWER:  Besides the FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report and the newly updated Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual (547-pages) there are several other interesting and insightful information sources you might want to look into.

The Testimonials page on The Silver Edge website contains hundreds of anecdotal reports in which experienced colloidal silver users have written in and explained exactly how they’ve used colloidal silver for various issues, and what their results were.  Reading these anecdotal reports is one of the easiest ways to become thoroughly familiar with colloidal silver usage in a short time.

The More Great Articles About Colloidal Silver and Its Usage page on The Silver Edge website is another great resource.  There you’ll find nearly 500 eye-opening articles on colloidal silver, nanosilver, and other forms of antimicrobial silver and their usage. 

You might also consider joining the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook, where over 30,000 colloidal silver users congregate to discuss their own usage of colloidal silver and the successes they’ve had.  You’ll be able to ask and answer questions about colloidal silver and its usage… participate in ongoing discussion threads…learn about the latest medical studies… discuss new and effective ways to use colloidal silver…tell your favorite colloidal silver success stories…and much, much more!  

If you’re looking for THE place on the internet to interact with other experienced colloidal silver users, the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook is it!  It’s quite literally the largest online community of colloidal silver users.  And it’s FREE – so join the community at the link above today!

The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video is another eye-opening resource, which many viewers consider to be a one-stop “crash course” in colloidal silver usage for beginners.  It’s a full-color, 60-minute DVD interview between Steve Barwick, author of The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, and TV personality Kristyn Burrt (host of MSNBC’s The Arena with Jesse Ventura, and Red Carpet Host for the 2016 Academy Awards).  

In this studio-quality DVD, Kristyn hammers Steve Barwick with questions about colloidal silver usage… makes him give personal hands-on demonstrations of nearly a dozen different ways to use colloidal silver to heal infections and disease…has him demonstrate how to make a quick, simple emergency home colloidal silver generator out of three little nine-volt batteries and two six-inch pieces of silver wire…

…shows amazing film of skin cancer being healed by micro-particle colloidal silver… interviews a half dozen colloidal silver users who explain how they’ve used colloidal silver successfully, revealing their incredible results…and has Steve Barwick personally demonstrate how to operate three different kinds of colloidal silver generators (including the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator) step-by-step, so you can see exactly how they work.  

What’s more, she has Steve explain the key benefits and drawbacks of each one.  And there’s so much more in this hour-long full-color video presentation, you’ll feel like you’ve been given a year’s worth of education on successful colloidal silver usage in just 60 short minutes!

You might also want to visit the Clinical Studies and Reports page of The Silver Edge website, where nearly 100 different clinical studies, medical reports, and technical white papers are posted on the infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver, nanosilver, and other forms of antimicrobial silver.  This is your “go-to” source of information when skeptics and naysayers try to tell you there’s “no clinical evidence” documenting the effectiveness of colloidal silver. Send them the links to a few of these clinical studies and reports, and send them scurrying away with their tails between their legs!

There’s also the “What the Experts Say About Colloidal Silver” page on The Silver Edge website, where you’ll find hundreds of quotes on colloidal silver, nanosilver, and other forms of antimicrobial silver from bonafide medical, clinical research, and scientific experts.  

And while you’re navigating around The Silver Edge website, you might want to pay a visit to the FREE Videos:  Making and Using Colloidal Silver page and watch a few of the short but always eye-opening “how-to” videos on colloidal silver and its usage. 

Finally, you might want to visit the Additional Sources of Information on Colloidal Silver page at The Silver Edge website, where you’ll find a list of books and other resources on colloidal silver that should be in the library of every experienced colloidal silver user. 

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