How to Store Colloidal Silver Correctly for Maximum Potency
Whether you use a commercial brand of colloidal silver, or make your own colloidal silver, how long it remains potent during storage depends a lot upon how you store it.
Incorrect storage of colloidal silver can result in the silver particles falling out of suspension and coating the bottom of your storage container like a fine gray silt.
Here’s some quick tips on proper storage of your colloidal silver, so you can enjoy maximum potency no matter how long it’s stored…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
In a previous article, I explained how to check your colloidal silver batches to make sure the silver is still potent. You can read that short article, here.
But how do you maximize the longevity and prolong the potency of your colloidal silver batches while they’re in storage?
There are three basic factors you need to be aware of:
First and foremost, colloidal silver needs to be stored out of bright light.
That’s because prolonged exposure to bright light causes silver particles to oxidize, then lose their electrical charge and fall out of suspension, dropping to the bottom of your storage container.
As the silver particles begin to fall out of suspension, they’ll coat the bottom of your storage container with a fine gray silt-like coating.
If you see that gray, silt-like coating covering the entire bottom of your colloidal silver storage container, you know that particular batch of colloidal silver is fast losing potency.
That’s because, as more and more silver particles begin to oxidize and drop to the bottom of the container, fewer and fewer electrically-charged silver particles will be left suspended in the water. So when you use the batch, not nearly as many silver particles will be available to kill bacteria, stimulate healing and boost immunity.
That’s why most people store their colloidal silver in a dark glass storage container. Most people either use dark amber glass storage bottles with plastic lids (like the one shown in the image at the top of the page), or the colored decorative Ball canning jars like the one shown on this web page.
Here’s the good news: If your colloidal silver is stored in a dark glass container, it can safely be stored on a kitchen counter top instead of in a dark cabinet, because the dark color on the glass bottle filters out the spectrum of light that causes silver particles to oxidize.
Cobalt blue glass storage bottles can also be used, such as the one to the left.
A lot of people also use old dark-colored wine bottles, Bailey’s Irish Cream bottles, or other dark glass bottles to store their colloidal silver.
Some people even use inexpensive glass bottles like these, which can be found at Walmart.
You can even wrap duct tape around a clear glass storage container to keep the light out, and store your colloidal silver in that.
If all you have available is a clear glass storage container, one of the simplest solutions is to take a dark sock and pull it up over the container to keep the light out (see a quick “how to” example, here).
The bottom line is that prolonged or frequent exposure to bright light can begin to oxidize your silver particles and cause them to fall out of suspension. So to extend the potency of your colloidal silver in storage you should always do your best to keep it protected from exposure to bright light.
A little bit of exposure to light, such as when you’re pouring some colloidal silver out of the storage container to drink or to apply topically is not going to cause a problem. Again, it’s prolonged or frequent exposure to bright light that causes the oxidation issue.
Factor #2: Temperature Control
Colloidal silver should be stored at room temperature (i.e., between 68-85 degrees), rather than, say, in a garage where temperatures can fluctuate dramatically between daytime and nighttime.
Over the course of time, fluctuating temperatures can cause silver particles to fall out of suspension prematurely, resulting in lost potency. Keeping your colloidal silver stored in a temperature-controlled climate (such as in a dark cabinet, inside your house) can extend its potency dramatically. Properly stored colloidal silver can remain potent or years.
As an aside, never store colloidal silver in the refrigerator. That’s because the silver particles are in a state of Brownian Motion, which simply means they repel each other in the water. This Brownian Motion helps keep your silver particles from clumping together (i.e., agglomeration) and becoming too heavy to remain in suspension.
Indeed, if you could see the billions of submicroscopic silver particles suspended in the water, it would have the appearance of an elaborate (but erratic) dance, with silver particles appearing to collide or near-collide with each other, and then being repelled away from each other, over and over and over again, many times per second.
That’s because the positive electrical charge on each silver particle causes the particles to repel from each other, just as trying to touch the positive ends of two magnets causes them to repel from each other. So the silver particles in your batch of colloidal silver are constantly moving, quite literally every second.
Visually, think of an elaborate ballet with a dozen ballet dancers on stage all weaving in and out between each other in synergism, and you’ll pretty much get the picture.
But cold temperatures such as those from a refrigerator will cause that Brownian Motion “dance” to slow down dramatically, which in turn will allow silver particles to begin falling out of suspension.
The bottom line is to keep your colloidal silver batches stored at room temperature, and let the “dance” (i.e., Brownian motion of the suspended silver particles) continue.
Factor #3: Electro-Magnetic Influences
If possible, your colloidal silver should also be stored three or four feet (or more) away from strong electro-magnetic influences such as a microwave oven, or even from a set of large stereo speakers with large magnets in them.
That’s because prolonged exposure to strong electro-magnetic influences can, over time, disrupt the potency of a batch of colloidal silver.
This is probably the least worrisome of storage problems. But it’s another factor that colloidal silver users have found in the past to influence the longevity and potency of their colloidal silver batches.
Another Important Factor
Of course, there are a number of other factors that can influence how long a batch of colloidal silver will remain potent while in storage.
One of the most important factors is the quality of the water that was used to make the colloidal silver batch.
Only steam distilled water should be used when making colloidal silver, because all other forms of water have loads of mineral content in them. And over time, the mineral content can rob your silver particles of their electrical charge, causing them to fall out of suspension.
Even water produced by reverse osmosis still has too much mineral content in it for making high-quality colloidal silver.
This is important to understand, because if you fail to make your colloidal silver with steam-distilled water, over time the excess mineral content in the water will begin to bond with the electrically charged silver particles and rob them of their electrical charge, causing them to fall out of suspension.
So if you’re making batches of colloidal silver and you’re keeping them properly stored as I’ve explained above, but you’re still having problems with silver particles falling out of suspension while in storage, then you’re likely having a problem with mineral content in your water, and you need to make sure you’re using a good, high-quality brand of steam-distilled water.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that colloidal silver will retain full potency quite literally for years if it’s made properly, and stored properly. If not, it will only retain potency for a few months at best before beginning to fall out of suspension and coat the bottom of the storage bottle.
I have a quart of homemade colloidal silver in my cabinet that’s nearly five years old now, and it’s still just as potent as the day I made it. But that’s because it’s stored in a dark glass bottle…it’s stored indoors at room temperature…it’s stored away from powerful electro-magnetic influences such as a microwave oven…and it was made with very high-quality steam-distilled water.
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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,
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