Colloidal Silver FAQ

What is Colloidal Silver good for?

Colloidal Silver is simply solid particles of silver, 1 nm to 1,000 nm in size, suspended in distilled water. The largest allowed colloidal particle of 1,000 nm would contain about 45,000,000,000 atoms or ions of silver.

Colloidal Silver has multiple forms. We will focus on the two main forms of Ionic Silver and Colloidal Silver. All other forms are just marketing SPIN to convince you theirs is better. It is not.

Ionic silver is defined as a concentration of silver ions suspended in highly purified water where the majority of the solution is comprised of positively charged silver atoms. When a silver atom loses one or more of its electrons, it is now termed an ion of silver and carries a positive charge because the protons of its structure now outnumber the electrons. Protons are positively charged, while electrons are negatively charged. A greater amount of positive elements shifts the charge of the atom (ion) to positive. Ionic silver is denoted in physics and chemistry as (Ag+).

Colloidal silver is defined as a concentration of silver particles, 1 nm to 1,000 nm in size, suspended in highly purified water where the majority of the solution is non-ionic, pure silver metal, where there are no other additives.

Most of the products sold as Colloidal Silver are in essence mostly Ionic Silver, NOT true Colloidal Silver due to the high cost and degree of manufacturing complexity.

True colloidal silver is mostly (50 – 80%) silver particles, the rest being ionic silver.


Recent research suggests that charged silver particles attaches to proteins on the cell walls of bacteria, damaging their cell membranes. This allows silver ions to pass into the cells, where they can interfere with the bacteria’s metabolic processes and damage its DNA, leading to the cell’s death.

The size and shape of the silver particles as well as the concentration in a solution determines the effectiveness. A large number of small particles has a greater surface area than a lower number of large particles. A solution that contains more silver nanoparticles with smaller particle size are more effective.


There has been no allergenic reactions to silver reported in recorded history of the medicinal use of properly made Colloidal Silver. Properly made Colloidal Silver does not react chemically within the body.

Having said that, Paul Karason became famous for becoming blue like a Smurf. His condition called Argyria was caused by improperly made Colloidal Silver that he made himself. He used low voltage DC which is very difficult to make Colloidal Silver because of the distilled water's very high impedance. To overcome the high impedance of distilled water, he used high current ripping off large chunks of silver that fall out of suspension and added salt to increase the water's conductivity. The use of salt generates silver chloride which is the cause of Argyria. Properly made Colloidal Silver is not silver chloride and does not have any of these side effects.

It is best to take Colloidal Silver on an empty stomach for maximum effectiveness.

Most people do not seem to realize that we are constantly exposed to micro-organisms, toxins and pollutants on a daily basis externally and internally (germ, virus, carcinogen, toxin, fungus, bacteria, parasites and pollution).

Most microorganisms we come into contact with are harmless. Some exposure to germs is critical to keep the immune systems healthy, helping us fight infections and keeping us healthy.

Exposure to others, however, can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, sickness and death so it makes sense to practice good hygiene and cleanliness that will help prevent these problems. We rely on our immune system to keep us from getting sick.



We have 2 options, live in a bubble which is worse because it actually makes our immune system lazy and weaker or boost your immune system and reduce the pathogen load the immune system has to deal with on a daily basis. Colloidal Silver helps the immune system.

  • Natural antibiotics that does not lead to drug resistant bacteria
  • Helps heal wounds faster
  • Treats pink eye
  • Natural antiviral
  • Fights inflammation
  • Fights sinus infections, colds fl, pneumonia, and bronchitis
  • Fights pimples, psoriasis, black heads, white heads, inflamed skin
  • Use in you flower vase to keep flowers fresh longer
  • Controls odors in clothes


You need to consult with your doctor as Colloidal Silver works differently than antibiotics.

Ionic Silver - Pathogenic organisms have a net negative charge. A negatively charged pathogen will attract a positively charged silver ion. Thus, the theory goes that silver ions have a more powerful germicidal effect than non-ionic silver atoms. While this sounds straightforward there is one major flaw in this theory, which is the delivery mechanism. In order for the ionic silver to get to the bloodstream, it needs to get past the stomach acid first. Ionic silver becomes worthless as soon as it is swallowed because the silver ions immediately combine with chloride ions to form silver chloride. Silver chloride has no antibacterial properties and is a useless waste product which the body expels. Having said that, Ionic Silver seems to be superior as a topical or external solution. Colloidal Silver particles are more effective for internal use as they remain unaffected by stomach acid.

Colloidal Silver - The physical presence of colloidal silver particles near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single-celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme. This process suffocates and kills the pathogen. The pathogen is then cleared out of the body. The colloidal silver is then set free again to continue the attack on other pathogens. This creates a strong multiplier effect increasing the effectiveness and impact.

The zeta potential charge keeps the particles uniformly distributed in the colloid and from clumping together. The higher the zeta potential, the less clumping there is.

The key to effective colloidal silver is to have the smallest particle size possible and to have the highest concentration of particles. The smaller the particles, the deeper they are able to penetrate. The more particles there are, the more impact they will make.


Silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic that has been used for thousands of years, with no harmful side effects ever observed. Grandparents put a silver dollar or silver spoon in the milk to keep it from spoiling as it sat on the back porch in the summer. The ancient Greeks realized that eating with silver utensils reduced the tendency to get sick. This knowledge was passed on to kings, emperors, sultans and their families and members of their royal courts.

They ate from silver plates, drank from silver cups, used silver utensils and stored their food in silver containers. As a result of this use, silver was ever so slightly rubbed off in their foods.

These royals were called “Blue Bloods” because their skin had a blue tint, due to the accumulation of minute traces of pure metallic silver. The common red blooded folk, however, ate from earthenware dishes with iron utensils and frequently were sick, whilst the royals enjoyed the freedom from infectious disease as early as from birth. There are many historical references on Colloidal Silver. One of the most complete is published in “The Lancet” dated December 12, 1914.

Colloidal Silver was in common use in America from the late 1800s until 1938. It was prescribed for a great variety of diseases and infections. Colloidal Silver was used for just about every aliment as there were no antibiotics available.

The side effects associated with antibiotics and the new Super Bugs that resist antibiotics demand an alternative solution. According to Dr. Richard L Davies, executive director of the Utah Silver Institute, Colloidal Silver is rapidly gaining favor in the medical community. He reported in 1978, “In four years we have described 87 important new medical uses for silver. We’re just beginning to see to what extent silver can relieve suffering and save lives.”



How Healing Is Accelerated

Robert O. Becker, MD reported in his book, “The Body Electric” that Colloidal Silver accelerated healing. He and his research colleagues observed that Colloidal Silver accelerates the healing process by over 50%. He goes on to state “Positive Silver kills all types of bacteria because no other single antibiotic worked uniformly against ALL types of bacteria. There are no ions beside silver to burden the tissues. It works against all kinds of bacteria simultaneously and even kills antibiotic resistant strains and fungus infections.”

He goes on to state that the silver ion was doing something more than just killing disease-causing organisms. It was, he observed, facilitating major growth stimulation of injured tissues. When human fibroblast cells, which are common throughout the body, were exposed to silver, they differentiated. That is, they changed into an embryonic general cell, able to multiply at a great rate and then changed into the specialized cells of the organ or tissue that had been injured. Even in patients over the age of 50 years, tissues healed as easily as a child’s tissues.

Healing crisis

This is a condition wherein the Colloidal Silver is killing the pathogens faster than the body can eliminate the toxins. Healing Crisis appears like flu like symptoms, aching muscles etc. Should you experience this, just make sure to drink lots of water to lessen the symptoms.

If a person, taking the daily amount, finds that he or she will still occasionally have an infection, one may even quadruple the recommended daily dose. There should be no danger of overdosing; however, very few people ever need four times the recommended daily dose.

No Drug Interaction with Any Other Medicines or Herbs

There has never been a reported case of silver/drug interaction of any kind, this means that you can use Colloidal Silver with any pharmaceuticals. The chemical nature of silver is such that once inside the body it simply does not react with anything in the body except germs.

Kills Resistant Pathogenic Strains

Overuse of antibiotics have created antibiotic resistant strains. Colloidal Silver is claimed to work relatively fast - from 1 to 6 minutes upon contact - so that the disease causing pathogens have no time to mutate into a resistant strain. In fact, to date no pathogen or strain thereof, has ever been known to mutate and develop resistance to silver in several thousand years of the use of this remarkable substance.

Proponents of Colloidal Silver seem to tout Colloidal Silver as the magic elixir to all your health needs while opponents like you to believe Colloidal Silver is neither safe nor effective. Properly made colloidal silver is safe.

Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotics that has been used by healers and doctors for hundreds of years. It was regularly prescribed by doctors for infections until the discovery of penicillin in 1928.


antibiotics ionic colloidal silver

Antibiotics kill only 5-6 types of germs. Extensive use of antibiotics has spawned new antibiotic resistant strains called Super Bugs, for which antibiotics have no effect.
Use of Colloidal Silver does not cause new strains to develop. Colloidal Silver is highly effective on Super Bugs.
100,000 to 300,000 reactions a year, of which 30% to 50% are fatal. No recorded detrimental effects.
Highly effective for specific bacterial diseases only. Some are effective for most bacteria. Has no effect on fungi or viruses. Highly effective in fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
Zero impact on healing Accelerates healing
Zero impact on reducing scarring Reduces scarring
Dosage must be carefully monitored No known overdose of properly made Colloidal Silver
Requires exact antibiotic to be effective Knowledge of pathogen is not necessary
Can harm the liver and kidneys Promotes healing
Antibiotics are consumed during the process. Once a bacterial infection is neutralized, the antibiotic component is also neutralized. Large doses of antibiotics are usually given over several days to help compensate for this design flaw. According to Merck and Robert Wood Johnson of University Hospital, large doses of antibiotics also cause numerous side effects such wheezing, difficulty breathing, anaphylaxis, skin rash, pale skin and bluish lips and fingernails, upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, cramping, vaginal yeast infections, and under severe cases can damage the kidneys, liver, bone marrow and other organs. Colloidal Silver is a catalyst meaning it is not consumed in the process and is free to continue the attack. Catalysts cause reactions to occur faster and with less energy. There are no known side effects and the body eliminates the Colloidal Silver after about 1 week.
Antibiotics also destroy a variety of the body’s essential enzymes leading to other problems needing more medicine. Colloidal Silver does not disable or harm the human body’s enzymes.

YES! Because silver works at the nano level, it is able to stop many super-bugs and bacterial strains and is now beginning to be widely used in hospitals. Once bacteria is in contact with silver, it cannot multiply and dies. Colloidal silver is even effective on pathogens that antibiotics are not able to kill. Simply put, colloidal silver prevents infections from taking place and decreases healing time!

The definition of whether Colloidal Silver is or is not a heavy metal varies depending on which regulatory agency you ask. According to the EPA, Silver is a transition metal, not a heavy metal and totally non-toxic to mammals. It is extremely toxic to molds, fungus, bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

According to Roger Altman Eng. Sc. D. who published a study in 1999, “Ingestion of properly prepared CS does not result in silver accumulating in the body. There is no evidence that silver deposits significantly in hair or fingernails and, in fact, the data support the conclusion that after taking more than 2 mg of CS per day for several months, silver seems to be purged from the body (mostly through urine) at about the same rate at which it is consumed.”

A single virus will invade a living cell of body tissue, then take over the nucleus of the cell and alter its reproductive mechanism to replicate itself. The newly produced virus then spreads through the bloodstream. The process of converting a living cell into a virus also converts it into a more primitive cell structure. This more primitive form of enzyme is vulnerable to the effect of Colloidal Silver and becomes permanently disabled by simply being near Colloidal Silver. The disabling of the enzyme kills the virus within 1 to 6 minutes of contact. The body will dispose of it as it would any other of the millions of cells that end their usefulness each day.


There has been no allergenic reactions to silver reported in recorded history of the medicinal use of properly made Colloidal Silver. Properly made Colloidal Silver does not react chemically within the body.

Having said that, Paul Karason became famous for becoming blue like a Smurf. His condition called Argyria was caused by improperly made Colloidal Silver that he made himself. He used low voltage DC which is very difficult to make Colloidal Silver because of the distilled water's very high impedance. To overcome the high impedance of distilled water, he used high current ripping off large chunks of silver that fall out of suspension and added salt to increase the water's conductivity. The use of salt generates silver chloride which is the cause of Argyria. Properly made Colloidal Silver is not silver chloride and does not have any of these side effects.

(The Colloidal Silver Bible - PDF Book) Searle, A.B. The use of Colloids in Health and Disease. The British Medical Journal. Nov, 1913, p. 83 Dr. Henry Crookes. (The Bible authority on colloids BEFORE antibiotics became in fashion) - Colloidal silver has proven particularly effective in cases of intestinal troubles. Dr. Henry Crooks found that Silver in the colloidal state is highly germicidal, quite harmless to humans and absolutely non-toxic. Rather than in a chemical compound, the silver in the colloidal state may be applied in a much more concentrated form, with correspondingly better results. All virus, fungus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes upon contact. There are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentration.
John Hopkins Hospital, More News on Silver - PDF Paper Dr. Leonard Herschberg.

CANCER: Why We Are Still Dying To Learn The Truth - PDF Book Philip Day

Colloidal Silver - The Rediscovery of a Super Antibiotic? - PDF Paper Dr. Leonard Herschberg.

Colloidal Silver - Where Does It Go When You Drink It? How Long Does It Stay There? - PDF Paper Roger Altman

Ions, Atoms and Charged Particles - PDF Paper Francis S. Key and George Maass, PhD

Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticle Release, Transformation and Toxicity - PDF Paper: A Critical Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations for Future Studies and Applications

Silver Nanoparticles: No Threat to the Environment - PDF Paper George J. Maass, Ph.D.

The Body Electric - PDF Book Robert Becker - recognized a correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said the silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. Dr. Becker’s experiments conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to any part of the body. He also states that the silver was doing something more than killing disease organisms. It was also causing major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and elderly patients noticed more rapid healing. He discovered that all cancer cells change back to normal cells. All strains of pathogens resistant to other antibiotics are killed by colloidal silver. Yet at that time he couldn’t find a silver supplement on the market.
Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter - PDF Paper Science Digest, March 1978 - As an antibiotic, colloidal silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms, and resistant strains fail to develop. Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have and is absolutely non-toxic! Doctors report that, taken internally, it works against syphilis, cholera, malaria, diabetes and severe burns. Richard L. Davies, executive director of the Silver Institute which monitors silver technology in 37 countries, reports: “In four years we’ve described 87 important new medical uses for silver.”
Other publications that may be of interest:
  • Colloidal Silver, The Antibiotic Alternative – Lloyd Michael Canty and Zane Baranowski, CN.
  • World Without Cancer – G. Edward Griffin
  • Secrets of the Soil – Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins
  • Murder by Injection – Eustace Mullin. History of the AMA, also addresses, the Drug Trust, fluoridation, Aids and other health problems
  • Miraculous Colloids – Kenneth Andrews
  • Searle, A.B. – The use of Colloids in Health and Disease
  • Colloidal Silver, Where have you been? – Iris A. Moore
  • Antibacterial Efficacy of a Colloidal Silver Complex – Surgical Forum Vol. 17, 1966, pp. 76-78.
  • Silver, The Best Kept Secret, by Martha Duncan
  • The molecular mechanics of copper and silver ion disinfection of bacteria and viruses. Quoting, Dr. Richard Davies – The Silver Institute, Wash, V. 18, 4, p. 295
  • Newsweek Magazine, March 28, 1994 – Antibiotics, The End of Miracle Drugs?