Colloidal Silver is well known in the holistic and alternative scenes and yet still seems relatively unknown to the mainstream. At uBlissity, we are often asked about "colloidal silver," and we are happy to share our knowledge with you.
This blog post should better help you understand "what colloidal silver is" as well as what it isn't. There are a lot of colloidal silver products available for sale, including at flagship stores like wholefoods. The colloidal silver industry is big, and there is a lot of misinformation. We hope you find this helpful
The first thing that you should know about colloidal silver is that not all colloidal silver is colloidal. The word colloid, the base word of the word colloidal means:
A colloid is a substance microscopically dispersed evenly throughout another substance.
It is important to note that it is a microscopic substance, not an ionic substance. The importance of this will be more apparent after we explain the mechanism of the silver.
Most sources of "Colloidal silver" on the market are not colloidal silver, but instead, are "Ionic silver," and there is a huge difference between the two.
We are not fans of ionic silver, we do not produce ionic silver for ourselves and we do not recommend ionic silver in general.
In our opinion, "ionic silver" actually has some colloidal silver present and is getting the therapeutic effects from that part of the product, which are similarly not as much as what we believe can be gained from actual colloidal silver.
The fastest and easiest way to eliminate a silver product from your shopping list is to look for the product bragging about its PPMs. This is a sure-fire giveaway you should look for another product.
The letters "PPM", in this case, stands for "Parts Per Million." The meter that is used to measure the PPMs is called a "TDS meter". The TDS, in this case, stands for "Total Dissolved Solids." The keyword being Dissolved.
This word dissolved means it measures a particle that can not be seen by a microscope, which is a part of the definition of what a colloid is. For most people in the world, you would be doing your fellow humans a favor if you started calling ionic silver ionic silver and not colloidal silver, it's not deliberate, but you are technically spreading a form of misinformation.
Before we jump into the mechanism of silver, it's important to know that silver is a killer, it kills good guys and bad guys alike. It does not selectively pick out bad guys as some marketers would have you believe.
If you choose to ingest any type of "biotic" killer, whether colloidal silver or antibiotics its highly recommended you also give yourself a probiotic, ideally a broad spectrum one to help your body maintain the good guys during the time the silver or ant-biotic fights are happening in your body.
The mechanism for silver is actually a chemical reaction and not an immunological reaction, and this is why silver effects so many more things than a typical anti-biotic (600+ vs. less than 20). This also means the threat of a bug getting smart and learning to make an anti-biotic useless does not exist with silver because the chemical reaction is hardcoded in the laws of physics. This is important because in a normal anti-biotic run we are all taught to do the full ten days or full seven days of killing. This is because we don't want any bugs with a memory of the anti-biotic to survive and rewire themselves for next time. In the case of silver, there is no chance of this, allowing for a person to choose a 1-day dose or 10 days run without the same risks of the bugs gaining a defense.
This silver chemical reaction is with sulfur (Chemical symbol is "S") The simple way to understand this chemical reaction is to understand the sulfur point in the "biotic" is the breathing point or mouth of the good or bad guy that is about to die in the chemical reaction. When the silver particles come in contact with the sulfur spots, the silver and sulfur bind together (sort of like two powerful magnets), and the breathing pathways are, in essence, blocked, then the death occurs. Once the death occurs, the body's immune system can dispose of the lifeless trash that is left over. (the tiny dead bodies)
There is a catch to all of this though, the little "biotics" that would be killed by the silver particles have built a protection mechanism to help ensure they don't get killed. They have recessed their sulfur point (their mouth) so that it is not flying out in the open, and thus, it has a much less chance of binding with random silver particles. With the sulfur point recessed, the silver particles need to be extremely small.
An easy way to visualize this is to imagine a silver particle the size of a beach ball and one the size of a golf ball, now imagine them each on a golf course green and then imagine putting the silver beachball and the silver golf ball toward the hole. It is only if the silver is actually is small enough to fall in do you get the kill.
Many products on the market do not know the size particles needed or lack the knowledge to produce them and their products are thus filled with all sizes. Visualize or imagine different size balls on the golf course green, going from marble size (meso silver is an example here) all the way up through softball, basketball and even up to beachball size. (In reality, we are talking about .8 to 100+ nanometers so these sports items are just used as a visual analogy). Everything bigger than the golfball size being pretty ineffective at getting into that very critical sulfur point.
In this microscopic world, this "Golf ball hole" from the analogy above that leads to the sulfur point ranges in size from about 1 to 9 nanometers across. This means that if the silver particle was not explicitly made to this size, it would not be nearly as effective.
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