Colloidal Silver 101: FAQ's...Frequently
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into our new forum for 'frequently asked questions' was actually the second
question offered...I could not answer the first! I've come to understand a lot
in ten years but I'm an activist/educator not a scientist. Welcome to
Colloidal Silver 101...Introduction to colloidal silver.
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Q: How does CS know which are the bad organisms and not kill the good
Accepted science is like any law...only good until over-written. Today it is
accepted that the attracting factor is the enzymes that anaerobic organisms like
bacteria, fungus, etc. produce during metabolism. Once a virus enters a "host"
cell, its metabolism becomes anaerobic too, so a virus is ultimately destroyed
Q: I was wondering where you found your information on the cases of
argyria that have been reversed. What did the gentlemen do to reverse his?
I have no second-hand knowledge of this other than what my internet research has
garnered; including reading of his sites. Methinks Mark used a combo of vitamins
C, E, & Selenium along with manganese.
The man whom I've called the grandaddy of colloidal silver marketing
had argyria when I first met him at a health show in Las Vegas years ago, though
I did not really notice it in my excitement. My friend pointed it out after we
left his booth & I was certain that was what the 'palor' was.
I saw awhile ago that he had posted a photo of his newfound pinkness
while holding one of those TV color charts for proof. That link no longer
exists. It is my understanding that one time, years ago, he left the country for
awhile as he was so beset upon by the authorities.
Also, In my book, I site early antidotes for this condition that typically run
to flushes using egg white and oil. No idea of the success of these.
Today I'd add in chelators such as brown seaweed
products, Zeolite & cilantro juice. Ensure you ingest only smaller yellow
colloids or clear ions not yet colloids; both flush from the body under normal
Q: Is silver chloride toxic?
There seems to be no conclusive evidence to this but there is information
showing it is less effective as an antiseptic. Apparently, Francis Key of
Colloidal Science Labs, along with the seeming majority of researchers do not
approve of it, though it too may have its uses, just perhaps not in homemade
Q: Is it true that an ionic silver solution is more appropriately directed
toward viruses and mycoplasms, maybe even mrsa pathogens, while the larger
particulate silver appears to be the more effective against bacteria, and what
is the percent ratio of large to small particles produced by this silver
Microgen colloidal silver generator?
Methinks you have well explained this. The latter question shall remain
scientifically unmeasured/unanswered just a bit longer. Thank you for the
prompting...but, here's an answer that may suffice...
The after "test" of 1 drop of H2O2 per 4
ounces of C/S proves clear and not cloudy; thereby showing the MicroGenerator
and/or 12v. transformer generators with Vitamin C addition after manufacture do
mostly small medical-grade silver colloids. Try this on yours!
Q: Is there any information that is from an unbiased source that says
whether ionic silver or colloidal silver is best?
Best for what? It seems the general consensus is shaping up to be that ions and
their grouped counterpart- colloids, have separate but equal uses: ions cross
the cell barrier so they get places colloids cannot and there are times we might
want that, say in the face of certain dis-ease. Colloids seem to be most useful
for the more common communicable ailments and general, overall ease.
Q: Isn't citrate the same as vitamin C, citrate as in citrus. I'm dumb
about these things. If citrate causes argyria what is Silver 100 doing with it?
Whew! Mostly copping-out on this one...saying this is ColloidalSilver101 and
it's therefore beyond our scope...but Francis S. Key of Colloidal Science
Labs.inc, contractor to multi-national's, approves of C but not citric acid.
Read the sales lit. for their own explanation...bit over my head. Frank Key also
states he was instrumental in putting the owner of 'Water Oz' into jail...for
not stopping the use of citric acid in his manufacturing process, after he was
told of its detriment.
Parts Per Million-ppm
Q: What contol is there over the ppm generated?
The variables are water quality & temperature, amount of electricity, &
electrolyte used- if any. There are also mitigating factors; such as phase of
the moon, humidity, even altitude. Obviously poor water, such as tap water
allows electricity to move faster resulting in higher ppm and/or larger particle
size. 30volt transformers are faster than 12 ones and that is faster than
a 9volt one. Adding electrolyte before or during manufacture speeds the process
as does water temperature. Both allow for greater electro-conductivity. Adding
electrolyte after processing 'aggregates' (more scientifically: agglomerates)
the sub-molecular ions into colloids ...so logically, you'd say there are fewer
ions but more colloids, thus reducing PPM it would seem.
PPM meters have a variable of 100 ppm or so, according to manufacture specs.
It is logical that they are therefore not useful; but I know folks that measure
before and after manufacture and feel they can get in the ballpark. Color seems
useful as a measure, according to older texts- from whence my research came, but
Francis Key of Colloidal Science Laboratory, Inc. feels this is a poor method
that is perhaps more applicable to size....but what else have we?
I feel that we are using such minute quantities compared to the 112 patented
drugs approved for 47 years...around 10,000X less...and it is shown to all flush
out of the body -provided it is not larger gray colloids- so there is no reason
to concern ourselves with a few ppm here or there.
19ppm would be 1/10,000th of 190,000 ppm which is the
high end of the 7-19% silver-containing drugs of FDA approval.
Typically Argyria took several months if not years of using such products.
Today's colloid is hundreds of times smaller and taken in thousands of times less
"strength" or ppm.
Q: (Others) do not mention using anything else like vit c powder. How does
theirs turn golden and how important is this?
Old chemistry texts say all colloids have color. Science has changed, somewhat,
the definition of colloid size-mainly to encompass smaller than historical
definitions. Movement or "motion" is another factor in the definition and it is
shown that some smaller than previously thought colloids fit. As silver colloids
near previously accepted sizes they reflect or "refract" yellow light. Some
electrolytes assist this by cation addition for a balancing of needed electrons
to aid colloid creation. Simplistically: ion + ion = colloid.
This coloration change happens naturally, to some extent, as ions pick up
cations from the air which aids in their grouping into colloids. Some firms
mistakenly suggest using sea salt while others offer starter solutions or
even suggest using a bit of an old batch as electrolyte.
Q: what is safe starting dosage?
The best idea I've seen: Take a few drops sublingually; No reaction? Take a few more.
Tomorrow use a teaspoon and increase that to two the next day and a tablespoon
thereafter if no reaction is obvious. Increase to 2-3 Tbsp/day -depending on
whether you're under assault by ailment of just using it as a preventive
Q: What are the recommended doses for adults and children?
This really is difficult to say because there are so many strengths available.
My rule of thumb is 1-4 ounces twice a week, or perhaps a sip per day -because
it's easy to remember if it becomes a habit. You'll settle into some routine
Q: I wonder what is the dose to take of homemade silver? I bought a
dropper bottle and the dose is 2 droppers so it must be strong. Some folks on
the Dr. Hulda Clark list say they drink half cup a day!...this must be weak?
I know a diabetic who makes and takes 8 oz/per day of dark amber colloids...for
years now! One guy with Hep-C found relief and normalizing numbers with one
sip per day.
Q: Do you recommend increasing the dosage when ill? What is dosage for an
Anticipating this means you have few to no colloids in the body because you got
this infection in the first place...Personally, I ingest four to eight ounces
daily if ill or perhaps half that if a trip has me heading in amongst y'all!
After 10 years, I perhaps am more comfortable with
overkill than most reading this will ever be...I may drink a quart of
approximately 20 ppm in two or three days when that old root canal acts up
several times a year.
Q: Why do you have to drink larger amounts of home made colloidal silver
to commercally made silver to get the same effect?
This may not be true; an Environmentally Ill (EI, MCS) individual took 3 drops
of homemade c/s and had such a toxic die-off, or Herxheimer's Reaction, as to be
weak for three days. Another had drops knock out an upper-respiratory challenge
that pharmaceutical antibiotics had not.
Four ounces/four days was my first use against flu, but one
Hep-C user was suggested use of a sip per day; it worked so well they wanted to
express extreme appreciation in quite an unusual way on the 7th day.
Q: Can the colloidal silver be used for making tea and mix with beverages,
Making tea? You're the 'researcher'...Now mixing it into other liquids seems
acceptable, though I'd wait a minimum amount of time for 'stabilization' after
Q: What info/research is available on using CS in a nebulizer?
Many use it this way. Personal experience shows it an excellent way to affect
pneumonia or bronchitis or any other bronchial challenges.
Q: I presently take colloidal silver if I'm under stress or think I need
to head off a cold. Would you recommend that I take colloidal silver every day?
Daily use is unnecessary as it takes 4-5 days to flush from the system according
to research. Some feel it ideal to have breaks from anything; silver may be the
exception from this rule as it appears quite benign, so regular use only eases
other functions without taxing or atrophying anything.
Q: I do know it is important to use a glass jar to store colloidal silver
in. However must the glass jar be a dark color such as blue or amber? or can it
just be a clear glass stored in a dark place?
Dark brown glass keeps the light out and simply covering or other dark storage
works for this. Blue glass lets light in, green too. HTPE or hydrogen
peroxide-type plastic bottles work particularly well for the newer ionic silver
solutions but not so for colloidal silver; they seem to attract the yellow
colloids to their surface, eventually "clearing" the sol over time.
Q: What is the shelf life for colloidal silver?
Strictly speaking, homemade colloids begin to lose viability over short weeks
but can maintain some usefulness for 2-4 months. Today's smaller ionic silver
solutions are longer lasting...if they are as stated...most are not. Caveat
emptor- buyer beware.
Q: Is there a difference in quality of silver electrodes and if so which ones
are the best to use?
Pure or "fine" silver is required, except perhaps for emergencies. Some feel
.9999 pure is desireable; that means one part in a hundred thousand is something
other than silver. That one part in a thousand of the .999 fine would likely be
some other metal left from the smelting process.
Perhaps making 1/1000th colloidal 'whatever' is
acceptable to you; if not-use four nines or .9999 fine silver. Since there is at
least a 50% increase in value for this- most researchers don't bother.
Most of America's imported Sterling silver comes from Mexico where copper is
added to harden silver; so if a bit of colloidal copper along with that smidgen
of colloidal 'whatever' is acceptable to you, Sterling silver can
work...especially in an emergency -though it is not advisable as a rule.
Other Noble Metals
Q: What are the benefits other noble metals will bring. Gold, platinum and so
on? Is colloidal Gold creation just as easy as silver?
Colloidal gold had
approved historic use via injection for arthritis. Research shows it viable for
neurological conditions. One student called a year on expressing being in the
midst of spiritual epiphany from his growing use of colloidal gold which
intrigued me. Using the
methods taught here he had attained only a weak pink color as opposed to the
ruby red color known to those that collect gold glass. I've come to
collect silvered glass items with the usual butterscotch yellow-gold
coloration you'll come to recognize.
This fellows' gradually increased dosing had attained a quarter cup per day and he was
quite verbally ecstatic ~ he literally said:
"Oh!...Oh!...there it goes again"!.... Perhaps you've heard of 'mono-atomic' gold or
'white-powdered' gold or even remember when Moses was said to have come off the
mountain and burnt the gold calf and offered it to the wanderers?
Spiritual Epiphany, anyone?
Q: How will colloidal silver benefit a cancer victim?
Q: Does it cure cancer? My brother in law has lukemia.
Q: Do you have any information from individuals who have used collodial silver
to stop skin
Dr. Beck showed colloidal silver de-differentiates differentiated cells.
Thus burn victims, scar tissue and perhaps even the individual cell that has
turned cancerous...that the immune system has neglected or missed may be
affected. In the 1930s Royal Rife showed that cancer morphed in and out of five
phases, three of these are viral, bacterial and fungal; silver is shown
effective on these organisms.
Colloidal silver works at the surface of an organism so
a growing mass of organisms may be beyond its scope; however, one may find
prophalactic use in prevention or aid in quelling metastasis.
Q: Will help my mother who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome?
Dr. Beck considered colloidal silver "your body's second immune system". Want
one of those? I particularly find elders expressing benefit extending to an
over-all well-being. Go slow, watch for Herxheimer's Reaction -the ill feeling
not unlike that which comes with prescription antibiotic use.
Q: Will colloidal Silver kill or inhibit the growth of (MRSA), Methicillin
resistant Staphlococcus Aureus?
I have read MRSA is a common Staph that has been uncontrolled by the patients
immune system and is transmitted in several ways. I would nebulize,
ingest and apply cs topically for this as it is associated with necrotizing pneumonia.
Q: Will C.S. help or cure my wife's M.S. and sarcoidosis. Also will it help my
CS aids all healing, however, it is colloidal gold that most aids neurological
healing as I understand from my research. Sarcoidosis is listed in the previous
FDA approved uses of CS. [ed. note: Also research the case of
who claims to have cured her MS with cs]
Q: Is colloidal silver safe during pregnancy?
Yes. Consider the vitamins & minerals one takes. Silver is a mineral that simply
moves through the blood and flushes out within days; meanwhile it may be drawn
to, attach itself to, and smother the anaerobic organisms associated with
disease. It's better than safe...it's a healthy safety precaution when taken
"The internal ingestion of properly prepared
colloidal silver is a personally empowering act of individual medical
Q: Do you know of women using colloidal silver as a douche to kill
Yes indeed...and happily with great success! I know men who use it regularly to
keep systemic candida problems in check as well.
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Some Startling Statistics...
Number of physicians in the U.S...................................700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year............120,000
Accidental deaths per physician............................................0.171
Number of gun owners in the U.S.............................80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups)..1,500
Accidental deaths per gun
Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous
than gun owners!
This only counts full kills. How many were maimed or crippled
and how many more lives have been ruined by "medicine"?
License to practice medicine is license to kill ~Move over, 007.