What is the Difference Between Colloidal Silver and Ionic Silver

Oct 08, 2017

Colloidal silver is a popular supplement in the alternative health world. This should come as no surprise since colloidal silver fights viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. However, most silver products on the market are not actually colloidal silver, but ionic silver.

What is the Difference Between Colloidal Silver and Ionic Silver?

Ionic silver particles are very small and are able to bind with other elements in your cells, like selenium and mercury. These resulting particles can end up becoming trapped within your cells.

Colloidal silver nanoparticles, on the other hand, are much less likely to bind with other elements within your cells, making colloidal silver easier on your body, while still very effective as a natural remedy.

When ionic silver is reduced, colloidal silver is the result. Store bought colorless “colloidal silver” is, in reality, mostly ionic silver. Ionic silver that has been reduced is colloidal silver and will be yellow to brown in color. Reduce is from the Latin word redūcere,” which means “bringing back,” or “restoring.” In science, to reduce means to return something to its original state.

Please be sure to watch our important new video series on colloidal silver so you can make good decisions about using colloidal silver for your health.



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Posted by Marty (Wisconsin) on 09/10/2017

I just pulled out this old bottle of R-Garden brand of Colloidal Silver in my cupboard and after watching your video, was curious to see if it was ionic silver or colloidal silver. I bought it at least 4-5 years ago and forgot about it. When I poured it onto a spoon it looked clear so I put it into this glass jar and then out in the sun with white paper underneath. Turned out it wasn't clear but pale yellow, but definitely not a baby shampoo color. It also tastes metallic, it's not tasteless like you said it should be.

The label says it contains 8.8 ppm of 99.999% pure colloidal silver. The dosage on the bottle says 1 teaspoon daily. From posts I have been reading it sounds like 1 teaspoon is far too little to do any good? Also, if it tastes metallic, what does that mean? Is it a bad batch of CS? Thank you

Replied by Art
California
09/10/2017
265 posts

In reply to Marty,

If the product was originally the color of water and clear and it also has a metallic taste, it likely is ionic silver. The little bit that can be seen in the picture does not look the color of water though.It looks like it has a little bit of golden color to it, but there is so little in the container it is hard to tell for sure. You said you left it in the sun and the sun exposure can partially reduce it which could explain why there is a little color to it. The fact that you say it has a metallic taste would suggest that it is not fully reduced and there is probably now a mix of colloidal and ionic silver. Many ionic silver products can contain a percentage of colloidal silver.

This product advertises itself as only 8.8 ppm. If that is the case, then that to could explain the lighter color. Colloidal silver that is close to the color of baby shampoo should be in the 20 ppm area. 8.8 ppm colloidal silver would be a lighter shade of yellow, while 40 ppm would be a much darker shade of yellow. Check the bottom of the jar and see if you can see what color the liquid is and also if there is any debris or sediment on the bottom of the jar. If so, it may not be up to 8.8 ppm anymore.

Art

Replied by Alika
Alberta (Ca)
10/07/2017

I would like to ask about side effect of colloidal silver "sovereign silver " 10ppm. Can colloidal silver dry skin? Also I have put a drop in my eyelids and that is also very dry, I gargling it and my throat also feel dry. Can that be a side effect? Any advise please!!!