About Silver in a Bottle

Silver in a Bottle is shown on the left.  On the right, the clear liquid is

Purevon Nasal Mist, which is being checked to assure that the ph is the ideal 6.3.

The yellow tint becomes clear after carefully weighed small amouts of salt

and sodium bicarbonate are added, but the colloidal silver content of the

liquid is unchanged.


Siver in a Bottle is pure colloidal silver, made from steam-distilled water and 99.999% pure silver bullion.  Colloidal silver is a suspension of particles of silver in water.  The silver particles vary in size from the microscopic on down to units of molecular dimensions.  “As a result of the interaction of such forces as crystal-forming tendencies, surface tension, and electrical attraction or repulsion, the particles either grow or diminish to a certain size dependent on the material of the particle and of the medium.”[1]  The silver particles are small enough that they are held in perpetual suspension in the water.  While the solution may appear to be idly sitting in the bottle, the kinetic forces of nature keep the molecules in a state of constant agitation.[2]  Particles large enough to be filtered out have been removed in the process of preparing the colloidal silver.  Never more than a trace of sediment has been observed in the solution even after several months; the silver remains in the water.  The shelf-life of colloidal silver is virtually unlimited.

            The stated strength of the solution of Silver in a Bottle is 20 parts per million (P.P.M.) minimum.  Testing has proven that the electrical properties of colloidal silver are not always a reliable indicator of the concentration of silver in a solution.  There is enough instability in the liquid to befuddle conductivity or electrical capacitance meters.  A batch of Silver in a Bottle is tested for conductivity as it is being made, and is considered finished when the conductivity test shows a concentration of a minimum reading of 20 P.P.M.  Conductivity testing is generally not consistent except when readings are taken immediately upon completion of a batch.


All of these samples are of colloidal silver with a measured concentration of 20 P.P.M.
The sample on the right was made the day this photo was taken; the others are from batches made over the past several months.  No sedimentation has been observed in any of these samples; the silver content remains equivalent regardless of the color.


            The color of Silver in a Bottle will vary from a slightly cloudy grey to a pale golden amber.  The cause of the variation in color is unknown, but it has been observed that the color will generally turn amber gradually over a period of weeks.  The freshly-produced liquid will appear grey or only slightly yellow. “The hue of surface colour thus depends on the refractive index of the medium in which the substance is immersed…”[3]  The refraction, or bending of light rays causes the colloidal silver to appear grey or amber in much the same way as the sky appears blue.  “Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.”[4]  The color of the solution is a somewhat reliable indicator of its strength, but just as has been observed when measuring the electrical conductivity of colloidal silver, analyzing the solution by color depends upon the timing of the observation, and is subject to undefined influences.


[1] The Physical Properties of Colloidal Solutions, Second Ed., E. F. Burton, B. A., Ph.D., Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1921, p. 4.

[2] Burton, p. 93.

[3] Burton, P.99.

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