Frequently Asked Questions. . . . . . NEW!

How much colloidal silver should I use, and how often?

“During times of sickness, we recommend using 3 fluid ounces of colloidal silver, twice a day. Best results can be achieved by holding the colloidal silver in the mouth for a minute before swallowing it. This technique allows some silver to penetrate through the walls of the mouth, and directly into the bloodstream. Expect for it to have a metallic aftertaste.”

Corriher, C. Thomas; Corriher, Sarah Cain (2013-12-23). Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed (Kindle Locations 4821-4824). Health Wyze Media. Kindle Edition.


Is colloidal silver safe to drink?

“It might be suggested that a liquid containing only one part of colloidal metal in 2,000 of fluid would be too weak to be of use, but this is not the case. There are at least 20,000 million active particles of metal in 1 cc. (=15 drops) of properly prepared colloidal silver of this concentration, and one great advantage of colloidal elements in such a low concentration is their complete harmlessness to the patient.”

Searle, Alfred B., The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, p. 73, Constable & Company, Ltd., London, 1920.


Is Silver in a Bottle colloidal or ionic silver?

Silver in a Bottle is colloidal silver.  Colloidal silver is defined as a suspension of microscopic to molecular dimension particles in liquid.  "Ionic" particles is a term used by electrochemists to refer to a particle which has an electric charge.  The definitions of "colloid" and "ion" are not mutually exclusive; a colloidal solution may contain traces of ions, but unlike an ionic solution, will have visible color and a degree of cloudiness.


What size are the particles of silver suspended in the water?

In a colloidal solution, particles are held in suspension by the molecular motion of the particles and the liquid.  I know of no way to directly measure the size of the silver particles suspended in water, but U.C. Davis defines "colloid" as:

"A colloid is a solution that has particles ranging between 1 and 1000 nanometers in diameter, yet are still able to remain evenly distributed throughout the solution."

All colloidal solutions will range in particle sizes.  As the colloidal silver is made, the size of the particles increases as more silver particles are produced, increasing the conductivity of the solution; albeit, ever so slightly.  Even the conductivity test is not 100% reliable, but we also time the process, and observe the color of the product after it has set for a few days, to assure consistent results.


Is the bottle made of glass or plastic?

Silver in a Bottle is bottled in a plastic bottle, made of PET plastic, which is one of the safest plastics because it contains no BPA.   It is widely used for foods and beverages; bottled juices, soft drinks, etc.  I could find no information to show that the plastic would have any harmful effect on the product or the user.  We decided to use the plastic bottle because it is less breakable than glass and lighter in weight.  Since the bottles are shipped my mail, the plastic bottle lowers the price.  I wanted to be able to offer a good sized bottle at a reasonable price, knowing that many people would be ordering more than one bottle.


How long can I keep colloidal silver?

“A good batch of colloidal silver should last for years, because the silver itself is a powerful preservative.”

Corriher, C. Thomas; Corriher, Sarah Cain (2013-12-23). Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed (Kindle Location 4834). Health Wyze Media. Kindle Edition.

It is recommended that colloidal silver be stored away from strong radio waves, x-rays and ultraviolet light, including strong sunlight.  It should not be allowed to freeze, but cool temperatures are not harmful.  The pale yellow color of colloidal silver is somewhat delicate, and can be affected by electromagnetic waves and temperature extremes.  Silver is the basic ingredient in photographic and dental x-ray film, and it seems to be sensitive to radiation.  Tests have shown that even when colloidal silver loses its characteristic yellow tint, it does not lose its strength.  Avoid leaving on granite countertops because granite is radioactive.  If possible, store in a warm, dark place to protect from ultraviolet light.


What are the benefits of colloidal silver?

FDA regulations do not allow sellers of colloidal silver to market their products as an antibiotic, but colloidal silver has a long history.  “While silver is now labeled as an alternative medicine, it was once used widely in hospitals as the premiere antiseptic and antibiotic. It is still used in hospital burn centers for its incredible ability to heal burns more rapidly than steroids. We were astounded when witnessing it eliminate a sunburn in the span of just an hour, and a burnt tongue within minutes.”

Corriher, C. Thomas; Corriher, Sarah Cain (2013-12-23). Defy Your Doctor and Be Healed (Kindle Locations 4589-4591). Health Wyze Media. Kindle Edition.


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