Colloidal silver is a simple liquid; mostly water, with a trace amount of extremely small particles of silver.
The water used is very important because any foreign components, such as minerals, would disrupt the process of making the colloidal silver. Minerals may be desirable in spring water for drinking, but colloidal silver requires the purest available steam-distilled water. By boiling the water, all of the minerals and other solid particles remain in the boiler while the pure water vapor is sent to a condenser where it cools and returns to its liquid state.
The silver is also important because it can contain impurities. Purevon uses only 99.9% pure (“three-nines” grade) investment-grade bullion from a top American precious metals supplier.
Silver in a colloidal state is hugely more reactive than it would be in its sold state. This is because there is an electric charge involved in keeping the tiny particles suspended in the water. The electric field surrounding each particle makes for an effective surface area far greater than the exposed surface area of the silver particle itself. This way, the benefits of the silver are to be had without the need to take an excessive amount of silver. For this reason, colloidal silver was deemed safe and effective 100 years ago.1
By accepted definitions, the size of particles in a colloidal state range from 1 micron (= 1000 nanometers) down to 1 nanometer in diameter.2 Colloidal silver can also be defined as “ionic” because an electric charge is holding the silver particles in suspension in the water; the liquid is both colloidal and ionic at the same time, by definition.
No additives are used to boost the silver content. If the product is brown in color, and has an unusually high claim for silver content, something must have been added to it. The liquid is substantially clear, with possibly a slight yellow tint; but usually a slight metallic taste to most people. The safety of using colloidal silver, as it was originally determined, may be lost when additives are used; true colloidal silver can be, by definition, only silver and water. Liquids supposed to be colloidal silver, but have absolutely nothing to obscure their clarity, and no taste at all, may be either just plain water, or are too week to be effective. A laser pointer shown through some liquid in a glass will show-up faintly, indicating the presence of the particles.3
1The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, Alfred B. Searle, London, Constable and Company, Ltd., 1920, p. 18.
2LibreTexts, Chemistry. https://chem.libretexts.org
3The Physical Properties of Colloidal Solutions, E. F. Burton, Second Ed., Longmans Green & Co, London, 1921, p. 2.
Silver in a Bottle (16 oz.) 2-pack (1 quart, total)
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