Colloidal Silver Definitions

Courtesy of SilverGen-

Agglomeration When particles in a colloidal suspension become too densely packed, some of them will begin to share electron rings with each other and in effect become a larger particle. The visual effect is that the light is reflected differently from these larger particles and the color begins to shift toward yellow. As more particles agglomerate, the yellow color becomes more pronounced. The depth of the color change is an indicator of how much agglomeration has occurred. With severe agglomeration, the color can become so deep yellow that it may look almost brown. Colors other than yellow usually indicate the silver has combined with minerals.

Argyria. A condition caused by ingesting too much silver which is manifested by the skin turning shades of blue or gray. This condition is caused by ingesting too much silver salts or metallic silver concentrations. The condition has never been associated with ingesting colloidal silver.

Colloidal silver. When silver particles are suspended and evenly dispersed throughout a solution. All the particles are microscopic and are electrically charged with a positive potential. Since “likes” repel, the particles try to maintain the same distance from each other, this results in a homogenous dispersed solution.

Current. Electron flow which is measured in amperes. Electron flow is proportionate to voltage and inversely proportionate to resistance.

Constant current. Current flow is kept at a constant value by increasing or decreasing voltage as required to maintain the desired (or preset value) current flow. In the process of making colloidal silver, the voltage is reduced as the current tries to rise. This is what keeps the silver particle size constant.

Constant voltage. Voltage is kept at a constant level (typically 27 volts) and current is then proportionate to the resistance in the circuit (silver/water solution). In a colloidal generation, the current rises dramatically as the increased silver content of the water reduces the resistivity of the water.

Ion. An atom which has lost or gained one or more of its electrons and is left with a positive or negative charge.

PPM. Parts per million of a solution. i.e.: 10 PPM silver means 10 parts silver to 1 million parts water. This is generally defined as mg/l. Therefore 1 mg. silver in 1 liter of water is 1 PPM, etc.

Milliampere. One thousandth of one ampere. A measure of current flow.

When current flow rises linearly, exponentially or logarithmically. The net effect is the current rises uncontrollably with time.

Tyndall effect. The clearly visible path of a beam of light through a colloidal dispersion. Each of the tiny particles in the dispersion reflects the light and scatters it. A true solution does not show this effect because a solution consists of dissolved solids or other liquids combined.

Voltage. A measure of electrical potential or electrical pressure.

Colloidal Silver Information

What we have actually done was rediscover the fact that silver killed bacteria, which had been known for centuries – when antibiotics were discovered, clinical uses for silver as an antibiotic were discarded. Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D.

Colloidal Silver is turning out to be a true “miracle cure”. It fell out of use in the early 1900’s as a result of the Medical establishment and the Drug companies’ continued pushing of their products, and probably because of the price since, at one time, it sold for as much as $100 per ounce (back when that was a tremendous amount of money!). It has had an enormous resurgence in popularity in the past few years, largely due to researchers such as Dr. Robert C. Beck who have made believers of many, many people all over the world. The anecdotal evidence of its usefulness in a wide variety of health problems is truly astounding. Click here to read more about the uses of Colloidal Silver. Then get a Colloidal Silver maker and make some for yourself and see what the fuss is all about. Bob Beck, among others, has stated that the average person taking Colloidal Silver on a regular basis will likely never again get sick from colds and flu, stomach viruses, infections, etc. A strong statement, to be sure. Prove them wrong! At a cost to make of only pennies per gallon what have you got to lose?

More Questions and Answers about Colloidal Silver

Q. What does “Colloidal” mean?The word “Colloidal” refers to something which has such a small particle size that when it is suspended (not dissolved) in a liquid medium (such as water) the particles neither sink to the bottom nor float to the top. The particles are also “ionic”, which means that all the particles have the same molecular charge, so they repel each other. In the case of Colloidal Silver (CS), the particles are as small as 1/7,000th the size of a red blood cell, which makes them very easy to assimilate.

Colloidal Silver – Science Digest Article

by Science Digest

“Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter,” (Science Digest, March 1978). As an antibiotic, colloidal silver kills over 650 disease causing organisms, and resistant strains fail to develop. Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have and is absolutely non-toxic! Doctors report that, taken internally, it works against syphilis, cholera, malaria, diabetes and severe burns. Richard L. Davies, executive director of the Silver Institute which monitors silver technology in 37 countries, reports: “In four years we’ve described 87 important new medical uses for silver.”

Brigham-Young University Report on Colloidal Silver

by Microbiology Department, Brigham Young University


Microbiology Department
Brigham Young University
775 WIDB
P.O. Box 25253
Provo, Utah 84602-5253

May 13, 1999

American Silver’s Antibacterial Product (ASAP Solution) Testing Results Summary

The following results suggest that American Silver’s ASAP solution is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agents is able to effectively stop the growth of, and in fact kill, a variety of bacteria.

How to Use Colloidal Silver

A Few Unique & Traditional Uses

by Robert C. Beck, Revision 28 February 1997, Copyright 1995/1997

When you control a source of penny-per-gallon make-it-yourself high concentration silver colloid (see attached how-to page) you can use it for hundreds of health improvement applications. A few are suggested here. You can use most tap water to make colloid for industrial and external uses and distilled or de-ionized water for internal or injectable applications.

A Closer Look at Colloidal Silver

by Peter A. Lindemann

During the last two years, a number of books and articles have appeared in public on the subject of colloidal silver. Some of these include: the Bio-Tech News Special Report, “Hi-Yo Silver”; Colloidal Silver, The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski; Colloidal Silver by Tonita d’Raye; and “Banishing Disease with Three Nine Volt Batteries”, parts I & II, by Mark Metcalf. Literally hundreds of other newsletters and small publications have repeated the information in these articles without checking the content for accuracy.