What Is Ionic Silver?
A silver ion is an atom of silver that is missing one electron. A silver ion is soluble (dissolves in liquid) and highly reactive. Upon contact with compounds and or elements ions combine to create an insoluble silver compound.
Because ionic silver is soluble it creates what is called a true solution. True Solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances in which substance dissolved (solute) in solvent has the particle size of less than 1 nanometer. Simple solution of sugar in water is an example of true solution.
Ionic silver is very easily made, so easy a child can do it. At home generators produce Ionic silver that is less stable than the commercial side and dangerous to your health.
Ionic silver also has different names to hide what is really in the bottle. Here are some to look for: Silver hydrosol, silver solution, silver argentum
Here is what Mr. Searle said about ionic silver:
“It is most important to observe that it is relatively easy to produce a colloidal sol of low stability and containing a considerable proportion of impurities; it is peculiarly difficult to prepare pure sols which remain stable when mixed with the bloodserum and other physiological fluids. Yet the use of impure and unstable sols is so serious that no pains must be spared in ensuring the purity and stability of the sols used for remedial purposes, and particularly those which are administered by intravenous or intramuscular injection. For these reasons, the remedial colloidal sols prepared by the amateur should not be used until exhaustive tests have proved their efficacy and stability. The author is aware of a number of severe cases of poisoning which were due solely to the use of impure colloids with a very low degree of stability.”
Testing for an Ionic silver solution is as easy as looking at the color of the solution. If it is clear it is Ionic. If you are still unsure add some table salt. This will give the solution a precipitate (cloudy solution) that will show the highly reactive ions. This test will not always be accurate as some producers have little to no silver content in their bottle therefore no reaction will take place.
Mr. Searle States, “Thus, a colloidal solution of silver gives no precipitate with a solution of a chloride.” “The remarkable fact that colloidal silver and iodine do not stain the skin, whereas the pharmaceutical preparations of silver and iodine do so strongly, is a further indication of the striking difference between colloidal sols and ordinary solutions.”
The last test is the Tyndall effect.
Many producers of ionic silver recommend that the product be stored only in glass containers. Some specify only amber or cobalt glass bottles because their products are photosensitive and deteriorate when exposed to light. True colloids do not have these issues.
Here are some other warnings you may find on bottles to alert you to an ionic silver solution:
- Sovereign Silver
- Expires, Avoid extremes of light.
- American Biotech Labs/ Silver Biotics
- Expires, Keep out of direct sunlight, store at room temperature
Do not use in the eyes, not intended for continuous use, unique electrical-chemical process. Do not mix with salt or salty liquids. Not intended for prolonged use. Discontinue immediately if skin or eyes develop a blue or gray discoloration. Ions in the ingredient list.