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The Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

About Making and Using Colloidal Silver

With a New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator


Description: How is colloidal silver made?


ANSWER: Here's how it's done: Two small 6-inch rods composed of pure .999 fine silver are plugged into two jacks in the bottom of a device called a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.


By sitting the generator on top of one-quart wide-mouthed glass jar filled with pure steam-distilled water, the two .999 fine silver rods are immersed into the water (see photo).  The one-quart wide-mouthed glass jar is referred to as your “production container.” 


You can see a quick pictorial overview of the simple, four-step process for making colloidal silver at this link. 


When plugged in, your colloidal silver generator is calibrated to send a specific, low-voltage current of electricity through the silver rods. The low voltage electricity passing through the silver rods drives tens of millions of tiny, sub-microscopic silver particles into the distilled water, suspending them in the water with an electrical charge. This is called the electro-colloidal process.  After the generator runs for three hours, the end result is a pure, high-quality ionic colloidal silver solution of approximately 7-10 ppm in concentration.


You can watch a FREE 3-minute instructional video of the entire process by clicking on this link.


QUESTION:  What kind of glass jar is used for the production container? 


Description:  A one-quart wide-mouth glass canning jar -- such as a Ball canning jar or Mason canning jar like the one in the photo – is considered to be the perfect production container for producing colloidal silver. 


These glass canning jars are usually available very inexpensively at Walmart or at local supermarkets.  But you can also use a one-quart glass cookie jar, or similar container. 


(Before making colloidal silver with your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, be sure to read the Operating Instructions guide that comes with each generator, and which includes handy tips and important safety information.) 


QUESTION: How long will the two pure .999 fine pure silver rods last?


ANSWER: If you make colloidal silver as often as twice per week, your silver rods will usually last for up to a full year, and often much longer if you make colloidal silver less frequently. 


QUESTION: How do you know when it’s time to replace your silver rods?


ANSWER: After a year or longer of regular twice-weekly usage your silver rods will eventually begin to grow thin and start getting brittle. When the rods become so thin that they break in half when you bend them, you should replace them with a new set. That should take well over a year under normal, twice-weekly usage.


QUESTION: Can you use sterling silver rods instead of the pure .999 fine silver rods to make the colloidal silver solution?


ANSWER: Experts tell us that you should NEVER use sterling silver to make colloidal silver. Apparently, sterling silver contains nickel, which is used as a hardening agent. We are told that nickel is extremely toxic to the human nervous system. So, to avoid problems with toxicity, you should always use the .999 fine pure silver rods when making colloidal silver.


QUESTION: Where can I purchase the .999 fine pure silver rods?


ANSWER: Sometimes you can purchase .999 fine pure silver rods from local jewelry stores, but usually the prices are exorbitant.  And there’s always the risk of an unscrupulous jeweler selling you sterling silver rather than pure .999 fine silver. 


Description: silver wire single set.JPGAt the time of this writing you can purchase a single set (that’s two, 6-inch rods) of pure .999 fine silver wire from The Silver Edge for only $35.  These rods are the thicker 12 gauge circumference that fit perfectly into the jacks in the bottom of your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.  


Keep in mind that each set of pure .999 fine silver rods will last you for up to a full year or longer under normal twice-weekly usage, and will allow you to produce an astonishing 3,200 ounces, which is about $24,000 worth of colloidal silver, based upon normal retail health food store prices of $7.50 per ounce! 


To order new silver rods, simply call The Silver Edge toll-free at 1-888-528-0559. Or order online at this link. 


[Please note that due to dramatic price volatility in the silver market, the current price of pure silver rods may be slightly higher than stated above.  For the most current pricing, please either contact The Silver Edge at the toll-free number above, or check the web site at the link specified above.]


QUESTION: Can I purchase the pure .999 fine 12 gauge silver wire in bulk and save money?


Description:  Yes, you can purchase the pure .999 fine silver wire in the thicker 12 gauge circumference in bulk 5-foot, 10-foot and 20-foot rolls, and simply cut your own silver rods from the roll with a pair of tin snips.


It’s very simple to cut – just unroll a length of silver, measure off six inches, and snip it with your tin snips.  That’s it!  What’s more, by buying larger rolls of silver wire and cutting your own silver rods, you can save up to 30% off the normal cost!


·      In fact, at the time of this writing you can get a 5-foot roll of the pure .999 fine silver wire for only $150, which will give you five sets of pure silver rods and which reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $30 per set.


·      Or, you can get a 10 foot roll for only $270, which will give you 10 sets of pure .999 fine silver rods, and which reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $27 per set.


·      Or, get a 20 foot roll for only $490, which gives you 20 sets of pure .999 fine silver rods and reduces your cost from $35 per set to only $24.50 per set.


Frankly, one person would be hard-pressed to use 20 feet of pure silver wire in an entire lifetime, unless you were making and selling your colloidal silver commercially or supplying your whole neighborhood during an extended crisis.


Most people purchase an additional 5 or 10 feet worth of pure silver wire, which will last you for up to five to ten years or longer, depending upon how frequently you make colloidal silver.


Again, to take advantage of these lower bulk prices on rolls of pure .999 fine 12 gauge silver wire just call The Silver Edge at 1-888-528-0559. Or order online at this link. 


[Once again, please note that due to dramatic price volatility in the silver market, the current price of pure silver wire may be slightly higher than stated above.  For current pricing, please either contact The Silver Edge at the toll-free number above, or check the website at the link specified above.]


QUESTION: Instead of using distilled water, can you make colloidal silver with other kinds of water, like bottled water, well water, purified water, structured water or reverse osmosis filtered water?


ANSWER: Absolutely not. We’re told you should use only pure steam-distilled water, which is available from most local supermarkets or at Walmart for around a dollar a gallon.

Water from an underground well -- no matter how "pure" it has tested -- is still full of dissolved mineral content.  What’s more, filtered water -- even water that has been run through a reverse osmosis system -- still contains dissolved minerals that can dramatically affect the quality and purity of your colloidal silver.  


It’s the same with structured water, purified water and bottled water:  There’s too much mineral content in them to make a high-quality colloidal silver solution. Only pure steam-distilled water is free of all contaminants, including dissolved minerals.


Again, to learn more, be sure to watch the FREE 3-minute instructional video on making colloidal silver with your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.  Just go to this link. 


Also, for handy tips and additional safety information, be sure to carefully read the printed Operating Instructions guide that comes with your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.


QUESTION: Will pure steam distilled water "go bad" in storage if I don't use it for awhile?


ANSWER: No. Just store it in the plastic container you purchased it in, and keep the lid on. It will not go bad in storage.


QUESTION: Is it okay to distill your own water, and if so, where can I get a good countertop water distiller?


ANSWER: Certainly, it’s okay to steam distill your own water if you can match the quality of the steam-distilled water available through commercial sources. Unfortunately, it’s time-consuming and cost-prohibitive. It can take anywhere from three to five hours to properly steam distill a single gallon of tap water using a good home water distiller. Lots of mail order and internet companies sell counter-top water distillers, but frankly, many of these units do a very poor job of removing all of the mineral content from the water, in spite of the glowing claims made by the companies that sell them.


When you consider the fact that pure, professionally-produced steam-distilled water costs only about a dollar a gallon at Walmart, and that a good, high-quality home water distiller will cost you close to $500 or more, you'll see that it may be easier and far cheaper to simply purchase your distilled water commercially.


You could purchase 500 gallons of pure, steam-distilled water at Walmart for about $500. Naturally, you’re never going to need to make and drink 500 gallons of colloidal silver in your lifetime. The point is, why spend $500 or more on a home water distiller when the results are so frequently uncertain, and when by contrast, professionally made steam-distilled water is relatively inexpensive and so easily obtainable at your local supermarket or Walmart?


Nevertheless, if you prefer to make your own pure steam-distilled water, then is said to have a high-quality range of home water distillers.  You can do a Google search for others.  My only suggestion would be to go with the most expensive model you can afford, as lower-cost models – particularly those in the under $500 range -- simply don’t seem to have what it takes to produce steam-distilled water of high enough quality for making colloidal silver.


QUESTION: How do you properly store colloidal silver?


ANSWER: Experts agree you should always store colloidal silver in darkly tinted glass bottles at room temperature. Because silver is very sensitive to light, you must keep it out of the light as much as possible, or it will begin to oxidize and precipitate out of suspension, i.e., the little silver particles will begin to fall to the bottom of the storage container leaving what looks like a fine, gray powdery coating.


Storing your colloidal silver in darkly tinted glass bottles in a kitchen cabinet is fine. Below you’ll find a list of several known reliable sources for darkly tinted glass bottles. The most popular kind of storage bottle for colloidal silver is called the Boston Round amber glass storage bottle.  These usually come in 8 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. sizes, but some vendors even carry the 64 oz. size.  And if you’re very lucky you might find a vendor that carries the large gallon-sized amber glass dark bottles.  Many people also like to use cobalt blue glass storage bottles, or other colored glass bottles that keep the light out. 


Description: Where can I get the darkly tinted glass bottles in which to store my colloidal silver?


ANSWER: Sometimes local health food stores carry empty amber glass "Boston Round" bottles in a variety of sizes.  Or, you can order them inexpensively by the case (12 bottles to the case) from Consolidated Plastics Company. Their toll-free telephone number is: 1-800-362-1000.


Another source is Industrial Containers at 1-800-748-4250.  You can also find them through Essential Supplies at 1-562-802-0515. And of course, there’s Specialty Bottle Company at 1-206-382-1100. 


Almost all of these companies also have websites where you can see pictures of the bottles and order online.  Some of these companies sell the plastic lids for these bottles separately, and others include them with the bottles.  So when you order, be sure to ask whether or not the plastic lids come with the bottles.  You’ll need the plastic lids for long-term storage of your colloidal silver. 


Here’s an article on The Silver Edge website that lists a multitude of inexpensive online sources for all kinds of dark glass bottles – including storage bottles, pump spray bottles, nasal spray bottles and more -- for making and using colloidal silver. 


Or, you can go to your local supermarket and purchase a quart bottle of prune juice, which almost always comes in dark amber or green tinted glass bottles. Simply dump the prune juice out, wash the bottle in warm soapy water, and then rinse the bottle thoroughly and use it for storing your colloidal silver.


Some customers tell us that empty wine or beer bottles work great. Just use a rubber stopper for a lid, or put a piece of Saran wrap over the mouth of the bottle and wrap a rubber band around it to keep it in place. (Wal-Mart, your local “Dollar Store,” and other discount stores sell small packages of rubber "bottle stoppers" for about $2.00 a package.)


In a pinch, you can store your colloidal silver in a plain glass jar, such as a mayonnaise jar, or even in your one-quart glass production container (i.e., Ball canning jar or Mason canning jar).  To keep the light out, simply place the jar inside of a brown paper lunch sack. Or wrap some packing tape around the outside of the jar, from top to bottom. 


Note:  Unlike the amber glass storage bottles which come with plastic lids, jars like this often have metal lids.  Colloidal silver should not be allowed to come into prolonged contact with metal, because the metal can negate the electrical charge on the silver particles, causing them to fall out of suspension and coat the bottom of your storage container.  So if you use a jar with a metallic lid, don't fill the jar to the brim with colloidal silver. Instead, only fill the jar to within an inch or so of the top. If a little colloidal silver splashes and briefly touches the metal lid, that's not going to hurt a thing – it’s prolonged contact with metal (such as through stirring your colloidal silver solution with a metal spoon) that can cause the silver particles to lose their electrical charge and thus their potency.


QUESTION: Can I refrigerate my colloidal silver?


ANSWER: You should never refrigerate colloidal silver.  That’s because in every colloidal silver solution, the tiny submicroscopic silver particles are suspended in the water by an electrical charge.  What’s more, they’re in a constant state of motion called Brownian Motion.  Unfortunately, refrigeration dramatically slows down the Brownian Motion, and can cause the silver particles to lose their suspension in the water, falling to the bottom of the storage container.  This is called “plating out of suspension.” Storing your colloidal silver at room temperature is always best. Avoid excessive heat and excessive cold whenever possible.


QUESTION:  Are there any other colloidal silver storage tips?


ANSWER:  Yes.  Do not store your colloidal silver close to electrical or magnetic influences such as the microwave oven, television, radio, stereo speakers (which have large magnets in them) etc.  Over time, strong electro-magnetic fields can seriously weaken or even altogether neutralize the electrical charge on the silver particles, causing them to drop out of suspension and thereby render your colloidal silver solution less potent.


QUESTION: How long can you store colloidal silver before it loses its potency?


ANSWER: It depends upon the quality of the colloidal silver you’ve made, and the storage conditions. High-quality colloidal silver produced solely with pure steam-distilled water and stored in a dark cabinet at room temperature will store far longer and retain full potency far longer than colloidal silver produced with poor quality water and stored in poor conditions.


Generally speaking, a high-quality colloidal silver solution such as that produced by the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator distributed by The Silver Edge will easily store for a year or longer in a dark kitchen cabinet at room temperature, and retain 99% of its potency during that time. However, poor quality colloidal silver, or colloidal silver stored under improper conditions can begin to lose potency after only a few weeks to a few months. In such cases, you’ll actually see silver particles that have fallen out of suspension and have dropped to the bottom of your storage bottle leaving a light silvery-grey coating.


Conditions that contribute to the “plating out” of silver particles include, but are not limited to: Prolonged exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures, prolonged exposure to sunlight or artificial light, prolonged exposure to electrical fields or magnetic fields in the home, and even prolonged exposure to ambient household static electricity. Storing your colloidal silver solution away from such contributing factors can vastly increase the length of time it will remain fully potent.


To learn how to check your colloidal silver for potency during long periods of storage, see the FREE article titled How Long Will Homemade Colloidal Silver Last Before It Begins to Lose Its Potency?  


QUESTION: How do I know there are actually silver particles suspended in the water when I’ve finished making a batch of colloidal silver?


ANSWER: First of all, if you have good taste buds you can taste the very light but distinctive metallic taste of the solution when holding a teaspoonful under your tongue. That alone lets you know the silver particles are there.


But there’s a simple trick for being able to visually "see" the silver particles in your solution. Just make a batch of colloidal silver using distilled water as per the directions that come with your generator.  Then, take one of those little red laser pointer lights that shine a bright red laser beam -- they're available in many office supply stores or catalogs for anywhere from $10 to $20 (or purchase one from The Silver Edge by calling 1-888-528-0559) -- and go into a dark room.


Inside the dark room, shine the laser light into your colloidal silver solution from the top (being careful not to shine the red beam toward your eyes).  If you’re looking closely you’ll see a faint red beam of light shining directly through your colloidal silver solution from top to bottom. This is because the red laser light is reflecting off of the tens of millions of microscopic silver particles that are suspended in the solution. If you were to shine the same laser pointer light through a glassful of pure steam-distilled water instead, the beam would not show up at all, because there would be nothing in the water for the beam to reflect off of. In science, this is called the Raleigh-Tyndall effect, and it’s precisely how researchers and scientists make sure the colloidal solutions they have prepared indeed have suspended colloid particles in them.


Be sure to read the Operating Instructions guide that accompanies your generator for safety tips and additional information on testing your colloidal silver.


QUESTION: What’s the difference in the size of the silver particles produced by other colloidal silver generators, compared to the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge?


ANSWER: While there are a number of good colloidal silver generators on the market today, many "cheapie" models (i.e., known as "mudmakers" or “throwaway” units) can produce silver particles and silver particle agglomerates in the hundreds of nanometers in size (i.e., 100 nm or even larger). That's because the manufacturers of these generators frequently fail to spend the money on the essential electronic components needed to properly balance the voltage and amperage in order to produce the correct wattage for making high-quality colloidal silver.


On the other hand, the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge is specially calibrated to produce silver particles as low as .0008 microns (i.e., .8 nm -- a fraction of a single nanometer). That’s about as close to "dissolved" silver as you can get!


In fact, the particles are so small, a high-powered Transmission Electron Microscope operating at a staggering 175,000x magnification is required to measure them. By comparison, an average red blood cell is typically 7-8 microns in diameter, and can be easily seen, with staining, under a standard optical microscope at only 1,000x magnification. So we’re speaking of a particle size which is many fractions of times smaller than an average red blood cell or a typical blood capillary.   


To see a micrograph of the independent laboratory testing demonstrating the uncommonly small silver particles produced by the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, see this link. 


Also, for a more extensive overview of what makes the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator so different from conventional colloidal silver generators, be sure to read the report, “How the New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator Differs from Other Colloidal Silver Generators.


While there may be a handful of colloidal silver generators with more "bells and whistles" than the brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, we know of no other comparable colloidal silver generator in terms of the quality and size of the silver particles produced. This is what’s made the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator!  (And you certainly can't beat the price, either, considering the fact that the generator pays for itself with very first one or two quart-sized batches of colloidal silver you make!)


QUESTION:  Can I use my new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator overseas, even though the voltage is different?


ANSWER:  Yes, as long as you use the appropriate voltage converter, or step-down transformer.  The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is designed for use with 120 volt current, at 60 Hz, and uses only about 5 watts of power.  Voltage converters are widely available in electronics stores worldwide, and through many online sources. 


For use in most foreign countries, the voltage converter you’ll need should be capable of converting 240 volts down to 120 volts, and should be made for continuous duty.  In other words, it should say “Continuous Duty” right on the packaging. You need one rated for 5 watts or higher.   But you do not need to purchase one of those expensive voltage converters.  There are many inexpensive voltage converters available online for about $15 or $20. 


Here's a link to one from, for about $15.00.


And here's a link from, for under $20, that’s much smaller and more convenient to use.


If the above links are not working, just do a Google search for “voltage converters.” Or, call the Tech Support department at The Silver Edge during normal business hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm, PST) for additional help and guidance: 760-253-2988. You can also email the Tech Support department at


QUESTION: What does "ppm" mean?


ANSWER: It means parts per million. It’s a measurement of the total weight of the silver particles in your colloidal silver solution. The higher the ppm, the more actual silver by weight is in your colloidal silver solution.  


Many people mistakenly believe the “ppm” of a colloidal silver solution is an indication of its effectiveness, with low ppm being less effective, and higher ppm being more effective.  Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.  Indeed, the true test of effectiveness for colloidal silver is the particle size, not the ppm.  The smaller the silver particles, the more effectively the body can utilize them. Conversely, the larger the silver particles, the less effectively they’re utilized in the body. 


To learn more about particle size, as well as the ppm of colloidal silver, including the many misconceptions involved, see the article “Why Higher PPM Is Not Always Better.  You’ll find it to be refreshingly educational and eye-opening. 


QUESTION: How many parts per million (ppm) of colloidal silver will the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator produce?


ANSWER: The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator distributed by The Silver Edge produces about 7-10 parts per million for every 3 hours the machine is allowed to run.


QUESTION: Why is the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator limited to producing 7-10 parts per million every 3 hours?


ANSWER:  Strong concentrations of colloidal silver (i.e., high ppm) almost always contain excessively large silver particles, which the body treats as if you'd eaten dirt, i.e., they go in one end and are expelled out the other without being taken into the cells, tissues and organs where pathogens like to hide and colonize.  In other words, they have little to no nutrient or therapeutic value.


But the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator produces ultra-small silver particles as low as .0008 microns (.8 nm) in size.  Silver particles this small have a much higher penetration capability inside the human body. Indeed, the human body treats such small particles as nutrients, and is able to absorb such small particles deep into the cells and tissues where “stealth pathogens” like to hide.  And afterwards the body is better able to excrete such small particles. 


So the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is unique among colloidal silver generators in that it altogether does away with the need for taking excessively high concentrations of colloidal silver. With such effective penetration into the cells and tissues, you simply no longer need to ingest stronger concentrations of colloidal silver.


QUESTION: One internet website says you need to take at least 500 ppm to 3,000 ppm colloidal silver for it to be effective. They say this is the concentration used by doctors in all of the old medical studies back in the 1920’s and 1930’s. They also claim that making your own colloidal silver can be very dangerous, and that the end result can be "poisonous."


ANSWER: Back in the 1920’s and 1930's when the use of colloidal silver first began in earnest, doctors and researchers were simply not aware of the potential for damage to the kidneys and liver inherent in overly high concentrations of colloidal silver. Nor were they aware that much lower concentrations of colloidal silver were just as beneficial without all of the unnecessary risk. A lot has changed since then. Doctors no longer recommend such excessive concentrations of colloidal silver because some of the patients treated with them during the 1920's and 1930's developed problems such as argyria (i.e., skin graying), indicating potentially toxic silver overload.


Later clinical studies showed that significantly lower concentrations of colloidal silver gave equally impressive results, particularly when extremely small silver particles were used rather than the much larger silver particles that are inevitably produced in more highly concentrated commercial colloidal silver solutions.  For documentation, see The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual (sold through Life & Health Research Group, LLC, at: 1-888-846-9029).  The manual has an entire chapter giving a brief synopsis of every major medical study conducted on colloidal silver from 1897 to the present day.


You can also view additional interesting clinical studies on colloidal silver at the “Clinical Studies and Reports on Colloidal Silver” page on The Silver Edge website.


The bottom line is that 500 ppm to 3,000 ppm is one heck of a load of silver particles on the liver and kidneys. We would never want to take concentrations that high, as they could lead to silver overload and eventual toxic buildup in the body over time, which some experts say can cause both liver and kidney damage.


That’s why responsible advocates of colloidal silver never recommend concentrations that high. In fact, most companies selling such highly-concentrated colloidal silver solutions tell you to dilute it thoroughly in water before ingesting it -- using approximately one teaspoon of their highly-concentrated colloidal silver in an eight or 12 ounce glass of water. This effectively dilutes the silver solution to a level the body can easily handle without the potential for toxic overload -- about 10 ppm on average, depending upon the concentration you started with. Anyone selling such highly-concentrated colloidal silver solutions, and who fails to tell you to dilute it first is potentially putting your health at risk, particularly if you plan on taking their silver solution regularly for extended periods of time.


As for the spurious charge that colloidal silver produced with home colloidal silver generators is somehow "poisonous" or "dangerous," it always amazes us to see what some people are willing to say in order to sell their over-priced commercial brands of colloidal silver. These people often charge as much as $29 to $39 or even more for a tiny four ounce bottle of colloidal silver, when in reality fresh, pure and unadulterated colloidal silver can be made for about 36 cents a quart! What a bunch of rip-off artists! Of course, they have to give you some kind of scare story, or try to bamboozle you with phony scientific-sounding jargon, in order to convince you to pay a whopping $7 to $10 an ounce for their expensive commercial brands of colloidal silver, when you can make your own colloidal silver literally for pennies per quart. Fortunately, as more and more people find out that fresh, pure unadulterated colloidal silver can be made for only pennies per quart with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, the fewer people these guys will be able to gouge with their overly-priced commercial brands.


QUESTION: On the internet, some colloidal silver vendors are claiming that the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective,” and that only the particulate or metallic form of colloidal silver is effective.  Since your generator produces the ionic form of colloidal silver, I’d like to know what the truth is?


ANSWER: The ionic form of colloidal silver is the world’s most popular form of colloidal silver, and has been for over 40 years.  While the term “colloidal silver” covers a LOT of different types of silver solutions – for example, ionic silver, particulate silver, mild silver protein, silver oxide, monatomic silver, silver citrate, silver hydrosol, and more – the vast majority of colloidal silver on the market today is of the ionic form.  The reason?  Because ionic silver works the best, pure and simple. 

Claims that the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective” are being made by a small handful of individuals on the internet who sell bottles of the far more expensive particulate form of colloidal silver.  So to convince people to pay through the nose for these over-priced particulate silver solutions, the vendors selling them try to denigrate the healing properties of their biggest competition, which is the superior ionic form of colloidal silver.  It’s very deceptive, of course.  But some people will apparently do anything for a buck. 


Claims that ionic silver is “largely ineffective” fly in the face of over a century's worth of clinical data, not to mention the personal experiences of millions of regular users of the ionic form of colloidal silver worldwide. 


For example, every single one of the real-life testimonials posted at the Colloidal Silver Success Stories website are from users of the ionic form of colloidal silver.  If the ionic form of colloidal silver is “largely ineffective,” how did these people achieve the startling healing results they report? 


And why do the vast majority of bona-fide clinical researchers and medical experts agree that the ionic form of colloidal silver is the active specie of silver in terms of its infection-fighting capabilities?  See the article titled “Experts:  It’s the Silver Ion That Gives Silver Its Antimicrobial Power”.  In that article, you’ll learn why the world’s top experts all tout the healing virtues of ionic silver.


In reality, independent clinical studies demonstrate that the ionic form of colloidal silver is up to 10,000 times more effective than the particulate form against disease-causing pathogens.  You can read about one such study in an article titled “Ionic Colloidal Silver v/s Particulate Colloidal Silver: the Great Debate”.


The bottom line is this: The very best colloidal silver is always pure, freshly-made unadulterated ionic colloidal silver. Don't fall for scare tactics and slick sales pitches disguised as "science" which are only designed to deceive you into paying excessively high prices for tiny bottles of commercially produced particulate colloidal silver that cannot even begin to compare in quality to fresh, pure, ionic colloidal silver made with a high-quality colloidal silver generator such as the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.


QUESTION: How much colloidal silver should a person take?


ANSWER: Most people take about one teaspoon to one ounce a day, as a general nutritional supplement maintenance dose. Because of FDA regulations, we can't give specific dosage advice for infections or specific diseases.  However, one good source of information on colloidal silver usage is The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC. It’s newly expanded to over 547 pages and has two fully detailed chapters on specific dosages for specific health conditions.  You can purchase a copy by calling the company's sales office at: 1-888-846-9029, or by visiting their website at the link above.     


Another great resource is the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which you can obtain for FREE by email.  This report helps you determine the right daily dosage of colloidal silver for your own body, based upon your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver you’re using.  There’s no cost whatsoever for the report.  So be sure to click on the link above and get your FREE copy right away!


QUESTION: But colloidal silver is completely safe to use, right?


ANSWER: Nothing on earth is "completely" safe to use. As a silly example, one of the safest natural substances on earth is water. Yet ingestion of too much water can result in death. (This is called drowning.)


Indeed, there’s no "completely safe" nutritional supplement on the face of the earth, if a person uses it in excess.  For example, experts say the mineral iron, if used in excess, will cause your body’s tissues and organs to accumulate iron, eventually resulting in heart disease and organ malfunction.


It is said the mineral selenium, if used in excess, will cause severe nervous system damage, convulsions and even death.  Similarly, the mineral calcium, if used in excess, will cause calcification of soft tissue within the body, cellular toxicity and even heart disease.  Excessive use of vitamin A can cause liver damage, anemia and other problems.


I could go on and on, through each and every nutritional supplement on the market. But I think you get the picture.  According to experts, all of these above-mentioned substances are highly beneficial to the human body when used within reason. And all of them are potentially harmful when used in excess.


As the physician Paracelsus said back in 1529, “Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.”


Nutritional supplements – including colloidal silver -- are used daily, for years on end, by hundreds of millions of people, with practically zero harm when used as directed, with common sense and sanity. But there’s not a single substance on earth that can’t cause harm to the human body at some excessive or obsessive level of usage.


The key to successful usage of nutritional supplements, including colloidal silver, seems to be common sense and moderation. Although colloidal silver is used regularly with no problems whatsoever by tens of millions of men, women and children throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa, like any other mineral supplement you absolutely must exercise common sense when using it. Using extremely high concentrations of colloidal silver or taking overly large amounts of colloidal silver for prolonged periods of time is not recommended.


Also, if you have a known serious allergy to silver, you simply should not use colloidal silver. Of course, serious silver allergies are extremely rare. One dentist told us he had never seen a case of silver allergy in the entire 15 years he had used silver amalgam to fill cavities. But such an allergy is certainly possible in rare individuals. Experts tell us that if your body reacts badly to silver fillings or if wearing silver jewelry makes your skin break out in a rash, you may have a silver allergy and should probably not use colloidal silver.


One of the very rare side effects caused by taking excessively high concentrations of colloidal silver, or by taking overly large amounts of colloidal silver for prolonged periods of time, is a cosmetic skin condition called argyria in which the skin can actually turn grey or even bluish grey. While argyria is a strictly cosmetic condition, many researchers believe it indicates an excessive internal accumulation of silver particles, which can potentially cause toxicity to the liver, kidneys and other organs if colloidal silver usage were to be continued under such a circumstance.


Some colloidal silver users claim that taking 400 IU per day of vitamin E and 200 mcg. per day of the mineral selenium during periods of increased colloidal silver usage can help alleviate the toxicity problem.  But we’ve seen no clinical testing on humans to verify this information.


Nevertheless, as Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D., the famous natural health doctor from Tahoma Clinic in Washington state, has stated, “Silver belongs to the family of metals that also includes copper and gold (both of which can also have numerous health benefits when they're used properly). One of the primary concerns people tend to have about using these metals is the risk that they'll accumulate in the body and lead to heavy metal toxicity. But if you have plenty of antioxidants in your diet, such as selenium, vitamin E, and amino acids like N-acetyl cysteine, you're safe from any harmful effects from this family of metals. Germs, however, are not."


Additionally, people with poor elimination (bad liver or bad kidneys) might have an additional risk of buildup of silver in the body if they use more colloidal silver than their body is capable of eliminating. If you are unsure about using colloidal silver, be sure to ask your doctor about your particular situation.


And don’t forget to obtain a copy of the FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which explains how to calculate your maximum daily safe dosage amount based upon your own body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver you’re using. You can obtain the report by email at no cost whatsoever at the link above.


Additionally, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC, which is now a whopping 547 pages in length, covers in great detail many safety and dosage issues regarding the usage of colloidal silver. We highly recommend it. You can reach Life & Health Research Group, LLC, toll-free at: 1-888-846-9029. Or, learn more about this eye-opening resource online at the link above.


QUESTION: Will colloidal silver cure (XYZ) disease?


ANSWER: Because of FDA regulations, we really cannot answer such questions, except to state that by law colloidal silver can only be sold as a nutritional mineral supplement, and not as a remedy for any specific health condition.


That’s why we strongly recommend the comprehensive 547-page book called The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, published by Life & Health Research Group, LLC. It has several full chapters offering a synopses and documentation of virtually every major medical study conducted using colloidal silver to treat various diseases from 1897 to the present day, as well as the results of each study. It reveals how colloidal silver has been used in the past by doctors for specific infections and diseases. And there are also several full chapters on specific dosage information. The manual will answer many if not all of your questions on colloidal silver. Again, you can order it directly from Life & Health Research Group, LLC, by calling 1-888-846-9029, or learn more online at the link above.    


QUESTION: Does The Silver Edge offer a money-back guarantee and a warranty on the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator?


ANSWER: Of course. The Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase against defects in parts and workmanship. Naturally, serious abuse, such as battering or dropping the unit from a height, or disassembling the unit, or otherwise altering the electronic components, is not covered under the warranty. But the units are very sturdy, high-quality and are literally built to last for a lifetime.  


Plus, you’re protected by our 30-day money-back guarantee of complete satisfaction. Use your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for a full 30-days.  Make as many batches of colloidal silver as you want during that time.  Test it out and make sure the machine and the colloidal silver it produces is everything we’ve said it is.  You can even call the Tech Support department during regular business hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm PST), and ask as many questions as you want: 760-253-2988. 


If you're dissatisfied for any reason, simply call for a Return Authorization Number by the 30th day and you'll receive a full and prompt refund of every penny you've paid (minus s&h) once we receive your returned unit.


There’s only one simple, but very fair condition:  If for some reason you feel the need to return your new generator, be sure to call The Silver Edge first at 1-888-528-0559 for a Return Authorization Number. Returns that do not have a clearly marked Return Authorization Number on the outside of the package will not be accepted and The Silver Edge is not responsible for its return to you.


QUESTION:  Are there any other sources of information on colloidal silver and its usage I should know about?


ANSWER:  Besides the FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report and the newly updated Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual there are several other interesting and insightful information sources you might want to look into.


The Testimonials page on The Silver Edge website contains hundreds of anecdotal reports in which experienced colloidal silver users have written in and explained exactly how they’ve used colloidal silver for various issues, and what their results were.  Reading these anecdotal reports is one of the easiest ways to become thoroughly familiar with colloidal silver usage in a short time.


The More Great Articles About Colloidal Silver and Its Usage page on The Silver Edge website is another great resource.  There you’ll find dozens of eye-opening articles on colloidal silver, nanosilver, and other forms of antimicrobial silver and their usage. 


You might also consider joining the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook, where several thousand experienced colloidal silver users congregate to discuss their own usage of colloidal silver and the successes they’ve had.  You’ll be able to ask and answer questions about colloidal silver and its usage… participate in ongoing discussion threads…learn about the latest medical studies… discuss new and effective ways to use colloidal silver…tell your favorite colloidal silver success stories…and much, much more!  If you’re looking for THE place on the internet to interact with other experienced colloidal silver users, the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook is it!  And it’s FREE – so join the community at the link above today!


The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video is another eye-opening resource, which many viewers consider to be a one-stop “crash course” in colloidal silver usage.  It’s a full-color, 60-minute DVD interview between television personality Kristyn Burrt (host of MSNBC’s The Arena With Jesse Ventura) and Steve Barwick, author of the Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual.  In this studio-quality DVD, Kristyn hammers Steve Barwick with questions about colloidal silver usage… makes him give personal hands-on demonstrations of nearly a dozen different ways to use colloidal silver to heal infections and disease…has him demonstrate how to make a quick, simple emergency home colloidal silver generator out of three little nine-volt batteries and two six-inch pieces of silver wire…shows amazing film of skin cancer being healed by micro-particle colloidal silver… interviews a half dozen colloidal silver users who explain how they’ve used colloidal silver successfully, revealing their incredible results…and has Steve Barwick personally demonstrate how to operate three different kinds of colloidal silver generators (including the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator) step-by-step, so you can see exactly how they work.  What’s more, she has Steve explain the key benefits and drawbacks of each one.  And there’s so much more in this hour-long full color video presentation, you’ll feel like you’ve been given a year’s worth of education on successful colloidal silver usage in just 60 short minutes!


You might also want to visit the Clinical Studies and Reports page of The Silver Edge web site, where over 60 different clinical studies, medical reports and technical white papers are posted on the infection-fighting benefits of colloidal silver, nanosilver, and other forms of antimicrobial silver.  This is your “go-to” source of information when skeptics and naysayers try to tell you there’s “no clinical evidence” documenting the effectiveness of colloidal silver. Send them the links to a few of these clinical studies and reports, and send them scurrying away with their tails between their legs!


There’s also the “What the Experts Say About Colloidal Silver” page on The Silver Edge web site, where you’ll find hundreds of quotes on colloidal silver, nanosilver and other forms of antimicrobial silver from bona-fide medical, clinical research and scientific experts. 


And while you’re navigating around The Silver Edge web site, you might want to pay a visit to the FREE Videos: Making and Using Colloidal Silver page and watch a few of the short but always eye-opening “how-to” videos on colloidal silver and its usage. 


Finally, you might want to visit the Additional Sources of Information on Colloidal Silver page at The Silver Edge web site, where you’ll find a list of books and other resources on colloidal silver that should be in the library of every experienced colloidal silver user. 

“I'm often asked which colloidal silver generator I recommend. Hands down, I recommend the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from my friend Steve Barwick at Silver Edge…I've touted the benefits of pure micro-particle colloidal silver for years to anyone that would listen. Frankly, it's the best way I know to quickly heal cuts, scrapes, sores and burns... treat a host of common illnesses such as colds, flus and sore throats... as well as kill nasty germs on cutting boards, kitchen counters, tooth brushes and even your pet's water bowl. But most importantly is how it can protect you from the deadly pathogen MRSA that has become resistant to almost all known prescription antibiotics. Having a colloidal silver generator as part of your first aid kit just makes sense... especially if you ever find yourself in an emergency with no access to a doctor or hospital.”

-- Michael Cutler, M.D., Editor, Easy Health Options

"I believe the folks at The Silver Edge are the reigning experts on colloidal silver. Nowhere else will you find more accurate information on how to use colloidal silver to protect yourself and your family..."

-- Bob Livingston, The Bob Livingston Letter

"Thanks for all your brilliant work to educate people about colloidal silver. It is one of nature’s wonders that helps keep us well."

-- Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, M.D., MBChB, PhD, author Cancer Research Secrets, Complete Parasites Handbook, and Survive Without Antibiotics

"Hi Steve: I have been a supporter of your work for nearly 15 years, and I have used Colloidal Silver for over 30 years without a single problem, EVER! I have cleared up feline herpes in a cat's eyes, and have prevented infection from countless cuts, post surgery, for other injuries sustained during daily life. It is the safest and best antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral that I have ever used, as opposed to the pricey, worthless, side effects loaded junk that the pharmaceutical companies promote. Read the labels for the antibiotics and other "medications" prescribed by physicians, in good, albeit ignorant, faith, and you will find horror abounding in devastating diseases that they can cause you, including death. So, if anyone has any doubt about using natural Colloidal Silver in place of chemicals, think again. This works, with zero side effects."

-- Dr. Kathleen Olsson Nelson, RN, BA, MA, PhD, PhD, FSNPM, FCH., Clinical Psychologist and Nutritional Consultant

“The bottom line is that for colloidal silver to effectively fight pathogens, you must use micro-particle silver rather than conventional colloidal silver or silver protein products… You can actually make your own micro-particle colloidal silver in your own home. In fact, there’s one colloidal silver generator on the market today -- the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from a company called The Silver Edge -- that will make colloidal silver with such uncommonly small silver particles, it requires a multi-million dollar Transmission Electron Microscope operating at 175,000x magnification just to see them. This generator allows you to make the most powerful, and highly bioavailable form of colloidal silver right in your own home. And you can make it for pennies…Having a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator on hand allows you to protect your entire family – and probably your friends and neighbors as well – for just pennies.”

-- Donald S. McAlvany, The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, October 2013

“I'm so happy I own a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver generator. No one should be without this wonderful device. I so very much appreciate you sharing your knowledge about colloidal silver.”

-- Gary C. King, best-selling author of Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Killer and other true crime books and stories

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