Is Colloidal Silver Safe?

Since ancient times, humankind has valued silver for its anti-microbial and skin-healing properties. Today, Colloidal Silver is gaining widespread popularity for its natural effectiveness in supporting good health, and it has been reported to be very beneficial for hundreds of different conditions. Although it’s one of the safest supplements on the market, Colloidal Silver has been linked to argyria, a bluish-grey discoloration of the skin. When made and used correctly, the risk of argyria is nonexistent.

Argyria is a medically benign condition in which large particles of silver, from improperly made colloidal silver or silver compounds, are deposited under the skin. Argyria has never been reported from the use of pure, electrically produced Colloidal Silver, free of protein or other stabilizers. The reason is because properly made Colloidal Silver contains particles in the range of .0008-.005 microns, over 1000 times smaller than a human blood cell. At this sub-microscopic size, the silver particles can move freely throughout the body and, most importantly, are easily eliminated on a continuous basis.

Products that may cause the rare condition of argyria include: silver nitrate, silver citrate, silver chloride, and mild silver protein. All of these have in common very large particles of silver that may be too large to excrete and can get lodged into skin tissue. Many products claiming to be high concentrations of Colloidal Silver, typically in the range of 50-5000 ppm (parts per million), are actually a “mild silver protein.” These products generally have very large particles of silver and therefore need a protein, most commonly gelatin, to keep the heavy particles suspended. Mild silver protein can be easily identified by shaking the bottle. If foam persists, a protein is present.

In addition to the silver compounds listed above, improperly made Colloidal Silver could potentially lead to argyria if large amounts were consumed over a long period of time. If Colloidal Silver is made with impure silver, impure water, additives such as salt (which produces silver chloride), or a colloid generator without an automatic voltage control, then the resulting product will be poor in quality and lack clarity. These factors lead to the production of large particles of silver and/or undesirable compounds. Inferior Colloidal Silver may be yellow or even darker in color due to large particles or additives.

So is colloidal silver safe? Ours is. Mountain Well-Being is a specialized company dedicated to making the finest quality electro-non chemical Colloidal Silver available, guaranteed. We produce it to 15-20 ppm utilizing ultra-pure water, the purest silver, and a state-of-the-art, commercial colloid generator which automatically adjusts voltage as water conductivity increases. This keeps the electrical current constant, and the result is suspended, uniform particles of silver which are consistently small, as indicated by the clear solution. Our generator also employs a circulation pump during production to provide an even distribution of particles and prevent agglomeration (smaller particles binding together to form larger ones). There does not exist a better way to produce Colloidal Silver.

The US EPA guidelines state that a person can safely consume 350 mcg of silver everyday for 70 years.  One teaspoon of Mountain Well-Being Colloidal Silver contains 75 mcg of silver.  Therefore, according to the EPA, the average person can safely ingest 4+ teaspoons everyday for life.  Particle size is extremely important, and since Mountain Well-Being Colloidal Silver contains particles over 1000 times smaller than a blood cell, the silver is continuously excreted from the body.

It is very important to know the quality of your Colloidal Silver before using it. So if you’ve ever asked, “Is Colloidal Silver safe?”, know that Mountain Well-Being is committed to providing the finest Colloidal Silver available, which is both highly effective and 100% safe. It is clear and free of additives.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.