The Real Difference Between "True" Colloidal Silver, Nanosilver and Ionic Silver - Part 2

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge...

As long as we’re delving this deeply into the science behind colloidal silver, I suppose I could also explain that ionic silver works best against pathogens because it carries a positive electrical charge, while metallic silver (or nanosilver) carries no electrical charge at all. 

 

This is very important to understand.  In science, it’s well known that like electrical charges repel each other, and opposite electrical charges attracteach other. 

 

And since bacteria tend to carry a negative electrical charge on their cell wall, positively-charged silver ions have a strong affinity for them. 

 

You see gram positive bacteria carry a negative electrical charge on their cell walls thanks to the presence of teichoic acids linked to either the peptidoglycan or to the underlying plasma membrane. These teichoic acids are negatively charged because of presence of phosphate in their structure. 

 

And gram negative bacteria have an outer covering of phospholipids and lipopolysaccharides, with the lipopolysaccharides imparting a strongly negative charge to the surface of the bacterial cell wall. 

 

So thanks to the positive electrical charge on silver ions, a very strong affinity exists between them and gram positive and gram negative forms of bacteria. In short, the silver ions are strongly attracted to bacteria.  But metallic silver does not carry this same electrical attraction, because it does not carry an electrical charge. 

 

The bottom line, as Albert T. McManus, M.D., Chief of Microbiology, Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston Army Burn Center in Houston, Texas has observed:

 

“…conversion of metallic silver to silver ions is necessary for efficacy” and “the silver ion will react with any negative charge presented by a pathogen’s transport or membrane proteins and deactivate them.”

 

In short, because silver ions are missing an electron, they’re positively charged, which causes them to be attracted to the cell wall of the pathogens at which point they then begin to destabilize the cell wall and disrupt cellular metabolism of the pathogen.     

 

As clinical researcher Eric Rentz states in his retrospective study of silver, published in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine:

 

          Microbial cells “selectively bond only with Ag+ [i.e., ionic silver – ED].”

 

And as researcher S.M. Foran wrote in an article titled “Therapeutic Properties of Silver:  An Historical and Technical Review,” which was published in the January 2009 issue of the journal Quanta:

 

“Neutral silver [i.e., metallic silver – ED] does not have the microcidal nature that silver does in the ionic state.  The charge of the ion is necessary in facilitating electron displacement in microbes...

 

So again, it’s the SILVER ION that gives silver all of its infection-fighting properties.  And it’s largely the positive electrical charge held by the silver ion that makes silver’s biocidal properties possible. 

 

Metalic silver does not carry this crucial positive electrical charge.  So it does not seek out, bind to and destroy pathogens like ionic silver does.  It can only destroy pathogens to the extent that it converts to the ionic form of silver in the human body, which generally happens on a very gradual basis in the presence of acidic bodily fluids or highly oxygenated tissues – a much slower and less effective process.  Never let anyone tell you differently. 

 

Now You Know…

 

Now you know why the ionic form of colloidal silver has been the world’s #1 best-selling form of colloidal silver for over 60 years. 

 

The ionic form of colloidal silver sells better, because it works faster and more efficiently in the human body than the metallic form (i.e., nanosilver, or so-called “true colloidal silver”) which is composed of nothing but tiny bare particles of elemental silver metal that cannot even begin to kill microbes until they start shedding silver ions.

 

So the question of the day is this:

 

Why even bother to ingest a colloidal silver solution consisting of bare metal silver particles that need to be converted into silver ions inside the human body, when instead you can ingest a colloidal silver solution consisting of pure silver ions that need no conversion at all? 

 

Stomach Acid Nonsense

 

Now, of course, the purveyors of the metallic form of colloidal silver will tell you that the ionic form of colloidal silver simply doesn’t work against pathogens in the human body. 

 

They claim – erroneously, of course – that this is because silver ions easily get tied-up in the gut by hydrochloric acid (i.e., stomach acid) and are thereby converted to silver chloride and neutralized. 

 

And they claim that only their metallic form of colloidal silver can possibly work inside the human body, because it doesn’t get tied-up in the gut by stomach acid, but instead is absorbed through the gastrointestinal barrier and ends up in the blood where it’s carried into the body’s cells, tissues and organs. 

 

But if that little bit of marketing claptrap were true, then the metallic form of colloidal silver – the so-called “true colloidal silver” -- could not possibly work either. 

 

After all, as I’ve demonstrated repeatedly in this article, for the metallic form of colloidal silver to work in the body, pathogen-killing silver ions must be liberated from the bare metal silver particles. 

 

And that conversion from metallic silver to ionic silver can only take place in the presence of acidic bodily fluids or highly-oxygenated tissues.   

 

Of course, stomach acid is highly acidic.  That’s why they call it stomach acid.  So, metallic silver begins shedding silver ions as soon as it comes into contact with stomach acid. 

 

But if ionic silver is tied-up and neutralized in the gut by hydrochloric acid, then the silver ions being shed by metallic silver particles inside the stomach would also become tied-up and neutralized by stomach acid. 

 

And in such a case, neither form of colloidal silver could possibly kill pathogens inside the human body, because it’s the silver ion that’s the biologically active, infection-fighting “specie” of silver.   The silver ion, and only the silver ion, kills pathogens.

 

So the purveyors of the metallic form of colloidal silver shoot themselves in the foot every time they make the claim that silver ions get tied up in the gut by stomach acid and are thereby turned into silver chloride and neutralized. 

 

Again, if this were true the effectiveness of their own product would be equally neutralized once ingested, since it begins shedding silver ions in the gut in reaction to stomach acid, and indeed, is completely dependent upon shedding silver ions in order to work against pathogens.

 

“Well, Steve,” you might say, “what if the metal particles are absorbed across the gastrointestinal barrier and into the bloodstream, and only then begin to shed silver ions?” 

 

Interesting question.  Aside from the fact that it physically can’t happen that way due to the hydrochloric acid in the stomach which starts the process of liberating silver ions from the metallic silver in earnest, there’s another problem, as well.  Here it is:

 

The “true colloidal silver” people make the following claim on their own website:  If some ionic silver were ever able to get into the bloodstream it would encounter a large supply of chloride ions owing to the fact that the blood serum is rich in sodium and potassium chloride, again, quickly forming silver chloride.

 

So if that’s true, then metallic silver particles releasing silver ions in the bloodstream would also have their effectiveness completely neutralized, because the released silver ions would be neutralized as they formed silver chloride.  

 

Do you see how the “true colloidal silver” people continue to shoot themselves in the foot over and over and over again with their spurious claims? 

 

In just a moment, I’ll show you exactly how silver ions manage to get through the harsh chemical environment of the gastrointestinal tract, and the bloodstream, and make it into the cells, tissues and organs of the human body where they can work their magic against pathogens.

 

But first, here’s a big surprise for you: 

 

A Big Surprise…

 

While the so-called “true colloidal silver” people continue to make the claim that ionic silver gets tied-up in the gut and neutralized by hydrochloric acid, recent clinical research demonstrates that it’s actually their metallic form of colloidal silver that gets tied-up in the gut and neutralized by hydrochloric acid. 

 

In fact, this has been demonstrated clinically, time and time again, most recently by researchers from the University of Nevada in cooperation with scientists from the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. 

 

In their clinical study, these researchers “exposed silver nanoparticles to synthetic human stomach fluid to see how ingested nanoparticles could be altered by the stomach’s very acidic environment.” 

 

According to the researchers:

 

“A variety of analytical methods showed that nanoparticles formed large aggregates and produced silver chloride when exposed to stomach fluid. 

 

Changes in nanoparticle physical form and surface chemistry that occur in the stomach may affect how much silver will be absorbed across the gastrointestinal barrier.” 

 

In short, the researchers discovered that metallic silver nanoparticles (i.e., nanosilver, or so-called “true colloidal silver”) formed large clumps and began converting to silver chloride when exposed to stomach acids. 

 

The researchers surmised that because of this, the human body would likely have significant trouble absorbing and utilizing metallic nanosilver particles.

 

 

Of course, that’s just the opposite of what the “true colloidal silver” people will tell you.  They claim that metallic silver will not interact with stomach fluids, and that therefore it’s easily absorbable into the body from the gastrointestinal tract. 

 

They further claim that it’s the ionic form of colloidal silver that gets tied up in the gut and cannot make past the gastrointestinal barrier.  But the onlyevidence they produce for their claims is from their own in-house lab. 

 

No independent clinical research backs up their claims.  Quite the opposite, in fact – most truly independent clinical research destroys their claims.

 

Even the infamous Brown University clinical study on argyria, conducted in August 2012, found that metallic nanosilver was “not terribly likely to make it from the GI tract to the blood…” but that silver ions shed by the metal nanosilver in reaction to the acidic environment of the stomach were “easily absorbed into the bloodstream.” Again, that’s the exact opposite of what the purveyors of “true colloidal silver” claim. 

 

Indeed, the Brown University researchers found that:

 

“…nanosilver corrodes in stomach acid in much the same way it does in other acidic environments. 

 

Corrosion strips silver atoms of electrons, forming positively charged silver salt ions. Those ions can easily be taken into the bloodstream…” 

 

So in light of these studies and others like them, it would seem that the purveyors of the metallic nanosilver products which they erroneously call “true colloidal silver” are either ignorant of the actual science, or not always completely honest with their customers. 

 

That’s probably a gross understatement.

 

The Problem with Simulated Studies

 

Nevertheless, while the above two studies are fascinating because they further document the fact that metallic nanosilver by itself is basically worthless except to the extent that it sheds silver ions in the body, both studies were nevertheless based upon simulated body systems, i.e., they used simulated stomach acid, simulated blood, simulated tissues, simulated skin, etc. 

 

And in such clinical simulations, no matter how close these researchers can come to the real thing, they still can’t reproduce the dynamic biological milieu of the human body, with all of its chemical complexities. 

 

I say this for a very specific reason. 

 

After all, in spite of the simulation studies, it’s abundantly clear from real-life experience as well as from clinical experience that both forms of colloidal silver – the ionic form and the metallic form -- work effectively against pathogens inside the human body. 

 

So please don’t think I’m trying to say that metallic silver doesn’t work.  I’m not.  I’m just demonstrating that their claims against ionic silver are based on fantasy, deception or gross misunderstanding of the colloidal science.

 

Indeed, there’s tons of clinical documentation for the effectiveness of the metallic form of colloidal silver.  And there’s tons more clinical documentation for the effectiveness of the ionic form of colloidal silver. 

 

There’s also thousands upon thousands of real-life human and animal anecdotal accounts demonstrating the effectiveness of both forms of colloidal silver.

 

What’s more, this broad spectrum of evidence for the effectiveness of both forms of colloidal silver stretch back over a period of more than 100 years.  So how can this be? 

 

How can both forms of colloidal silver work against pathogens in the human body if metallic silver gets corroded by stomach acid, forming clumps and turning into silver chloride (as the University of Nevada and Brown University clinical studies clearly demonstrate), and if ionic silver gets turned into silver chloride in the stomach and is neutralized (as the purveyors of the metallic form of colloidal silver claim)?

 

Thankfully, there’s a very simple, often overlooked answer... 

 

The Metalloprotein Transport System

 

Both forms of colloidal silver – the metallic silver form and the ionic silver form – demonstrate broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity in the human body for one reason, and one reason only:

 

It’s because the human body has a very effective transport mechanism for safely escorting silver ions through the harsh acidic chemical environments encountered inside the human body and into the cells, tissues and organs where they can work against pathogens that colonize and cause illness and disease. 

 

And it’s this transport mechanism – known as the Metalloprotein Transport System -- the clinical researchers simply can’t duplicate in their simulated studies. 

 

I’ve written about the Metalloprotein Transport System many times.  So if you’d like, you can read more extensively about it in my article titled “Metalloproteins – the Body’s Transport Mechanism for Ionic Silver.”   

 

The upshot of the matter is this:  Without the Metalloprotein Transport System, neither the ionic form of colloidal silver nor the metallic form of colloidal silver could possibly work inside the human body. 

 

After all, the ionic form of colloidal silver is composed largely of pure silver ions.  And the metallic form of colloidal silver is completely dependent upon conversion to silver ions inside the body in order to demonstrate any antimicrobial activity whatsoever. 

 

So both forms would ultimately be neutralized by acids or chloride ions not just in the stomach, but elsewhere in the body as well. 

 

But substances called metalloproteins protectively bond with silver ions and then escort them through the harsh chemical environment of the gastrointestinal tract and into the bloodstream where they’re carried safely into the cells, tissues and organs of the human body before being released to work their magic against pathogens. 

 

And that’s why both form of colloidal silver work well in the human body. 

 

You see, metalloproteins are produced inside the human body in direct response to the presence of metallic ions.  This is true for silver ions, zinc ions, copper ions or any other metallic mineral ion. 

 

So when you ingest ionic silver, your body will immediately begin to produce metalloproteins such as metallothionein to escort those silver ions through the harsh chemical environment of the stomach, and into the deeper reaches of the body. 

 

And when you ingest metallic silver, the same things happens, but far more slowly.  As the metallic silver particles come into contact with acidic bodily fluids beginning in the GI tract, these metal particles begin shedding silver ions, just as the above studies have documented. 

 

And it’s at that point the body will start producing the metalloproteins needed to escort those silver ions through that harsh chemical environment and into the bloodstream, organs, tissues and cells of the body where pathogens colonize.  

 

Researchers can’t simulate that in a study, because it’s too difficult to simulate the rich biochemical milieu of the human body in its entirety. 

 

They can’t coax a simulated body system – with simulated blood, simulated stomach acid, simulated tissues and simulated skin – to producemetalloproteins in response to the presence of silver ions. 

 

But the human body, of course, is quite capable of doing so.  It’s not a simulated system.  It’s the real deal.  And in the human body, metalloproteins are always produced in response to the presence of metallic ions such as silver, zinc, copper and others.

 

Now, here’s the interesting part:

 

When using the ionic form of colloidal silver, the metalloprotein “escort” process starts immediately, because it’s the silver ion that stimulates the body to produce metalloproteins in the first place.    

 

But when using the metallic form of colloidal silver, the process is far more gradual due to the fact that it takes a while for the body to start converting metallic silver particles into silver ions, en masse. 

 

This is why some clinical studies have demonstrated that it takes significantly longer for metallic silver to kill pathogens than it does for ionic silver. 

 

The $64,000 Question

 

Finally, I ask you to put your thinking cap on for just a second and ask yourself this simple question: 

 

If it were true that only elemental metals could survive the harsh acidic environment of the GI tract, and that ionic metals “can’t last more than a few seconds in the body” as the so-called “true colloidal silver” people claim, then how does the human body absorb and utilize minerals from the food plants we eat, since they’re all in the ionic form, and they all end up in the stomach in contact with stomach acid?

 

If the “true colloidal silver” people were correct in their assertions that ions can’t exist in the presence of stomach acid for “more than a few seconds,” then it follows that human body could not absorb and utilize minerals from food plants at all, for the simple reason nature has those plants convert all minerals, including silver, to the ionic form. 

 

That fact that our body does indeed absorb and utilize ionic minerals from plants is all of the evidence you need that the “true colloidal silver” people are being awfully disingenuous (to put it mildly) when they say ionic silver “can’t work in the human body.” 

 

Now please don’t get me wrong, by any means.  I’m not against the metallic form of colloidal silver or its metallic silver counterpart, nanosilver.  I’ve documented in this report why both of them work, as well as how they work. 

 

And I’ll go so far as to admit there are some pretty darned good brands of metallic silver, such as the one manufactured by my good friends at American Biotech Labs, known as ASAP Colloidal Silver or Silver Sol, which I’ve recommended many times when people have told me they wanted to try a nanosilver product to compare against their favorite ionic silver product.   

 

But I’m not going to deny the science behind colloidal silver just to make people feel better about their choices.  And I’m not going to allow shifty marketers to get away with twisting the science all out of proportion to make one colloidal silver product sound superior to all others, when nothing could be further from the truth.   

 

My advice to colloidal silver vendors is that they should allow their products compete in the open marketplace based upon their merits, and not upon “weird science” from their in-house labs that simply can’t be backed up by valid and competent independent clinical research. 

 

People will come back time-and-time again to purchase products that actually work.  And if your colloidal silver product works, people will enthusiastically promote it for you, both online and among their own families and friends. 

 

But if you lie to them about the science, then skepticism about all of your claims inevitably kicks in.  And the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me,” will eventually take its toll on your product sales as truth comes to light.

 

The Ion/Particle Debate

 

As long as we’re still in learning mode, let’s take this one step further.

 

It’s important to note that some colloidal silver marketers, in an attempt to make their product appear superior, would lead you to believe that an ion is not a particle, and that therefore the ionic form of colloidal silver cannot really be considered “colloidal” in nature, because there are supposedly no “particles” in it.

 

This is ridiculous, of course.  Just think it through for yourself.  An ion is simply a particle of bare metallic silver that’s missing an electron. That’s it. Taking away the electron from a particle of silver does not change the fact that it’s a particle of silver.  It’s just a particle of silver missing an electron, i.e., an ionic particle.

 

  • Metallic silver is composed of silver particles that are not missing an electron (and thus are biologically inactive/inert against pathogens).

 

  • And ionic silver is composed of silver particles that are missing an electron (which gives them a positive electrical charge and makes them biologically active against pathogens).

 

But don’t just believe me.  The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry defines an “ion” like this: 

 

"An atomic or molecular particle having a net electric charge."  

 

You can’t get any simpler or more accurate than that.  

 

The IUPAC is the recognized world authority in chemical terminology and nomenclature. It’s even informally referred to as the “Gold Book,” because it’s considered to be the gold standard for scientific definitions.  And its definitions are applicable to ALL fields of science.

 

Of course, you’ll have some of these “true colloidal silver” people tell you “Yes, I know what the Gold Books says, but that definition doesn’t apply tomy product because it has special physical properties not covered in the Gold Book.” 

 

All I can say is in response to that little bit of silliness is please chuckle softly when they make that claim.  Don’t laugh too hard.  Say something like “Well, bless your pointed little head,” and avert your eyes as if you’re embarrassed for them. 

 

The IUPAC further states that colloid components include ionic particles.  It even refers to the "colloidal ion."

 

So any colloidal silver marketer who would lead you to believe that an ion is not a particle and therefore cannot be part of a “true colloid” (or more accurately spoken, a true colloidal suspension) is either uninformed or attempting to deceive you with semantics. 

 

In short, if you absolutely have to use the term “true colloidal silver,” at least do so with the understanding that ionic colloidal silver is every bit as much “true colloidal silver” as the metallic form of colloidal silver claims to be.

 

In fact, ionic silver is even more so, because it’s already in the biologically active, infection-fighting form, whereas metallic colloidal silver has to beconverted inside the body into the biologically active, infection-fighting form in order to kill pathogens.

 

Again, they both work against pathogens.  It’s just that the metallic form works far more slowly inside the human body because it has to be converted to the biologically active, infection-fighting “specie” of silver (i.e., ionic silver) before it can be of any benefit whatsoever. 

 

One Last Bit of Nonsense Debunked

 

Finally, let me address one more piece of nonsense being promulgated by colloidal silver marketers.  I know you’re tired.  You’ve had to take in quite a lot in this long article.  So I’ll be as brief as possible, I promise. 

 

I’m talking about the people on the internet who claim that ionic silver is not effective inside the human body unless you first add a reducing agent to it, like powdered dextrose, in order to turn it into “true colloidal silver” (i.e., metallic silver) before drinking it.

 

This is where I lift my head to the sky and make a loud, disgusting pirate noise:   Arrrggghhh!

 

Why in the world would anyone bother to convert ionic silver back into metallic silver before drinking it, knowing that your body is just going to have to convert it back to ionic silver for it to be effective against pathogens?

 

It’s like saying, after you’ve prepared tomato soup for lunch that you have to convert it back to whole tomatoes before you can eat it.  Or after you’ve boiled potatoes for dinner you have to convert them back to raw potatoes before eating them.  There’s just no sense in it.  It’s a gimmick, pure and simple.

 

As I’ve stated over and over again: 

 

  • Ionic silver is the biologically active, infection-fighting form of colloidal silver. If it’s not ionic, it cannot kill pathogens. 

 

  • Metallic silver is biologically inert. It has zero effect against pathogens in the human body, until it gets converted to ionic silver by shedding silver ions in the presence of acidic bodily fluids. 

 

Every reputable clinical expert on silver acknowledges that fact.  So repeat that to yourself over and over and over again until it’s so ingrained in your brain that no one can ever dislodge it again with their ridiculous gimmicky ideas and silly notions. 

 

If you’ve got ionic silver, you’ve got silver that’s already in its active, infection-fighting form.  If you convert it back to metallic silver from whence it came, your body will simply have to convert it back to ionic silver when you ingest it.  So why not just ingest the ionic silver?  Anything else is just plain stupid. 

 

Look, there’s plenty of money to be made in colloidal silver gimmickry.  And there are plenty of people willing to part you from your hard-earned money with those gimmicks. 

 

I’ll just suffice it to say, there’s no need on the face of God’s green earth to convert your ionic colloidal silver to metallic colloidal silver.  All you’re doing is making it work slower in the body, because once you chemically convert it back to metallic silver and ingest it in its metallic form, it then has to be gradually converted back to ionic silver in the body order to be effective against pathogens. 

 

I’ve already explained that process numerous times throughout the course of this article. And I’ve demonstrated that the human body is designed to use silver (and all other minerals) in their ionic form rather than their elemental metal form.  I’ve repeated it until I’m blue in the face, and the blue color is not because of argyria, it’s because of exasperation with all of the nonsense being promulgated on the internet about colloidal silver.  

 

I’ve even shown that the human body has a special transport mechanism for escorting silver ions through the harsh chemical environment of the gastrointestinal tract and into the bloodstream, tissues, organs and cells of the body where pathogens like to colonize. 

 

So I’ll suffice it to say this: 

 

If someone tells you that you have to buy their magic pixie dust and add it to your ionic colloidal silver suspension in order to turn it into “true colloidal silver”…smile politely while hiding your wallet, and walk quickly away in the other direction. 

 

Okay. One last time, I’ll summarize the facts for you.  And then I’m done with this topic.

 

To Sum Up

 

Although there are many forms of colloidal silver, you have two main forms vying for the spotlight today.  They’re the ionic form of colloidal silver and the metallic form (which is often erroneously referred to as “true colloidal silver”).

 

  • The metallic form is largely composed of bare metal particles of elemental silver in a colloidal suspension. This form is also referred to as “nanosilver” when the metallic silver particles average less than 100 nm in size.

 

  • The ionic form is largely composed of tiny, electrically-charged atomic and molecular silver particles in a colloidal suspension. These are known as silver ions, and they’re the same biologically active form of silver you’ll find naturally in plants such as wheat and mushrooms. 

 

  • All recognized scientific, clinical and medical research experts agree that the ionic form of silver is the biologically active, infection-fighting form, and that the metallic form only works against pathogens to the extent it’s able to shed silver ions.

 

  • Both forms of colloidal silver – the ionic form and the metallic form – work against pathogens inside the human body. But the ionic form works because it’s already in the biologically active, infection-fighting state, and the metallic form works only to the extent it’s converted inside the human body to the ionic form.

 

  • Finally, the body has a built-in mechanism for escorting positively-charged silver ions through the harsh chemical environment of the stomach and into the cells, tissues and organs of the body where pathogens colonize. It’s called the Metalloprotein Transport System, and without itno form of colloidal silver could possibly work inside the human body because all forms of colloidal silver are dependent upon silver ions to work against pathogens. 

 

(And this is true for ALL metallic minerals in the body, not just silver.  All metallic minerals must be converted into the ionic form so the Metalloprotein Transport System can protect them from the harsh chemical environment of the body and transport them into the organs, tissues and cells where they provide nutrition and perform other functions as well.  This is why Mother Nature makes that conversion for us, for example, when plants absorb metallic or elemental minerals from the ground and convert them to the ionic form.)

 

All right.  I’ve explained the science inside-out. 

 

And unlike the “true colloidal silver” people who base the majority of their claims on “research” conducted in their own in-house lab and which has never been confirmed through independent, unbiased research, in this report I’ve demonstrated through independent university-level clinical research conducted by unbiased researchers with no axes to grind that the ionic form of colloidal silver is hands-down the most effective form.

 

And why is the ionic form of colloidal silver the most effective form?  It’s because the silver ion is the active, infection-fighting "specie" of silver, whereas the metallic form of silver has no infection-fighting qualities whatsoever, except to the extent it sheds silver ions.

 

I’ve also amply demonstrated why the "true colloidal silver" people are full of bat stink with their spurious claims about ionic silver being rendered ineffective in the human body by "chloride ions" or “hydrochloric acid.”

 

And I’ve explained why the body’s Metalloprotein Transport System makes all of those silly claims moot since it’s the system through which allmetallic ions – including silver ions -- are safely transported through the harsh chemical environment of the GI tract and into the blood, organs, tissues and cells of the body where pathogens colonize. 

 

When using the ionic form of colloidal silver, the metalloprotein “escort” process starts immediately, because it’s the silver ion that stimulates the body to produce metalloproteins in the first place.   

 

But when using the metallic form of colloidal silver, the process is far more gradual due to the fact that it takes a while for the body to start converting metallic silver particles into silver ions, en masse. 

 

Finally, I’ve explained that ionic silver works best against pathogens in the human body because, unlike metallic silver, it carries a positive electrical charge, while bacteria carry a negative electrical charge, causing silver ions to have a strong affinity for both gram negative and gram positive bacteria. 

 

So if you’ve absorbed the above information with even a moderate degree of understanding, you can feel confident that you now understand more about colloidal silver than 99% of people, including most of the self-appointed online “experts.”   


Steve Barwick
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